madurai City Corporation is planning heritage walks and heritage biking particularly throughout the evening to showcase the nightlife of Madurai, popularly known as Thonganagaram or the town that by no means sleeps. Mayor V Indirani Ponvasanth introduced the thought throughout the company funds assembly on Wednesday. The initiative is geared toward giving a lift to the tourism sector in Madurai submit covid-19,
The metropolis company will collaborate with the state tourism division on this regard. Corporation commissioner, KP Karthikeyan, mentioned that the challenge is in its preliminary stage and the target is to package deal Madurai’s heritage with nightlife and meals.
“These heritage walks and cycling will be held during the nights so that the tourists can go back to those places the next day (if they wished). Heritage cycling will be designed to introduce Madurai’s iconic streets to the tourists,” he mentioned. The metropolis company has additionally proposed to create biking tracks at Vaigai North Bank highway and Teppakulam for the town dwellers. The Race Course highway in north zone will probably be supplied with strolling observe, leisure options and cycle observe as nicely.
city-based NGO, the DHAN basis has been conducting month-to-month heritage walks for years. During Covid-19 the heritage stroll was moved to digital tour however the NGO covers the whole district for heritage walks. Collaborating with the NGO, the town company laid coloured paver block roads to the heritage buildings some years in the past. “It will be a very good initiative if the corporation takes out heritage walks to showcase our rich culture to visiting tourists,” mentioned KP Bharathi, advisor to DHAN’s Tourism for Development challenge.
The current heritage buildings return in historical past as early as 12 to thirteenth centuries. The NGO developed two heritage circuits inside the town. One started from Nayak’s Mahal to Meenakshi temple’s east tower that dates again to Maravarman Sundara Pandyan I, protecting spots like Pathuthoon, Vilakkuthoon, Vittavasal, Pudumandapam and Rayagopuram.
The second one which began from Meenakshi temple’s west tower ended within the stays of Nayak’s fort at West Gate protecting St George‘s Anglican Church, West Masi road constructing the place Gandhi modified his apparel, Koodal Alagar temple and Kajimar mosque.