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District Collector promises to convert Ponnayar Dam into a Tourist Spot


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Guntur Big Lake to be converted into a Picnic Spot with plans of a Bird Sanctuary and Park


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:26 pm 
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Anna Nagar Edutainment and Leisure Park Updates



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:46 pm 
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2) Blueprint soon to tap tourism potential of Pachamalai

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The cottages built on Pachamalai hills in Tiruchi district.Photo: M. SrinathM_SRINATH

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It will take into account the views of tourists and inputs from experts

A blueprint will soon be drawn to promote Pachamalai hills as a popular eco-tourism destination by involving the Tourism and Forest Departments, said Collector K. Rajamani.

Accompanied by District Forest Officer N. Satheesh, he visited different parts of Pachamalai hills, situated about 80 km from Tiruchi on Wednesday, to take stock of the eco-tourism potential and the entertainment and basic facilities for tourists and trekkers. Both the officials held a detailed discussion at Top Sengattupatti, where the forest department has built five treetop houses with fibre components and a dormitory.

“Pachamalai is not far from Tiruchi and it is the only hill station in Tiruchi district. It is a top biodiversity destination in the region with rich flora and fauna coupled with moderate temperature. It can be converted into a popular tourist destination with a focus on eco-tourism,” said Mr. Rajamani.

He said that a botanical garden, a park with playing equipment for children, musical fountain, swimming pool and tourist friendly facilities could be established in the hills.

Similarly, there was a need to identify sight seeing spots and trekking zones to entertain tourists.

A blueprint would soon be drawn taking into account the views of tourists and also have inputs from experts. The blueprint would have details on the number of tourists, estimated tourists in the near future, areas to be developed and various other factors.

Mr. Satheesh said the Forest Department had recently constructed five treetop houses and a dormitory as part of an eco tourism project. They were being rented out for tourists.

Moreover, arrangements have also been made to provide traditional food to tourists with locally available ingredients.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/blueprint-soon-to-tap-tourism-potential-of-pachamalai/article19129748.ece



2) Pachamalai to get Adventure Sports Facilities like Mountainaring, Mountain Biking,etc

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:20 pm 
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Pachamalai turning into a popular eco-tourism destination in Trichy

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The lesser-known hill station Pachamalai in the central district has been attracting a lot of tourists after it was developed into an eco-tourism destination.

There has been a good response for the newly-developed treetop houses on Pachamalai Hills which were added by the forest department. About 225 tourists, mainly from Chennai, used the facility during the peak summer season.


Located about 80km from Trichy, this low lying mountain range in the Eastern Ghats is slowly making its presence known with improved infrastructure.

Five treetop houses built with fibre components can hold a maximum of four people each. Exclusive vehicles to transport the visitors along the hills are also being arranged.

Ready to accommodate tourists for the first time after completion of work this summer, 83 tourists visited in April and another 142 tourists visited during June. A total of Rs 90,000 was generated as revenue in the two months alone and will go towards maintenance of the facility and welfare of the local community.

An eco-tourism committee has been formed comprising members of top Sengattupatti and Sembur villages who get employment out of the tourism activities.

An Erode-based businessman, K Mohan Kumar, who visited the place along with wife and two children a few days ago, was impressed with the warm hospitality of the local community. "It was indeed a memorable stay, away from the usual tourist spots and remains to be explored," says Mohan, who trekked Pachamalai for two days with the guidance of the locals.

"The local food with varieties of greens endemic to this region was delicious apart from the herbal tea that had a unique taste," he said while lauding the knowledge of forest personnel who assisted them all through the trek.

District forest officer N Satheesh said that the lesser known hill station in Trichy will be further developed in the future to attract more tourists. "It also gives a sense of satisfaction to the tourists for being able to contribute to the development of the local community," he said.

"Revenue generated from the facility would also be used to give community loans to locals in the upcoming months," he added.



source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/pachamalai-turning-into-a-popular-eco-tourism-destination-in-trichy/articleshow/59151210.cms


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