Published on : Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The Tamil Nadu State Tourism Department has taken up a project to document its historical landmarks, heritage corners and famous tourism places and monuments across the state, along with Tiruchi and Pudukottai districts, in order to attract domestic and international tourists via an online campaign.
The tourism project involves the collecting rare photos, gathering latest pictures and giving descriptions—all of which will be put up on the official webpage of the Union Ministry of Tourism. Reportedly, the Ministry of Tourism is in-charge of projecting the popular tourist spots in India to foreign tourists under the project, Incredible India.
Some of the monuments, temples, and spots, chosen for documentation in Tiruchi district are Sri Ranganathar Temple in Srirangam, Rockfort Temple in Tiruchi, Sri Akilandeswari-Jambukeswarar Temple in Thiruvanaikoil, Erumbeeswarar Temple in Tiruverumbur, and Butterfly Park at Melur in Srirangam.
The Pudukottai based tourism officer K. Ilangovan has revealed that pro photographers have been employed by the ministry to take photos of monuments and popular places. From Puukottai district itself, Viralimalai, Thirumayam Fort, Avudaiyar Temple, Sithannavasal Paintings, Cave Temple in Malaiadipatti, Brahathambal Temple, Kundrathar Temple and Muthukuda Beach on East Coast Road are the places to be documented online. Names, pictures, and descriptions of these hotspots will be uploaded on the webpage of Tamil Nadu Tourism and Union Ministry of Tourism with the participation of National Informatics Centre (NIC). It would need about two weeks to finish off the assigned work.
Ilangovan also threw light on the fact that websites and online booking have turn into a significant mode for spreading knowledge about India’s rich cultural heritage and touristy destinations throughout the world.