Tiruchirapalli

Documentation of heritage sites, tourist spots begins

Sithannavasal rock cave in Pudukottai district is one among the places to be documented online.

Sithannavasal rock cave in Pudukottai district is one among the places to be documented online.   | Photo Credit: M_Moorthy

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‘This project will help domestic and international tourists’

The Tourism department has embarked upon a project to document all heritage, historic and popular tourist spots and monuments in the State, including Tiruchi and Pudukottai districts, so as to lure both domestic and foreign travellers through online campaign.

Collection of rare pictures, taking latest pictures and writing description are part of the project, which will be uploaded in the official website of Union Ministry of Tourism, which is projecting the tourism hotspots of the country to international tourists under the tag of “Incredible India”.

The Rockfort temple in Tiruchi, Sri Ranganathar temple in Srirangam, Sri Akilandeswari-Jambukeswarar temple in Thiruvanaikoil, Butterfly park at Melur in Srirangam, Erumbeeswarar temple in Tiruverumbur are among the temples, monuments and places to be documented in Tiruchi district.

K. Ilangovan, Tourism Officer, Pudukottai, told The Hindu that expert photographers had been hired to take pictures of historic places and monuments. Avudaiyar temple, Viralimalai, Thirumayam Fort, Sithannavasal paintings, Brahathambal temple, cave temple in Malaiadipatti, Kundrathar temple, Muthukuda beach on East Coast Road were among the places to be documented online from Pudukottai district. They would be uploaded in the websites of Tamil Nadu Tourism and Union Ministry of Tourism with the participation of National Informatics Centre (NIC). The task would be completed within two weeks.

He said that websites and online booking had become an important tool for disseminating information of the country's rich heritage, arts, culture and tourist places worldwide.

The project would help domestic and international tourists to know the treasures of the country.

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