Seasonal rain shores up TN tourism

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.

Full report here Deccan Chronicle


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