TN Tourism Minister Mathiventhan made the announcements to the Assembly on Saturday, he also announced the development of eco-camping and adventure sports sites across the state.

The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) and the Royal Madras Yacht Club will jointly introduce recreational boating and various water sports, including sailing, sailing and motorboats on the marina beach in Chennai, the minister said on Saturday. of Tourism, Mr. Mathiventhan, to the State Legislature.

Making further announcements for the development of tourism in the house, the minister said that a “floating restaurant” would be installed in the Boat House in Muttukadu, located about 35 km from Chennai city on the east coast road. . The Boat House, set up by TTDC in Muttukadu, offers various nautical activities and water sports and the floating restaurant is expected to increase the number of visitors to the tourist site.

In another announcement expected to benefit Chennai weekend tourists, Mr. Mathiventhan said Mudhaliarkuppam Boat House would be further developed at a cost of 50 lakh. In view of the positive response received from tourists to visit the islet located on Lake Odiyur, infrastructure, including a cafeteria, would be developed to encourage water sports and play activities on the beach.

With the aim of attracting young tourists who love adventure sports, the Tamil Nadu tourism department would develop paragliding, zip lining, bungee slings, rock climbing, nature walks and sites of campsite in Yelagiri (about 220 km from Chennai), he said.

Eco-camping sites would be created on the Javadhu hills spread across the districts of Vellore and Tiruvannamalai, adventure parks and water sports would be introduced there and a Boat House would be installed at Jamunamarathoor. The Beema waterfalls would be developed to attract more tourists, he said. Steps would be taken to develop tourist sites along Hogenakkal Falls in Dharmapuri districts as well, he said.

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