Staff Correspondent

Rs. 1.26 crore to be spent on its development

  • Rs. 1.26 cr. to be spent on its development
  • Plan to introduce homestay facility for tourists

    HASSAN: Angadi village in Chikmagalur district, where it is believed that king Sala, founder of Hoysala dynasty killed the tiger, will be made a major tourist destination by spending Rs. 1.26 crore, Principal Secretary to the Departments of Kannada and Culture, Information and Tourism, I.M. Vittal Murthy, has said.

    He told presspersons here on Tuesday that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), State Government and the Dharmasthala Trust would share the total expenditure to make Angadi a major tourist attraction.

    It had also been decided to develop a "Hoysala Dynasty Circuit" by connecting places in Hassan and Chikmagalur districts that had Hoysala monuments, as suggested by a team of experts from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It was also planned to provide homestay facility for tourists visiting Belur and Halebid to introduce them to the State's culture, he added.

    Deputy Commissioners of districts had been empowered to spend Rs. 1 crore for providing infrastructure in tourist spots across the State, he said.