Ministry of Shipping is developing plans to boost tourism in and around 100 year old lighthouses in the country. Union Minister of State(I/C)for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya held a high level meeting on Tuesday with officials. The meeting was held for developing around 194 existing lighthouses across India as Major tourist attractions.
The officials presented a detailed action plan to develop lighthouses as tourism spots. Minister advised officials to identify the lighthouses which are more than 100 years old. He put impetus on creating museums to showcase the history and working of lighthouses, equipment used in lighthouse operation etc.
‘It will boost the tourism activities in lighthouses surrounding areas and give an opportunity to know about the enriched history of lighthouses,’ said Mandaviya, according to the official release of the ministry.
As per the master development plan of lighthouses, some key attractions are museums, aquarium, children playarea and gardens, along with water bodies.