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Kerala Piravi

Kerala Piravi marks the birth of the state Kerala in India. The very picturesque state of Kerala was formed on 1 November 1956, after India go it’s independence from the British. On this day, malayalees all around the world celebrate the birth of their mother land. The name Keralam is a portmanteau word combining the words ‘kera’ and ‘alam’ which literally translates to ‘coconuts’ and ‘land’. Hence Keralam is known as the land of coconut trees.

Kerala, the home to languid backwaters, long coastlines, sprawling tea gardens and colorful dance forms is famously known as god’s own country. Located on the Malabar coast of southern India, it is a tiny sliver of paradise that is also one of the best tourist destinations one can look for. It is adorned with eminent national parks, serene beaches, ancient temples, quiet villages and bustling cities, and tourist destination that are known to all. The land of simple and literate citizens, Kerala will amuse one with its spectacular dance forms, music and handicrafts. It is considered to be among one of the ten paradises in the world. For holidays in Kerala visit CozyNuk’s Kerala Tour Packages.

Kerala is a 560km long narrow stretch of land with a width of 120km extending from sea to mountains. The state is covered with dense tropical forests, beautiful beaches, backwaters, cliffs fertile plains, still plains and 44 rivers. On one side it has lofty mountains while on the other there is the great Arabian sea in its full glory. Kerala’s spices have lured foreigners from all over the world from time immemorial.

According to archaeologists, the first inhabitants of Kerala had a tint of Negrito. It is believed that they were hunters, and still inhabit the remote mountains of southern India. They possessed a depth of knowledge in herbal medicine, interpreting natural phenomenon etc. Negrito was followed by Austrics, who are the present day Australian aborigines. They introduced farming and cultivated rice and vegetables. Followed by Austrics, came the Dravidians, they absorbed all the skills from the Negrito and aborigines. They strongly believed in mother goddess.

Kerala Unveils New Tourism Policy

Canoe boat ride in backwaters of Kerala
Canoe boat ride in backwaters of Kerala

The Govt. of Kerala has come out with a new Tourism Policy to expedite the tourism growth in the state. The policy envisages creation of new customised products for attracting young travellers, professionals, students and artists to the state. It also emphasises on the active participation of the differently-abled and transgenders, while implementing the Responsible Tourism Mission across the State to promote the tourism sector. The Govt has also proposed to establish a Kerala Tourism Regulatory Authority (KTRA) to ensure quality service for tourists and curb unhealthy practices in the tourism sector.

“There is an immediate need to improve the infrastructure facilities across various destinations of the state. The new policy aims to address the key issues of the tourism industry in cooperation with the local bodies such as waste management and renovation of roads. The state has immense tourism potential to attract travellers from all corners of the world. Following the Responsible Tourism Mission, Kerala Tourism has guided all the regional bodies and authorities concerned to implement and follow the Green Protocol at all the destinations of Kerala,” Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism and Devaswom, Government of Kerala, said while unveiling the policy.

Venu V, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala said, “The tourism department is keen to appoint a brand ambassador for Kerala Tourism in order to promote the state’s tourism across the globe. The priority has always been to promote Responsible Tourism with active participation of the local bodies and citizens. The new policy would continue to focus on these two main objectives of Kerala Tourism. The sole objective is to double the foreign tourist arrivals and increase domestic tourist arrivals by 50 percent, by 2021.”

P Bala Kiran, Director, Kerala Tourism, and Managing Director, Kannur International Airport said, “With the aim to implement ‘Barrier Free Kerala Tourism’ this year, Kerala Tourism has planned to initiate new infrastructure development projects in order to create accessible and friendly spaces to the differently abled, elderly tourists and transgenders.”

The tourism board has also planned to revise the classification system for ayurveda centres, houseboats and other services with strict norms. In addition to that, a special rating would be introduced for hotels based on the quality of service provided.

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Kerala – Environment Capital of the World

UN secretary yesterday in the world conference declared Kerala as the Environment capital of the world. He appreciated the Environment awareness of the people of this small south Indian state, known as God’s own country.

They voluntarily leave their vehicles in their garages on few days of every month reducing environmental pollution, and Global warming.
He urged all countries to follow this practise, widely known as ‘Hartal’

Kerala in past 6 months had 79 Hartals which help reduce carbon from air tremendously !!

Athirappally Waterfalls
Athirappally Waterfalls

Backwaters of Kerala
Backwaters of Kerala

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