Multiple development programmes for Mysuru tourism
Prominent tourist place of Mysore, the Brindavan Garden will be renovated, said the Sericulture and Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh. He was interacting with reporters during a programme organized by Mysuru District Journalists Association on Friday, 29th June 2018.
He said the design and structure of the Brindavan Garden has been obsolete and there have not been any changes since its launch, except for the dancing fountain. He reiterated the need of redesigning and revamping of the garden.
The tourism department also plans other innovative programmes for the development of tourism in Mysuru. The main intention is to make Mysore a place for long term stays, instead of a one-day tour destination.
A hotel will be constructed in Ooty in 17 acres of land reclaimed by the tourism department. There will be a ‘Dasara Exhibition Grounds’ developed at a cost of Rs 150 crores, which will be kept open for the tourists throughout the year.
Basic amenities like drinking water, toilets and urinals etc. will be provided in all the tourist places of the state. Training will be given to the tourist guides in interacting with tourists. Their behaviour always matters the satisfaction of the tourists. Guides with multi-lingual abilities will be given preference in prominent tourist places.
The tourism department also plans to put up tents on the Lalitha Mahal premises and make it available for tourist on rent. Signboards depicting the heritage character of Mysuru will be erected in all the major tourist places. A project – Rajapatha- road around Mysore Place and from Ramaswamy Circle up to Bannimaptapa is in progress.
The ministry is planning to set up a permanent Dasara Authority’ to streamline the preparations of the upcoming Dasara festival. It also plans to introduce ‘open buses’ for the tourists to roam around the city. More programmes will be introduced for the development of tourism before Dasara, said the minister.