PATHANAMTHITTA With the hills and plains stretching far down, the view that it gives is immense. No footage or video are sufficient to convey the awe of stepping on to its prime and watching the inexperienced vista that spreads throughout in all instructions.
Anjumalapara, an obscure countryside rock formation in Pathanamthitta and one of many highest peaks that sits on its border with Kollam district, has kicked off works to put itself on the tourism map. The Enadimangalam grama panchayat, the place the realm is positioned, has deliberate a number of tasks, from landscaping to bio-cultural variety park and a butterfly hall, with a view to creating the obscure countryside as a serious vacation spot.
In response to P. Rajagopalan Nair, the target is to execute tasks guaranteeing higher services for guests whereas additionally producing employment for the native populace. ‘‘The vacation spot presently receives some 500 guests a day for viewing the dawn and sundown and our goal is to develop a tourism circuit by connecting it to numerous micro-destinations inside the native physique that embrace forests and waterfalls,” explains Mr.Nair.
Committee of villagers
The mission can be executed via a committee of villagers, who may also take coaching to function vacationer guides or to do enterprise in native handicraft or ethnic delicacies.
Abhilash R., convener of the native physique’s Biodiversity Administration Committee, says the bio-cultural variety park and the butterfly hall could be arrange alongside the trail that results in the rock prime whereas the potential for journey tourism too could be tapped.
‘‘The park will provide particulars of the uncommon plant and species varieties on this eco-sensitive zone and their reference to the native customs and custom. Since mountaineering the rock will be an arduous job for elders and the otherwise abled, digital excursions of the rock-top that lets a large exploration of the placement in numerous seasons too can be organized,” he provides.
Konni legislator Ok.U. Janeesh Kumar says Anjumalapara can be included within the upcoming Konni tourism circuit that seeks to money in on the pure heritage of the area. ‘‘A grasp plan for creating Konni as a serious ecotourism vacation spot is anticipated by subsequent month and the rock formations that dot the forest fringes, together with Anjumalapara in Enadimangalam and Rakshasanpara in Kalanjoor, additionally type a part of it,” he says.