You will soon be able to enjoy this attractive river cruise in the Malabar region of Kerala state
Tourists visiting Kerala will soon be able to enjoy a river cruise like never before. Kerala Tourism will introduce the Malanad-Malabar river cruise on February 15, 2021, which includes 11 kinds of boat tours. The cruise offers various themed experiences and tours of the unconventional areas of Kerala, including the northern regions such as Kasaragod and Kannur.
The first river cruise service will reportedly be on the route connecting Parassinikkadavu and Pazhayangadi. The initiative will help spread knowledge about culture, mythology, and folklore in the Malabar region. There will be 48 boat stations and berths along seven rivers in the Kasaragod and Kannur regions. Meanwhile, work on two terminals was completed.
Kerala’s Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran told a leading daily that the project will rope in local people to justify the principles of Responsible Tourism. The natives of the region, such as farmers, drivers of cabs and auto-rickshaws, handloom and handicraft workers, and fisherfolk will be provided livelihood.
Moreover, the news says that KTDC will handle ships, modern ship terminals at Pazhayangadi and Parassinikkadavu in Kannur district are ready at a cost of INR 7.5 crore. The Malanad-Malabar project will receive world-class cruise packages under Swadesh Darshan.
The cruise project is said to be developing along the Perumba, Mayazzhi, Ancharakkandi, Vallapatanam, Kupam, Kavvai, Thejasweni, and Chandragiri rivers, as well as on the backwaters of Valiyaparamba. The Mayyazhi River cruise will provide insight into the ancient martial art of Kalarippayattu, and the Anjarakkandy package will highlight Pazhassi Raja fighting's anti-British and regional spices.
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