India will promote light-house tourism among domestic and international visitors getting hands around flights tickets to the country. Mumbai’s Kanhoji Angre will be among the first projects to be developed.

International tourists who are looking forward to explore everything unique during their India holidays will soon have another addition to their travel itinerary. India’s Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has given the green signal of financial assistance for the development of heritage lighthouses as tourist destinations. This means soon the country will be able to showcase yet another distinctive facet to holiday makers netting tickets on flights for Indian coastal cities like Mumbai.

Of 15 heritage lighthouses having historical significance, Kanhoji Angre light house will be taken up for development in the initial phase. The authorities plan to support construction of a boat jetty and passenger terminal at the venue. Kanhoji Angre Island is located few miles from the south of Colaba, Mumbai. Once the jetty is developed, international tourists booking flights tickets for a travel to Mumbai, India’s financial capital would have a new, interesting alternative for a day trip. Even locals who grab air tickets to the city from different parts of the country would be able to add a fabulous day excursion to their sightseeing schedule.

Concerned authorities feel that the development of heritage lighthouses will not only look after the national legacy but will also push the tourism credentials of areas like Mumbai, with more people expected to board flights to greet these fresh tourist stopovers. It is also believed that the development of light-houses will offer a thrust to growth of Cruise Tourism in India and encourage more international vacationers to opt for the cruise holidays after booking flights tickets to the nation.

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