Mamallapuram to get an oceanarium, marine heritage pavilion

A sheltered walkway and water promenade, marine heritage pavilion, shark tank and herbarium are among the various features that would figure in the oceanarium that is coming up at Mamallapuram, a town in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu. The main pavilion consisting of aquarium alley, aqua terrarium, lagoon and tunnel is also being envisaged in this project coming up on 15 acres of land belonging to the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC).

Mamallapuram is also readying up for another major attraction, viz. the maritime museum being established by TTDC using the decommissioned INS Vagli submarine. These two projects, it is said, will lure more tourists to this international destination famous for the shore temple, as per a report by J V Siva Prasanna Kumar in Deccan Chronicle.

The project being set up by TTDC with technical assistance of state Fisheries Department under Public Private Partnership basis, will highlight the marine resources in the state and create awareness on the marine environment and biodiversity, besides promoting tourism in a big way.

The Rs 250-crore oceanarium project was announced by J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, recently, and accordingly a feasibility study has been taken up. An attractive façade at the main entrance apart, it will have restaurant and underwater vision.

Read the full report here, Travel Biz Monitor


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