New projects to boost tourism in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has decided to further exploit its protential to draw tourists by formulating specific packages combining pilgrimage, heritage and ecology. The packages being planned include a mega circuit connecting several temple towns of central Tamil Nadu an East Coast circuit (pigrimage and heritage) and a Southern circuit (pilgrimage and eco circuit), tourism minister S. Gokula India told the State Assembly. The mega circuit programme, aimed at improving tourism infrastructure in temple towns, will be implemented at a cost of  

50 crore during this financial year. This will be funded under the Central Finance Assistance Programme.

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