Thrissur: Thrissur's Ollur is all set to emerge as one of the tourist hotspots in the district by focusing on the spectacular Orappankettu waterfalls.
The latest state budget has allocated Rs 5 crore for the tourism project proposed at the Orappankettu falls. The project will be realised by conserving the falls without tampering with the unique geographical features of the area.
Orappankettu is a site where the water from Manalipuzha is embanked with check dams for agricultural purposes in the locality. Many hit the spot and bathe in the small waterfalls and rapid.
Authorities have decided to strengthen the structures of the check dams and set up facilities for the tourists who flock to the spot. A glass-bottomed suspension bridge, zip line, rock climbing facilities and viewpoint have been proposed.
The new project also proposes to construct attractive roads and walkways near the waterfalls. Provisions will be made for safe bathing and parking in the vicinity.
A detailed project report will be submitted before March 15 and follow-up measures will be taken soon, said the Minister for Revenue K Rajan. The authorities are allowed to use the MLA fund also in case the allocated amount becomes insufficient.