Category: Tourism

Kerala tourism take wings with seaplane

An unparalleled view of the palm-fringed coastline, serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill-stations, waterfalls and plantations, along with the romance of taking off and landing on water, await those boarding seaplanes in Kerala.

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Each passenger will get to see Kerala like never before when the amphibian aircraft moves along the key backwater destinations of Ashtamudi, Punnamada, and Bekal.

As the maiden flight of the seaplane takes off from the Ashtamudi lake in Kollam to the Punnamada lake in Alappuzha on Sunday, it will be the fruition of an ambitious venture of the State government. The project was showcased to the world at ‘Emerging Kerala Global Connect’ in Kochi last year. Among the projects presented in that meet, this is the first to materialise, overcoming several hurdles.

Billed as the first venture in the country, the seaplane services will open a new chapter in the civil aviation sector in the country and will be a turning point for the marketing of the destination and the unique tourism products as it provides the ‘last mile connectivity’.

Read more via Tourism to take wings with seaplane’s take-off | The Hindu.