Karnataka Tourism to set up a Miniature Park in Mysuru
The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has plans to set up a Miniature Park with an objective to attract more visitors to tourist spots in Mysuru.
The walk-through park of miniature models has been planned to be setup on the Mysuru-Bengaluru National Highway close to the city. It is reported that the land for the same will be identified soon so that tourists, can have an idea about the places they are going to visit before seeing the actual attractive sites in Mysuru.
The park will likely have hand-crafted models of tourist destinations, such as Chamundi Hills, Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo and much more.
“The Miniature Park will serve as information center and a tourist attraction,” said HP Janardhan, Deputy Director, Tourism Department of Mysore.
One of the motives for setting up such a park is to introduce innovative ideas in the tourism sector, and also encourage tourists to extend their stay here.
Encouraging nightlife in this region will also be in the plan. It is expected that this will not only bring revenue to this sector, but will also encourage people to stay longer.
“The Department has already discussed the proposal with Tourism Minister S R Mahesh. If the proposal is accepted, then the Department will make a list of models that need to be incorporated in the Park,” added HP Janardhan.
The Tourism Department is further planning to join hands with the Sericulture Department to set up a Sericulture Museum, which will take the visitors through the entire process of how fabric is produced from culturing of silkworms to making beautiful silk products.