The ministry of tourism under Swadesh Darshan Scheme, has approved a Coastal Tourism Circuit for Nellore district to be developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 100 crore.
Mr.R.Amarendra Kumar, the Executive Director of Projects, AP Tourism Development Corporation told that the centre has approved the project in principle. The team is in Delhi to discuss about the mega project. According to him the idea is to develop the district as a leading coastal and eco-theme tourist circuit of India. The project will enrich tourist experience and enhance employment opportunities.
The proposed tourism circuit in this region envisages linking all the attractive features like the Pulicat Lake (B V Palem, Irakkum and Venadu Islands, Atakanitippa), the Nelapattu Birds sanctuary, the Kandaleru reservoir, Nellore tank bund, the Kothakoduru and Mypadu beaches, Ramatheertham temple and beach, Iskapalli beach, Udayagiri Fort and Krishnapatnam cruise terminal.
It is proposed to develop a floating jetty, tourist amenities and a handicrafts display centre at B.V.Palem in Tada. Strengthening of Nellore cheruvu, children’s parks and play areas, and water sports and also developing activity based infrastructure at tank bund. Upgrading of Tourism information centre and developing watch towers at flamingo resting places at Atakanitippa. There also proposal of developing floating jetty, boating, a tourist interpretation centre, water front promenade with lightning, landscape, a rock garden and water sports at Kandaleru reservoir.
Nellore is well connected to Chennai, Tirupathi and Bengaluru and it has Kottakoduru and Mypadu and tourists a lot. Iskapalli beaches which attract and it is destination of heritage and cultural importance. This region is home to ancient temples, historic dargahs, virgin beaches, enticing waterfalls, migratory birds’ sanctuaries, vast water bodies and lush green paddy fields. The tourist spots in Nellore region are quite peaceful and pleasant extending an invitation to you to explore them further. Pulicat bird sanctuary is located in 500 sq kms of wetlands spanning Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and Thiruvallur (Tamil Nadu) districts in India. It is close to Sathish Dhavan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota. The sanctuary is famous for migratory birds like flamingo, pelican and others.