Amaravati, a city so eminent with a tinge of aesthetic beauty and historical stature is declared to be capital of newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh, recently. With high scope of tourism and high revenue that can be generated from it, the state’s chief minister Dr. Chandrababu Naidu ordered the tourism board to introduce Safari in Andhra Pradesh. And also ask the tourism board to entitle a sophisticated Buddhist center. The CM wanted Amravati to be a centralized focus for all the Buddhists over the world to gather and form meditation and recreation centers over.
The key points stated by the Dr. Chandrababu Naidu are:
- Building Kalachakra Temple in Amaravati.
- Establishing Godavari districts as promotional and entertainment centers for tourism.
- Building Night Safari centers at Tirupati and Visakhapatnam.
- Construction of Elephant Safari center at Kuppam and Tiger Safari center at Nagarjuna Sagar with adequate arenas.
- Making use of islands on river Godavari for tourism.
Appropriate queries came from him in the conference regarding the status of major three projects that are undergoing in Andhra Pradesh. Those are the 100 crore Kakinada-Konaseema Circuit project, the 90 crore Nellore coastal area circuit project and the 60 crore Amaravati Buddhist tourism project. He stated that these three projects are not mere tourist projects, but actually are the ones that will elevate the government. And one a quick note, these projects will be complete as early as possible.
To attract and gain attention of the tourists, he proposed the idea of constructing Safari in Andhra Pradesh. There will be Night Safari centres at Tirupati and Visakhapatnam. Along with Elephant and Tiger Safari centers at other places like Kuppam and Nagarjuna Sagar. In addition to these, Chandrababu Naidu announced the happening of several adventurous and Water Sports with ‘provisional registration certificates’, given as a token of appreciation for all the participants.
He stated that arrangements are being made for these sports in centres like Guntur, Vijayawada and Nellore. These will be introduced with the synergy of several prestigious institutes like Oberoi, ITC and Novotel. Immediate permits were also to be announced to business people with properties and who are willing to make resorts and villas at the beaches on their own. Also, concentrating on the naturally augmented Godavari districts, he declared an immense metamorphosis along the shoreline and also in the 500 islands around it.