Aiming to improve tourism cruises in the state of Kerala, Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned Malanad Malabar Cruise Tourism Project.
The project will be launched under Swadesh Darshan Scheme for development of a rural circuit in Kerala through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons announced that under this project, the ministry will be developing three cruises with a budget of Rs 80.37 crores. The project will be focusing on the development of water-based thematic cruise experiences in and around Valapattanam and Kuppam Rivers of Kannur District. Three thematic cruises being developed under this project will be on Valapattanam and Kuppam River.
The first cruise on Valapattanam River will be Malabari Cuisine and Culinary Cruise (Muthappan Cruise) which will start from Valapattanam and will cover a distance of 40 Km to reach Munambu Kadavu in Valapattanam River. There will be another cruise in Valapattanam River- Theyyam Cruise- which will begin from Valapattanam and will go up to Pazhayangadi in Valapattanam River. The third cruise will be a Mangrove Cruise in Kuppam River covering a distance of 16 Km from Pazhayangadi to Kuppam.