Kanniyakumari witnesses less turnout of tourists due to Nipah threat

Wednesday, September 20, 2023


Shareholders depending on the tourism sector in Kanniyakumari anticipated that this long-weekend
break could attract thousands of tourists to the district.

However, the numbers turned out lesser than their anticipations. Tourism investors are of the opinion that it could be the impact of Nipah virus occurrence in Kerala. As per the Tourism Department, the attendance appeared reasonable. Nevertheless, the influx of visitors from Kerala has decreased to a trickle.

For security, tourists have been asked to wear face masks. Furthermore, three ferryboats, which are being
functioned by the Poompuhar Shipping Corporation, to navigate from Kanniyakumari coast to the
Vivekanandar Rock Memorial and the Tiruvalluvar sculpture, observed little gathering of sightseers. The
other feature is sporadic rainfall of late that limited the movement of tourists.

Sources said that typically, the vast numbers of Kanniyakumari’s visitors come from Kerala. D Sudha,
Kodaikanal Tourism Officer said that the average full crowd of travelers from Kerala is 60 per cent yearly. A
lot of areas of the hill station have been seeing substantial precipitation over the past week and a
steady movement of tourists is predictable from the coming week. Over the last six days, travelers bound
for Berijam, a well-known tourist place in Kodaikanal, are deprived of entering after sighting of a wild

Nonetheless, in Courtallam, which has attractive cascades, in Tenkasi district, there’s no abrupt Nipah
virus effect on tourism, said the sources.

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