temple precincts and the sanctum sanctorum are renovated and Bharathi
Teertha Swamiji of Sringeri Peetham consecrated the deity in the
new premises. A "View Point" is erected on the corner of
the hill to provide a breathtaking overall view of the surroundings.
ghat road was constructed to ease the climbing and allow the
pilgrims take in and enjoy nature's bounty in its full splendor, in
place of an arduous climb up the steep steps and also to accommodate
the growing number of visitors. The entire stretch of the road is
lighted and a deer park is developed on the way.
small lake is created on the hill, depicting "Kaleeya Nardhana",
with the statue of Lord Krishna dancing on the head of Kaleeya (a
venomous snake) was placed with special lighting effects in the middle
of the lake. Water flows into the lake from various watershed programs
developed at many places on the hill, a blend of modernity with past.
attraction for the tourists is the artificial jurassic park with mobile
dinosaurs of monstrous size developed by a private company at a cost
of Rs. 1 million. Sanctuaries for peacocks, doves, emos and parrots
was developed by the Forest Department. Four VIP guest houses and
a 30-room choultry was constructed by the Endowments Department and
the TTD to cater to tourist needs. All this was done on a war footing
in a little over two months.
another feature of the integrated tourist project is the meditation
center, constructed on the lines of the one at Mount Abu, on the top
of the hill and an exclusive "Yaga Shala" for conducting 'homam'
(holy fire) with a sprawling dining hall.
the anvil are a ropeway to provide a view of the various tourist spots
and a museum to house the artefacts that were discovered in the