With the involvement of various corporate houses, Andhra Pradesh is set to undergo heritage restoration activities in just a few days. Even before the jubilation could subside, pertaining to the recent status of the city homing heritage sites, the city of Andhra Pradesh has decided to label itself as one of the best cities in the Indian context with maximum number of heritage sites.
As the city was bestowed with the recent National Tourism Awards, Andhra Pradesh Tourism (AP Tourism) decided to embark on a plan whereby restoration and sprucing up the heritage sites will be taken place in the near future. As Chandana Khan, Principal Secretary, AP Tourism, spoke with the media after receiving the National Award, it is clear that she wish to have the state of Andhra Pradesh rich with heritage sites.
According to the plan, which will also help South India Tours to get impetus, the AP Tourism is set to finish sprucing up the small monuments and havelis in the vicinities of Andhra Pradesh. The process will also involve various cultural events that will be an additional advantage to the process of establishing heritage sites.
The plan also includes the popularizing of the current monuments. What’s more, AP Tourism will commence Heritage Corridor Bus service as well that will connect all the important monuments in the city starting from April 18, 2012. According to the Principal Secretary, Ms. Khan, Andhra Pradesh Tourism will also join the Clean India campaign whereby programmes involving schools and colleges will be undertaken.
In fact, it is being done on the same lines as of the Rajasthan tours. So, one can expect much from the tours to South India. As everything is set, in the coming 12th Five-Year Plan, AP Tourism will be rendering greater importance to Rural Tourism. In fact the areas have already been identified such as Pochampilli, Anantapur Dharmavaram, and Vijayawada.