The Tourism department has decided to celebrate the World Tourism Day and tourism week from September 21 to 27.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, special chief secretary (tourism department) Chandana Khan said that several activities have been lined up for the celebration.
The Sculpture Park at Shilparamam will be inaugurated by the tourism minister Vatti Vasantha Kumar.
On Setember 22, the minister will also release books on biodiversity of Nallamalai and Araku at the Indira Priyadarshini Hall in Public Gardens at 11 am. On the same day, the Suranjali Foundation will organise a music programme.
A Run for heritage sites will be fagged off on September 22 from Chowmohallah palace and will culminate at Quli Qutub Shahi Tombs covering major monuments like Charmanir, High Court, Osmania Hospital, Taramati Baradari and Golconda. Governor ESL Narasimhan will present prizes at Quli Shahi Tombs at 8 am. A food festival will also be conducted at major five star hotels in the twin cities for a week. The Tourism department will organise a vintage car rally wherein heritage vehicles will be displayed on September 26 from 11 am.