Union Tourism Minister G. Kishan Reddy recently unveiled the UNESCO World Heritage Listing plaque at Ramappa - KakatiyaRudreshwara Temple in Palampet, Telangana. “This inscription is a recognition of the ingenious brilliance & architectural prowess of the Great Kakatiyas.The Rudreshwara temple stands as a unique testimony to the highest level of creative, artistic and engineering talents involving various experimentations in expressive art forms of Kakatiya period,” the Minister said.
He said that it is a matter of pride for all people of Telangana that the state has the first world heritage site now. “We will ensure the development of Ramappa by creating good amenities and making it a tourist friendly destination”, he added.
Reddy also inaugurated several tourism projects including the Tribal Circuit in Telengana, wayside amenities and other public convenience facilities at Mulugu. The Government had sanctioned Rs. 75.88 crores for the integrated development of a tribal circuit of Mulugu-Laknavaram -Medavaram- Tadvai - Damaravi- Mallur - Bogatha Waterfalls in 2017. As a part of this circuit, Reddy inaugurated the Haritha restaurant block at Gattamaenroute Palampet.
Reddy visited Mulugu and Warangal districts of Telangana in connection with projects/programmes of the Ministries of Culture and Tourism.
He also inaugurated the wayside amenities and other public convenience facilities, under Swadesh Darshan Scheme at Mulugu. “These facilities shall greatly benefit the tourists and attract a large number of tourists to visit the Mulugu District which is also the gateway to Medaram,” he said.
Before unveiling the UNESCO plaque at the Ramappa Temple, Reddy also offered prayers to the deity of RudreshwaraSwamy.
During his trip, Reddy also visited the Thousand Pillar Temple at Hanamkonda, Warangal dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. The temple is a testament to the greatest arts of the Kakatiyas and is an iconic destination for Tourism in Telangana.
Apart from this he also visited the Warangal Fort and attended the light and sound show at the fort. The Union Minister also spoke about the measures being taken by civil aviation to develop Warangal Airport and said that these initiatives will boost tourism of Ramappa and the places around it will undergo a holistic development.