Travel Club to Promote Lesser Known Tourist Sites in Madurai District | Madurai News

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MADURAI: The Madurai Travel Club is preparing a report on lesser known tourist spots in the southern districts with the help of tourism industry players. The report would be submitted to state and central governments, urging them to develop and promote them as the second wave recedes.
Club leaders are betting on domestic tourism, as international tourism will take longer to start due to the restrictions in place. They said Madurai receives a good share of tourists visiting the state, but that doesn’t translate into income as tourists spend less time here. For them, Madurai only means Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Gandhi Museum. They leave for places such as Ramanathapuram, Kodaikanal and Kanyakumari after visiting the well-known tourist spots.
Madurai Travel Club President G Raveendran said all southern district stakeholders have been involved in the preparation of the report. Many unexplored places have been listed. Some of the places have been personally visited by teams to add authentic contributions.
“In Madurai alone, there are many historical sites that require special attention. For example, Jain The Madurai Caves are thousands of years old and are a treasure. Most people coming from North India are not familiar with these sites. People in places like Rajasthan in particular would be very interested in historical sites, ”he said.
Falls like Suruli in Theni and Courtallam in Tenkasi, the pristine beaches of Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram and hill stations such as Meghamalai and Sirumalai in Theni and Dindigul districts should be highlighted in national tourist spots.
He said the report would be completed in a week or two. They would meet elected officials and officials from state and central governments with the report to urge them to promote the places, he added.


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