TTDC has registered record revenue collections from its boathouses as tourists shunt between waterfalls and boathouses thanks to SW monsoon.
The main season at Courtallam in Tirunelveli district, where the waterfalls is situated, is for three months from June and water is gushing from all the five shimmering falls, much to the joy of thousands of tourists. Adjoining Kanyakumari district where the Thiruparappu falls is situated and also the Hogenakkal falls have also been luring tourists.
Though TN with its vibrant western ghats accounts for a large number of waterfalls, TTDC has identified 47 in 12 districts for promotion of tourism. These spots are a major draw during the weekends.
“Our 11 boathouses have registered a revenue of Rs4.80 crore this year, and this is `50 lakh more than the previous year’s,” a senior TTDC official said. The corporation hopes to earn `5.5 lakh from the boathouse in Courtallam this season.
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