Tourism department fo Andhra Pradesh has decided to introduce night safaris at Tirupati and Vizag in a bid to in encourage Tourism development. Apart from this, the department has also planned for the up gradation of the amenities to attract tourists in bird sanctuaries.
Experimental tourism being very poplar in the modern days, the AP Tourism department has decided to get into the new trend by building adventurous Tourism sites. In addition to the night safaris at Visakhapatnam and Tirupati, birdwatching sites at Kolleru lake, Atapaka, Uppalapadu, Nellapattu, Parikkal lake are being planned. While some of these places are frequented by birdwatchers, they still do not have adequate facilities.
“We will be spending between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 50 lakh at each of these locations to provide amenities. We want to take up these works alongwith the forest department and are currently in talks with the forest officials. The idea is to provide amenities at these locations without encroaching on the forest land. Depending on the location, ethnic huts, bamboo structures for rest houses, watch towers etc. will be built,” said a senior official from the AP Tourism department, the Deccan Chronicle reports.
Andhra Pradesh has many historical and natural tourisms sites ranging from Araku to Amaravati stupa. The government’s move comes in a bid to increase the state revenue, which is fighting with a deficit budget.