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 […]

City bus smart cards getting popular in Cochin

Thanks to smart card. You can now bid adieu to the nightmare of the high pitched yelling and scary stares of the bus conductors against you for not extending the correct change in city buses in Kerala. Most of the conductors hesitate to give back the change to commuters , which often lead to heated […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

IRCTC offers a hill station tour Onam package from Kerala to Kashmir

Thanks to Onam, the festive season and a rather long holiday break is inching near by for the wanderlust Keralites!  If hills stations have always been your favourite holiday idea and you are looking for new options other than the backyard destinations like Munnar or Thekkady, avail the IRCTC Onam package of an exclusive train […]

Monsoon tourists flock to Kerala

As Kerala soaks up a bountiful monsoon this year, which recorded 50% surplus rainfall this monsoon season so far, has been getting a steady stream of tourists from within and outside the country. Though bad roads and the winding traffic have always been reasons of worry during the rains, tourists seem to have  put aside […]

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 […]

Kodikkal – the unexplored drive in beach in North Kerala

Not many of us might have heard about Kodikkal beach in North Kerala, though it has all the credentials to be a world class drive in beach. The shallow and safe waters , the sandy coast that is free from the footfalls of mass tourism and the rustic milieu around would make it a choice […]

Pedalling their way to a green future

Bicycles, which were once the only means of transport were shoved aside with the advent of motorised locomotives like cars and bikes. However in an interesting reversal of trends, a growing line up of young and keen cyclists is emerging in Kerala, predominantly among the techies. They prefer to not just pedal their way to […]