Kerala’s drive to start caravan tourism shifts to top gear | India news

TIRUVANANTHAPURA: Caravan tourism, a pioneering initiative by the Kerala government to provide tourists with a new experience and encourage the active participation of local communities, has received an enthusiastic response, it is reported. KP Saikiran.
“The caravan policy marks a strategic shift to present the entire state to a global audience based on the concept of ‘exploring the unknown’ all year round,” said Kerala Tourism Minister P.A. Mohammed Riyas.
While caravans are purpose-built vehicles for travel and recreation, caravan stops are designated areas for vehicles to park and make it easier for visitors to explore their destination. In its caravan policy, announced last September, the Kerala government ensured that the concept is environmentally friendly.
While 10 caravans are operated by six operators, including the state Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (CTDC) have already begun their work, in the near future up to 500 caravans will set off. Six months after the launch of the caravan tourism policy, proposals for 106 operators are awaiting approval to establish 151 caravan sites across Kerala.


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