A destination for tourists

With a hanging bridge and Brundavan Gardens in the pipeline, the town is all set for a makeover.

By Author  |  Published: 9th Feb 2017  9:23 pm
Water rolling down through spillway as flood gates of LMD were lifted. Photo: By Arrangement

Karimnagar: Karimnagar town is likely to become a famous tourism destination once the proposed tourism projects are completed. Besides modernising the existing Ujwala Park and its surroundings areas on par with Brundavan Gardens of Mysore, plans are also afoot to develop another tourism spot at the proposed hanging bridge.

State government has sanctioned Rs 147 crore to lay a road from Khaman in Karimnagar town to Sadasivapalli. Local MLA Gangula Kamalakar got sanctioned a hanging bridge to construct it across the Manair where the road is crossing the rivulet, in the downstream of the Lower Manair Dam project.

As part of his promise to develop the town in all fronts made during his maiden visit to the town on August 5, 2014, the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao sanctioned the hanging bridge.

District administration is contemplating to develop the hanging bridge locality as a tourism spot on a par with Sabarmathi river of Gujarat. In this regard, a team comprising Finance and Civil Supplies Minister Etela Rajender, local MP B Vinod Kumar, MLA Kamalakar, Municipality director Sridevi, assistant director Anuradha, architect Prasad and others visited Gujarat State recently.

They visited Sabarmathi river front where a bridge, boating point and other attractive locations were developed to attract tourists. The district administration is also planning to develop similar kind of tourism spots near Manair rivulet in bypass road in the outskirts of Karimnagar town.

Plans are also afoot to establish boating point and other arrangements to attract tourists. The bypass road area, where there is a deer park, would become a wonderful tourist spot once the hanging bridge and proposed Brundavan Gardens near Ujwala Park are completed.

The historic Elgandal fort is another iconic structure to attract tourists. With a view to draw the attention of more travellers, the Tourism Department has recently launched ‘sound and light show’ in the fort, which is located just 15 kilometres away from Karimangar town.  Moreover, the distance to the ancient site will be reduced to 5 to 6 kilometres once the road and bridge works taken up with Rs 60 crore are completed.