The purpose of the initiative is to maximise the satisfaction of all our visitors and ensure ease of business in the State and tourism industry. The members of Neythal have taken efforts in fighting against the illegal sand mining from rivers, conservation of local varieties of Mangroves, reducing the threats to ocean wildlife like Olive Ridley Turtles, and educating the local villagers on conserving resources of our planet for a sustainable future. Kerala is renowned for some of its unique cultural and geographical characteristics. Also there are so many delicious fish items. Kerala re-opens tourist destinations by observing COVID-19 management protocols. However, the trends soon reciprocated, with the travel agencies noticing the undermined potential of the state as a tourist destination. Tyndis is not just a commercial tour company. In addition, Tourists were given the opportunity to experience the village life in Kumarakom by taking a walk through the paddy fields, going canal cruising, trying a hand at net fishing, watching artists at work weaving coconut leaves, screwpine weaving, coir making, the skill of climbing coconut trees, and toddy tapping. The traditional songs also start in a stylish slow pace, then gain momentum and end abruptly. Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the first Biennale in India was conducted in Kochi from 12 December 2012 till 13 March 2013. As part of the official initiative of Kerala Tourism, we provide a compiled list of links toseamlessly conduct all business and service transactions for travellers and tourism industry personnel. Your email address will not be published. Kerala is also known for the many events conducted by the Ministry of Tourism for tourist attractions. Kerala Tourism subsequently adopted the tagline God's Own Country in its advertisement campaigns. From the backwaters to the palm fringed beaches or the dense green vegetation everything about Kerala is beautiful. More information on ecotourism destinations and permissions for trekking including arranging guides can be obtained through the department as well. in North Kerala. Do you wish to add content or help us find mistakes in this web page? Heritage sites, such as the Padmanabhapuram Palace, Hill Palace, and Mattancherry Palace, are also visited. Fort Kochi – the Queen of the Arabian Sea or Best […]. Growing at a rate of 13.31%, the tourism industry is a major contributor to the state's economy. Kerala is well known for its beaches, backwaters in Alappuzha and Kollam, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries. Division No.36, Vattekadu Junction, Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road. Dear Sir, I Mr. Alex Tuscano from Mumbai i want to visit Kerala with my Wife,daughter 22 years and son 13th years. This NGO has put immense efforts in preserving the biodiversity of the beautiful islands of Nileshwar in Kasaragod district of Kerala., Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2016 - ITB-Berlin"s Golden City Gate Gold Award for Kerala tourism, 2014 - ITB-Berlin's Golden City Gate Gold Award for Print Campaign, 2012 - Kerala Tourism wins silver prize at the Golden Gate Award of the, 2005 - Nominated as one among the three finalists at the, Das Golden Stadttor Award for Best Commercial, 2006, International Award for Leisure Tourism, 2000–2001, Best Maintained Tourist-friendly Monument, 2005, Best Maintained Tourist-friendly Monument, 2004. The cuisine in houseboats is traditional Kerala dishes with local specialties. This attracts a wide array of diverse life to these forests in the brackish water areas. After the circumambulation the boys stands at a position facing the Sreekovil (Sanctum Sanctorum) and begins to dance. COVID-19 outbreak: Kerala Tourism issues 11-point guidelines for benefit of tourists. More common species include Indian porcupine (Hystrix indica), chital (Axis axis), sambar (Cervus unicolor), gray langur, flying squirrel, swamp lynx (Felis chaus kutas), boar (Sus scrofa), a variety of catarrhine Old World monkey species, gray wolf (Canis lupus), and common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). No festivals in Kerala. [9], Today, growing at a rate of 13.31%, Kerala is one of the most visited tourism destinations in India.[3][10]. Other beaches in Kannur include Baby beach, Meenkunnu Beach, Azhikode Beach, Madaiparra Beach, Chootath Beach, Mermaid Beach. Revised GO of Tourism Working Capital Support Scheme, Revised GO of Tourism Employment Support Scheme, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) put in place for the opening of Jatayu Earth's Centre, The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India issues operational recommendations for Tourism Service Providers, Restaurants, B&B / Homestay / Farmstay and Hotels, Government of Kerala allows domestic tourists to visit the State subject to the guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Other popular attractions in the state include the beaches at Kovalam, Varkala, Kollam and Kappad; backwater tourism and lake resorts around Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam; hill stations and resorts at Munnar, Wayanad, Nelliampathi, Vagamon and Ponmudi; and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries at Periyar, Parambikulam and Eravikulam National Park. The backwaters in Kerala are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast).