Mahbubnagar district, which has several important and ancient heritage sites in the state will now have a new Heritage Temple Tourism Circuit developed with an outlay of Rs 9.8 crore.
Buoyed by the increasing influx of tourists, particularly to various heritage sites, the ministry of tourism has renewed its efforts to improve the infrastructure at the heritage sites.
The ministry of tourism’s statistics indicate that Andhra Pradesh is the most sought after tourist destination. In 2012, as many as 206.8 million tourists had visited Andhra Pradesh.
In the past couple of years, there were proposals for the development of new heritage circuits apart from those which were already sanctioned by the Central government.
Heritage Temple Tourism Circuit is one such proposal which got the approval from the Central government. The Centre will pool in Rs 8.94 crore while the state government will pitch in with `85.38 lakh for the project.
Mahbubnagar is a prominent district in the Telangana region in the state. It is here that the river Krishna enters the state and its main tributary, the Tungabhadra flows through a major portion of the district. It is well connected by road and rail, the nearest airport is Shamshabad International Airport in Hyderabad, which is about 96 km away.
As part of the Mahbubnagar Heritage Temple Tourism Circuit, developments works including illumination facilities, public toilets, overhead tank, drinking water facilities, tourist arrival centres, destination boards, direction boards and , construction of cement benches will be taken up at 10 places.
The works will be taken up in Jetprole group of temples (Rs 96.71 lakh), Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple in Somasila village (Rs 75.23 lakh), Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple in Srirangapuram village (Rs 1.17 crore), Sri Swayambhu Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple (Rs 1.16 crore), Sri Ramakonda Temple (Rs 88.74 lakh), Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple in Pedda Chintarevula village (Rs 75.23 lakh) and Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple in Beechpally village (Rs 67.84 lakh), Pedda Cheruvu in Mahbubnagar (Rs 97.91 lakh), megalith burilas at Mudmal village (Rs 44.17 lakh) and at Priyadarshini Jurala Project in Revulapalle village (Rs 1.05 crore).
At Jurala, megalith burials and Pedda Cheruvu, landscaping and park works would be taken up.