Udupi, Oct 8, 2017: District Tourism Department Assistant Director Anitha B R told media that the Malpe Beach will be transformed into a lucrative tourism destination. Several programmes are being designed to enhance the beauty of the area. The major focus would be on the adventure sports, which will take off shortly, she added. Tourism promotion in the district will be given a boost as the Tourism Department is taking up several measures and the most ambitious being the floating restaurant at Malpe Beach.
Director Anitha said the floating restaurant will be an icing on the cake for the visitors who can relish both the food and the beauty of beach beside the adventure sports. A design plan, worth of Rs 70 lakh, is being submitted to the government to utilise the available tourism potentials. This will not only enhance the beauty and attraction of Malpe, but also boost the tourism business at an effective range, she added.
The floating restaurant will be a mesmerising venture which is envisaged at the cost of Rs 4 crore. It will be set up in a huge boat which accommodates 100 people at a time. The tender is yet to be called for the construction of the boat. A proposal is submitted to the state tourism department director in this regard, she said.
A Maharashtra-based company named SDM Architect has prepared the design and the estimate project report is done by the Nirmiti Kendra in Udupi. Nirmiti Kendra project director Arun Kumar said that the district would be second only after Goa in this sea stretch to house a floating restaurant in
Nirmiti Kendra project director Arun Kumar said that the district will be second only after Goa in this sea stretch to house a floating restaurant in the sea. The proposal has been submitted. The project can be completed in one year. If the approval is received, the work will begin immediately, he added.
The new concept of floating restaurant will offer a totally novel experience for visitors. The restaurant will have all the basic facilities similar to that of any restaurant, like kitchen and dining hall. Besides, the restaurant will offer and panoramic view of the sea, he added. The tourism department is working on possibilities to place the boat in
The tourism department is working on possibilities to place the boat in the sea. The areas that are being considered are Malpe, Padukere and St Marys Island.
The project is being envisioned under Swadeshi Mantralaya initiated by Union Tourism Directorate. The funding is done through the programme.
The unique experience wherein the huge waves come and hit the bottom of the boat and break down to form the layers of foam will definitely give exceptional opportunities for the enthusiasts to celebrate their birthdays and other celebrations. Celebratory programmes can be organised in the middle of the sea, wherein one side would have a long lasting view of golden white sand, which is constantly caressed by the waves, he said.
According to the data available with the district Tourism Department, on an average 75 to 76 lakh tourists visit the district every year, including foreigners. The ideal way out to generate and augment the income for the district is to utilise the tourist spots which are in abundance.
Padukere-Malpe bridge, which has been recently constructed, will also enable the vacationers to have an easy accessibility to the virgin beach of Padukere, which indeed makes a delightful sightseeing with natural bounty in the surrounding.