We have received proposals from some of the north eastern states and Madhya Pradesh", Vinay Luthra, managing director, JLR, said.
A heritage hotel is planned there through public-private partnership", Mr Luthra
said.The estimated cost of renovation of the palace would be Rs 1.6 crore.JLR
has also started house-boat services in the back water of river Kali, the first of its kind in the state.JLR
invested Rs 70 lakh for two house-boats and plans to increase the number to keep pace with the demand, Mr Luthra
has also started a resort at Bhadra in Chickmagalur district."We have started 10 cottages during our first phase of operations and we plan to have 10 more cottages after the monsoon season", Mr Luthra
said.The investment is expected to be around Rs 1.5 crore for the project.Another similar project is being set up in Dubare in Coorg district where 10 cottages with an investment of Rs 1.15 crore are being constructed.
Commenting on private players entering the industry, Mr Luthra
said: "There is still enough room for the private players to come in and we welcome private initiatives to promote eco-tourism in the state."