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Karnataka to shut forest resorts to protect wildlife


Bangalore: Karnataka on Monday decided to shut down all private resorts and state-run guest houses located inside reserved forests across the state to protect wildlife in the aftermath of the Supreme Court guidelines on tiger safaris recently.
 
"We will order closure of all private resorts and our guest houses built in wildlife sanctuaries to protect animals and preserve reserved forests from harmful acts," state Forest Minister C.P. Yogeeshwara told reporters in Bangalore after a departmental meeting.

Keeping in view Supreme Court's guidelines to preserve tiger reserves across the country, the state forest department will build new guest houses outside forests to provide accommodation on first-cum-first basis to officials, their guests and wildlife enthusiasts.


http://www.ndtv.com/article/south/karnataka-to-shut-forest-resorts-to-protect-wildlife-283155

Madurai gets International connectivity


The first commercial international flight from Madurai airport took off to Colombo on Sep 12th' 2012 raising hopes of a tourism boom and increase in bilateral trade ties with the island nation.

Daily schedule 

Madurai - Colombo 1245 / 1345

Colombo - Madurai 1435 / 1535

Visa on arrival


A Tourist Visa-on-Arrival shall be granted to a foreigner who is a national of Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand , Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar and Indonesia. 

For further details http://www.immigrationindia.nic.in/visa_on_arrival2.htm.