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© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kerala and Tourism• Kerala - Rated by the National Geographic Traveler as one ...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Tourists Statistics2.3 2.9 3.5 3.5 4.3 5.2 6.0 5.6 6.655.7 58.7 59.7 59.5 62.7...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Marketing campaignKerala Tourism won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kerala focus areasAyurvedaEco-tourismBackwatersAyurveda
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Tourism StrategyKerala has emerged as “God’s Own Country” from being normalsta...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Activities you should not miss!Speed boating in MunnarBoat ride around Cochin ...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Activities you should not miss!Stay in a tree-houseGet a mud bathHealing water...
Key Cities and Town• Alappuzha• Bekal• Fort Kochi• Kovalam• Kumarakom• Munnar• Thekkady• Varkala• Wayanad
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Alappuzha• Alappuzha, known as the Venice of The East, is a District of immens...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Bekal• Bekal a small region of striking beauty and is located on the shoreline...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Fort Kochi• Kochi is one of the finest natural harbors in the world. It is now...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kovalam• Kovalam is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. It is a d...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kumarakom• Kumarakom is a beautiful paradise stocked with divine mangroves and...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Munnar• Munnar is originally a comfort station among the hills built by the Br...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Thekkady• Thekkady is the very sound of the name conjures up images of elephan...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Varkala• Varkala is a favourite destination with tourists who travel to Kerala...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Wayanad• Wayanad is situated in an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in...
Beaches in Kerala• Kollam beach• Kovalam Beach• Kozhikode Beach• Mararikulam Beach• Shanghumugham Beach• Varkala Beach• Al...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Alappuzha Beach• The stunning shoreline of Alappuzha Beach offers its vacation...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Bekal Beach• Bekal Fort, which is considered to be the largest and best-preser...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Beypore Beach• Beypore Beach is the revitalizing beaches of Kerala, it is loca...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Cherai Beach• Cherai Beach located near Vypeen Islands is a swimmers paradise....
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Fort Kochi Beach• Fort Kochi Beach is located about 12 km from Cochin. Origina...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kappil Beach• Kappil beach is secluded and is blessed with immense natural bea...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kollam beach• Kollam (Quilon) is an appealing, old port city located on the ba...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kovalam Beach• Kovalam Beach is one among the most popular beach hangouts in I...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kozhikode Beach• Kozhikode, one of the scenic towns of north Kerala, was the c...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Mararikulam Beach• Just 40 kms from Kochi, is Mararikulam, home to one of the ...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Shanghumugham Beach• Shanghumugham Beach is located close to the Trivandrum In...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Varkala Beach• Varkala beach is also called ‘Papanashini‘, offers a serene atm...
Key Festivals• Attuvela Mahotsavam• Arthungal Perunnal• Chettikulangara Bharani• Malanada Kettukazcha• Nehru Boat race• On...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Arthungal Perunnal• The feast of the St. Sebastian, popular as the Arthunkal P...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Attuvela Mahotsavam• The Attuvela Mahotsavam is a water carnival. A procession...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Chettikulangara Bharani• The annual festival held in the Malyalam month of Kum...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Malanada Kettukazcha• Malanada Kettukazcha is associated with the Poruvazhy Ma...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Nehru Boat Race• The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the greatest event on the backw...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Onam• Onam is the biggest festival celebrated in Kerala. Onam Festival falls d...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Pulikali• Pulikali is a popular folk art performed during the Onam season. In ...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Koodalmanikyam Festival• Koodalmanikyam temple is dedicated to Lord Bharatha, ...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kottiyoor Festival• Kottiyoor is a famous Hindu pilgrim center devoted to Lord...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Thaipooyam Mahotsavam, Koorkancherry• Thaipooyam festival is celebrated at the...
© 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Thirunakkara Arattu• The annual 10-day festival at the Thirunakkara Temple dra...
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  1. 1. The Other HomeDestination KeralaThe Other Home(Vacation Rental | Homestays | Outdoor Adventure)Travel Blog - Photo Blog - Travel Books
  2. 2. Tourism in Kerala• Kerala and Tourism• Tourists Statistic• Marketing Campaign• Marketing Strategy• Activities you should not miss
  3. 3. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kerala and Tourism• Kerala - Rated by the National Geographic Traveler as one of the ten paradises of theworld.• The State has:– Enchanting hill stations.– 600 Kms Shoreline with exotic beaches.– Extensive stretches of breath-taking backwaters.• Scope exists for setting up high quality world class hotels/resorts across the Kerala.
  4. 4. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Tourists Statistics2.3 2.9 3.5 3.5 4.3 5.2 6.0 5.6 6.655.7 58.7 59.7 59.5 62.786.075.9 79.186.02002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010Foreign DomesticNumber of Tourists arrival in Kerala – 2002-2010(Figures in Lakhs)• The 8.1% growth rate in Foreign Tourists arrival in India for 2010 over 2009 is muchbetter than UNWTO’s projected growth rate of 5% to 6% for the world during the sameperiod.• Kerala Tourism’s started an initiative of ‘responsible tourism’. The 4 destinations ofKumarakom, Kumily, Wayanad and Vizhinjam have taken on the Responsible Tourismproject.Source: Department of Tourism, Govt. of KeralaTourism arrivals having increased many folds over the last five years.
  5. 5. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Marketing campaignKerala Tourism won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards2011 for its new global campaign film ‘Your Moment is Waiting’.
  6. 6. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kerala focus areasAyurvedaEco-tourismBackwatersAyurveda
  7. 7. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Tourism StrategyKerala has emerged as “God’s Own Country” from being normalstate in India and built its own identity.• Brand Born• The beginnings ofmarketing• Tourism declared anindustry• Identified Private sector asgrowth engine1980 1990 Today• Promotions go full-swing• Demand drives Supply• Big industry names showinterest• International acclaims• Focus on USPs – Backwaterand Ayurveda• Multiple destinations• Presence of major Tourismbrands• Accommodation in all ranges• Highest crowd-puller atinternational platforms• Growth in tourist arrivals 2007• Foreign: 515,808 arrivalsgrowing at 20.37%• Domestic: 6,271,724 arrivalsgrowing at 5.92%
  8. 8. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Activities you should not miss!Speed boating in MunnarBoat ride around Cochin shipyard
  9. 9. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Activities you should not miss!Stay in a tree-houseGet a mud bathHealing waters of NelliyampathyVisit to Fort Kochi
  10. 10. Key Cities and Town• Alappuzha• Bekal• Fort Kochi• Kovalam• Kumarakom• Munnar• Thekkady• Varkala• Wayanad
  11. 11. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Alappuzha• Alappuzha, known as the Venice of The East, is a District of immense natural beauty in Kerala.It is an important Backwater Tourist Centre, attracting several thousands of foreign touristseach year. It is also famous for boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products andcoir products.• The nearest airport is Cochin, which is 95 Kms away. Alleppey is well connected by rail from allmajor places in India.• The main key attractions are Pathiramanal, Alleppey Beach, Krishnapuram Palace and BoatRace.
  12. 12. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Bekal• Bekal a small region of striking beauty and is located on the shoreline of Pallikara village in thedistrict of Kasargod in Kerala.• The appeal of the pristine sandy beaches, the luring swash of the rolling waves, the 300-year-old ancient Bekal Fort exuding a charm of its past, the cordial, enterprising people and itsproximity to two airports make Bekal an ideal tourist destination.• The best time to visit Bekal Beach is between August and March.
  13. 13. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Fort Kochi• Kochi is one of the finest natural harbors in the world. It is now Keralas commercial center. Itsalso quite a tourist attraction and knows how to make a visitor feel at home.• The Backwaters extend east and south of the harbour and contain tiny islands formednaturally over a long time by alluvial deposits from the rivers that empty into them.• The nearest airport is at Karipur, Kozhikode, about 93 kms south. Ferry service is available fortravel between the island towns.• The main key attractions are Dutch Palace, Aattachamayam and Chottanikkara Temple.
  14. 14. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kovalam• Kovalam is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. It is a dreamy place for tourists allover the world. Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South". With high rockpromontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle onmoonlit nights.• The nearest airport is Trivandrum (20 kms) and the nearest rail head is Trivandrum Central.• The main key attractions are Kovalam Beach, Padmanabhaswamy Temple and East FortGanapathy Temple.
  15. 15. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kumarakom• Kumarakom is a beautiful paradise stocked with divine mangroves and coconut groves, lushgreen paddy fields, gushing waters snaking through the dense forests and the magnificentdelicate fluttering blossoms.• Kumarakom is just is 16 kms from the nearest city, Kottayam. There are daily flights, with achoice of three international airports - Kochi , Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram.• The main attractions are Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Backwaters in Kumarakom, AruvikkuzhiWaterfalls and Pathiramanal (sands of midnight).
  16. 16. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Munnar• Munnar is originally a comfort station among the hills built by the British planters. It is a threehour journey from the most happening city of Kerala, Kochi.• It is a land with rolling hills, carpeted with green tea, tropical forest and has a treasure ofplants and wildlife that do not exist anywhere else on the planet.• Munnar does not have an airport or railway station of its own. The nearest airport and railwaystation to Munnar is at Kochi, which is 130 kms west of Munnar.• The main key attractions are Pothamedu, Devikulam, Pallivasal and Eco Point.
  17. 17. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Thekkady• Thekkady is the very sound of the name conjures up images of elephants, unending chains ofhill and spice scented plantations. Here, in the crisp, cool air of the Western Ghats you willexperience the most enchanting tour.• The nearest Airport Madurai (140 kms) / Cochin is (190 kms).Nearest Rail Station Cochin(Kochi) is 190 km / Madurai 145 kms for trains to major cities.• The main key attraction is The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  18. 18. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Varkala• Varkala is a favourite destination with tourists who travel to Kerala. The coastline of Varkalaexceptional is its landscape. Towering cliffs that stand like silent sentinels, guarding thesparkling waters, back the beach.• It is the perfect beach with a ayurvedic resort for all kind of ayurvedic treatments.• Varkala is a peaceful town just 51 kms from Trivandrum international airport and 176 kmsfrom Cochin international airport.• The main key attraction are Janardhana Swamy Temple.
  19. 19. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Wayanad• Wayanad is situated in an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in Western Ghats.It is blessed with a unique geographical position, luxuriant plantations of coffee, tea,cardamom, pepper and rubber are strewn all over the hills of Wayanad.• The nearest airport is Calicut. The district is well connected by a railway network.• The main key attractions are Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakkidi, ThusharagiriWaterfalls, Banasura dam and Sentinal rock fall.
  20. 20. Beaches in Kerala• Kollam beach• Kovalam Beach• Kozhikode Beach• Mararikulam Beach• Shanghumugham Beach• Varkala Beach• Alappuzha Beach• Bekal Beach• Beypore Beach• Cherai Beach• Fort Kochi Beach• Kappil Beach
  21. 21. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Alappuzha Beach• The stunning shoreline of Alappuzha Beach offers its vacationers a pleasurable retreatAlappuzha Beach is one of the most popular beaches of the state of Kerala and hadenjoyed a unique time in the maritime history of Kerala.• The main attraction of this beach is the facilities at Vijaya Beach Park. The beautifulsandy shoreline contrasts well with the blaze of the water, to create a truly relaxingatmosphere. Picnicking at Alappuzha beach on weekends and holidays is a popularactivity among locals.
  22. 22. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Bekal Beach• Bekal Fort, which is considered to be the largest and best-preserved fort, is about 130feet above sea level, standing on a 35-acre cliff that runs into the Arabian Sea.• Bekal beach that seamlessly adjoins the fort thus possesses a historical and archeologicalsignificance. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the sea from the fort and also visit the Bekalfishing village.• One of the most popular locations for Bollywood movies, Bekal is one among the worthseeing beach hangouts of Kerala.
  23. 23. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Beypore Beach• Beypore Beach is the revitalizing beaches of Kerala, it is located on the mouth of theChaliyar River. Beypore is the commercial centre for Uru – Arabian trading vesselbuilding.• Tranquility and serenity of the beach along with a warm embrace of cold breeze is whatthat makes Beypore beach so dear to its travelers.
  24. 24. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Cherai Beach• Cherai Beach located near Vypeen Islands is a swimmers paradise. The sea on thewestern side and the backwaters on the east, gives the beach a very unusual touch. Thisplace is also blessed with thick and dense coconut groves and some captivating Chinesefishing nets. Cherai beach, however, stands exceptional for its cleanliness.• The extended shoreline of about 10 kms in length, along with recently beautified mainbeach area and the attractive walkway decked with high mask lamps, is incrediblypleasing to eyes.
  25. 25. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Fort Kochi Beach• Fort Kochi Beach is located about 12 km from Cochin. Originally a fishing village, FortKochi is believed to be the first European township in India, which still maintains its oldcolonial charm. Much of the heritage tourist attractions in Fort Kochi are located withinthe vicinity of the beach.• The tiny stores put up along the walkway to the beach have stunning collection of stoneand shell decorative and ornaments. The New Year Eve carnival and celebrations at thebeach will give you immense moments to behold.
  26. 26. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kappil Beach• Kappil beach is secluded and is blessed with immense natural beauty. Fresh andmoderately shallow, this beach attracts many vacationers who love swimming and sunbathing.• Also, the beach has it peck for adventure lovers; a thrilling trek to the nearby Kodi cliffcan render one a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.
  27. 27. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kollam beach• Kollam (Quilon) is an appealing, old port city located on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake.Thirumullavaram, situated about 5 kms from Kollam, is one of the best beach spots inKerala.• An extended shoreline blessed with cool breeze, makes this seaside an incrediblehideaway.• Thirumullavaram beach is an ideal spot for swimming and bathing as well.
  28. 28. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kovalam Beach• Kovalam Beach is one among the most popular beach hangouts in India. The extendedgrove of coconut trees with the secluded palm fringed bays promises its visitors atranquil and relaxing stay.• Kovalam offers the most excellent of facilities to its visitors like sunbathing, swimming,ayurvedic massages and more So get your energy levels recharged; feel refreshed, at theimpressive coastal line of Kovalam.
  29. 29. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kozhikode Beach• Kozhikode, one of the scenic towns of north Kerala, was the capital of Zamorins and hasbeen a prominent trade and commercial centre from the times of yore. This beautifuland spic and span looking beach at Kozhikode is the much preferred haunt of sunsetlovers.• The beach holds a light house and two sea piers that are almost 125 years old. The Lion’sclub and the Children’s park are the other attractions in the beach.
  30. 30. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Mararikulam Beach• Just 40 kms from Kochi, is Mararikulam, home to one of the vivacious and upcomingbeaches of Kerala. Once in Mararikulam visitors will automatically get elated with theexhilarating atmosphere, effervescent with energy.• Laze around in the bright sun and get the tropical tan, while taking occasional dip in thesalty water. Enjoy the magic of Mararikulam beach with water sports like parasailing andsurfing.
  31. 31. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Shanghumugham Beach• Shanghumugham Beach is located close to the Trivandrum International Airport. Thisfine shoreline is widely acclaimed as one of the safest and hygienic beaches of Kerala.• The prime attractions of the beach seen coupled with an indoor recreation club. VeliTourist village is also located close to the beach.• Evenings at the beach are enlivened by the cultural activities organized by the recreationclub.
  32. 32. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Varkala Beach• Varkala beach is also called ‘Papanashini‘, offers a serene atmosphere away from thehustle and bustle of city life. The Beach is renowned for its exceptional landscape formedby the high rocky cliff, ending abruptly and a stretch of clear sand extending down to thesea. This contrast makes Varkala Beach a marvelous sight.• The other tourist attractions, close to the beach are the Janardana Swamy Temple (a2000 year old shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu) and the Nature Centre.
  33. 33. Key Festivals• Attuvela Mahotsavam• Arthungal Perunnal• Chettikulangara Bharani• Malanada Kettukazcha• Nehru Boat race• Onam• Pulikali• Koodalmanikyam Festival• Kottiyoor Festival• Thaipooyam Mahotsavam• Thirunakkara Arattu• Thrissur Pooram
  34. 34. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Arthungal Perunnal• The feast of the St. Sebastian, popular as the Arthunkal Perunnal is a 10-day festival,which usually is held in the month of January every year.• The highlight of this festival is the ritual on the final day, when devotees crawl on theirknees all the way from the nearby beach to the church. This is then followed by aceremonial procession to the beach.
  35. 35. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Attuvela Mahotsavam• The Attuvela Mahotsavam is a water carnival. A procession of canoes carrying a hugereplica of the temple. The Goddess Bhagavathy is the presiding deity in this small temple.• Attuvela has a beautifully illuminated canoes, carrying a huge replica of the temple, glidedown the waters accompanied by hordes of colourfully decorated small canoes andtemple percussion music.
  36. 36. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Chettikulangara Bharani• The annual festival held in the Malyalam month of Kumbham is one of the most well-known festivals of Kerala. The festival and the temple are dedicated to GoddessBhagavathy.• Almost all the folk arts of South Kerala are presented at the temple. The all-nightKathakali performances are a must-see for Kathakali buffs.
  37. 37. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Malanada Kettukazcha• Malanada Kettukazcha is associated with the Poruvazhy Malanada temple. This templeinterestingly is dedicated to Duryodhana, the antagonist in the Indian epic -Mahabharata.• The annual festival of this temple is noted for the magnificent kettukazcha procession.These structures are made in a competitive spirit by the local people. The event attractsa large number of devotees every year.
  38. 38. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Nehru Boat Race• The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the greatest event on the backwaters of Kerala. The raceis held on the second Saturday of August every year. Magnificent snakeboats competefor the prized trophy instituted by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.• Apart from the races of chundanvalloms (snakeboats) and of smaller country crafts, theevent offers many fascinating sights such as ceremonial water processions, spectacularfloats and decorated boats.
  39. 39. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Onam• Onam is the biggest festival celebrated in Kerala. Onam Festival falls during the Malayalimonth of Chingam (August - September) and marks the homecoming of legendary KingMahabali.• Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and brings out the best of Kerala culture andtradition. Intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake BoatRace and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam -the harvest festival in Kerala.
  40. 40. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Pulikali• Pulikali is a popular folk art performed during the Onam season. In Pulikali a group ofperformers paint their whole body in the likeness of tigers and wear tiger mask. Thetheme of the play is tiger hunting.• It is a mixture of resorting to traditional folk dance steps and also improvisations.
  41. 41. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Koodalmanikyam Festival• Koodalmanikyam temple is dedicated to Lord Bharatha, the brother of Lord Rama in theepic Ramayana. It is perhaps the only temple in India with Bharatha as the presidingdeity.• The colourful eleven-day annual festival at the Koodalmanikyam temple is noted for thegrand elephant pageantry. The festival falls in during April or May.
  42. 42. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kottiyoor Festival• Kottiyoor is a famous Hindu pilgrim center devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.Kottiyoor temple is located near Kelakam in Kannur district of the southern state Kerala.Sri Kottiyoor temple is also known as the “Dakshina Kashi” and attracts lakhs of devoteesevery year.• There is no formal structure of a temple as such. Neyyattam ritual on the first day andthe Thirukalasattu ritual on the concluding day are sttended by hundreds of devotees.The Akkare Kottiyoor temple remains open only on the festival days.
  43. 43. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Thaipooyam Mahotsavam, Koorkancherry• Thaipooyam festival is celebrated at the Koorkancherry Sree Maheswara Temple, in thename of Lord Subramanian; the son of Lord Shiva the presiding deity of this temple.• The main attraction is Kavadiyattom .This is a ritual dance that starts in the morning byforming groups that are known as ambalakkavadi and pookkavadi. The dance is againperformed at night and continues till dawn. The conclusion of the festival is marked by ascintillating display of fireworks.
  44. 44. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Thirunakkara Arattu• The annual 10-day festival at the Thirunakkara Temple draws to a close with the Arattuceremony. Usually nine caparisoned elephants take part in the Arattu procession whichbegins in the afternoon.• On this day, Folk arts like Mayilattom (peacock dance), Velakali etc, are presented in thetemple compound in the evening. A major attraction is the all-night Kathakaliperformances on the third and fourth days of the festival.
  45. 45. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Thrissur Pooram• The Thrissur Pooram is one of the most spectacular festivals in the world. In terms ofvisual splendor, the grand assembly of aparisoned elephants, amazing pyrotechnicdisplays, spellbinding ensembles of percussion instruments and enthusiastic crowds,there is no match for it.• The Thrissur Pooram is considered to be the Mother of all Poorams, a culture highlightthat towers above all other festivals .Thrissur pooram is a festival unique in its pageantry,magnitude and participation.
  46. 46. Homestays in Kerala• Adams Wood House (Fort Cochin)• Akkarakalam Memoirs (Alleppey)• Carpe Diem (Munnar)• Coconutcreek Kumarakom Homestays(Kumarakom)• Eco Trails - Houseboats (Cochin)• Emerald Isle (Alleppey)• Kaits Home( Alappuzha)• La Exotica Homestay (Trivandrum)• Nathans Holiday Home (Ernakulam)• Nelpura Heritage Homestay (Alappuzha)• Summer House Holiday Home (Kollam)• Vanilla County (Kottayam)• Vemband House (Alappuzha)
  47. 47. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Adams Wood House, Fort Cochin• Adams Wood House is a BoutiqueHomestay with 4 beautiful rooms, locatedin Fort Cochin. It is a friendly, clean,comfortable and safe accommodation inFort Cochin, Kerala.• The house is located in a silent residentialstreet, away from the crowd. Rooms areheritage style with an en-suite bathroom.Garden view room have a balcony /verandah.• The other services include airport pickupand drop facility, money exchange,laundry service, backwater cruise inhouseboats and yoga session etc.• The guest can visit Maritime Museum andPortuguese Museum in 5 minutes byTuk-Tuk.For more details click here
  48. 48. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Akkarakalam Memoirs, Alleppey• Akkarakkalam Memoirs is a beautifulwaterfront homestay, located in theKainakary village in Alleppey district. Thehomestay is peerless in its structuralstature and colossal grandeur.• A dash of modern facilities has beenadopted, especially in toilets and openbaths. Apart from that, the hostmaintained the exclusive ancienteminence and grandeur like the red oxidefloor, wooden furniture, wooden wallsetc, which give the feel and touch ofeverything reminiscent of old homes.• The guest can do various activities aroundthe Memoirs like Ayurveda Massage,Various Types of Fishing, Canoe Ride,Motor Boat Ride, Village Walks, Farm Visitand Toddy Tapping.For more details click here
  49. 49. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Carpe Diem, Munnar• Carpe Diem is a beautiful villa, run by anon profit organization: Carpe DiemEducation Trust. The accommodationcharges paid by the guest are a donationfor the organization.• The cottage offers luxury, privacy,mountain views and charm. The fullyequipped kitchen offers you theopportunity to do your own cooking.• The cottage is comfortable for the stay of6 people. Carpe Diem has two largebedrooms and attached western stylebathrooms.• A bottle of complimentary wine is offeredthe first day of a minimum of 2 day stay.For more details click here
  50. 50. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Coconut creek Kumarakom Homestays• Coconut creek Kumarakom Homestay andKumarakom Houseboat is situated inKerala’s beautiful tourism villageKumarakom. There are 3 air-conditionrooms and attached bath room.• Kerala tourism department has awardeddiamond category Kerala Homestaycertificate to Coconut Creek. This is theunique factor of Coconut CreekKumarakom Homestay because there isonly diamond category homestay inKumarakom.• Coconut creek also operate KeralaHouseboat from Kumarakom houseboatdestination and Alleppey houseboatdestination.For more details click here
  51. 51. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Eco Trails – Houseboats,Cochin• Eco Trails Houseboats are eco friendlyhouseboats operating in the backwaterareas of Kerala. The houseboat is havingAir Conditioned bed rooms, modernbathroom & all other living comforts.• The backwaters of Kerala are a selfsupporting eco-system teeming with life.The canals connect the villages togetherand are still used for local transport.• There are 3 bedrooms with modernfacility, a common toilet, a living spaceand kitchen. The platforms that cantileverfrom the hull are used as balconies.For more details click here
  52. 52. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Emerald Isle, Alleppey• Emerald Isle is a 150 year old Ancestralhome converted to a Luxury Homestay. Itis on an Island in the Backwaters ofAlleppey in Kerala. The house retains itsoriginal architectural features, mostly inteak, with splendid wood carvings.• There are only 5 rooms (all air-conditioned) for guests and each has itsown en-suite Open-Shower bathroomwith all modern facilities.• The guest can reach in 1 ½ hours fromAlleppey by boat or 12 kms from Alleppeytown by road.• The special arrangement can be done forspecial facilities like Ayurvedic treatmentsor houseboat rides.For more details click here
  53. 53. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Kaits Home, Alappuzha• Kaits home is a serene beautiful village inKerala and is a popular stop off forhouseboats due to its village market.• The cottages are facing river side and theguest can sit in swing-chairs or lie in thewaterside hammocks on the riverside. Theguest can relish the special Keralan meal -curries, yoghurt dishes, Indian breads andrice, home cooked by the family.• Kaits Home has an Ayurvedic Centre fordiagnosis and treatment.• The main key attractions are Countryboat ride, fishing (night fishing, trappingpond and pole line fishing), village walk,farm trekking, house boat cruise andtoddy tapping.For more details click here
  54. 54. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)La Exotica Homestay, Trivandrum• La Exotica is situated at the helepad ofVarkala Beach, with all the rooms havingsea facing balcony. The house is at walkable distance from the cafes and beaches,at the same time away from the hustle &bustle of the city.• This beautiful Homestay is all set towelcome the guest with the best homelyatmosphere by making sure that youdiscover God’s own country at herbeautiful best.• The rooms are nicely decorated. Theguest can also relax in after a day at thebenches outside. The guest can bringtheir pets along and enjoy their ownprivate space in spacious garden.For more details click here
  55. 55. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Nathans Holiday Home, Cochin• Nathan’s Holiday Home is a Fort Cochinvacation rental, situated in a safe andquiet residential neighborhood atwalking distance to the beach.• The villa has two air conditioned bedrooms with attached bathrooms havinghot and cold shower with wet and dryareas.• The property has fully furnished livingroom, dining area, kitchen with allamenities, rooftop relaxing area, patio,backyard with BBQ grill, etc.• It has a covered roof top where you cansimply relax or have a small party! In thenon covered area of the roof top you canenjoy the sun or read a book whilesipping on your drink under the shade ofthe beach umbrella.For more details click here
  56. 56. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Nelpura Heritage Homestay, Alappuzha• Nelpura which is located at Allapuzhadistrict in Kerala. Nelpura means granarywhere paddy is stored and grains for thenext season are preserved.• The building showcases the fine featuresof traditional Kerala architecture andwoodcarving. Dates back around 150years, the Homestay rooms made mostlywith seasoned timber, still retain theiroriginal grandeur. The guests can have areal village life experience with authenticKerala cuisine.• The Nelpura Heritage Homestay has 3Executive Deluxe rooms (Air Conditionedand Non Air conditioned), each with en-suite modernized bathrooms.For more details click here
  57. 57. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Summer House Holiday Home, Kollam• Summer house holiday home is awayfrom din and bustles of city life withverdant surroundings and is awholesomely pristine exotic destination,promising you as an ideal camp for a longholiday.• There are 3 houses with distinct tone,ambiance and enough privacy.• This place is close to the famous MahaVishnu Temple and SandyThirumullawaram beach in a picturesquepoint.• Ayurvedic treatment are provided onrequest.For more details click here
  58. 58. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Vanilla County, Kottayam• Vanilla County is an enchanting PlantationHomestay in Kerala, approved by theKerala Department of Tourism and gradedas a Diamond House, near the origin ofthe Meenachil River at Vagamon.• Furnished tastefully the spacious interiorscan accommodate three families at a timeto offer maximum comfort. A variety oftypical Kerala delicacies and other Indiandishes are served.• There are 3 rooms that provide tentedAccommodation if requested on theproperty of Vanilla County.• Vanilla County is the ideal takeoff pointfor visits to Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary,Munnar Hill Station and AlleppeyBackwaters.For more details click here
  59. 59. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)Vemband House, Alappuzha• Vembanad House has a secluded locationon the banks of Vembanad Lake nearAlleppey.• The bedrooms are all situated around acommon living area, which is also used fordining. Each bedroom has a privatebalcony, and luxurious bathtub in thebathroom.• The guest can enjoy the fresh seafood –karimeen fish, obster, prawns, and clams.• The Vemband House is located at such aplace which is clearly the hub of backwater tourism in Kerala. From everycorner of the house, the view of thebackwaters is always in sight.For more details click here
  60. 60. © 2011, The Other Home (All rights reserved)About The Other HomeThe Other Home‘, specialized Vacation Rental,Homestays and Outdoor Adventure propertiesbooking platform.60• The company is promoting various non-hotel properties - vacation homes,holiday homes, service apartments, villas and homestay, through a dynamicportal.• The Other Home aims to promote Responsible and Micro-tourism in thecountry. The company is currently managing a portfolio of more than 200properties in 19 states in India.
  61. 61. 61Thank You!!!The Other Home(Vacation Rental | Homestays | Outdoor Adventure)Tel: +91-11-65028027 / 25985380Email: info@theotherhome.com(Travel Blog | Photo Blog | Travel Books)The woods are lovely, dark and deep.But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.- Robert Frost

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