Kerala Tourism

The small state of Kerala, which represents just 1% of the land mass, is considered to be one of India's most beautiful state. It is a very rural state with most of the population living in villages but is culturally and scenically diverse. Kerala has two national parks, ten wildlife sanctuaries and two bird sanctuaries. Kerala occupies a long (550km), narrow strip of land in the far south of India. Its coastline is on the Arabian Sea (part of the Indian Ocean) and its eastern border with the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu is the top of the majestic Western Ghat mountains. The landscape varies from long golden beaches to cool hill stations and dense green jungle to bustling cities. Its unique feature is the 1,900km of palm fringed backwaters. The people of Kerala are warm and friendly and interaction with them is often a highlight of a holiday to Kerala. Keralites have a strong culture and are fiercely proud of their state. Some of their art forms (eg Kathakali and Theyyam) and martial arts (kalaripayattu) are unique. We prepare customised Kerala Tourism Packages by combining the attractive places and exotic Resorts in Kerala. This website has information about Kerala Tourism, Kerala Tourist Places, Kerala vacation, Kerala Visit and customised packages. Listed below are the awsrds and recognitions received by Kerala Tourism.

International Awards

UNWTO Ulysses Award
Innovation in Public Policy and Governance Award for Kumarakom Responsible Tourism Project, 2013

World Tourism Travel Council Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
One of the three finalists in the Destination Category - Kerala, 2006

ITB Berlin
Das Goldene Stadttor Award for Print Campaign on Backwaters, 2014
Das Goldene Stadttor Award for Ayurveda Campaign, 2013
Das Goldene Stadttor Silver Award for Print Campaign, 2012
Das Goldene Stadttor Bronze Award for TV Commercial, 2011
Das Golden Stadttor Award for the Print campaign, 2007
Das Golden Stadttor Award for Best Commercial, 2006

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
PATA Gold Award for E-Newsletter, 2016
PATA Gold Award for 'Visit Kerala' Television Commercial Campaign, 2016
PATA CEO Challenge Top Destination Award for Thekkady, 2015
PATA Gold Award for Kumarakom Responsible Tourism Project, 2014
PATA Gold Award for E-Newsletter, 2014
PATA Gold Award for E-Newsletter, 2013
Gold Award 2010 for Best Website
Gold Award 2009 for Marketing "Dream Season in Gods Own Country"
Gold Award 2008 for Culture - Utsavam, Kerala Arts Festival
Gold Award 2008 for Consumer Travel Brochure - Kerala Tourism Theme Brochure
Gold Award 2007 for Culture - Aranmula Cultural Village
Gold Award 2007 for Brochure - Destination Brochure Kit
Grand Award for Environment - Zero Waste Kovalam, 2006
Gold Award for Ecotourism - Kumbalangi Tourism Village, 2006
Gold Award 2006 for Publication Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya
Gold Award for the best E-Newsletter, 2005
Honourable Mention for Culture, 2005
Gold Award for Culture, 2004
Gold Award for Ecotourism, 2004
Gold Award 2004 for the best CD-ROM Ayurveda: The Mantra of Niramaya
Gold Award 2003 for the best CD-ROM, Kerala: The Green Symphony
Gold Award for Marketing, 2003
Grand Award for Heritage, 2002

Pacific Asia Travel Writers Association (PATWA)
International Award for Leisure Tourism, 2000-2001

UNESCO Asia-Pacific
Heritage Award - Honorable Mention - Arakkal Kettu, Kannur, 2006

New York ad Festivals
Finalist Award - Kerala Tourism - 2005

Prague International Advertising Festival (PIAF)
Bronze for the Print Campaign - Your Moment is Waiting, 2012
Bronze for the TVC- Your Moment is Waiting, 2011

WTM, London
Best Stand Award, 2011

FITUR, Spain
Best International Exhibition stand - Kerala Tourism Pavilion, 2010

Smart Travel Asia 'Best in Travel Poll 2010'
Kerala voted as the best Asian holiday destination, 2010

IAA Olive Crown Awards
Olive Crown Award for Kerala Tourism's print campaign on World Tourism Day, 2012

Conde Nast Travel Award
Kerala Tourism won the award for Excellence in Taking "Brand India" Global Award, 2012

National Awards

Web Ratna Awards 2014
Golden Icon Award in the 'Outstanding Content' Category

Government of India
Most Innovative Use of Information Technology / Best Website 2013-14
Best Tourism Film, 2013-14
Best Responsible Tourism Project 2013-14
Most Innovative Use of Information Technology / Best Website 2012 -13
Most Innovative and Unique Tourism Project 2012 -13 - Kochi - Muziris Biennale
Best State (2nd Place) 2012 -13
Best Civic Management 2012 -13 - Responsible Tourism Kumarakom
Best Rural Tourism Project 2011-12 - Responsible Tourism Kumarakom
Most innovative use of Information Technology / Best Website 2010 -11
Best State (3rd Place), 2010
Best Responsible Tourism Initiative- Kumarakom RT project, 2009
Most Innovative use of Information Technology, 2009
Most Innovative Adventure Activity -International Paragliding Championship, 2008
Best Responsible Tourism Project - Better Together- Responsible Tourism Initiative, Kerala, 2008
Best Tourism Film / Audio Visual Presentation 2008 for DVD Rhapsodies from God's Own Country
Best Performing Tourism State, 2007
Best Tourism Portal -, 2007
Best Performing Tourism State, 2006
Best Maintained Tourist - Friendly Monument - Sakthan Thampuran Palace 2006
Best Publishing - Mantra of Niramaya & Tourism Handbook, 2006
Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2005-06
Best Performing Tourism State, 2005
Best Maintained Tourist - Friendly Monument, 2005
Best Publishing 2004-05 for Book on Ayurveda
Best Marketed and Promoted State, 2004
Best Maintained Tourist - Friendly Monument, 2004
Best Innovative Tourism Project, 2004
Best Promotion Literature, 2004
Best Publishing 2003-04 for Book on Panchakarma
Best Performing State for 2003, 2001, 2000 and 1999 - Award for Excellence in Tourism. (For rapid growth, development and advancement in the tourism sector)
Best Practices by a State Government, 2003
Best Eco-tourism Product, 2003
Best Wildlife Sanctuary, 2003
Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2002-03
Most Tourist-friendly International Airport, 2002
Most Eco-friendly Destination, 2002
Best Tourism Film, 2001
Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2000-01
Most Innovative Use of Information Technology, 2008-09

Outlook Traveler Awards
Favourite Winter Destination & Favourite Beach Destination, 2013
Favourite Indian State for Travel & Tourism, 2010
Best State that promoted Travel & Tourism, 2000-2001

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
Award for Best Use of IT in Tourism, 2004
Award for Best Marketing, 2003

Galileo - Express Travel & Tourism
Award for the Best State Tourism Board, 2006
Award for the Best State Tourism Board, 2005
Award for the Best State Tourism Board, 2003

Net4 PC World
Award for Best website in the tourism category, 2008

Indian Association of Tour Operators' (IATO)
Award for the Best CDs, 2004

Business Leadership Award in Travel Category, 2007
Business Leadership Award in Travel Category, 2006

CNBC Award
Best Tourism Board, 2011
Best Tourism Board, 2009
Best Travel Destination 2009
Best State Tourism Board - Kerala, 2007
Best Travel Destination - Thekkady, 2007

Today's Traveller Platinum Award
Best State Marketing Campaign - Jet2kerala campaign, 2009

Kerala State E-Governance Awards
Best Website, 2008

Travel & Leisure Award
Best Indian State, 2014
Best Green Destination, 2014

Lonely Planet - India Travel Awards
Best Destination for Families, 2014
Best Destination for Families, 2012

Times of India
Best Tourism Board, 2012
Best Domestic Tourism Department, 2011

National Travel - Trade Fair
Best Design and Decoration, 2011


Heritage Tour Packages

Fort Kochi

Village Tour Packages