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  Special KTDC Hotel Packages: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destinations : Cochin, Kumarakaom, Kovalam.
Day 01 - Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway Stn / Cochin
Pickup from Cochin Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon visit Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets, Vascoda Gama Square et. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02 - Cochin / Kumarakom
After breakfast checkout from Hotel and proceed to Kumarakom. Check into Resort. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03 - Kumarakom
After breakfast visit Kumarakom bird Sanctuary. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04 - Kumarakom / Kovalam
After breakfast checkout from Hotel and trip heads to Kovalam. Evening leisure at Kovalam beach. Overnight stay. Hotel.
Day 05 - Kovalam
After breakfast leave for full day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum. Visit Padmanabha Swamy Temples, Palaces, Museums, Zoo etc. Evening return to Kovalam hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06 - Kovalam / Trivandrum Airport or Railway Stn
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drop to Trivandrum Airport for onward journey.
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KTDC Hotels
Place
Hotel Name
Room Category
Cochin
Bolghatty Palace 3* / Similar
Lake Front Room / Similar
Munnar
Tea County 4* / Similar
Regular Room / Similar
Thekkady
Aranya Nivas 3* / Similar
Regular Room / Similar
Kumarakom
Waterscapes 4* / Similar
Canal View Room / Similar
Kovalam
Hotel Samudra 3* / Similar
Deluxe Room / Similar
Trivandrum
Mascot Hotel 3* / Similar

Standard Room / Similar

 
KERALA YEARLY CALENDER EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
MONTH FAIR / FESTIVAL VENUE SPECIAL EVENTS
January / February Makara Vilakku Sabarimala  
Great Elephant March (17th - 20 th Jan.) Thrissur & Thiruvananthapuram Colorful procession of elephants
Village Fair (3rd Jan.) Near Kovalam It is a recreation of the rural Kerala
February / March Utram Festival Thripunittura  
Sivarathri Aluva Thripunittura Special Poojas and Cultural events
Flavour & Nishadandhi Dance Festival Thrivunanthapuram Delicious Indian cuisine available
March / April Kodiyettu Guruvayoor  
Ashtami Festival & Elephant Races Guruvayoor Elephant Processions and races
April / May Pooram Thrissur,Arattupuzha Elephant Umbrella Competition
Vishu Vilakku Sabarimala & Kannur Prayers & Lighting Lamps
May / June Sahkaracharya Jayanthi Kaladi Birth Anniversary of Adi Sankaracharya
June / July Boat Races & Processions Ambalappuzha Spectacular Boat Racing
July / August Nehru Trophy Boat Race Alappuzha World Famous Snake Boat Racing
August / September Onam & Tourism Week Celebration Throughout Kerala Most Important Festival of Kerala
Boat Races Alappuzha, Aranmula, Kumarakom etc.. Boat racing Events
September / October Krishna Jayanthi Guruvayoor Lord Krishna's birth anniversary
Mahanavami Thiruvananthapuram  
October / November Mandalam Festival Sabarimala  
Ashtami Vaikom Elephant procession, Dance & Music
November / December Mandala Pooja Sabarimala  
Ekadasi Festival Guruvayur Fasting & devetional Exercises
Sivagiri Festival Varkala  
Christmas All over the State Major Christian Festival

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LATEST KERALA TRAVEL NEWS
Kerala Tourism launches first seaplane service in India
Initially, the six-seater Cessna 206 H amphibian aircraft will be utilised for this service, which will be launched officially for tourists in August. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday launched the country's first seaplane service from the backwaters. Initially, the six-seater Cessna 206 H amphibian aircraft will be utilised for this service, which will be launched officially for tourists in August.
"By the end of this year, four more companies will be launching their seaplanes and will operate them from the Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Khozikode and Mangalore airports to the backwaters in Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Kasargode districts," state Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar said.
The launch of the service, however, faced a protest from a Left-backed fishermen's organisation in Alappuzha, forcing the seaplane to change its landing location. The tourism minister later told IANS that owing to poor weather conditions, and also due to the protest in Alappuzha, the chief minister did not want the seaplane to land there.
"The fishing community in Kollam has given its approval to the tourism project. Now, we will speak to the community at Alappuzha to convince them that it will not threaten their profession. I travelled on the seaplane after the pilot took us around the Kollam city," Kumar said.
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Ayurveda helps Kerala emerge as Tourism Hub.
The centuries-old tradition of ancient Indian Ayurveda is fast turning Kerala into a Global Medical Tourism destination, attracting tourists as well as International celebrities to the state. "Ayurveda, practised in Kerala in its traditional and authentic form, has been a major attraction for tourists. .
Kerala Tourism has introduced the "Green Leaf" and "Olive Leaf" grading for Ayurvedic institutions in order to ensure quality service. "Green Leaf is given to those Ayurvedic centres which provide 'Five Star' facilities while Olive Leaf is for the 'Three Star' category. These classifications ensure the credibility of service providers and the quality.
According to Mr.Nischita NJ, Doctor at Santhigiri Ashram on the outskirts of the state capital, Ayurveda medicines are given to patients with prayers. Even before making medicines, as the tradition goes, permission from the plants are sought.
Thrissur-based Care Keralam, a confederation of Ayurvedic industries, says if properly branded, the wellness industry in Kerala can become a Rs. 2,000-crore industry.
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Change in promotional strategy helped Kerala retain its Tourist Numbers.
Kerala Tourism has again consolidated its position in the tourism sector by attracting a record 1.07 crore domestic tourists and 7.93 lakh foreign tourists to the State during 2012.
The total revenue, both direct and indirect, from the tourism sector touched Rs.21,125 crore in 2012, compared to Rs.19,037 crore in 2011. .
In the case of foreign tourists, Ernakulam district topped the table with 3,30,390 arrivals in 2012, followed by Thiruvananthapuram with 2,42,739 arrivals. Idukki with 62,387 foreign tourist arrivals came third.
Roadshows within the country and abroad, participation in international fairs, introduction of mobile-based services and IT-enabled projects, WAP guide, applications for Android and use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and active cooperation of tour operators also helped Kerala Tourism retain the top position and increase arrivals to the State last year.
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Kerala tourism wins Silver at Golden City Gate Award for ayurveda campaign at ITB Berlin
Kerala Tourism has won yet another international laurel, silver prize again at the ITB Golden City Gate Awards that is billed as the Oscar for tourism. Kerala tourism won the Das Goldene Stadttor (Golden City Gate) Award in the print campaign category for its ongoing ayurveda campaign.
The awards, given every year at the prestigious ITB Berlin fair, are considered to be the ultimate recognition for tourism communications.
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India's largest shopping mall opens in Kochi, Kerala
Billed as one of Asia’s biggest shopping malls, the Lulu Shopping Mall was opened to public on 10th March. Built at a cost of over Rs.1600 crore, the mall is spread over 2.5 million square feet of space and is owned by EMKE group of United Arab Emirates (UAE) businessman M.A. Yousuf Ali, who hails from Kerala. The mall has nine theatres, 16 pairs of escalators, elevators and travelators. There is a 3,500-seat multi-cuisine food court and parking for 3,000 cars.
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Integrated tourism circuit for north Kerala.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The tourism department in association with Fortress Infrastructure Advisory Services, a state-level project management agency appointed by the Union tourism ministry, is identifying tourist destinations across five districts-Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod to develop an integrated tourism circuit.
The project, estimated to cost around Rs 256 crore, also includes creating infrastructure facilities and identifying solid waste management issues along the major tourist destinations in the circuit. The Planning Commission has estimated that the development of the circuit can generate around 2 lakh direct and indirect jobs in these districts over a period of time.
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Kerala to be promoted as the heart of ancient spice route to woo more travellers.
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