Muktyala to be developed

Historical fort set to be a tourist spot for Pushkaralu.

Vijayawada: Muktyala, a religious tourist destination located in Jaggayyapet mandal of Krishna district on the banks of river Krishna would be developed as a tourist spot by the state tourism department. The tourism officials have been planning to construct a hotel near the Muktyala fort, which is historically famous. The officials also proposed boating at Muktyala on Krishna river waters. Muktyala is known for tourist and historic places like Sri Bhavani Mukteswara temple in Muktyala village, Koti Linga Harihara Mahak-shetram at Kotilingalu near the village and Pancha Narasimha temple at Vedadri. Already, the locals have been operating boating facity from Muktyala to Vedadri on the river Krishna.

An officer stated that they prepared a detailed plan for the tourism development activities at Muktyala, but the government is yet to release the required funds for the purpose. Moreover, he observed that if the plans are implemented as they estimated, then Muktyala would be turned into one of the beautiful locations for the tourists in the state on the river banks. The River Krishna takes a turn towards north at Muktyala, that would attract many tourists. A tourist village is located just 10 km away from the mandal headquarters.

At the same time, the government planned to develop the ghats at Muktyala for the coming Krishna river Pushkaralu. A park would also be eveloped near Muktyala.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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