Kerala Government is now developing the luxury cruise

Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

cruisestory_647_061317041511Kerala Government is focusing on the development of luxury river cruise tourism on the model of Nile Cruise by developing 450-km inland waterways from Hozdurg in the North to Kovalam in the South.



Cochin International Airport Ltd has been assigned to carry out the project by forming a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), in which both government and CIAL each will be holding 49 per cent stake and the remaining 2 per cent will be given to private stakeholders.



A senior official in Cochin International Airport Ltd confirmed that the project is under process and the officials are starting a survey for which tenders have been issued.



However, implementation of the project engages the land acquisitions, construction of new canals, the reworking of existing canals so as to provide 20 feet depth and 70 feet width for the waterways. The major challenges of this luxury cruise project are to construct a new canal in the 26 km uncut portion in northern Kerala in the Kannur-Kasargod stretch. The construction of 52 new bridges and widening of two tunnels at Varkala are the major challenges.



The idea of the cruise tourism is to promote the concept of a luxury and leisure tourism where tourists can spend more days to complete the trial.  There are the plans to deploy premium and Non-premium boats. There is a proposed waterway, which is connecting 11 districts. There will be facilitation centres in every 25 km where the tourist can hop off and hop on at any stations to enjoy the geo-cultural theme based art forms, culture and cuisine of regions of Kerala hitherto unexplored, especially in North Kerala.



Kerala Government is also taking some major initiatives to develop the tourist destinations and the waterway projects, which will help to generate job opportunities for local people in the travel and hospitality sector.


Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 07 miltcongress 2018
  • 08 theleisureshow 18
  • 09 cibtm 2018
  • 09 Seatrade Cruise Med 2018
  • 10 ITE-HCMC 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 15 TravelDaily TDC 18
  • 16 OTDYKH 2018
  • 17 Hotel Show dubai 18
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 18 Hotel Management Asia Summit 2018
  • 18 thincindonesia 2018
  • 19 bricsaconsulting 2018
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 20 europecongress 18
  • 20 sahicsouthamerica 2018
  • 21 bitmchina 2018
  • 22 Hotel Management Singapore Summit 18
  • 23 PTM 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on