Vijayawada tourism

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Vijayawada tourism

Postby andhratalk » December 12th, 2014, 11:36 am

This is an exclusive thread to share thoughts about tourism potential in and around Vijayawada.

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Re: Vijayawada tourism

Postby andhratalk » December 12th, 2014, 11:37 am

Singapore's Sentosa type tourism in Bhavani Islands

Chandra Babu Naidu's dream project in Bhavani Island is again taking its shape. CBN very much eager to implement it in his last regime, couldn't push further due to other priorities associated with Hyderabad. In the previous government Visakhapatnam district MLA Ganta SrinivisaRao unsuccessfully tried to set up a theme park in these natural islands. Bhavani Islands are largest islands in any river in the world. They span in 138 Acres from Vijayawada to Tadepalli (Mangalagiri mandal) in Krishna river near Prakasam Barrage and they are perfect bet for tourism investments. CBN rejected the file to set up silparamam in 20 acres of Bavani Isalands as he dreams even big. CM directed APTDC officials to prepare a master plan to develop these Islands on par with Sentosa recreation and theme park of Singapore. Since this is going to be a multi million dollar project he is keen inviting bids from international theme park developers and execute this project on BOT mode. Hope Bhavani Islands gets international recognition.

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Re: Vijayawada tourism

Postby andhratalk » December 12th, 2014, 11:39 am

Andhra Pradesh to launch sea plane

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Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh tourism department will soon launch a seaplane plying from Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada.

A PPP project, worth Rs 100 crore, has been conceptualised and if it works out, Andhra Pradesh will become one of the very few states in the country to have this. The seaplanes will be flying between reservoirs, harbors and airports.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/141209/n ... -sea-plane

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Re: Vijayawada tourism

Postby andhratalk » December 12th, 2014, 11:44 am

State government to develop Kondapalli near fort Vijayawada akin Golconda fort near Hyderabad. Chemical preservation works and beatification works commenced recently.

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After much dilly-dallying, the Department of Archaeology and Museums has finally begun chemical conservation treatment to the historic Kondapalli Fort to lend an aesthetic look to it.

The ‘gajasala’, ‘narthakasala’, arches, meeting hall and the front portion of the fort will be covered under the first phase of works which are expected to be completed in a fortnight. A 25-member team led by the Archaeology Department Assistant Chemist K. Rambabu are taking up the works at a cost of over Rs.7.5 lakh.

“We are using natural ingredients to prevent damage to the stone-structured citadel. We are carrying out the chemical treatment works, lacing chemicals with water to give a new look to the citadel. Scaffoldings were put up to cover every nook and corner of the fort,” he said. The fort was built by Prolaya Vema Reddy in the 14th century.

Shrubs that were developed on the fort walls were removed using iron and brass brushes before commencing the chemical treatment works. “We want to give an aesthetic look to the fort to draw the attention of tourists,” he said. The dilapidated structure, which is included in the mega tourism circuit proposed to be developed in this region, is 16 km from Vijayawada.

A few days back, Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao assured to make it as a major tourist spot during ‘Vanamahostavam’ celebrations held on the fort premises. “More revenue could be generated if basic amenities are provided at the structure. Pending works would be completed through funds sanctioned under Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas,” he said.

Senior officials from Tourism Department added that efforts were on to introduce package tours covering the prominent places, including Kondapalli fort in Vijayawada and surroundings.

The dilapidated structure, which is included in the mega tourism circuit proposed to be developed in this region, is 16 km from Vijayawada. “We are hopeful of getting more revenue if amenities are provided at the structure,” said Mr. Babu.

At present, close to 400 people visit the fort every month and if proper facilities are provided, more tourists may visit the site, he felt.

Plans are also afoot to start sound and light show akin to the Golconda Fort shortly, besides developing landscaping and a cafeteria, officials added.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/kondapalli-fort-to-get-chemical-treatment-soon/article6430366.ece
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/chemical-conservation-treatment-to-kondapalli-fort-begins/article6629830.ece


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