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.
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.