Kothwalguda eco hill park to house resorts, adventure zone to make holidays fun

HYDERABAD: The Kothwalguda eco-hill park, which is proposed to be built on a 105-acre campus at an estimated cost of Rs 55 crore, would have resorts, food courts, restaurants, and an adventure zone.

Landscaped areas, the largest aviary in the country, butterfly park, viewing spots, a 2.5-k, boardwalk, an adventure zone, an aqua marine park, a suspension bridge to connect the sites across the ORR, and a luxury resort with an infinity pool are some of the park's additional proposed features in addition to food courts and restaurants.

Authorities have earmarked 18 acres of land spread across the eco-hill park for these features. The HMDA is in the process of selecting private companies who would develop, operate and maintain these facilities and transfer them back to the HMDA at the end of the licence period.

A HMDA official told Deccan Chronicle that the eco park will have at least 50 wooden cottages, luxury tents, or a combination of these, each measuring no less than 500 square feet and meeting three-star or higher category standards, as well as an a convention centre that can accommodate at least 200 people.

The eco park is proposed to have a host of activities such as zip lining, archery, gun shooting, high rope courses, bungee jumping, rock climbing, futsal, multi-activity towers, among others. The shortlisted agency should plan and develop various adventure activities to target primarily the young adult visitors while maintaining safety and security related aspects.

"One restaurant will be built with a glass façade on all sides overseeing the activities of the park as well as the ORR and Himayatsagar, while the second restaurant will be in the a quarry within one acre. The agency can develop any other forms of entertainment as long as it complies with all existing laws, doesn't impair the natural habitat and ecosystem, and rigorously follows regulations,” a HMDA official noted.

The shortlisted agency is expected to develop the site with all necessary infrastructure, such as internal walkways, water and power supply, fire-fighting, CCTV surveillance, wastewater/solid waste management, hardscaping, landscaping, and lighting.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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