Kerala bags nine National Tourism Awards at various categories in National Tourism Awards for 2016-17. The details of awards as follows.
Best Tourism Film (Live Inspired)- Kerala Tourism
‘Best State/Union Territory- Comprehensive Development of Tourism in Rest of India’ category, Second Prize- Kerala Tourism
Hall of Fame section: Excellence in Publishing in Foreign Language and
Responsible Tourism Project, Wayanad
Best Incredible India Bed and Breakfast Establishment approved by the Ministry of Tourism (Gold and Silver Category) -Rosegardens Homestay, Munnar
Best Domestic Tour Operator promoting and selling tourism products of Rest of India (Category – 1)- Intersight Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd
First prize in Inbound Tour Operator / Travel Agent (Category II) – Concord Exotic Voyages Pvt. Ltd.,Kochi
Best Wellness Centre – Somatheeram Research Institute and Ayurveda Hospital Pvt Ltd , Kovalam
Best Standalone Convention Centre- Adlux International Convention and Exhibition entre, Kochi
Kerala, the paradise calling you…
Kerala, the paradise of earth in South India, also known as God’s own country, is a magical Destination. Every knook and corner offers a magical visual wonder to its visitors. Kerala is blessed with the beauty of Mother nature. Keralam means the land of coconut trees in the regional language. The most fascinating hill stations like Munnar , Waynad, Ponmudi, Kuttikanam and Devikulam, charming back waters , house boats, placid lakes, fresh water fishing, Chinese fishing nets, beaches, fisher folks, sea food , boat races, water falls, lakes, spice plantations, teak, tea and coffee estate, tropical forests, paddy fields, amazing village life, Ayurveda: an ancient system of healing closely related to mother nature, spectacular temple festivals like Thrissur pooram, Uthralikkavu pooram, Chinakkathur pooram, Nenmara Vallangi vela, Arattupuzha pooram, Ochira festival and Thipunithura Athachamayam , Vibrant dance and art forms like Kathakali (A classic dance form), Theyyam, Padayani, Mohiniyattam, Ottam thullal, Chakyar koothu, Nangyar koothu, Mayoora nritham and Poothanum thirayum, unique architecture, attire and jewellery, mouthwatering cuisine especially Kerala Sadhya: a traditional feast on a plantain leaf with unique kerala dishes like Olan, Kalan, ishtu, Sambhar, Eriseri, Koottukari, Aviyal, Pappadam, Inchikari, Pachadi, Naranga kari, Moru, Rasam and Payasam, Kappa and Karimeen porichathu, Toddy, Meen mulakittathu… the list goes on.
Come, experience the fascinating charm of the magical land called Kerala.