Kochi City to have a Visa Office by France

Kochiites who dream of a visit to France or to study there can be happy with the French Ambassador, Francois Richier’s announcement to begin a visa office in the city, this year. The visa office will be followed by a French Campus Office in Kochi. This is expected to help students who want to do […]

Kerala Beach Festivals 2013 Happens at Cherai and Munakkal!

The Monsoon in Kerala has ceased and, it is the time to celebrate your holidays and special occasions on Kerala Beaches and backwaters. At present there are two beach festivals happening in Kerala. One is at Cherai Beach in Ernakulam and another is at Munakkal beach, Thrissur. Cherai Beach Tourism Fest 2013 The Cherai Beach […]

Water Bus- Vyttila-Kakkanad boat service flagged off

Water bus, the new boat service in the Vyttila-Kakkanad sector was inaugurated a couple of days back by the Union Minister K V Thomas. Water Bus, operated by the Kerala State Water Transport Department, set off on its maiden trip from the newly built jetty near the Vytilla Mobility Hub. The boat has the capacity […]

Prince Charles and the Dutchess of Cornwall to arrive in Kerala

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be on a 9 day trip to India starting November 6, which will also include a stopover in Kerala. The royal guests will start their Kerala tour on  Nov 11 with their arrival in Kochi, according to the schedule provided by the British High Commission […]

BBC travel survey rates Kerala as the top favourite tourist spot among foreign travelers

A survey conducted by BBC World News has rated Kerala as the most popular  tourist spot among foreign travellers. The survey included 1000 people from around the world  who have visited India and  never visited India.  The survey focused on four factors including travel habits of international travelers, tourism attractions and facilities and the things […]

Toddy Shops become stars…

American author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain arrived in Alappuzha in March 2010 to learn about Kerala’s mouth-watering spicy cuisine about which he had heard from many. Later, his visit was featured on Discovery Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programme titled ‘No Reservations’. (see episode in question) This was hosted by him. His opinion about […]

Vamika – A backwater resort in the lap of nature

Ever wished to explore the dramatic unexplored charm of Kerala as in the past , when it was free from the footprints of mass tourism trails?  If yes, take  a look at these lagoon resorts  that appear to have been left out of the time machine! Welcome to Vamika Island, in Vettila thuruth near Eramalloor in […]

Google doodle features India’s maiden passenger train journey

Today, Google  marked the 160th anniversary of the first passenger train journey in India with a doodle on its homepage. Indian railways holds the repute of being the  largest rail network in Asia and the world’s second largest under one management. Indian railway connects the length and breadth of this massive country by operating many […]

Kochi to get JNNURM boat service soon

The potholed roads and the never ending traffic blocks have made the transit within the city a painful experience for the residents of Kochi. As the number of motor vehicles rise exponentially by the day, Kochi is reeling under a host of transportation issues. If all goes well, Kochites will have a better option to […]

Kerala to get seaplane services

The union Government of India has  accepted the proposal to start a seaplane service in Kerala in principle. In the beginning, seaplane services will connect various tourist destinations like Kumarakom, Munnar, Ashtamudi, Punnamada, Bekal and  Bolgatty from the airports of Trivandrum, Kochi and Kozhikode. At present Andaman and Nicobar island administration is successfully operating sea […]