Karnataka will soon make it to the international tourism map: CM Basavaraj Bommai 


Karnataka will be added to the International Tourism Map in the near future, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday, according to a release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).


Speaking at a function in Vidhana Soudha banquet hall in connection with the release of the Tourism Policy (revised) for the year 2020-26 and the distribution of incentives for registered tourist guides, he said, "We need to increase the number of people visiting Karnataka from 30 lakh to one crore in the next three years." Tourists' numbers have increased. More foreign tourists must be encouraged in order to provide work for locals."


Karnataka, according to CM Bommai, offers the best tourist destinations that are excellent for tourism marketing. "The Kalburagi and Bidar forts are magnificent. All of them are our property, and if these assets are developed, there is a lot of potential for tourism. We inherited all of this from their forefathers, and it must be shared with the rest of the world. The government is doing its part to recognize them "He continued.


The CM stated that the Revenue, Good, and PWD departments, as well as the Tourism Department, must collaborate. Existing tourist attractions will be fully utilized to enhance tourism. The CM stated that Saint Kanakadasa was born in Shiggaon taluk, as was Saint Shishunala Sharif's karma bhumi, but these locations are undeveloped.


"The Department of Archeology unearthed a modest palace during its excavation. Kanakadasaru has a fort and a castle. Efforts are being undertaken to keep the saint alive, including the construction of a 4D studio and other steps. Every year, thousands of tourists from various states visit these locations,” he continued.


Anand Singh, according to Bommai, has devised new plans for tourism development since becoming Tourism Minister. "Yaana, a ropeway in Chikmagalur, and hotels have all been revived. Singh plays a key role in the development of new circuits. In the next days, further progress will be made in tourism with private and public participation,” he continued.