The tourist map of Kadapa district will have four new destinations beginning this month thanks to the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC).
Mylavaram, Gopavaram, Vontimitta and Idupulapaya are the four brand new tourism destinations developed by APTDC as part of the heritage tourism circuit in Kadapa. They are to be inaugurated on Feb. 9. The central government had sanctioned Rs 38.03 crore for 29 works to develop the heritage tourism circuit in Kadapa district in 2008-09. APTDC was entrusted with the execution of work pertaining to the Gandikota fort, Mylavaram dam, Kummari Molla, Vontimitta and Siddavatam fort, while the others are being executed by the district administration.
APTDC officials said they have completed all the work entrusted to them except the Siddavatam fort as it is under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India, and permission for undertaking that work is yet to be received.
According to Kadapa DRDA project director G Gopal, the project will not only attract tourists but also spur economic development, especially enterprises run by members of women SHGs whose products will be sold in the souvenir shops.