Bogatha waterfalls to become even more picturesque

Bogatha waterfalls to become even more picturesque
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Scenic Bogatha waterfalls in the backdrop of forests near Cheekupally village of Wazedu mandal in the district has set become even more picturesque and to enchant nature lovers in summer season as well.

Bhupalpally: Scenic Bogatha waterfalls in the backdrop of forests near Cheekupally village of Wazedu mandal in the district has set become even more picturesque and to enchant nature lovers in summer season as well.

Ambitious developmental activities are underway at the waterfalls under the aegis of the district forest and tourism departments and the district administration to improve comfort level and make the tourists’ visit to the location a pleasurable one.

First of all, two check dams, one upstream and another downstream have been built to make waterfalls flow round the year. A solar powered borewell was dug to ensure water availability at the waterfalls during summer and pumping of water is being done on experimental basis.

Adding to the beautiful surroundings, a Butterfly Garden has come up. Karthika Vanam and Children’s Parks were under construction along with the construction of 20 cottages and Pagodas, Bhupalpally District Forest Officer T Ravi Kiran informed The Hans India here on Wednesday.

In order to offer an aerial view of the surrounding forests, a three- storeyed watch tower has been built. A Haritha restaurant will also be coming up at Pusur Godavari Bridge near Bogatha waterfalls district, he said giving details of ongoing works.

A Grama Samakya has been formed consisting 15 women from poor financial background and they are being offered 45-day hotel management training in Warangal at IL&FS Institute. After completion of training, the women will be engaged in the task of running the restaurant, Ravi Kiran revealed.

Development works are going on at a rapid pace at Bogatha waterfalls. Recently solar central lighting system was installed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh at the waterfall. Modern toilets were built for the convenience of the visitors, the district eco-tourism coordinator, Suman Kalyanapu, who is monitoring the works, informed.

‘All this has become possible because of the initiative of the District Collector, D Amoy Kumar, who recently visited the waterfalls and suggested to improve facilities at the waterfalls duly providing funds,’ he noted.

He further informed that trekking pathways works have been completed. For tourists a trail path has been laid, where a tourist can have a small trek from Cheekupally village to the waterfall through a hill. It is being planned to offer boating facility downstream Cheekupally stream.

‘A proposal to introduce zip line and zip line cycle is submitted to the government,’ Suman said adding the ongoing development works will attract more number of tourists. The increase in tourists’ numbers will eventually offer employment opportunities to local youth and business to local traders, he stated.

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