Soon the violet blooms of the legendary Neelakurinji will adorn the hills of Munnar in Idukki district. This once in a 12-year wonder attracts a multitude of travelers from across the globe. Kerala Tourism expects a footfall of over 800,000 travelers this season. Neelakurinji blooms in all its glory during July to October 2018. However, scientists expressed a concern whether this will get delayed due to rain. The travelers can also spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr in the area where the flower blooms. Anamudi Peak and Eravikulam are the major tourist attractions nearby. Kerala Tourism is taking efforts to better the infrastructure facilities available considering the expected increase in tourist arrivals. “As many as 628,427 tourists had visited Munnar in 2017 with an increase of 34.31 percent as compared to 467,881 vacationers in 2016. Kerala Tourism is expecting a growth of 79 percent in tourist arrivals to Munnar this year” said Mr. P. Bala Kiran IAS, Director, Kerala Tourism.
With the support of Kerala Tourism, an IPL (Indian Premier League) model Boat Race League will be conducted in Kerala this year. The boat race titled Kerala Boat Race League (KBRL) will be held from 11th August to 1st November 2018. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be considered as the qualifier match. 12 matches will be conducted and 9 best snake boat performers from the Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be selected. Punnamada, Pulinkunnu, Kainakari, Karuvatta, Mavelikkara, Kayamkulam, Piravom, Poothotta, Kottappuram, Thazhathangadi, Kalalda, and Kollam are the venues for the race. All the teams qualifying for the league will be awarded a bonus of Rs. 4 lakh for each venue. The first three winners of each league match will be given Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. The ultimate winners of KBRL will be awarded Rs. 6 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh.
Kerala is one of the most traveled global destinations. The sight of the typical palm swaying beaches and houseboats slowly moving through backwaters is a common picture that comes to one's mind when you think about this God's Own Country. The geographical terrain of Kerala is such diversified that you can also experience one of the tallest peaks and hill stations with a chilled weather which attracts a lot of tourists. Thekkady is one among such exotic places which have got picturesque locations ideal for your perfect vacations. 1 Periyar National Park and TIger Reserve The best wildlife park of India, Periyar Tiger Reserve is a much popular tourist reserve which is rich with the flora and fauna diversity of Thekkady. With a lot of things to do while staying in the best homestay in Thekkady, you can plan a typical wildlife safari to know the biodiversity of the park. The Periyar river is the life node of Thekkady where you can have a boating to see the elephants close with the added safety of the boat. 2 Gavi Gavi, a small village in Thekkady is famous for its hills and valleys. Its got one of the finest tropical forests, grasslands and cardamom plantation resorts in Thekkady. A place which has been home to a great bird species is now a paradise for bird lovers and the best camping site developed by Kerala Forest Department. 3 Kumily Kumily and the spice trade of Kerala are related as its the spicy capital of Kerala which has got authentic outlets of products including handicrafts. If its month of April or May you can even visit the Mangala Devi Temple, which is open during the Chitra pournami day. 4 ) Kurisumala If adventure of hiking trails over a spring valley mountain is going to be the best experience for you, head to Kurisumala. 5 Chellarkovil Its one of the best spot for hiking enthusiasts, where you can climb up to a clock tower and get a telescopic view of entire Thekkady.
Kerala is a paradise in southern India or can say one of the top popular destinations for Tourists. Kerala is well liked in the circle of Trekking Lovers, Couples and families because of the atmospheric conditions is suitable for everyone and there are many spots to visit like beaches, tea plantation, Kerala backwaters, forests etc. Morethan Scenic view, Kerala is well known in various ayurvedic treatments and diverse art forms. Kerala backwaters: Kerala is been very popular on backwaters. Which is encircle by coconut trees, diverse wildlife and paddy field. The backwaters will make your journey through another world. Get an effective ayurvedic treatment: Ayurveda is India's traditional treatment. Ayurveda has several benefits that will help to improve overall health. According to climate and supply of medicinal plants, Kerala is the most recommended place to get a treatment. Cuisines of Kerala : The cuisine of Kerala is mouthwatering delights. It is a synthesis of both vegetarian food and non-vegetarian food. Kerala cuisine is so special and it will make all foodies in a joyful moment. Tea plantation: In Indian lifestyle without a cup of tea cant thing about the day. In tea production, Kerala is taking as a major role. Munnar, Wayanad, and Vagamon are the 3 major plantations situated in hill areas of Kerala. This is also considered as the main charm for travellers. Choose Kerala for the perfect destination for relaxing and refreshing. Lumiere Holidays providing best holiday packages at affordable prices.