Plans afoot to design attractive tourism package for Palamuru
Mahbubnagar: While inaugurating an exhibition organised by the Archaeology department at Pillalamarri in Mahbubnagar on Wednesday, Srinivas Goud, Minister for Excise, Prohibition, Tourism, Sports, Culture and Youth Welfare said that the government is contemplating to design special tourism package for Mahbubnagar district so as to attract more tourists to the district from across the country.
Earlier, Srinivas Goud inaugurated the exhibition and said that such exhibitions conducted by the Archaeology department is a welcome move as it helps the people to connect themselves with the historical past and improve their knowledge.
"I must extend thanks to the Archaeology department officials who have done an excellent work to display the ancient and oldest artefacts. The sculptures and historical evidences of our ancestors are rarely available to see. I wish the people will utilise this opportunity and visit the exhibition and make it a grand success," said Srinivas Goud.
The minister also said that in the entire Telangana region the Mahbubnagar district is having the oldest historic evidences. This historically rich heritage needs to be known to each and every person in the State. "It is a matter of pride that Mahbubnagar district has in store the oldest historic evidences. It is our duty to showcase this rich heritage to our future generations," said the Minister.
He urged the parents to help their children learn about the history and past events so that they will become wiser and knowledgeable and at the same time carry forward the historic legacy to the future generations.
The organisers of the exhibition put on display the Temple Gopuras, statues, idols of various deities, which were of more than 10,000 years old.
The minister said that historic civilizations have all come up on river banks. As Krishna river flows across the Mahbubnagar district over more than 300 kilometres, the district has hidden in itself the oldest historic facts and all these facts and past events must be known to the children, which will help them to improve knowledge and shape their future careers.
As already the Archaeology department is having its own museum, the authorities have come out with this new exhibition to attract the visitors to Pillalamarri, which has reduced the inflow of tourists to this historic place after the development of Mayuri Eco-tourism Park in the district.
However, the minister said that earlier they had focused on improving and developing the Mayuri Park and brought a great recognition to the district. Now they will focus on Pillalamarri, Manyamkonda, Shahsaheb Gutta and Silavakonda pilgrimage spots in the district.
He also said of his plans to bring out an advanced exhibition centre to attract the tourists to this already prominent place.
The minister promised that he would take necessary steps to improve the basic amenities in Pillalamarri and ensure development of this centre on par with others to attract the tourists to the district.