Bangalore, March 9: With its natural beauty, picturesque destinations, excellent accommodation & banquet facilities and connectivity, Kerala has the potential to be developed as a wedding destination. The recent trend shows that, a considerable number of destination weddings are happening across Kerala.
Be it the serene backwaters fringed by swaying palm trees, pristine beaches where foamy waves create a calming symphony, or the mystic hill stations with sprawling tea plantations, this state is the ideal place to embark on a new beginning.
Kerala Tourism is set to unleash a raft of new projects and events that will turn the state into an all-season destination and make the stay of new-age travellers a relaxing, rejuvenating and learning experience by unfolding before them the captivating charm of rural hinterland and lesser-known places
TIME magazine featured Kerala as one of the ‘50 Extraordinary Destinations to explore in 2022’. Conde Nast Traveller recognized Kerala’s ‘Aymanam village’ as one among 30 best places to visit in 2022, the state was chosen by Travel & Leisure magazine for the ‘Global Vision Award’.
The state was also voted as the ‘Best Wedding Destination’ by readers of Travel Plus Leisure.
At a roadshow here last week, Mr Sajeev, Information Officer, Kerala Tourism said “Kerala’s houseboats, caravan stays, jungle lodges, plantation visits, homestays, Ayurveda-based wellness solutions, countryside walks and adventure activities, including trekking to verdant hills, will be a real feast providing a unique experience to visitors,”.
“We have made elaborate plans to give an effective thrust to showcase Kerala’s new projects like Caravan Tourism - “Keravan Kerala”, as well as its core assets like beaches, hill stations, houseboats and backwater segment to heighten the totality of visitor experience,” he added.
The state hosted 1.33 crore tourists in the first three quarters of the year. Significantly, this marked an increase of 1.94 per cent from the pre-pandemic year.
Last year, the STREET project, a part of the state’s storied Responsible Tourism initiative, bagged the global award at World Travel Market (WTM), London. Besides, India Today ranked Kerala as the topmost performer in tourism in the ‘big states’ category.
The ongoing December 2022-April 2023 Kochi-Muziris Biennale is getting a big response from connoisseurs of art as well as tourists from across the world.