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Tourism Development opportunities are immense in Andhra Pradesh. The spirit of tourism policy is clear in its saying "BRING THE WORLD TO AP AND TAKE AP TO THE WORLD". The World Tourism Organization and other internationally reputed tourism consultants like PKF World wide, Mr Charles Correa, M/s KPMG have made detailed studies and identified potential tourism projects for private investment. The Infrastructure investment in the Tourism Projects for the next 10 years would be around US $ 60 Billion or Rs. 2,52,000 crores. The identified clusters for Tourism include Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Anantapur & Nellore which need to be linked by transportation corridors.

The Tourism Policy has been built upon
  • The convention and heritage tourism of the State 
    Pilgrim tourism; 
  • Developing Buddhist circuit and Buddhist sites; 
  • Beach tourism; 
  • Eco tourism; & 
  • Leisure tourism. 

The important projects identified in and around Hussain Sagar and the Necklace road awaiting private investments, include: 

  • The Buddha Purnima Project 
  • Disney land at Hyderabad 
  • Convention centre at Madhapur 
  • Chippada Resort at Visakhapatnam 
  • Night safari at Madhapur 
  • Visitors zone at Tirupati 
  • Bird Park at Naya Quilla & 
  • Amusement Parks at Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam & Tirupati 

Pro-active steps by the Government

1. The cost involved in the preparatory work for the identified projects including Infrastructure Development will be met by the State Govt.

2. Investment subsidy for all tourism ventures above the investment Rs. 20 lakhs in capital expenditure will be eligible for 20% investment subsidy subject to a maximum of Rs. 20 lakhs.

3. Rebate on power bills for 3 years for New Hotels/Star Hotels/Restaurants.

4. Large projects above additional US $ investment any where in the State will be treated as special projects and special incentives will be given on case to case basis.

5. Land will be provided on lease basis.

6. Tourism department will assist in obtaining clearances wherever required.


New Projects on the Anvil

An International Convention Centre on par with SUNTECS Center of Hongkong & Singapore to come up on the 25 acre land close to Necklace road. The other projects looking for investment include floating restaurant, music and laser links and lighting shows, night safari park, Family entertainment centre, International sports village, Amusement park, visitors zone at Tirupati, India International Centre, ocean world, Disney land, Imax theatre, Food courts, Shopping Malls, Bird park at Nayaquila, water sports in Hussainsagar, Chippada resort at Visakhapatnam, Buddhist circuit at Visakhapatnam, ropeway at Khailasagiri hills.

Projects - Basics Details

Sl. No. Name of the Project Location Land in Hectares/Acres Cost in Millions (Rs.) Cost in US $ Million 
1 India International Centre Hyderabad 1 Ha. 
(2 acres) 1750 
(175Crs) 40.00 

2 Disney Land Hyderabad 400 Ha. (1000acres) 7500
(750Crs) 170.00 

3 Convention Centre Hyderabad 10 Ha.
(25acres) 2000
(200Crs) 46.00 

4 Visitors Zone at Tirupati Tirupati 20.00 
(50acres) 2700
(270Crs) 61.00 

5 Chippada Resort Vizag 160 Ha.
(400acrs) 2000
(200crs) 45.00 

 

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