Waterfalls, snowy mountains and much more… the abandoned tourism of Vithura

Vithura: Despite the favourable conditions at high range, tourism sector is neglected ..

Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland
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KSRTC demands ban on illegal bus ticket booking sites
No action taken against luxury buses plying within Kerala; KSRTC suffers Rs 20 cr loss
Rann Of Kutch

A full moon in the Rann of Kutch; when salt changes to snow!

My first memories of the white salty marshes of the Rann of Kutch are from a high school classroom. As a young teenager, I sat in a ..


A film inspired journey to the most beautiful place on earth

We were all on the top of the ship, waiting for the daybreak. What we saw was beyond words. We have never witnessed such a sight before ..

dubai airport

Runway closure in Dubai Airport; Drop in number of flights

Dubai: One of the runways at the Dubai International Airport has been closed down for 45 days since April 16 for renovation. The runway ..


Enjoy the 360⁰ view of world’s highest tea estate, Kolukkumalai

Kolukkumalai houses the world’s highest tea plantation. Situated in Bodinayakkanur in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, it is at ..


5 best waterfalls of Kerala you shouldn’t miss

Kerala has numerous majestic waterfalls. These scintillating cascades are famous tourism destinations round the year. Athirappilly ..


This trio toured Manali on cycles

Manali, the name itself conveys coolness. A trip to Manali is worth looking forward to, that too if on a cycle, is double enjoyment, ..


Slovakia's ice church draws visitors closer to heavens

Hrebienok (Slovakia): A young nun breathes deeply as she peers up at a statue of an angel bathed in softly coloured light streaming ..


Icelandic canyon made famous by Justin Bieber shut to tourists

Reykjavik: Iceland has blocked the millions of tourists who descend upon the volcanic island each year from visiting a canyon that ..

Malabar Gray

A wildlife photographer’s journey in search of hornbills

The rumbling noise of steam engine was heard from far away. The wing beat of Great Indian Hornbills are similar to those of the sound ..

ITB Marriage

Music, dance, baraat and bidaai… A unique Indian wedding at Berlin

The wedding venue was decked up with exquisite floral decorations. Lots of flowers and lights added to the décor looking royal ..


Rock park to come up in Erattinpuram in Neyyar

Neyyattikara: After years of wait, the Erattinpuram tourism project at Neyyar is all set to take off. Rs 2.5 crore has be approved ..

Chadar River

Chadar: Trekking on a frozen Himalayan river

Ever walked in a river? A river-walk is indeed a wonderful experience as the cold water caresses your feet and fish kiss your soles ..

Kerala tourism

First phase of barrier free Kerala Tourism project takes off

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism Monday launched the first phase of its ambitious Barrier-free Kerala tourism project, making 70 ..


Kerala giving importance to implementing ecofriendly tourism projects

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government Monday said it was giving importance to implementing eco-friendly projects in tourism centres ..

Saudi Arabia

Saudi cabinet approves tourism visa for foreign travellers - media

Dubai: Saudi Arabia's cabinet has approved electronic visas for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts, local ..


Putting an end to controversies, Kappil tourism takes off

Varkkala: Just 7 km away from Varkkala, Kappil beach is a confluence of sea, river and backwater. It received a makeover recently. ..


Meet the globetrotting man on a bicycle

Mathews Saraic had only one thing to prove to the world. That money is never a constraint when it comes to travelling. He set off the ..


Explore the unexplored waters of Karalad in Wayanad

There is an underrated, unexplored tourist spot in Wayanad – Karalad Tourism Centre – the lake and its premises. Karalad ..

The view of western ghats from Kalamkunnu

Raft boating, trekking, jungle camping and much more.. Shendurney eco-tourism to woo tourists

For an added extra experience, the visitors arriving at Thenmala can now enjoy the serene beauty of nature at Shendurney. With its ..

Hot air ballooning

Araku set to become ballooning, 'glamping' destination

Experience the exhilaration of flying in a hot air balloon while enjoying the panoramic view of a picturesque valley, stay in luxurious ..


Chilly mornings, frost welcome tourists in Munnar

Munnar: With the onset of winter, the mornings in Munnar are ice-cold. Thousands of tourists arrive here to experience the wintry mix ..

Alphons Kannanthanam

Rs 85 cr package to develop 133 religious institutions in Kerala: Kannanthanam

Thiruvananthapuram: Union Minister Alphons Kannathanam on Monday said that spiritual tourism takes up 60 per cent of all tourism activities ..

Kannur Airport

More flight services to start from Kannur in New Year

Mattannur: More flight services will begin from Kannur International Airport in January. The Mumbai service of GoAir will start service ..


Emergency quota berths in trains only for namesake

Kannur: The emergency quota berths in trains, which are helpful for passengers who travel for medical purposes, are available only ..


Railways to extend free WiFi facility outside stations

Kottayam: The railways is initiating to extend free WiFi facility to non-train passengers. Presently, internet facility is available ..


Now, captains will be in charge of trains in India

Thrissur: From now on, captains will be in charge of trains in India. The facility, deployed on six trains in the southern railway ..


Saudi Airline services from Karipur Airport likely to be delayed

Karipur: The commencement of Saudi Airlines services from Kozhikode International Airport is likely to get delayed. Earlier, Saudi ..


Air passengers exploited during flood, heavy rush period

Nedumbassery: The flight companies have increased the ticket charges in an unjustifiable rate amid the flood havoc and the heavy rush ..


Ernad Express, Kannur Intercity Express to conduct service partially today

Thrissur: Ernad Express and Ernakulam-Kannur Intercity Express will conduct services only partially on Thursday due to maintenance ..


Trains cancelled on Tuesday

Cancelled Express trains Ernakulam – Kannur Intercity Express (16305) Kannur – Ernakulam Intercity Express (16306) Kannur ..


Kerala flood: Jet Airways to operate additional flights

Thiruvananthapuram: Jet Airways is operating additional flights on both domestic and international sectors with effect from August ..

kannur airport

Kannur Airport to have special office in Delhi

Kannur: A special office for Kannur International Airport has been set up in Delhi. A. K. Vijayakumar, retired executive director of ..


Flower farms in Gundlupet attract tourists

Nilambur: Perfecting the picturesque, flowers bloomed on the sides of the roads near Gundlupet in Karnataka is attracting tourists ..


Kochi Metro turns 1; KMRL celebrates anniversary

Kochi: It has been one year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kochi Metro. KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Limited) is celebrating ..


Tree falls over railway track in Mayyanad; traffic disrupted

Kollam: Rail traffic was disrupted as a tree fell on the railway electric line in the heavy rain and gusty wind at Mayyanad on Monday ..


KSRTC to reduce loss by removing conductor in rented Scania

Thiruvananthapuram: The conductors in KSRTC’s rented Scania buses will be removed in order to make the services profitable. The ..


Two trains from Kerala to get 3AC coach replacing an ordinary coach

Chennai: Southern Railway has informed that an additional 3 A/C coach will be introduced in 5 trains, including two trains from Kerala, ..


KMRL launches Metro Cycle project for roaming around city in bicycle

Kochi: Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is arranging a facility to roam around the city in bicycles. KMRL Managing Director Muhammed ..


Railways offers more benefits for ordinary tickets bought through mobile app

Kochi: The railways is planning to popularize the mobile application that makes available ordinary tickets. The recently implemented ..


7 banks withdraw from granting loan to KSRTC

Thiruvananthapuram: Seven banks have withdrawn from granting loans to KSRTC. Bank of India, Federal Bank, South Indian Bank, Gramin ..


Caravan with three luxury cabins brought to Kerala for the first time

Kottarakkara (Kollam): A caravan with three luxury cabins was registered at Kottarakkara. The vehicle was registered by a Pallikkal ..


Light Metro in TVM, Kozhikode may be shelved

Thiruvananthapuram: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has withdrawn from the proposed Light Metro project in Thiruvananthapuram and ..

private buses

Private bus owners to meet transport minister today

Thiruvananthapuram / Kozhikode: Private bus owners, who are on strike demanding fare hike, will meet Transport Minister A. K. Saseendran ..


Age no bar; Retd policeman sets out for a 1100-km ride on his bicycle

Kottakkal: At the age of 63, Gopalakrishnan is as smart and active as a young chap. With the same cheerfulness, he started riding ..

Kerala tourism

TN, Kerala received highest foreign tourist footfall in 2016

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu received the highest footfall of foreign tourists in 2016, followed by Kerala, across all states in India, Parliament ..


Chalippuzha turns adventurous with Kayakers

Thamarassery: Flowing from the mountains of Thusharagiri, Chalippuzha is one of the best white waters in south India. The calmly flowing ..


Adavi eco-tourism project attracts huge crowd, mints money

Konni: As the Karkkidaka rain pours down, Adavi, an eco-tourism destination here, is attracting tourists with its serene natural beauty ..


Coming, new camera system to check overspeeding

Kochi: The Kerala Motor Vehicles Department is introducing a new method to put a lock to speeding vehicles on the highway. The department ..

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andamans, a mix of history, culture and tranquility

Most of the travellers, who arrive in Port Blair, visit the Cellular Jail first. The jail stood as a silent witness to the torture ..

Las Vegas

Las Vegas and Grand Canyon - two wonders eons apart

There is something about Las Vegas besides gambling, fine dining, entertainment shows, and nightlife that attract me to this ‘city ..


A summer in Beechanahalli

Traversing the teak forests, we finally reached Bavali. There was no crowd there. The bridge built by the Mysore Lion Tipu Sultan to ..


Ezhumanthuruthu getting decked up for visitors

Kaduthuruthy: The Tourism Department has started making arrangements to attract more visitors to Ezhumanthuruthu. The government has ..

jatayu para

Jatayu Park to become an imprint of Kerala in global tourism map

1-km-long cable car ride to reach the world's largest bird sculpture Epic Ramayana is depicted interestingly inside the bird ..


Munnar wins Lonely Planet's'Best destination for Romance' award

Thiruvananthapuram: Munnar, the popular hill station with sprawling tea plantations and winding lanes, has won the award for 'Best ..


Dubai, UK and Singapore top list of vegetarian-friendly destinations for Indians

Dubai, the United Kingdom and Singapore have topped the list of most preferred Vegetarian-Friendly destinations for Indian Vegetarian ..

HolidayIQ Better Holiday Award

Kerala Tourism Receives HolidayIQ Better Holiday Award

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism was voted as 'India's favorite Waterfront Destination' for Alleppey by the HolidayIQ ..

 44th Annual Vegetable Show

Efforts to introduce chopper service between Coimbatore & Ooty

Udhagamandalam: Efforts are being made to introduce helicopter services from Coimbatore to here to attract more tourists, Tamil Nadu ..


Neglected Malayattoor tourist place crying for attention

Kalady: Though Malayattoor is a tourist destination, it looks the tourism potential are not exploited fully. The main reason behind ..

Ponmudi Tourism

Ponmudi: Of mesmerising sights and memorable experiences

It was the end of the week. I was yearning to take a break from the hectic life at work. No sooner had the thought struck me, than ..

New York

Indians likely to travel to NY, Dubai, Bangkok in 2017

Mumbai: Most Indians are likely to travel to New York, Dubai and Bangkok in the first half of the current calender year, according ..

Nagara Fort Shimoga

Are you on your way to Mookambika? Then don’t miss Nagara Fort!

It was in a dusky evening that we started our journey from Shimoga to Kollur. The villages in North Karnataka seemed typical countryside ..


From the land of ‘world's first newspaper’

Six parliamentarians were selected to represent India at Fiji, under the leadership of Saifuddin Soz, a senior member of Parliament ..

Kerala tourism

Kerala govt to use live streaming tech for tourism promotion

Kochi: The Kerala government is planning to use its own live streaming technology to tap tourists’ experiential accounts of the ..


The long lost twin of God's own country: Bohol in Philippines

Sharing coordinates may not be much of a deal but what if you land in a tiny island that just rose up from the sea and has everything ..

Marigot Bay

St. Lucia’s Drive-through Volcano

These days, drive through fast food restaurants, pharmacies, and banks are common and a convenient feature of modern life. However, ..

Kerala Kundu Waterfalls Malappuram

Beat the heat at this natural pool in Keralamkundu

“Hold on tight. A bumpy ride is waiting us ahead.” We paid little attention to driver Mani chettan’s warning as ..


Steeped in luxury, Dubai will awe you in more ways than you can think of

Dubai: Board an Emirates flight and all the complaints that one is accustomed to in most budget airlines are instantly sidelined. Comfort ..


The wonders of Yellowstone National Park

As the US National Park Service turned 100 years, celebrations are ongoing. It manages a wealth of over four hundred diverse properties ..


Feel the wind on your face at Ramakkalmedu

When I set off on my journey to the mighty Western Ghats, 3500 metres above the plains, my mind was filled with the roar of the incessant ..

Majuli Assam

To the island of Majuli through Brahmaputra

As I was trying to find a bit of comfort under the blanket to escape the chilly weather of Tawang, Kishore told me about Majuli. “It's ..


Foreigners take a refreshing auto ride from Mumbai to Kanyakumari

Haripad: Either a flight or a luxury vehicle, a middle-class Indian cannot think of any other option to set out on a pleasure trip ..


Modi set to be mascot of 'Incredible India' campaign

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be the mascot of 'Incredible India' campaign with the Tourism Ministry finally ..

The Clouds of Manimala

The Clouds of Manimala

The journey to Ranipuram began from Kanhangad. There was no first-hand experience about the place. But enough was heard about its inviting ..

Day to day journies of happiness

Journeys of happiness

As many as 107 years has gone since the train to the sky-high Neelgiri started running, blowing its whistle. The person, who ..

New Responsible Tourism Campaign

New Responsible Tourism Campaign

Thiruvananthauram: 'God's Own Country, People's Own Tourism' - Kerala's statewide campaign focused on Responsible Tourism (RT) and ..


ETA enabled Visa-on-Arrival Faciltiy

Thiruvananthauram: Kerala has become the gateway to India for holiday makers from 43 countries who can now get Tourist Visa on Arrival ..

Five Pilgrim Centres to Undergo Facelift

Five Pilgrim Centres to Undergo Facelift

Thiruvananthauram: Kerala Tourism is set to prepare a master plan for the comprehensive and sustainable development of five prominent ..

Napier Museum and Art Gallery

Napier Museum and Art Gallery

A visit to the Napier Museum complex reveals a glimpse of the state's cultural heritage. The Museum is named after the former Madras ..

Car rally amidst the mist

Car rally amidst the mist

Uttarakhand is riding on motorsport to take tourism in the state into top gear. For the second consecutive year, Uttarakhand Tourism ..

Drive in a Green Triangle

Drive in a Green Triangle

Vehicles gushing emitting black smoke - the city sights in grey, a mixture of black and white, like match boxes reaching out ..



Elephants are an integral part of Indian mythology and culture. They are often referred to as the sons of the 'Sahya'(the Western ..

Rare flora and fauna at Anamudi

Rare flora and fauna at Anamudi

The highest peak (2695 m) south of the Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary in majestic pride. The slopes of the hills abound in ..

A ride on 'Harley' with Sheeja

A ride on 'Harley' with Sheeja

A 'Harley ride' conducted by photographer Jyothi Kaarat with Sheeja, the first woman who owned a Harley Davidson bike in the country ..

Ranthambore national park

Ranthambore national park

The cubs were frolicking unmindful of the curious onlookers on the jeep nearby. Aditya 'Dicky' Singh lost no moment to capture the ..

Pretty village in the movie

Pretty village in the movie

On the way to Sundarapandiapuram we saw a man like Ugalaprasadan who is planting flowers to beautify the inside of jungles in ..

Thalasseri Fort

Thalasseri Fort

Situated 22kms away from the land of the exotic art form of theyyam-the northern district of Kannur is the small town of Thalassery ..

Sathyam Sivam Sundaram

Sathyam Sivam Sundaram

One among the group moving in front called 'Hara Hara Mahadeva'. ' 'Bham Bham Bholanath' the pilgrims descending the hill wished ..

Santa Cruz Basilica

Santa Cruz Basilica

This historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. In 1795 it fell into the hands ..

Rhythm, the rhythm of the oar

Rhythm, the rhythm of the oar

Even though born and brought up in London, Deepesh Patel is a Gujarati. He never forgot his mother tongue. In the month of Kumbha of ..

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park

A sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat of the South, the Nilgiri Tahr(Hemitragus hylocrious), the park stands out for the stark ..

KT's Maiden Roadshow in Malaysia

KT's Maiden Roadshow in Malaysia

Kerala Tourism made a successful entry into the South East Asia market with it's first-ever roadshow in Malaysia, which drew an enthusiastic ..


Kerala Tourism Observes World Tourism Day 2014

Kerala Tourism observed World Tourism Day across the State with several programmes including the sharing of Responsible Tourism (RT) ..


Kerala Travel Mart Concludes

The eighth edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), the biennial event that showcases Kerala, India's tourism Super Brand, has successfully ..


Roadshows in Budapest and Moscow

A roadshow in a relatively new territory - Moscow and a debut in Budapest, kept Kerala Tourism blipping on the international travel ..