Kattappana municipality to execute a Hill Garden tourism venture

 Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Kattappana municipality wouldexecute a Hill Garden tourism venture at the Kalyanathandu hills nearbyKattappana in Idukki. A comprehensiveplan report has beenorganized for this venture with the aid of the Kerala State Nirmithi Kendra.

Joy Vettikuzhi, the previouschairmanof the Kattappana municipality said that the detailed project reportforeseeing a 6.5-crore Hill Garden tourism scheme has been delivered to the Idukki District Collector. The plancomprises a watch tower,canteen, ticket counter, toilet block,fencing along with children’s play areaamid other facilities. The municipality has nowassignedRs. 30 lakh forbuilding a watch tower at Kalyanathandu.

Mr. Vettikzuhi said that the project report submitted to Collector aims to get revenue plot at Kalyanathanduby means of a lease arrangement with Kattappana municipality. Mr.Vettikzuhisaid that the District Collector can assign 5 acres of revenue land to the municipality concerning the reason.

The municipality after gaining the revenue plotwould be advancing theKalyanathandu hills as a notabletourism center in Idukki. The tourismplanwould be finished with the assistance of MP and MLA reserves.

Officials said that the Kalyanathandu hills are locatedapproximately 5 kms from Kattappana on the Puliyanmala-Thodupuzha state freeway.

The spectacularsight of the catchment area of the Idukki tank along with the hills isa keyallure for travelers. In August 2016, Kalyanathanduhills saw a budding of Neelakurinji flowers.

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