Malabar region of Kerala is known for its heritage, culture, and uniqueness. But it not as such popular as it should mean to be. But wait, it will soon find a place on the global tourism map. Kerala government has drawn Rs 300 crore from river basin tourism project for Malabar with an aim to attract potential travellers.
Tourism Minister, Kadakampally Surendran says, “It is a very comprehensive river basin tourism project. The state government has sanctioned Rs 15 crore for this. It is worth to be included in the Centre’s Swadesh Darshan Project. We hope, they will consider this”.
When this project will be completed, the travelers can enjoy a river cruise for about 193-kilo meters enjoying the scenic beauty, cultural festivals, and their traditional food. Also, air-conditioned boats with bio-toilets will be launched with the implementation of this project. Homestays will also be introduced in the region minister added.
Along with this project, Thalassery Heritage Project and monsoon tourism package will be revised to increase the tourism sector in the rainy season. Surendran also added “The government wants to explore tourism potentials throughout the year. To tap the possibilities of the rainy season, we are planning to introduce monsoon package focusing on Wayanad and Alappuzha districts”.
Besides all these projects, two adventure parks will also be planted in Veli and Kottakkunnu in Malappuram to attract more tourists.