‘Village Life Experience’ turns successful; Bekal witness tourists flow
Bekal (Kasaragod): The North Malabar region is all set to have a leap in the tourism sector with the modern projects of Responsible Tourism Mission. The progress in tourism is evident from the success of ‘Village Life Experience’ implemented by Responsible Tourism Mission in Bekal. The statistics show that about 25 tourist groups have visited the place in the months of January and February alone.
North Indian tourists also flow into the district, as never seen before. The tourists really enjoy the ‘Kasaragodan Experience’ which involves visit to the cashew processing units, coconut tree climbing, toddy tapping, net fishing in sea and a visit to the Bekal Fort. Also they have opportunities to try their hands at the traditional handicrafts like clay pot making, palm leaf weaving and screw pine mat making. The tourists are taken to the ancestral houses in the area, where Theyyam is performed on some days.
Responsible Tourism Mission has implemented the project centering Pallikkara, Valiyaparamba and Padanna panchayats. Home stay, farm stay and tent accommodation will be arranged for the visitors by the end of March. Also widespread promotion of the indigenous skilled labours like weaving are under progress. Responsible Tourism Mission intend to give a fresh experience of the village life to the tourists through the project.