Periyar Tiger Reserve to Come under Transparency Plans!

Kerala Forest Department introduces a new system to bring transparency in issuing tickets for various tourism packages at Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR). Under the new plans, the boating facility comes on top. The new system makes it possible to check the tickets of every individual by verifying the identity cards at various points. This is […]

Kerala Tourism Partnership Meets 2014 in Tier 1 Cities!

Kerala Tourism Partnership meets for the year 2014 are scheduled in the tier 1 cities of India. According to the schedule, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkota, Hyderabad are cities to hold Partnership Meets from 7th January to 25th February. The partnership meets are to offer tourism industry members an effective B2B platform to […]

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 […]

‘She Taxi’ for women passengers sets off in Kerala

In a novel initiative supported by the State Government, taxi services for women run by women passengers are about to hit the roads of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala . ‘She Taxi’  a 24×7 taxi service operated by women will be a boon for women who are travelling alone at night or returning from work at odd […]

Varkala voted as one of the 100 Best Value Index tour destinations in the world

Varkala  has been ranked  30th in  the 100 top ‘Best Value Index’ travel destinations in the world according to a survey by travel search engine Trivago. Better known as papanasam beach,Varkala beach is the only one of its type in southern Kerala that has rocky cliffs jutting right into the sea, which makes it  dramatically […]

Prince Charles fascinated by the beauty of rain drenched Kerala

The trip of Prince Charles to Vazhazhal in Kerala to visit the elephant corridors had a dramatic twist in the form of unexpected heavy rains. The prince and his entourage enjoyed the heavy downpower from deep inside the forests and the beauty of the bountiful waterfalls in Vazhachal. Later he met the tribals who live […]

Kerala named as one of the best 10 travel destinations for family in 2014

Kerala has been rated as one of the 10 best travel  destinations for family for 2014.  Lonely Planet, the world’s  largest travel guide book publisher gave this prestigious award to Kerala at World Travel Mart in London, attended by representatives from the  tourism industry from all over the world . see complete list of destinations […]

Kerala Records High Growth in Foreign tourist Arrival

Kerala has recorded a two fold increase in the  number of tourists during the period 2006-2012 according to the figures of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). While the recorded tourist foot falls in Kerala during the year  was 4.2 lakh, it jumped to about 8 lakh during 2012 , recording a […]

Tourist spots in Kerala to come under CCTV

All the major tourist spots in Kerala are likely to come under CCTV surveillance soon. The Police Department will set up a  surveillance system in tourist spots across the state and a fund of 2 crore has been sanctioned by the Home Department for this purpose. CCTV cameras will be installed in 20 tourist spots […]