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Plan for Kakinada-Konaseema, Srikakulam Tourism Circuits

Foundation stones for three important tourism projects in the state will be laid in the next 10 days.

Published: 01st February 2014 08:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2014 12:05 PM   |  A+A-

Foundation stones for three important tourism projects in the state will be laid in the next 10 days. The Central government had earmarked several crores of rupees for the three projects, expected to be a good revenue earners for the department. Srikakulam Tourism circuit is one among the three projects, meant to give a boost to tourism in the furthest north coastal district of the state, which is home for some of the ancient temples and Buddhist sites in the country. The project to be taken up at the cost of Rs 8 crore is expected to give a fillip to the infrastructure at several temples. According to tourism department officials, Kalingapatnam beach will also be developed as a tourist attraction. The famous Sun shrine of Arasavelli, ancient temple dedicated to Kurmvatharam, the second of the 10 incarnations of Lord Maha Vishnu in Srikurmam, Salihundam, the excavation site of Buddhist Stupas, Srimukhalingam, the Shivite temple of 9th century, Dantapur, another Buddhist archaeological site among others are located in Srikakulam district. Sources said, Union minister of state for tourism K Chiranjeevi will lay the foundation stone for Srikakulam circuit on February 4. He would also lay foundation stone for another important tourism project Kakinada- Konaseema mega circuit. ‘’The estimated cost of the project is Rs 50 crore and as part of it, new cottages at different places along the Godavari between Pattiseema and Pochavaram near Bhadrachalam will be constructed. New water crafts including house boats will be acquired and the existing river circuits on the Godavari will be made more attractive,’’ APTDC executive director Madhusudhan told Express



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