Andhra Pradesh state is going for a mega upgrade on Tourism. The mega projects to cost 3000 Crores and to be implemented as public private partnership(PPP) and private projects. The new tourism policy to be brought in place to approve projects with single-window mechanism speeding up the process.
Beaches around the state to be developed and connected well to promote beach tourism attracting domestic and foreign tourists. The Buddhist places around the state to be developed and connected to create Buddhist Circuit which will attract tourists from the east.
- A rope way will be built on River Krishna in Vijayawada.
- An International Convention Center will be built in Tirupati.
- A world class theme park will be built at Nagarjuna Sagar.
- A chopper ride will be set up to promote tourism around Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.
- Arogya Dham, a Yoga and Health village will be built in Vizag.
In addition to Araku and Borra Caves, AP Tourism is adding Lambasingi village, the coldest place of Andhra Pradesh into the tourism map. Lambasingi will see a sunrise only at 10 AM and in winters at 12 AM, recording temperatures as low as 0 °C and summer temperatures also vary between 5-20 °C. Developing Lambasingi with resorts will make it a summer home of South India.
A Glass Doomed train to be introduced between Araku and Vizag within a Year. This will be the First Glass Doomed train to be introduced in India. EROS Entertainment group has signed an MOU with Govt of AP to build an Entertainment City, the first of its kind in India, and will hold theme parks, studios, shopping malls, screens, water parks, etc.
Vizag beaches will take a make-over and will be connected with the Incredible India campaign to make it the Goa of East. Kona Seema will be developed with House Boat tourism inline with Kerala and Kona Seema package to be designed soon.
These development activities are in addition to promoting the Temple Tourism which is the major Tourism activity in Andhra Pradesh state.
AP CM Chandrababu Naidu ordered to build of Shilparamams in every district to promote art and culture. Investing in tourism will provide local employment, according to experts investment of 10 lakhs in tourism will employ 90 people. The expected 3000 Crores of investment will create employment for 27 Lakh people including both direct and indirect jobs over a period of 10 years. Along with the IT, Manufacturing sectors, CM is considering tourism as a major sector for employment generation.