Kerala to be differently-abled friendly by 2021

Tourist destinations in Kerala are all set to go “differently-abled friendly” by 2021, said state tourism minister Kadamapally Surendran, while replying to a question by MLA Veena George. The government has identified around 120 tourist spots across the state in the first phase. Of these, 98 destinations have already been made completely specially-abled friendly

“The work on the remaining centres are in progress, all the specially-abled friendly tourist spots will have special parking areas and toilet facilities,” said the minister.

Besides this, special tourism packages for the specially-abled were also being implemented under the Responsible Tourism initiative, the minister added.

According to the state tourism department, accessible ramps, special toilets, wheelchairs, walking sticks, folding walkers, crutches, special signages, tactile walkways, touch screen kiosks, Braille brochures, and audio guides were some of the features provided at the specially-abled friendly destinations.

Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the country, both by foreign and domestic travellers.