Madavoorpara gets a facelift; Kerala to double tourism earnings
Kerala State Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurates the Rs. 7 crore historic Madavoorpara tourism project, on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram.
“Madavoorppara would become a major tourist centre in the district once the Rs. 7 crore development work by Uralungal Labour Cooperative Society completes. The project is expected to be completed in a-year-and-a-half,” says the minister.
The 300-ft-high natural wonder at Chenkottukonam would be having cottages, adventure zone, amphitheatre, cafeteria, walkways, and green huts. The cave temple at ‘Madavoorpara’ is believed to have been built around the 8th century A.D. The site, at present, has a children’s park and a small bamboo hut for the visitors.
While speaking at the inaugural function of the Madavoorpara project, the minister also said that the government is working towards doubling earnings from tourism. “This would see the revenue from tourism, which currently constitutes 10 per cent of State revenue, going up to 20 per cent. Around 1.25 lakh people had visited the recently concluded flower show, helping the government earn Rs. 45 lakh from ticket sales, which clearly indicates the potential of tourism in the state,” the minister said.