Sunday, 21 October 2012

AP Economy Bits: AP-Socio Economic Survey 2011-12 : Tourism

Andhra Pradesh tourism is known as Koh-i-noor of India.

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation(APTDC) is a State Government undertaking incorporated in the year 1976.

APTDC continues to strive for promotion of new tourism products such as Eco-Tourism, Beach Tourism and Cruise Tourism.

The River Cruise tourism to Pattiseema and Papikondalu on river Godavari, Nagarjunasagar to Srisailam on Krishna River have become immensely popular.

While the primary focus remains to aggressively develop world-class tourism infrastructure. Recently, it has ventured into new tourism related fields like, Heritage, Pilgrimage and Eco-tourism etc.

APTDC is the first corporation in the country to introduce Volvo coaches that has set a new level in the tourism travel.

Currently, the corporation runs 53 hotels and other tourism facilities with 1049 rooms in prime locations fostering homely ambience packages an impressive fleet of 126 buses that connect to important tourism locations with in and outside the state.

The “Haritha Hotel Chain” consists of 53 hotels with 1049 rooms located in important tourist centers provide the right ambience and the quality a tourist truly deserves.

Ropeway facility at Srisailam Pathalaganga established and commissioned in January 2005.

To show case historic and heritage monuments to the tourists, Sound and Light shows are organized at Golconda Fort, Hyderabad and Chandragiri palace near Tirupati.

APTDC has focused development in and around the three primary destinations of Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Tirupathi.

In addition, development is also centered around the 3 secondary destinations i.e. Warangal, Kurnool and Vijayawada.

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