Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021
Kerala Tourism aims to work on a new project known as Travancore Heritage Tourism Project, which will be similar to other heritage tourism projects in the state like Alappuzha, Thalassery and Muziris. The idea of such projects is to restore the historical and cultural significance of these locations.
The department of tourism in Kerala wishes to appoint an architecture-cum-conservation consultant for the project, estimated at INR 100 crore. The consultant would identify various sections of the project, and ultimately work on a project report for each of them. The tourism department is also looking for potential bidders for this project.
Travancore boasts of a rich history of culture, trade and colonial legacy, all of which can go through conservation, and become a great new tourism destination.
Travancore is also popular for its beautiful beaches, hill stations, temples, among other attractions. Also, museums in the area, like the Kuthiramalika Palace Museum will receive a major boost with this new project. The project will see Travancore develop into a world class heritage location.
Travancore was an Indian kingdom ruled by the Travancore Royal Family. It covered a large part of Kerala, later developing into a princely state under the British rule. The kingdom dates back to 1729 when it was first established.
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