Nilambur ecotourism project on the anvil

Nilambur, the land of teak forests and perennial rivers will be the latest name in the eco tourist destinations of Kerala. The special promotion programme to be launched by the Kerala Tourism Department will give a boost to the tourism prospects of Nilambur in the days to come.

Online PR News – 06-August-2010 – – Nilambur, the land of teak forests and perennial rivers will be the latest name in the eco tourist destinations of Kerala. The special promotion programme to be launched by the Kerala Tourism Department will give a boost to the tourism prospects of Nilambur in the days to come.

The proposed Nilambur tourism promotion project would involve some of the most famous landmarks and landscapes of Nilambur including Chaliyar Mukku, Nedumkayam, Adyanpara waterfalls, Kozhippara waterfalls, Connolly’s Plot, suspension bridge across Chaliyar, old DFO’s bungalow, KFRI teak sub-centre and bioresource plot in addition to the forest divisions of North and South Nilambur

Conolly’s Plot is home to the oldest teak plantation in the world where the biggest planted teak wood, stands. Originally developed way back in the 18th century by the then Malabar Collector H V Conolly, this plantation is still being conserved for research purposes. The suspension bridge that spans 143-metre in length cross Chaliyar river connects the Conolly’s Plot with the main land is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Nilambur

The unexplored jungle pathways along Nedumkayam and Karimpuzha would make excellent trekking trails for adventure tourists and nature enthusiasts. The grave of Dawson, the British forest engineer who constructed the Girdar Bridge and the remnants of the abandoned Elephant Training Camps in the forest area are some of the other interesting sights included in this tourism project.

The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) is organizing a tour operators' meet prior to the launch the special destination programme, on August 14 and 15 at Nilambur, which will be attended by hotels, tour operators and tourist guides.

Says Venu K Nair, the marketing head of Karma Kerala, “ We have been emphasizing a lot on offering new packages and tourist options at affordable prices to cater to tourists who come to Kerala in search of an authentic Kerala experience. The Nilambur ecotourism project is likely to be popular among the tourists who wish to do something refreshingly different from a customary affair ” In the coming days, we are expecting more bookings for this circuit , he added.

For the comprehensive promotion of tourism in Kerala, Karma Kerala has tied up with some of the most reputed names in hospitality industry to ensure something beyond the scope of an ordinary holiday. More information is available at http://www.karmakerala.com/

Karma Kerala , the leading tour promoters based in Cochin has always been in the forefront in promoting innovative tourist packages and deals. It has sales counters in Edinburgh and UK to handle holiday plans of both foreign and domestic tourists..

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