High five to boost tourism

SAMBALPUR: The district tourism office has submitted five proposals for development of tourism spots of the district. Proposals have been submitted to the Tourism Department under the Me

Published: 27th February 2012 03:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:03 PM   |  A+A-

SAMBALPUR: The district tourism office has submitted five proposals for development of tourism spots of the district.

Proposals have been submitted to the Tourism Department under the Mega Destination Development (MDD) for development of tourist getaways in and around Hirakud dam reservoir, erection of rope-way in Sambalpur town besides improvement of Samaleswari temple, Tourist Officer Sanatan Naik said.

The proposals include beautification of three islands in Hirakud dam reservoir, creation of gardens, picnic facilities, parking and kiosks at the entrance of Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary and motor launch facility at the ‘Zero Point’.

This apart, proposals have been made for  rope-way  to connect Budharaja and Brooks hills with the famous Budharaja Shiva temple on one side and Wildlife Conservation Centre on the other.

Moreover, proposals have been submitted for landscaping near the famous leaning temple at Huma and construction of hanging bridge of about 180 metres long connecting the temple with the nearby river island under the Destination Scheme.

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