Kerala Tourism receives HolidayIQ Better Holiday Award for "India's favourite Waterfront Destination"
| Updated: May 12, 2017 23:35 IST
New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): Kerala Tourism was voted as 'India's favourite Waterfront Destination' for Alleppey by the HolidayIQ Better Holiday Awards. Union Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh presented the award to the Principal Secretary of Kerala Tourism, Dr. Venu V. "This award reiterates the popularity of the state tourism as it was chosen by over 15 crore Indian travelers. Kerala Tourism department is always keen in implementing new and innovative ideas and projects for the growth of Kerala as the best destination. Prestigious awards like these are an inspiration to raise the benchmark in taking up new initiatives," said Dr. Venu V. Speaking at the occasion, Kadakampalli Surendran, Minister for Tourism expressed his excitement to known that Alleppey, the evergreen backwater destination of Kerala, continues to be the favourite among the travellers and tour operators. "Getting an award for another individual feature of the state in itself shows how versatile our state is as a tourist destination. And I'm so overwhelmed by the fact that Kerala is gaining popularity and is preferred by people all over," he added. Alleppey, or Alappuzha is famous across the world for its vast scenic undulating network of freshwater lakes, lagoons, canals, and rivers that comprise the backwaters. Owing to the growing popularity of this destination, thousands of International and domestic tourists visit Alleppey every year. The HolidayIQ Better Holiday Awards is a recognition of exceptional experiences provided by millions of Indian Travellers from more than 100 cities and towns of India. (ANI)