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by Fasiludheen Nasim | Created: Mon, 20.06.2016 - 12:11 PM

 

New Secretary of Kerala Tourism

Ms. Rani George IAS, Secretary, Department of Culture, Government of Kerala has been allotted additional charge of Secretary of Kerala Tourism replacing Dr. Venu V IAS, Principal Secretary by State cabinet.

p>Dr. Venu, one of the familiar faces in Indian Tourism was holding the additional charge of Tourism department in Kerala since the inception of Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan Government in May 2016, apart from his full charge of Schedule Cast, Schedule Tribes and Back Community Development departments; he was also given the additional charge of Forest & Wildlife recently.

Ms. Rani George, a 1996 batch Kerala cadre IAS officer, who was formerly the Director of Kerala Tourism, was later been promoted as the Secretary in charge of Culture & Coir Development departments. Ms. Rani George began her civil service career as the Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram district, after which she held the posts of Director in the Department of Urban Affairs, District Collector of Kottayam, Managing Director of Kerala State Cooperative Bank and the Registrar of Cooperative Societies.



 

You can now see Kumarakam by cycling trip.

You can now see Kumarakam by cycling trip. A responsible tourism mission to enjoy the village of Kumarakom is an opportunity for foreign tourists. The roads will be constructed in various locations. The goal is to make the travelers an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Kumarakom by renting a bicycle with the help of the guide. The objective is to understand the life styles of Kumarakom through cycling.

Cycle rides start as part of carbon neutral packages. The first cycle of the project has reached ten bicycles. One of the most popular activities for foreign tourists in hotels and resorts is to travel to cycling and see Kumarakam. The first project of the Responsible Mission is to start cycling. Hotels and bicycles ready for foreigners. In addition to this, the cycle paths of Responsible Tourism Mission in various locations in Kumarakom are being prepared. The landscapes and the coconut trees that are spread across Nakadea drought are the scenic lands which attract the foreign tourists. With the start of the season, the hotels and resorts also began to attract foreign tourists.


 

Chandigarh to Leh road journey to get shorter

A road trip to Leh in Jammu & Kashmir may become less exhausting and also save you some time as the government is planning to cut short the distance between Chandigarh and Leh by about three hours. This would be made possible through a different alignment on the route.

The distance from Chandigarh to Leh by road is approximately 1,005 km, which may be reduced by about 30 kilometers between Kiratpur in Punjab and Ner Chowk in Himachal Pradesh on the highway.

As per the new engineering design, the new highway would connect the tourist destination through several tunnels of which five would be constructed between Chandigarh and Manali and nine between Manali and Leh.

As part of its plan to improve connectivity for promoting tourism, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways plans to invest Rs 20,000 crore in upgrading and building the national highway network around Char Dham and Buddhist circuits.

Of the total investment, Rs 11,700 crore alone would be spent on the construction of all-weather roads connecting Char Dham that includes four holy shrines of Hindus — Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand.

Besides, the government is also focusing on improving road connectivity to border states. It announced investment of Rs 20,000 crore for development of roads in the northeastern region in the next five years. Under the proposal, 109 road projects with over 7,000 km in length would come up across 13 states, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.


 

‘Swimming Fun Race 2016’ held

It's was first time all participants were non swimmers. But with the help of Life saving Jackets participants complete the distance. Nearly 45 participants from different schools and clubs articipated in the event.

The Kashmir Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association organized "Swimming Fun Race 2016" in collaboration with Tourism Department at Nageen Water sports center here on Sunday.

It's was first time all participants were non swimmers. But with the help of Life saving Jackets participants complete the distance. Nearly 45 participants from different schools and clubs articipated in the event.

Mahmood Ahmad Shah Director Tourism, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion distributed the prizes among the winners. Rouf Tramboo President KASTPA, A R Bhat, Zahid Ali, Ahsan Ali, Villayat Hussain, and members of JK mountaineering and hiking club were also present on the occasion.


 

Kattavoorchi Yatra and kayaking in Banasura dam

Banana can be traveled to Kuttanchi. Let's do kayaking. With speed boosts of speed boats, Kuttanchchi and Kayak Yatra are ready for visitors. The speed boat ride on the Banasura Dam is an opportunity to enjoy the adventurous nature of nature.

The new jetty is opened to the tourists traveling to the back of the lake and from the back to the lake.

The cost for a 25-minute ride for two people can travel for Rs 500.