About Kerala Tourism

Here we try to explain about Kerala tourism and the Kerala tourism department. We also mention various awards owned by Kerala tourism.Kerala also known as God's Own Country. The small state of Kerala, which represents just 1% of the landmass, is considered to be one of India's most beautiful states. It is a very rural state with most of the population living in villages but is culturally and scenically diverse. Kerala has two national parks, ten wildlife sanctuaries, and two bird sanctuaries. Kerala occupies a long (550km), narrow strip of land in the far south of India. Its coastline is on the Arabian Sea (part of the Indian Ocean) and its eastern border with the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu is the top of the majestic Western Ghat mountains. The landscape varies from long golden beaches to cool hill stations and dense green jungle to bustling cities. Its unique feature is the 1,900km of palm-fringed backwaters. The people of Kerala are warm and friendly and interaction with them is often a highlight of a holiday to Kerala. Keralites have a strong culture and are fiercely proud of their state. Some of their art forms (eg Kathakali and Theyyam) and martial arts (kalaripayattu) are unique. We prepare customized Kerala Tourism Packages by combining the attractive places and exotic Resorts in Kerala. Information about Kerala Tourism, Kerala Tourist Places, Kerala vacation, Kerala Visit, and customized packages.

Kerala Tourism Department

Here the official website of Kerala tourism is www.keralatourism.org, one of the most popular travel websites in India. The site contains exhaustive information on God's Own Country- Kerala, including a large number of photographs, video, and audio clips that can be downloaded. The website is currently available in English, Malayalam, Hindi, and other four international languages viz. French, German, Italian, Spanish & Chinese. Kerala Tourism bagged the prestigious 'Award of Excellence' instituted by the Government of India for the 'Most Innovative Use of Information Technology / Best Tourism Website / Portal' during the period 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2005-2006 respectively. Among the State Tourism Departments of India, Kerala Tourism is the first to receive the award. Kerala Tourism Website also bagged Net 4 PC World Web Award 2008 for Best Indian Website in Tourism category, instituted by PC World Magazine. International recognition to the department's online initiatives came in the form of Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) Gold Award for the best E- Newsletter in the year 2005. The newsletter currently has a worldwide subscription of nearly 85,000. The website became functional on 24 December 1998. The site is updated every month. We try to explain about Kerala tourism and the Kerala tourism department. We also mention various awards owned by Kerala tourism.

Kerala Tourism Awards

  • UNWTO Ulysses Award-Innovation in Public Policy and Governance Award for Kumarakom Responsible Tourism Project, 2013

  • World Tourism Travel Council Tourism for Tomorrow Awards - One of the three finalists in the Destination Category - Kerala, 2006

  • ITB Berlin-Das Goldene Stadttor Award for Print Campaign on Backwaters, 2014

  • ITB Berlin-Das Goldene Stadttor Award for Ayurveda Campaign, 2013

  • ITB Berlin-Das Goldene Stadttor Silver Award for Print Campaign, 2012

  • ITB Berlin-Das Goldene Stadttor Bronze Award for TV Commercial, 2011

  • ITB Berlin-Das Golden Stadttor Award for the Print campaign, 2007

  • ITB Berlin-Das Golden Stadttor Award for Best Commercial, 2006

  • PATA Gold Award for Best Website, 2019

  • PATA Gold Award for Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media (Come Out and Play Campaign), 2019

  • PATA Gold Award for Women Empowerment Initiative (Ethnic Restaurant at Kumarakom), 2019

  • PATA Gold Award for Travel Advertisement Print Media & Travel Poster, 2018

  • PATA Gold Award for E-Newsletter, 2016

  • PATA Gold Award for 'Visit Kerala' Television Commercial Campaign, 2016

  • PATA CEO Challenge Top Destination Award for Thekkady, 2015

  • PATA Gold Award for Kumarakom Responsible Tourism Project, 2014

  • PATA Gold Award for E-Newsletter, 2014

  • PATA Gold Award for E-Newsletter, 2013

  • PATA Awards 2011

  • Gold Award 2010 for Best Website

  • Gold Award 2009 for Marketing "Dream Season in Gods Own Country"

  • Gold Award 2008 for Culture - Utsavam, Kerala Arts Festival

  • Gold Award 2008 for Consumer Travel Brochure - Kerala Tourism Theme Brochure

  • Gold Award 2007 for Culture - Aranmula Cultural Village

  • Gold Award 2007 for Brochure - Destination Brochure Kit

  • Grand Award for Environment - Zero Waste Kovalam, 2006

  • Gold Award for Ecotourism - Kumbalangi Tourism Village, 2006

  • Gold Award 2006 for Publication Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya

  • Gold Award for the best E-Newsletter, 2005

  • Honourable Mention for Culture, 2005

  • Gold Award for Culture, 2004

  • Gold Award for Ecotourism, 2004

  • Gold Award 2004 for the best CD-ROM Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya

  • Gold Award 2003 for the best CD-ROM, Kerala: The Green Symphony

  • Gold Award for Marketing, 2003

  • Grand Award for Heritage, 2002

  • Pacific Asia Travel Writers Association (PATWA) - International Award for Leisure Tourism, 2000-2001

  • UNESCO Asia-Pacific - Heritage Award - Honorable Mention - Arakkal Kettu, Kannur, 2006

  • New York ad Festivals - Finalist Award - Kerala Tourism - 2005

  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology / Best Website 2013-14

  • Best Tourism Film, 2013-14

  • Best Responsible Tourism Project 2013-14

  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology / Best Website 2012 -13

  • Most Innovative and Unique Tourism Project 2012 -13 - Kochi - Muziris Biennale

  • Best State (2nd Place) 2012 -13

  • Best Civic Management 2012 -13 - Responsible Tourism Kumarakom

  • Best Rural Tourism Project 2011-12 - Responsible Tourism Kumarakom

  • Most innovative use of Information Technology / Best Website 2010 -11

  • Best State (3rd Place), 2010

  • Best Responsible Tourism Initiative- Kumarakom RT project, 2009

  • Most Innovative use of Information Technology, 2009

  • Most Innovative Adventure Activity -International Paragliding Championship, 2008

  • Best Responsible Tourism Project - Better Together- Responsible Tourism Initiative, Kerala, 2008

  • Best Tourism Film / Audio Visual Presentation 2008 for DVD Rhapsodies from God's Own Country

  • Best Performing Tourism State, 2007

  • Best Tourism Portal - www.keralatourism.org, 2007

  • Best Performing Tourism State, 2006

  • Best Maintained Tourist - Friendly Monument - Sakthan Thampuran Palace 2006

  • Best Publishing - Mantra of Niramaya & Tourism Handbook, 2006

  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2005-06

  • Best Performing Tourism State, 2005

  • Best Maintained Tourist - Friendly Monument, 2005

  • Best Publishing 2004-05 for Book on Ayurveda

  • Best Marketed and Promoted State, 2004

  • Best Maintained Tourist - Friendly Monument, 2004

  • Best Innovative Tourism Project, 2004

  • Best Promotion Literature, 2004

  • Best Publishing 2003-04 for Book on Panchakarma

  • Best Performing State for 2003, 2001, 2000 and 1999 - Award for Excellence in Tourism. (For rapid growth, development and advancement in the

  • tourism sector)

  • Best Practices by a State Government, 2003

  • Best Eco-tourism Product, 2003

  • Best Wildlife Sanctuary, 2003

  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2002-03

  • Most Tourist-friendly International Airport, 2002

  • Most Eco-friendly Destination, 2002

  • Best Tourism Film, 2001

  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2000-01

  • Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2008-09

Kerala Tour Packages Online Booking Procedures

1 : Submit your tour plan by clicking the link.

2 : Your enquiry automatically forwarded up to 2 leading tour operators/ advisors in Kerala and your home town.

3 : Tour advisors will contact you through either phone or email for preparing the best tour itinerary as per your budget and duration of stay.

4 : You shall get the tour plan and cost from our recommended tour advisors.

5 : You may opt for the best tour itinerary/advisor as per your wish.

6 : The tour operator will confirm the tour plan and ask you to pay a 25% advance payment. Balance payment you can pay on arrival.

7 : You will get vehicle details and driver details 2 days before arrival.

8 : Our recommended tour operators representative will receive you on arrival at the airport/railway station/bus station.

9 : Your dedicated tour advisor will be available to support you from start to end of your tour.

10 : Our service is absolutely free of cost.

Essential Information & FAQs About Kerala Tour

Arrival Point : Cochin airport / Ernakulam Railway station.

Departure Point : Thiruvananthapuram Airport / Kanyakumari Railway station.

How to book this package : Post your tour / honeymoon package requirements in the enquiry form. Up to 2 leading tour operators in Kerala will contact you with best rate and itinerary via phone and email. You can choose the best one.

Can I customize the package : Yes, you can ask for customization as per your interest and budget.

Can I book only taxi services for my package? : Yes, you can book taxi only with us. But entire package booking will help you to save up to 25% of the total cost.

How can I do the payment : Normally 25% of the package cost need to pay as advance balance amount can pay on your arrival at Kerala.

How much this package cost / Person : Package cost is absolutely based on the hotel section, car preference, how many of you travel and of course what season you are travelling.





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