An adventure tourism academy at Bhongir in Nalgonda, Shilparamam in Warangal and Telangana food festivals are some of the grand plans of the tourism department. Ajmera Chandulal, who joined the K Chandrasekhar Rao cabinet and was given the tourism and culture portfolio on Tuesday, held a review meeting with the officials of the department at Paryatak Bhavan on Wednesday to boost tourism in the state.
‘’We will develop tourist spots to international standards. The tourist spots will be developed in such a way that they showcase the rich heritage of Telangana and also earn revenue to the government,’’ Chandulal said at the meeting.
The minsiter asked the officials to prepare special packages to attract foreign tourists. ‘’Also plan a tour package covering all important pilgrim places in the state,’’ he told the officials.
Chandulal said Warangal district will be developed into a tourist hub and steps would be taken to ensure that boating facility would be available throughout the year at the Laknavaram lake in the district.
The minister also asked the officials to develop rural tourism in a big way. In view of Godavari Pushkarams next year, the minister asked officials to develop tourist spots all along the banks of Godavari river.
Principal secretary BP Acharya, Tourism Development Corporation managing director Sumit Singh and others attended the meet.
Source: The Hindu