Pathanamthitta A brand new destination emerges in Kerala tourism map

Published on: 13 Aug, 2015
Published under: Kerala Travel News

The tourism board of the southern state of Kerala, which attracts ten million travellers a year, is promoting Pathanamthitta district as a new holiday destination in Kerala tourism map with the Adavi Boat Festival and Gajavijnanolsavam, which would be held at Konni, a hilly town of the district. The Konni Forest Development Agency, in collaboration with District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) and Pathanamthitta District Administration will host the events at advent of this years Onam celebrations. A P Anil Kumar.

Minister for Tourism Anil Kumar will inaugurate the Adavi boat festival on August 21, aiming at branding the town as a unique tourism destination and introducing Coracle riding as a first of its kind tourism product in Kerala.

The occasion will also witness a Gaja Vijnanolsavam, an elephant festival at the Konni elephant camp.

The boat festival will be a three-day event with a common daily activity plan targeting different tourist attractions each day. This includes a familiarisation trip for the media and inaugural guests, treasure hunt for general public, a cultural programme and a Know the Elephant programme at the Konni Elephant camp.

The Gaja Vijanolsavam was first conducted in September last year under the auspices of the Konni Forest Development Agency. The programme had helped in raising the profile of Konni-Adavi eco-tourism apart from imparting awareness about forest and wildlife conservation among school children and general public.

The five-day festival this year starts on August 20.

There are lots of untapped tourism potentials in Pathanamthitta. Besides the heritage tourism products in the district like the Arunmula Kannadi, Aranmula boat race, Konni and Adavi will further raise the status of Kerala on the global tourism map,” said Pathanamthitta District Collector S Harikishore.

Adavi, which is just five kilometres from Mundommoozhy on the proposed Achencoil-Chittar hill highway, is a weekend getaway, especially for the people coming from Cochin and Trivandrum. Coracle rafting in the Kallar river is an innovative venture, which promises a never-before experience to travellers.

An Eco-Tourism Centre with river rafts, Coracle rafting, adventure trekking, accommodation options on tree-top cottages, tenting options and walkways are the attractions coming up in Adavi. Bamboo huts, which will be coming up in Adavi in a month, will also be another attractive camping option for the tourists. The Eco-Tourism Centre also has a refreshment area, public convenience areas and ample parking space for tourists and their vehicles.

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