Kerela tourism by shefali joshi

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  • 1. KERALA By: Shefali Joshi
  • 2. Key Industries – Tourism → → → → Tourism is a primary economic activity in Kerala. The sector contributes about 9 per cent to the GDP of the state. In 2010-11, total number of foreign and domestic tourists visiting the state were 659,265 and 8,595,075, respectively. Kerala Tourism has won many national and international awards. The state has been voted the ‘Best Asian Holiday Destination 2010’ by SmartTravelAsia.com ahead of other destinations such as Bali, Phuket and Maldives. Some of the popular tourist destinations in Kerala include beaches of Kovalam, Varkala, Marari, Bekal and Kannur; backwaters of Kumarakom, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kochi and Kozhikode; and hill stations of Ponmudi, Munnar, Wayanad and
  • 3. Kerala Fact file → → Kochi, Kozhikode, Kollam, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Palakkad, Thalassery, Ponnani and Manjeri are some of the key cities in the state. There are 44 rivers flowing through Kerala, the major ones being the Periyar (244 km), the Bharathapuzha (209 km), and the Pamba (176 km). Thiruvanant Capital hapuram Geographical area (sq km) → → Kerala is located along the coastline, to the extreme South-West of the Indian peninsula, flanked by the Arabian Sea on the West and the mountains of the Western Ghats on the East. The state has a coastline of 580 km. Kerala has the highest literacy rate Administrative districts (No) 38,863 14 Population density (persons per sq km)* 859 Total population (million)* 33.38 Male population (million)* 16.02
  • 4. The Concept of Tourism
  • 5. Basic Facilities for Tourism
  • 6. Tourism as an Industry
  • 7. Health Tourism Pilgrimage Tourism Cultural and Heritage Tourism Ecotourism Coastal Tourism Serious Tourism