Adilabad: Soon the Telangana State will have its first Tribal Circuit passing through all scenic nature wonders, historical structures, and villages of ancient tribal crafts and caves of erstwhile Adilabad district.
The circuit will be third in the country after Barren Tribal Circuit of Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh’s Tribal Circuit. It will be built at a cost of Rs 141 crore. As part of this project, adventure camps and resorts would be erected at some unexplored tourist centres of Adilabad and Kumram Bheem Asifabad districts.
“A proposal for the Tribal Circuit was prepared and it was sent to Union Ministry of Tourism seeking its nod. If materialised, it will be the first circuit of the State,” said District tourism officer Vanga Ravi Kumar to Telangana Today. “The Circuit was envisaged to promote mainly spectacular waterfalls situated in tribal areas of integrated Adilabad district.
It is being taken up under Swadesh Darshan scheme of Union Tourism Ministry. The historic Shyam Gadh Fort near Nirmal town is a gateway of the circuit which goes through waterfalls such as Koratikal, Kuntala, Utnoor Fort, Sapthagundala, Babhezhari and Ada Reservoir,” he further added.
In order to ensure accommodation to tourists, tribal resorts would be erected at Kuntal and Koratikal waterfalls of Neradigonda mandal, Pittaguda in Sirpur (U), Kumram Bheem Memorial at Jodeghat in Kerameri and Kaplai Caves of Narnoor. Estimated cost of the resort to be developed in Kuntala village of Neradigonda mandal is Rs 16.41 crore. Similarly, wayside amenities will be developed at Dichpalli, Koratikal Waterfalls and Utnoor for offering rest and recreation to visitors.
A tribal camp will come up at Taranam village. On the other hand, Dhokra handcrafts being made by artisans of Keslaguda and Ushegaon villages have also been included in the circuit. Basic facilities would be improved at the historical Tribal Fort of Utnoor, dating back to 12 and 1800 AD. In addition to these, 40-seater buses are going to be arranged for providing transportation facilities to nature lovers.