Boost to tourism in North Andhra

Tourism promotion in North Andhra in general and Visakhapatnam in particular will get a big boost with the AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) constructing new resorts and planning an eco-tourism project at Lambasingi in the Agency area of the district at a cost of over Rs.20 crore.

Lambasingi, which experiences minus temperature during winter and attracted several foreign tourists last year, will have a hill resort in an area of five acres. The land has already been identified and the project is estimated to cost Rs.3.5 crore. Announcing renovation of existing rooms and cottages at Harita resorts and Yatri Nivas in the city at Appughar and Rushikonda, Araku Valley, Anantagiri, and Jungle Bell at Tyda, Special Officer and Divisional Manager G. Bhima Shankara Rao said on Saturday that they were expecting 20 per cent increase in revenue.

He said they had renovated 275 out of 300 rooms at various locations in addition to introducing new facilities like jet skiing and weekend safari for families to enjoy boating, Dhimsa dance, and dinner at Rushikonda. The package will cost Rs.600 per adult and Rs.450 per child.

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