Tourism in Dakshina Kannada To Get a Boost: Boat Houses & Cruise Restaurants Included in the Plan

Tourism in Dakshina Kannada To Get a Boost: Boat Houses & Cruise Restaurants Included in the Plan

September 29: District In-charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary said that the government is likely to release Rs 500 crore for the revival of the tourism sector in the state.
Minister Poojary said that the government has set up a committee, headed by Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty, to formulate programmes to promote Karnataka tourism. He also mentioned that the Tourism Department has chalked out a programme for setting up boat houses in the region. Major thrust will be on temple tourism in the coastal region and added that the cultural and historical aspects of tourism need to be explored in the coastal region.
Tourism Department assistant director Dr Uday Shetty said that three out of the six boat houses, sanctioned to Dakshina Kannada district, are operational. There are plans to start cruise restaurants on river banks, he added.
Shetty said a proposal for setting up floating jetties has been submitted to the government. The department has utilised Rs 25 crore grants in the past five years. Four hundred tourist taxis have been given to youth in the last 10 years.

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