Tourism project to conserve Kozhikode biodiversity

A tourism project to conserve the mangroves, biodiversity, local resources and traditional jobs in Kozhikode district was launched here today.

State Minister for Tourism andCo-operation Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the 'Jalaayanam tourism project'at the Kambilipparambu Mambuzha Farm Tourism Centre.

Speaking on the occasion, he said five packages would be offered under the project.

They are: 'Know Kadalundi', a full-day package, offering country boat rides, taking tourists closer to the mangrove forests, the traditional lake and marine resources.

'Feel Mohabbath with Mambuzha' offers tourists a day-long visit to centres where mats, earthen pots, brass iron box are manufactured.

The 'Chaliyar Triveni Gramayathra' would take tourists on a ride across three rivers to watch fishing.

A half-day package 'Yesteryear Villages' includes a boat ride, visit to a coir-manufacturing unit, coconut tree- climbing, live fishing, and traditional meals.

The 'Connecting Culture' package offers trekking and sightseeing of paddy fields, traditional weaving units and art centres.

The Jalaayanam website was launched byCollector U V Jose.

Coordinator of Kerala State Responsible Tourism Mission K Rupesh Kumar gave a presentation on the project, which is being implemented along with the Kozhikode Block Panchayat.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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