Rs 7.80 crore sought for tourism development in Kodagu dist

A proposal of Rs 7.80 crore has been submitted to Cauvery Tourism Development Authority towards the development of tourist spots in the district, Tourism department Assistant Director V Phanish said.

The points in the new proposal are as follows: Rs 10 lakh towards the development of Kalkandur Doddakallu Betta beauty spot in Somvarpet taluk, Rs 50 lakh for the development of Kanive Sri Ramalingeshwara temple near Koodige, Rs 15 for the construction of toilets near Sri Mrithyunjaya temple in Badagakeri village in Virajpet taluk, Rs 25 lakh for the development of Sri Nanjundeshwara Gadduge and Sri Kshetra Kallumutt in Doddakodli in Somvarpet taluk, Rs 25 lakh for the development of Hattihole falls and Rs 50 lakh for the development of tourist facilities, Rs 75 lakh to development the catchment area of Chiklihole reservoir as a tourist spot, Rs 50 lakh to provide parking, toilets and drinking water facilities at Talacauvery,Rs 25 lakh for providing basic facilities near Chelavara falls in Virajpet taluk, Rs 20 lakh to provide flood light and basic facilities at Sri Omkareshwara temple, Rs one crore to provide basic facilities at Tadiyandmol Kote Betta and Pushpagiri Betta and to develop adventure tourism, Rs 20 lakh for the development of Keerthi stream in Thomar in Kedamullur village in Virajpet taluk, Rs 25 lakh for the development of beauty spot at Bhattada Rashi Betta near Somvarpet, Rs 25 lakh for the development of Chiklihole falls, landscaping, children’s park, coffee kiosk, toilet and drinking water facilities and Rs two crore for the development of three km road leading to Mandalpatti, he said.

Tourist taxis
V Phanish said tourist taxis have been provided, along with Rs two lakh, to 38 youth belonging to scheduled caste and 18 youth belonging to scheduled tribes so far, under SCTSP scheme.

He added that efforts are on to provide Wi-fi facility at tourist spots, multilevel parking facility in Madikeri city and installation of information touch screen at tourist spots.

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