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India investing in theme parks and tourism projects

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India is investing heavily in tourism projects, including an energy park at Koradi, a Buddhist theme park at Futala, and a tourism circuit in Saurashtra.

According to The Times of India, Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut proposed the development of the two tourist attractions in Koradi and Futala, Maharashtra. Architect Ashok Mokha made presentations about the projects on Saturday (July 18).

The Buddhist theme park will cost approximately Rs 10 billion ($134 million) and will be located at Futala Lake. The energy park will cost around Rs 1.25 billion ($17 million) and will be located adjacent to the temple at Koradi.

Raut plans to showcase various power projects in the energy park, which will include a miniature model of Koradi Super Thermal Power Station.

Energy park located adjacent to Koradi temple

In addition, it will boast an interpretation centre, solar energy garden, wind energy garden, biomass energy garden, small hydro energy garden, vocational training centre and outdoor games.

Koradi temple has been developed into a major pilgrimage centre, and the new energy project will transform it into a tourism hub for international visitors.

The State Government of Gujarat has also announced a tourism circuit with beaches, lions and temples to be developed in Saurashtra.

According to Times Travel, Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani launched projects worth Rs 1.26 billion ($17 million) on Thursday (July 16).

Buddhist theme park located at Futala Lake

“The Gujarat government is mulling developing a tourist circuit involving pilgrim places, beaches in Saurashtra and the pride of Gujarat, lions of Gir Forest, and chalk out a circuit surrounding all these places,” said Rupani.

“Pilgrim places like Jyotirling Somnath and Girnar [mountain], historical places like Uparkot, the beaches of Somnath and lion sighting in Gir Lion Sanctuary in Saurashtra.”

Rupani also said the government plans to make Gujarat a world-class tourist destination by developing several tourist centres.

“Gujarat is emerging as a new force in economic growth by providing more jobs in service sectors like tourism,” added Rupani.

Last year, India and Germany signed an MoU to cooperate between select museums of both countries, including the National Museum Delhi and the National Gallery of Modern Art Delhi.

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A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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