Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has sanctioned Rs 2.30 crore to develop various amenities at Pachamalai in Tiruchirappalli including setting up of tree-houses and renovating an existing guest house, among others. The 527.61 sq.km. Pachamalai was located at 160-1,072 metres above sea level and the attractions included Periyapakkalam and Korayaru waterfalls besides wildlife and birds, an official release said.
In Tiruvarur district, Muthupettai, which boasts of a 11,885 hectare mangrove that attracts a variety of birds during winter, will be developed as a major tourist attraction in the district.
Jayalalithaa has allocated Rs 2.17 crore towards many tourism-related works including purchasing fibre glass boats and setting up viewing towers, it added.