India Set To Begin 'Lighthouse Tourism'

Monday, 30 September 2013, 03:31 Hrs
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Mumbai: After general, pilgrimage, medical and adventure tourism, India now prepares to kick off "lighthouse tourism" as the newest effort to attract visitors, both domestic and foreign.

The famous Kanhiji Angre Lighthouse, off the Mumbai coast, will soon become a new tourist attraction with daylong trips to the venue, Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi said.

The ministries of tourism and shipping have drawn up elaborate plans to develop 15 lighthouses across the Indian coasts as tourist destinations, starting with Mumbai.

"We shall extend financial assistance for the purpose, and in the first phase, the Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse near Mumbai, Dolphin Nose Point Lighthouse in Visakhapatnam and one near Mamallapuram near Chennai are being developed as pilot projects. Of these, only Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse is located in the middle of the Arabian Sea off Mumbai," Chiranjeevi said.

Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora said that the development of the Mumbai lighthouse involves conservation of the lighthouse, fort and viewing gallery, providing tent-style accommodation, construction of jetty and passenger terminals, and solar power electrification.

Deora said that the thrust is on developing the new destinations in an eco-friendly manner and all the works at Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse Island will be ready in 10 months.



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Source: IANS
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