Munnar Neelakurinji Blooms 2018

Date13 Jan, 2018 UserBluereader
Neelakurinji Bloom – the magnificent blue shrubs are back after 12 years in the Western Ghats     Neelakurinji, a shrub found in the shola forests of Western Ghats, attracts tourists around the world, and this year it is back. There are 40 different types of Neelakurinji(strobilanthes kunthianus), and most of them are blue in colour. The plant is usually 30 to 60 cm high on the hills. They used to cover the hills like a carpet during its flowering season. They were last seen in 2006, and you can catch them this year between July and October.     Munnar which is known for Neelakurinji sightings. You can get superb views from Kovilur, Kadavari, Rajamala and Eravikulam National Park. Because this is an extraordinary sighting, tourists can avail special tours and treks that occur during that time of the year.   The Neelkurinji blooms in 2018 are an opportunity for all nature lovers and botanists to marvel at the wonders of nature.

Experience Kerala during Monsoon Tourism

Date6 Jul, 2016 UserBluereader
Monsoon is the time when Kerala nature is at her best. It makes state more beautiful and pleasing to eyes. You can experience a delightful holiday while being a part of the Kerala monsoon. Most of the destinations looks even more beautiful during rain and can offer you spectacular sightseeing spots and romantic honeymoon spots during your trip.     Kerala has some of the most beautiful villages. You can take trip down the tea and spice gardens which are located in the interiors of the state.   Also monsoon is the best time to receive Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala. The cool, moist, and dust-free atmosphere during rainy season helps your body’s pores to breathe and thus makes it reactive to get herbal oils and therapy.

Kerala ‘Great Backwaters’ campaign wins tourism ‘Oscar’

Date10 Mar, 2014 UserBluereader
Kerala Tourism has received the top honors at the International Trade Show organized in Germany (ITB-Berlin). Its Backwater Campaign bagged the coveted Golden City Gate Gold Award that is considered as the Oscars in the field of tourism. Suman Billa, an official from Kerala Tourism, received the trophy at a ceremony held last Thursday in Berlin. This tradeshow started way back in 1966 and 180 countries participated in the event this year. The Great Backwaters is a print campaign that beat the efforts of other tourism boards around the world.     This big award comes after two more national and international awards. Kerala Tourism received the Ulysses award initiated by WTO in January this year while Kerala tourism received top prizes in four categories at National Tourism Awards that were declared in February last month. Reacting to this spate of awards bagged by Kerala Tourism, the tourism minister Mr. A. P. Anil Kumar said that his ministry is elated and honored to receive recognition from the best travel and trade show of the world. Not only will this award

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Kerala becomes first Indian state to win top UN Award in Tourism

Date24 Jan, 2014 UserBluereader
Kerala is also known as Keralam which is the state on the south of India. This state is on the Malabar Coast and hence a lot of people travel through boats. This state has rich culture and is developing a lot in infrastructure. Due to its geographical position the state has 120 to 140 rainy days per year. The phenomenal growth of the state is encouraging for the tourist and weather conditions are also reliable. Due to the well developing tourism policies and innovation in the field, Kerala has won the award of top state for tourism. It is the first state of India to ever win recognition in the field of tourism. Kerala won the award at the annual United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ceremony on 22 January in Madrid which is the capital city of Spain. Kerala won its award for innovative “Responsible Tourism” in Kumarakom. The project has linked all the bodies including hospitality industry, local community and government departments. This linking among the bodies has empowered the people which have resulted in sustainable friendly tourism.

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Kerala welcomes Prince Charles and Camilla and The Prince of Wales celebrated 65th birthday in Kerala

Date14 Nov, 2013 UserBluereader
Kerala welcomes Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall     Kerala, India- Monday, Prince Charles together with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall have started their four-day visit to Kerala by taking a first stroll down the rich cultural history of the State, the Kerala Folklore Museum and Theatre at the nearby Thevara.   The museum owners, Jacob and wife Anne George with their two children garlanded the royal couple with the “tika” on their forehead and tour them around the private museum. The museum is then a treasure trove that showcases the very rich heritage of the state. As the royal couple entered the museum, they removed their shoes as they declined taking the lift, but chose to climb the 50-odd wooden steps of the museum’s three-storey structure. The couples were greeted by Gods, princes and demons as the dancers with their brilliant colored costumes as well as painted faces performed on the short excerpt of the 300-year old legend of Hindu. It has seemed that the royal visitors have become more than impressed with their welcome,

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Kerala Gets into Top 10 Destinations of the World 2014

Date10 Nov, 2013 UserBluereader
Lonely Planet, which is a very popular website among the travelers and considered the largest and most authentic travel guide on the internet, has ranked Kerala among top 10 destinations of the world to go with your family. This place of pride was accorded to God’s own country at the recently concluded World Travel Mart held in London. This major travel event was attended by representatives from around the world who chose the world’s top 10 places for a family vacation in the year 2014.   Interestingly, Kerala has been chosen as a family friendly vacation spot alongside other major destinations of the world such as Denmark, Hawaii, Italy, Denmark, Prague, and New York City. India has traditionally been considered as too intense to be taking your family to. But Kerala has emerged a friendly place for the families as it is slow paced and laid back and much greener than other places in India. Kerala also has scores of National Parks that provide chances to spot elephants. The backwaters of this green coastal state of India allow for boat

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New Medical Township in Kerala to Boost Medical Tourism in Kerala

Date7 Nov, 2013 UserBluereader
Kerala to get a medical township to boost medical health tourism in Kerala   Kerala is one coastal state in southern part of India that is renowned internationally for being a top medical tourism destination of the world. Medical tourism is a term that is used for tourism that combines leisure and recreation with health and wellness. Kerala is a place that provides excellent opportunities for treatment and cure of dozens of illnesses at prices that are very low in comparison to western countries. It is not just allopath in the form of super specialty hospitals but also Ayurveda, India’s ancient medical science that attracts thousands of patients to come over to Kerala. To give a big boost to health tourism, authorities are planning a medical township that will comprise 9 super specialty hospitals and will be made over a waste dump yard that covers nearly 38 acres in a place called Cheranallur in Kochi.     India receives around 150000 tourists every year who come here to have their diseases cured in a very cost effective manner. This number

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