Adopt Tourist Destinations and Monuments
The tourism department is doing the right thing targeting the Corporate Firms to get them involved in this venture. I too feel this step will enable better maintenance of the destinations and monuments. Tourists to these places too will get a better experience particularly in terms of amenities. I remember my visit to Aihole, Bagalkot in north Karnataka: the temples there are beautiful and spread over a wide area. No directions or route maps to the various temples were available. We went around asking locals for directions. There was no chance of finding a toilet simply because there was none. No good roads either.These difficulties will cease to exist once the adoption program becomes a success.
Advantages of Adopting Tourist Destinations
- Such measures will help positive transformations in the lives of the locals.
- It can help generate job for the locals and also preserve their cultural heritage.
- Current travel practices have lot of negative impact on the environment of the destination, this too can be curbed and responsible travel can be encouraged.
According to me this is a very positive step taken by Karnataka Tourism board.