Kerala eased the COVID-19 restrictions keeping in mind the dip in Coronavirus cases. The government allowed the hotels, restaurants, eateries, bars, and theatres to function with full occupancy. The capacity of people in public functions has also been increased. Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran states “The plan is to reopen the tourism sector as early as possible. We’ve opened the temples with restrictions. Similarly, tourist centres will also have reasonable restrictions.”
Kerala Makes Masks Mandatory For Tourists
Kerala opened the state for domestic tourists after a long hiatus. The state also pumped ₹450 crores of loan to support its tourism sector. The rules included wearing masks, maintaining a minimum of 6 feet distance from others, refraining from spitting in public, among many others.
Major Festivals In Kerala Were Cancelled To Combat COVID-19 Spread
Popular festivals in Kerala, like the state’s biggest temple festival ‘Thrissur Pooram’ and the snake boat race got cancelled due to coronavirus. The Thrissur Pooram festival signifies the meeting of deities of 10 temples. The festival is synonymous with a grand display of caparisoned elephants, parasols, and percussion music. The snake boat race is a popular monsoon festival in Kerala and draws audiences from all parts of India.
Also, as the cases dip, you can visit the Backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala and they will definitely remind you of Venice. The sight of the pristine backwaters of Alleppey, surrounded by towering palm trees, perfectly fits into the definition of a paradise on Earth. So, travel buffs, start making your plans to explore God’s own country. For now, allow us to take you on a virtual tour to Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village, Kerala’s best-kept secret: