The Karnataka Government owned Jungle Lodges and Resorts (JLR) has taken up development of its properties in the vicinity of world famous Jog Falls, world heritage site Hampi and Belgaum to attract more tourists. Talking to UNI in the city, N D Tiwari, Managing Director, Jungle Lodges and Resorts said these projects, involving a combined investment of Rs 15 crore, will comprise construction of resorts and lodges for the visiting tourists. While the project in Jog Falls will come up in the vicinity, in Hampi, it will be developed near Kamalapur, he said, adding, tourists visiting Belgaum would be taken to the new facility in Khanapur.
Tiwari said work on these proposals had been initiated already and it would take at least a year to complete the same. He said the JLR maintained about 30 properties now and there was no plan to acquire new properties for development. JLR did business of over Rs 25 crore last year of which the profit was Rs four crore,