Despite uncertainty in economic and political conditions since the 1970s, tourism continued to grow rapidly. The situation was characterized by an increase in tourist receipts. So in this context it needs to be mentioned that several countries re-organized their respective tourism departments to deploy more efficient management techniques. Installing a new management structure that enables the official tourism policy to be reviewed periodically can enhance the long-term effectiveness of such re-organization. The regional development of tourism is growing in importance along with the planned development of other economic resources and environmental protection.
Sandwiched between the towering mountains and deep sea, Kerala is a long stretch of enchanting greenery. The tall, exotic coconut trees dominate the landscape. It is said that the land derived its name from kera which means coconut. There is a fascinating story of the warrior sage Parasurama hurling his axe into the sea and Kerala emerged from the water. Legends may have hidden the truth but the land of Kerala was once under the sea and might have surfaced gradually as a result of earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
[...] District Population 29,46,650 Temperature Mean Max deg.C Mean Min deg.C Clothing Tropical Altitude Sea level Rain Fall 170 cm (May to November) Tourist Season September to May TOURISM IN KERALA With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty four rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields, ayurvedic health holidays, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic and cultural monuments, an exotic cuisine, all come together to offer you a unique experience. [...]
[...] KERALA FACT FILE LOCATION: SOUTH WESTERN TIP OF INDIA AREA: SQ KM POPULATION: 31838619 (LENZUS ZOOL) CAPITAL: THIRUVANANTHAPURAM LANGUAGE: MALAYALA ENGLISH IS WIDELY SPOKEN RELIGION: HINDUISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM DISTRICTS: 14 MAJOR PORT: COCHIN LENGTHS: 575 Kms AIRPORT: THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NEDUMBASSERY, CALICUT RIVERS: 44 (41 west flowing, 3east flowing) CULTIVATION: RUBBER, COCONUT, TEA, COFEE, CARDUMUM, CASHEWNUT SPECIALITIES: COIR, HANDLOOM, HANDICRAFTS, METAL, MIRROR, FIBRE PRODUCT TIME: GMT 5:30 CURRENCY: INDIAN RUPEE CLIMATE: TOPICAL SUMMER: FEB- MAY (24-23 Degree centigrade) MANSOON: JUNE- SEPT (22 - 28 degree centigrade) WINTER: OCT - JAN (22 - 32 degree centigrade) Places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram Padmanabha Swami Temple Opening time: 4.15 19.15 hrs The temple is located inside the East fort dedicated to Lord Vishnu. [...]
[...] At Palayam in the city, the famous St. Joseph's Cathedral, the Juma Masjid and the Ganapathy temple stand very close to one another, quite symbolic of the communal harmony. The Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple surrounded by fort walls stands like a jewel in the heart of the city. The cultural heritage of the city began with the shifting of the capital of the erstwhile Travancore state from Padmanabhapuram to Thiruvananthapuram during the reign of Mathanda Varma Maharaja. Many artistes got royal patronage during this period. [...]
[...] THE BASIC COMPONENT OF TOURISM Tourism does not exist in isolation. It has certain basic components without which it cannot operate. In order to understand tourism systematically, it is necessary to learn the various components, which altogether make tourism. Although tourism consists of various components, four of these may however be considered as being basic. These four basic components of tourism are as follows: Transport Location Accommodation Food and cuisine INFLUENCES There are some variables which influence the future tourism. [...]
[...] HOW TO REACH TOURISM DESTINATIONS IN KERALA BY AIR - There are three airports in the state - at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Kozhikode. BY RAIL - There are around 200 railway stations in Kerala connecting most of the places in the state to places in the other parts of the country and inside the state. Long-distance express trains connect important places in the state to places outside the state like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, and Calcutta. BY ROAD - An extensive network of metalled roads connects most of the places in the state. [...]
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