Facelift for Kondapalli Fort planned

Facelift for Kondapalli Fort planned
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The Kondapalli Fort, one of the nearest tourism spots to Amaravati capital, will get a facelift and additional attractions soon. The Tourism Department has finalised the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to revamp the Kondapalli Fort by getting final approval from Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Amaravati: The Kondapalli Fort, one of the nearest tourism spots to Amaravati capital, will get a facelift and additional attractions soon. The Tourism Department has finalised the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to revamp the Kondapalli Fort by getting final approval from Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

The Tourism department has mainly concentrated on providing additional infrastructure including construction of cottages and food courts with a cost of Rs 4 crore. Even the fort has a historical background but has remained as a normal tourism centre so far. Now with new attractions and unearthing of historical evidences, the greatness of the fort is expected to be highlighted.

The AP’s new capital location Amaravati is in Guntur district and the fort is in Krishna district which are in opposite direction on both sides of Krishna River. The tourism department has identified the fort would get more importance in near future on par with Amaravati capital. The officials envisage, tourists from various parts of country and foreign countries would also visit the fort.

As per the designs, the tourism department decided to setup an eco-museum in the premises of the fort. An eight- acre site has been identified adjacent to the fort for providing additional facility.

Lighting decorations would be added to highlight the fort’s greatness and new parking facility also would be developed for visitors. A special centre would be established to get information and history of fort and museum. The officials have decided to take more information from University and archaeology department for displaying the fort history. The tourists also can know the information from the centre on Kondapalli Bommalu.

The officials have also prepared an action plan to provide accommodation facility to visitors for a two-day stay at least for each tourist. All the details of project report would be submitted to the Chief Minister in a meeting which is scheduled to be held on July 19 said tourism department secretary Mukesh Kumar Meena. The plans are expected to get a nod in the proposed meeting chaired by CM as part of tourism and heritage and culture board meeting, he said.

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