Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tree Park, one more attractive tourist spot in Mysore

 Here comes one more attractive tourist spot in Mysore. The Tree park developed by Forest Department at Yelwala to attract tourists soon.

Located at 15 kms from City, just a 25 minutes ride the visitors will enjoy the forest ambiance in a sprawling 530 acres of land.

About 50 species of more than 60,000 plants, including herbal, medicinal value plants have been planted in the area to create a forest atmosphere, including a pond. The park already attracts more than 100 different species and officials hope more species of birds can be spotted in days to come.

About 10 kilo meter treeking path, cycling path, adventure park to attract children, Pegolas, banyan trees, and all basic amenities like drinking, toilet facility will be provided. The children can enjoy the adventure games like horizontal ladder, elephant walk, tunnel cross, tyre swing. Ampitheater, football ground, volley ball ground, have also been planned.

Historical Aloka Palace located in the premises is another major advantage for those visit the Tree Park. The Palace was used by Waidyar Families to relax after hunting animals. In all the park developed at the cost of Rs 40 lakhs will become tourist hub.

Deputy Conservator of Forest Karikalan said: 'Tree Park attract children towards nature with increase in green cover. More than 50 movies shooting have been done at Aloka Palace. In next two weeks dozens of cycle will be provided freely for the visitors, so that they can go around and have a good time. For security purpose patrolling will be done.'

Chief Conservative of Forest Parameshwara said that the forest cover across State is 22 per cent. In Mysuru District geographical area about 16 per cent is forest area including Bandipur and Nagarhole. About 20 percent is forest area and three percen trees have been planed outside the forest.'
Sandhya, students of Government Primary School, Halakamana Hundi said that she had good time in the adventure park, and will make sure visit the Tree Park oftenly and play.

‘Koti Vruksha’
The Forest Officials are gearing up to plant atleast 15 lakh saplings in Mysuru district from July 2 to 10, as part of Koti Vruksha Programme, which aims of planting 1 crore sapling across state, as announced in the budget. About 17.5 lakh of saplings has been raised in Hunsur Forest Division, while 15 lakh in Mysuru Forest Division. Accompanied with farmers, volunteers of various organisation tree plantation programme will be taken up.

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