The state government has announced that it would set up theme parks, a convention centre and a water sports park near the world-famous Ramappa temple.
Tourism Minister V Srinivas Goud said that the UNESCO had accorded world heritage structure status on August 25 to the temple, putting the temple on the international tourism map, and that the government intends to spruce up the place even more to live up to its new-found status.
Goud made these remarks while replying to questions raised by the members of Telangana assembly during a question and answer session.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the structure itself was under the control of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). The state government had however built 16 cottages and restaurants for the convenience of the tourists around the temple, many of whom would now be foreigners. The government was also developing all the tourism spots near the temple, and building guest houses and restaurants at a cost of Rs. 7 crore. Most of these constructions were near completion, he said.
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