Tourists taking auto ride from Kochi

207 foreign tourists to take 4000 km auto ride from Kochi to Shillong

Fort Kochi: A total of 207 foreign tourists including 50 women will be going to Rajasthan ..

Kerala tourism dept launches monsoon tourism packages to attract more travellers
Homely food for tourists: Kerala gears up for ‘Experience Ethnic Cuisine’ food network
Tourist arrivals in Kerala up 6.82 per cent in Jan-Mar 2019

10 best places in Kerala to visit this summer

Munnar This beautiful hill station is noted for its cool climate and tea plantation. This little town boasts of many colonial bungalows, ..

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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 hopes to increase tourists to state by 2020

Chennai:The Kerala Tourism Department is hoping to increase arrival of both domestic and foreign tourists to the state by 2020 under ..


Fishermen turn brand ambassadors of Kerala tourism

Thiruvananthapuram: The department of Kerala tourism has launched a unique campaign by avoiding film stars as brand ambassadors. Hailing ..

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Despite floods, Kerala tourism nets over Rs 36,000 crore in 2018

Thiruvananthapuram: The domestic and foreign tourist arrivals in Kerala has witnessed a healthy increase, coupled with a record revenue ..


French woman travels 2000 km on scooter to learn Indian heritage

Tirur: Deep passion for the culture and heritage of India made French woman Maria trek a different path. She travelled 2000 km on a ..


Kerala features in CNN Travel's 19 places to visit in 2019

Thiruvananthapuram: In an affirmation of its alluring tourism credentials, its stunning backwaters and its sumptuous cuisines, Kerala ..

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 ..

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Flower show in Kollam gathers tourist bees

Kollam: Another floral treat begins at Asramam children’s park in Kollam. Ornamental plants like aster, xenia, gerbera, dahlia, ..


Short of century, 97 hartals in 2018; Loss worth crores in tourism sector

Kochi: While in 2017, there were 121 hartals, in 2018, it nearly missed a century, at 97. It has become a trend to observe hartals ..


Ponmudi will be upgraded to meet global standards: Kadakampally

Ponmudi: Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran said that the government is planning for development projects to change to a tourism ..

Meenipidi Para

Try herbal bathing at Meenpidi Para

The government has approved Rs 1.47 crore for the beautification works of Meenpidi Para in Kollam district. The approval was given ..


Why you should definitely visit Ponmudi!

Ponmudi is famous for its misty climate and hills. Situated 60 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, it is surrounded by the mountains ..


Taste the sweet, nutritious waters of Siruvani

Quenching the thirst of Coimbatore since decades, the waterfalls of Siruvani is famous for its sweetness. The water is said to be rich ..

Dhoni ecotourism

A worthwhile visit to Palakkad's Dhoni

Located about 9 km away from town, Dhoni village is famous for its enchanting forests, misty mountains and refreshing waterfalls. ..


Welcome to Biennale; Artists weave magic on Kochi streets

Kochi: The fourth edition of Kochi Muziris Biennale is just a few days away and the streets of West Kochi have adorned itself in colors ..

Kuruva Island

Pookode, Kuruva, Pazhassi Park… Tourists, Wayanad is open!

The tourism sector which is facing a decline after the floods is reviving. There was heavy rush of tourists on Sunday at and . There ..


Novel schemes to promote tourism in North Malabar

Thiruvananthapuram: Novel schemes to tap the unexplored tourism potential of north Malabar region of Kerala have been evolved by the ..

Sentinel Rock Waterfall

December the right time to visit scenic Sentinel Rock Waterfalls

Soochipara: The Sentinel Rock waterfalls or better known as is one of the major tourist destinations of Wayanad. The scenic waterfalls ..

Aralam Eco Tourism

Aralam Eco tourism project still remains a dream

Iritty: The Aralam Eco tourism project which was announced two years back haven’t been started yet. It was aimed at protecting ..


Boating center opens at Sambranikodi jetty in Kollam

Prakkulam: Boating service connecting islets was under consideration, said actor turned politician M Mukesh MLA. He was iaugurating ..

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Kuruva Island welcomes tourists after 6 months

Pulpally: The Kuruva Island, which was closed down for six months due to heavy rains, was reopened for tourists on Friday. It was closed ..


PEPPER adds more spice to tourism in Kerala

The tourism department is planning to extend the second phase of Participation for Planning and Empowerment through Responsible Tourism ..


A wonderous world of lamps

Have you heard of a home especially for lamps? Then, you must make a visit to Deepanjali Lamp Museum once. It is situated in Kozhikode ..

Kottapara Viewpoint

Forest dept restricts visit to ‘Mini Meesapulimala’

Vannapuram (Idukki): The visit to Kottappara Viewpoint which became popular on social media as ‘Mini Meesapulimala’ has ..

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Nature lovers, trekkers… Pampadum Shola is calling

Vacations, weekends. Sleeping at home or taking a ride round the city is not all you can do. A quick trip close to nature that includes ..

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Australian team exploring Kerala on bullets

Nilambur: At last, they came to Kerala, to enjoy the beauty that so far had only heard from their Malayalee friends. The team from ..


Matsyafed all set to attract tourists with ‘Pravahini’ and ‘Bhoomika’

Vaikom: The new aqua tourism package of Matsyafed has started in Vembanad lake which provide the tourists an opportunity to experience ..


Biggest mermaid statue of the state at Kayamkulam shore

Kayamkulam: The biggest mermaid statue of the state has been ready for tourists at the shore of Kayamkulam lake. The statue has been ..

Kerala Tourism

Customised service, updated packages needed to woo young visitors to Kerala

Kochi: Kerala's tourism warrants renewed approach that promotes customised service as well as night life besides technology and ..

Kerala Tourism

Kerala set to welcome tourists from Oct

Kerala, which was ravaged by floods in August, is ready to welcome tourists from October, a senior official from the southern state ..


Jatayu park all set to seek global attention

Thiruvanathapuram: Jatayu Earth Centre, a tourism cultural centre at Chadayamangalam in Kollam, will seek global attention with the ..


Kerala aims to be 100 pc accessible friendly destination by 2021

Thiruvananthapuram: In an effort at providing better facilities to differently abled visitors, Kerala is all set to transform itself ..

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Nipah virus: Kerala tourism hit as tourists cancel bookings

Thiruvananthapuram: The sudden outbreak of the Nipah virus in north Kerala has dashed the hopes of the state Tourism sector, which ..


Kerala to explore new tourist spots with Rs 500 cr project

New Delhi: Are Kovalam and backwaters the first things that come to mind when thinking of Kerala? All that's set to change as more ..


Kerala is Lonely Planet's 'Best Destination for Families'

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Friday bagged the 'Best Destination for Families' award through an online poll conducted by Lonely ..


Facebook ranks Kerala Tourism Page as the Best FB page in 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism's Facebook page has garnered 1.5 million likes to emerge on top among the states in the country ..


Tweet inviting Karnataka MLAs to Kerala benefitted - Minister

Thiruvananthapuram: Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said that the Tourism Department’s tweet inviting MLAs of Karnataka ..


30 bloggers from 28 countries assemble in Kannur; depict beauty of Kerala to world

Kadachira: Bloggers from different countries arrived in Kannur to introduce the God’s Own Country to the world. The team consists ..

Luxury Ship

State to have luxury cruise ship for tourism purpose

Kozhikode: Keralites can take a ride in Kerala’s own luxury cruise ship soon. The state government is all set to commission its ..

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Work on eco-toursim project near Idukki dam progressing

Cheruthoni (Idukki): Kerala Tourism Department is constructing eco-cottages in Idukki without damaging the landscape for facilitating ..


Kerala Budget: Rs 82 cr for tourism marketing

Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister Thomas Issac said that the state government will focus on tourism promotion in the next financial ..


Kottayam is all set to promote village tourism

Kottayam: Enjoying the breeze and sunset in paddy fields, tourists can spend their holidays in villages in Kottayam. Large number of ..

Athirappilly waterfalls

Virtual tour of Kerala backwaters, Khajuraho in the Netherlands

The Hague: A virtual reality tour of India's famous monuments will be the major attraction for visitors to the Netherlands' ..

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Russian tourists exploring Yoga in Kannur

Kannur: A team of 18 tourists from Russia reached Kannur to learn and teach yoga. They are staying in ‘Seashell’ homestay ..


Green Protocol implementation to be over by Dec 15

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Tourism department will complete the implementation of Green Protocol in 78 locations in the state by ..

Kerala tourism

Govt frames tourism policy, to form regulatory authority

Thiruvananthapuram: The Cabinet has given its nod for a new tourism policy which includes formation of a Tourism Regulatory Authority ..

Kerala Tourism

Kochi to host 10th edition of Kerala Travel Mart in Sept 2018

Thiruvananthapuram: Billed as the largest gathering of tourism stakeholders in India, the 2018 edition of Kerala Travel Mart will kick-start ..


Welcome to Ambanad Hills, nature lovers’ `Mini Munnar'

Anchal: Ambanad, the eastern hillside area of Kollam district, becomes a favourite spot of tourists and nature lovers. The visitors ..


CM inaugurates Responsible Tourism Mission

Kumarakom: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today launched its 'Responsible Tourism Mission' and said waste management ..


Munnar gears up for Kurinji season, 8 lakh tourists expected

Thiruvananthapuram: With hill town Munnar gearing up for another blooming season of 'Neelakurinji,' the Kerala government is ..


Rs 1.7 crore granted for tourism development in Aruvikkara

Thiruvananthapuram: The tourism department has granted Rs 1.7 crore for the overall development of Aruvikkara tourism project with ..


‘PEPPER’ tourism project to explore Kerala

Kottayam: The Kerala State Government has launched a new tourism project to connect the rural areas with tourist spots in Kerala. The ..

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Kerala Tourism bags PATA Gold Awards 2017

Thiruvanathapuram: Kerala Tourism Department has won 'The Pacific Asia Travel Association Grand and Gold Award 2017' for its ..


Kerala Tourism announces special packages for Onam

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism Department is getting ready to woo more tourists during the forthcoming Onam festival through special ..


District collector and Police chief take an adventurous ride

Cherupuzha: Kannur District collector Mir Muhammad Ali and District Police Chief G Siva Vikram became well-disciplined students before ..

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 ..


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 ..

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Payippad Chundan gets ready for Nehru Trophy Race

Veeyapuram: Snake boat Payippad Chundan floated out ahead of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The ceremony was held on Thursday morning ..


Ezhumanthuruthu getting decked up for visitors

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


Kerala tourism to benefit from new liquor policy: Kadakampally

Kochi: The new liquor policy announced by the LDF government will upgrade Kerala's status as a prominent tourism destination, state ..

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 ..

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 ..

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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 ..


Kerala registers 5.71% growth in tourist arrivals

Thiruvananthapuram: Even though there was a dip in tourist arrivals after the demonetisation move, Kerala Tourism witnessed a 5.71 ..

Kadakampally Surendran

Kerala suffers Rs 1K cr tourism revenue loss since Nov 8: Kadakampally

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's tourism sector has registered an estimated loss of about Rs 1,000 crore, following a dip in the arrival ..


A trip to Valparai through Athirappilly

Gorgeous Waterfalls, greenery of hills and mountains, tea estates covered in fog, the gorgeousness of hairpin curves and scenic jungle ..


Don’t forget Pappanchadykuzhy next time you go to Kakkayam

Kakkayam gets its nature lovers. But the tourists mostly cover just the three prominent sites, Kakkayam dam, Urakkuzhy waterfall and ..

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Phantom rock, the faraway rock

Ambalavayal: Despite its prominent place on the tourist maps, Phantom rock is far away from the tourists. The magnificent natural rock ..

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Kerala Tourism conducts roadshows in Australia

Thiruvananthapuram: To tap deeper into its sixth biggest tourist market, Kerala Tourism has conducted roadshows in Australia promoting ..


Why Kerala fail to attract top tourism dollars?

During a recent trip, traveling through parts of Kerala, and elsewhere in India, I see many new tourism-oriented initiatives. There ..


Muzhappilangad drive-in beach suffers gravely from neglect

Edakkad: Asia's largest drive-in beach in God's own country is suffering, to say the least, from indifference with policies ..


Pulikode waterfalls - a less known tourist paradise

Rajapuram (Kasargod): Pulikode waterfalls at Kottodi, near here, is drawing tourists in droves. Many people are visiting the spot to ..


Kerala Tourism to honour Olympic medallists Sindhu, Sakshi

Kochi: As a gesture of gratitude and appreciation for bringing glory to the nation, Kerala Tourism and Kerala Travel Mart Society will ..

Kerala Tourism

200 Dubai taxis to carry Kerala tourism ads

Thiruvananthapuram: In a novel advertising outreach effort, Kerala Tourism plans to launch a campaign in Dubai to attract more visitors ..


Enjoy the waterfalls at Marayur this rainy season

Marayoor:­ As the rain is lashing down in handful drops on the mountains above, Marayur is receiving her feather­touch rain, ..


Visit Shasthampara to enjoy scenic beauty

Vilappilsala (Thiruvananthapuram): A spectacular view comprising the sea, land, and Agasthyamala. Beyond them one can watch the sunrise ..


Enjoy 'Mazha Yatra' in Athirappilly, with a hot coffee

Thrissur: A walk in the rain accompanied by fog... the taste of 'kappa puzhukku' and hot coffee... The Athirappilly-Thumpoormuzhi-Vazhachal ..

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Kuruva Islands set to take a rainy break

Panamaram: The Kuruva Islands that clocked huge tourist traffic in the last season has shut down for the rejuvenative rainy season ..

Moon Mala

Demand to include Moon Mala in Vagamon eco tourism project

Vagamon: Nature lovers demand that Moon Mala in Vagamon should be included in the Vagamon-Thekkady-Idukki eco tourism circuit project ..

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Kerala voted country's best family destination

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been voted the country's best family destination by the prestigious Lonely Planet Magazine, 2016 ..


Anchuruli waits for tourists; several projects planned

For travel buffs, Anchuruli, situated near Kattappana, is a little known destination. The main attraction of the place is the splendid ..

CNBC Awaaz for Kerala Tourism

Kerala draws strategy for MICE tourists

Kolkata: Kerala, which is facing drought in MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) travellers to the state due to ..


BBC's travel show presenter enacts Kathakali performance

Kochi: Henry Golding, BBC's 'The Travel Show' presenter, has lived with elephants in Kenya and cleared the debris ..

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BBC, Russian channel to promote Kerala tourism

Thiruvananthapuram: BBC and NTV Broadcasting Company, said to be the largest non-governmental TV network of Russia, will host shows ..


Kerala Tourism bags PATA award for heritage conservation

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism's efforts towards heritage conservation have won it the top Pacific Asia Travel Association ..