`Suvarnodhyanam’ a new proposed bio- diversity park is set to get a facelift within the 10 acres of forest land on the western periphery of the Cochin International Airport Limited(CIAL) in Nedumbassery from 2011 January.This was stated by the Forest Minister of Kerala Binoy Viswom. According to him, the area there can be was developed into a major Eco- tourism spot.Minister added that the park would be provided with basic facilities and the Eco- system in and around it would be toned up.
The park is envisaged to encompass a large number of artistically designed plants including the different varieties of canes and bamboos, apart from a large number of other trees.The forest department has been implementing a number of development works in the area as part of managing tourism in an Eco- friendly manner.
There will be a butterfly park and other natural and artificial water bodies in addition which will also be developed as part of promoting the area into a major Eco- tourism destination.There will be a couple of huts erected in the area using natural raw-materials and the construction works also includes the setting up of an Inspection Bungalow and a nursery of the plants and its seeds.There will be a minimum charge for Entry into the Park from the Visitors which will contribute to the conservation of the forest.
Combined along with the lush green golf course set among the panoramic background of the Western Ghats, the area is expected to be a big draw not merely for the local tourists but also to the foreign tourist moving through the airport here.