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Development Plans for 4 Iconic Sites in India

We worked with Deloitte India LLP and Architects Hafeez in formulating development plans for 4 Iconic Tourism Sites in India, namely Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Colva Beach and Amber Fort, under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism. Our consortium we carried out a study to assess the existing scenario, conducted gap analysis of each Iconic destination, formulated a detailed Project Report (Development Plan) and suggested a project financing bucket for development of these sites.

Development Plans for 4 Iconic Sites in India

In the first stage we conducted a study of global and national tourism scenarios, compiled an inventory of resources and infrastructure at each site and services, did a gap assessment,  reviewed current and proposed project proposals by government and private parties, analysed proposed interventions with respect to their practicality, ease of implementation, responsible parties, duration to realize and impact on the site, assessed potential for tourism demand as well as the opportunity to expand/ augment or upgrade facilities and services to attract and handle additional traffic.  During this stage we conducted many stakeholder meetings and also benchmarked each destination with similar national and international sites

During Stage 2 we identified existing as well as new Tourism Projects including projects for expansion /augmentation and conceptualized identified projects/components, covering various aspects namely location evaluation, product planning, determination of individual project parameters, assessment of investment levels. Then we discussed the Draft Development Plan with relevant stakeholders to verify the analysis and incorporate their views and suggestions.

Lastly, we finalised the Development Plans based on stakeholder views, provided indicative costs and phasing for the propopsals, formulated short term, medium term and long term plans, including feasibility analysis for successful project implementation (existing as well as new projects) and suggested appropriate insititutional arrangments for managing the sites.

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