Water Sports, Eco-Camping, Floating Restaurants; Chennai's Marina Beach To Soon Become Tourist Hotspot

Tourism Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr M Mathiventhan, on Saturday, introduced plans to start out water sports activities actions at Chennai’s coastal attraction, Marina Beach. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC), in collaboration with Royal Madras Yacht Club, will likely be introducing numerous water sports activities, together with boating.

Mathiventhan put ahead the proposal in the course of the State meeting assembly, the place he demanded grants from the DMK authorities for his division. Along with the proposal for water sports activities actions, the minister additionally pointed at plans to open a floating restaurant on TTDC’s Muttukadu Boat House, positioned 35 kilometers from the town on East Coast Road.

The restaurant and the water sports activities actions purpose to extend the footfall on Marina seashore and the areas within the neighborhood. Other efforts to enhance the tourism business embrace the introduction of different journey sports activities like bungee slingshot, mountain climbing, zip-lining, and eco-camping websites spanned throughout Tiruvannamalai district and Vellore.

The Mudhaliarkuppam Boat House may also endure growth at the price of Rs.50 lakh. The growth undertaking, which additionally features a cafeteria and seashore actions, will likely be initiated to cater to vacationers who present curiosity in visiting the islet in Odiyur lake.

An identical growth undertaking was proposed nearly ten years in the past that concerned establishing a berthing facility for yachts with companies like gas, water, sewage pump-outs, and electrical energy for boats.

The undertaking mirrored the one achieved for Kochi International Marina, which began working in 2010. During the earlier proposal, the marina was alleged to be constructed for 234 yachts, together with a base for Tamil Nadu coastal police. However, the undertaking couldn’t attain the initiation stage.

Tourism got here to a crippling situation in the course of the pandemic. However, the Tamil Nadu state authorities is planning to gas the business with numerous leisure companies being supplied to vacationers.

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