On the whole it was a very pleasant trip. We have to learn a lot from Kerala State. After seeing the backwaters and the tourism which developed around them, bringing a major amount or revenue to the State, we felt our Govt. also has to learn a lot from them. We also have resources like ancient temples, good climatic regions and best of all, our Kolleru lake near Eluru. A lot of tourism can be developed around it. During winter it is a roosting place for many migrating aquatic birds. A lot can be done there. Right now there are no proper places to stay, no transportation to or in the lake. If govt. can’t do it, itshould at least encourage private parties to develop facilities so that the govt. itself can be benefited.
A. Vijaya Murthy (Jijji)