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Kerala Tourism bags Conde Naste Travellor Award

The Kerala Tourism has been rated as the runner up for the Favorite Indian Leisure Destination prize. This has become a proud moment for the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, which has been keen on the tourism development and promotion across the state for the past several years. The winners, in fact, were chosen by the readers of Conde Naste Travellor magazine. The factors that which got considered were travel, tourism and hospitality. The ease of accessibility, the different varieties of places and of course the wonderful climate makes Kerala one of the best places in the world for all seasons.  Signifying the importance of this award, the Kerala Tourism Secretary G Kamala Vardhana Rao said, “As a top tourism destination in the world, we would continue to maintain the highest standards of quality and excellence desired by the travellers,” So, Travelors, never miss the warmth and freshness of the God’s own country.

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The Calm and Beautiful waters of Chittar

The ethnic beauty of Chittar in the Malayalam movie ‘Rithu’, can deceive you as the banks of a charming river. However the place is actually a dam and reservoir which has become yet another photographer’s paradise. It is picturesque for its calm waters  and the view of hills on one side. Quite far from the hustle and bustle of Trivandrum city, Chittar dam is a perfect getaway spot for a day. Chittar dams were constructed as part of the Kodayar System Major Irrigation Project. The project got completed on 1906 with a cost of 1.51 Cr. Other structures associated with this project are Pechiparai Dam, Perunchani Dam, Puthen Dam and Thiraparappu Weir. The project holds the waters of Kodayar, which joins the Arabian sea near Thengapatnam, (at a distance of 56 km west of Cape Commerin) and uses it for Irrigation purpose. This has been a major boost to the agricultural needs of the Kanyakumari district which was part of the Travancore state then. The reservoirs and dams are controlled by the Tamil Nadu state …

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Kalvari Mount (Idukki), View which the nature redesigned

One would marvel the nature’s ability to redesign itself to the human intervention at Kalvari Mount. This is the place where you will see the mighty Idukki dam and its reservoir from one of the highest points. The panoramic view from the top is simply exhilarating and refreshing. Just 5 KM from Idukki town and in the Idukki Kattappana route, Kalvari mount serves both as a refreshing picnic spot and as a Christian pilgrim centre called Kurisumala. It also gives the view of Kamakshy and Mariyapuram, the most prominent tribal villages of the region. Such big is the view of reservoir that it looks like periyar river itself from the highest point of and unless you know that this is actually formed after the implementation of the Idukki Hydroelectric project on 1975, you will not identify it. This simply shows us there is no better designer than the nature itself. This reservoir, got created after the construction Idukki, Cheruthoni and Kulamavu dams which holds the water of the Periyar river and uses it for Hydroelectric …

Travel tips for the bon voyage in Kerala

Kerala is undoubtedly an ideal place for a holiday with your family. The natural beauty, the pleasant climate and the various places of interest will make for a wonderful stay of yours. Knowing a few tips on the things you may or may not do in Kerala can help you a lot while you are here. Especially if you are a foreigner the travel tips we are going to share will be really helpful. Things to remember Kerala has a tropical climate and so is warm throughout the year with the exception of the monsoons. Wear light cottons during your visit to Kerala. Since there are several beaches and lakes here, you might as well come all prepared with your swimming gear. Do not forget to bring your sunglasses, hats, umbrellas and sunscreen lotion. Accommodation Plan your trip well in advance. Make your bookings in time and choose a hotel that suits you as well as your budget. As soon as you arrive here, your needs will be taken care of by the hotel you …