Caravan tourism | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Vagamon: “The concept of caravan tourism will set a model for all,” said Minister of Tourism PA Mohammed Riyas while inaugurating the first caravan park at Vagamon.
The new project was launched 35 years after Kerala introduced house boats in the 1980s. The minister informed that caravan tourism will strengthen the domestic tourism sector of the state.
The caravan tourism project has been rolled out with the involvement of private players here. Green channels will be set up for the movement of caravans in the state with the cooperation of the Motor Vehicles Department. 120 caravan parks and 35 caravans have been already registered under the Department of Kerala Tourism.
At least 50 cents of land is required to establish a caravan park. Permissions to open parks were granted only in places blessed with splendid nature.
The tourism department has reserved Rs 15 crore to provide subsidies to those who apply for caravan parks.