‘Kerala is still young, serene and beautiful despite the floods’

Kerala has been in the news for the past couple of weeks due to the devastating floods, which took the entire length and breadth of the state into shackles. But, the lush green paddy fields and the backwaters in Kumarakom are all the more beautiful and refreshing after the downpour. The deep emerald of the coconut fronds and the silvery backwaters is bustling with life.

After a couple of week’s fall, the God’s own Country, as it is aptly called, has resurrected and is all set to welcome globetrotters. A team of 16 foreign tour operators have landed in Kerala to be a part of the Village Life Experience tour package conducted as part of the Kerala Tourism’s Responsible Tourism Mission.

The tour operators have visited Kumarakom, which was one of the worst hit areas during the flood, and were thrilled to see the place still unaffected and serene. “We wanted to show the world that nothing has damaged the sheen of Kumarakom. It is with this in mind that we arranged a package tour for the tour operators,” said Rupesh Kumar K, Co-ordinator of the RT Mission.

The team explored the traditional professions like screw pine and coconut leaf weaving, fishing, coir making, toddy tapping, handicrafts and broomstick making during their trip. The 16-member team reached Kumarakom by 9 am and was welcomed by Rupesh Kumar; Deputy Director Biju Varghese; Destination Co-ordinator Bhagat Singh; Kannur district Mission Co-ordinator Sibin Paul and other fellow villagers.

The team, came via East Bound Discoveries, were amazed by the green paradise and returned promising to come back with a good number of groups to the God’s own Country. “The lush green paddy fields and serene backwaters of Kumarakom have the power to relax and rejuvenate every soul,” said the operators.

With its expansive lagoons and the luxuriant spectrum of greens, Kumarakom is ready to welcome travellers from across the world.