Tourism in Andhra is on the verge of face lift. While the government is on the job, working on several coastal corridor projects and trying to uplift the scenic beaches on the coastline, there is more to offer.
The government is working towards a special purpose body, Bhavani Island Tourism Company, that will actively focus on the development of islands in River Krishna and river front on its banks. The government will also construct nine jetties along the coast for the state to cater to tourism.
While speaking about various other initiatives in the pipeline during the recent International Tourism Day, the CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu shared his plans with respect to promoting Andhra cuisine on global platter. AP state government will host Culinary Olympics next year in Visakhapatnam. Within six months of span, traditional Andhra dishes will be developed through R&D at an international level.
This is not all. The Department of Tourism is also planning to organise ‘Pulasa Panadaga’ at Kakinada in November this year and ‘Rayalaseema Ruchulu’ in January 2017.
Andhra Pradesh will constitute a special statutory board for tourism, culture and heritage in place of the existing departments of tourism, culture and archaeology with separate authorities for tourism, culture and heritage.
The state government is also inviting the citizens to participate in creating a new logo for AP Tourism as part of rebranding and restructuring.