Kerala to host pink water lilies e-festival


The pink lilies blooming over the backwater villages in Kottayam, Kerala, are now going online. These lilies bloom every monsoon, and now the Kerala Tourism authorities are promoting them for online tours. The main idea behind this initiative is to make sure that Kerala lovers across the globe stay in touch with the developments in the state despite the travel restrictions due to the current pandemic.

According to the latest reports, agencies like the Kerala Tourism, India Tourism and the Malarikkal Tourism Society have shot guided tours of the flowering locations and other development in Kerala. These videos will telecast online through official websites of these agencies very soon. The water lily fields of Kottayam and Malarikkal attracted a lot of fame for being the most photographed tourist attractions of Kerala during the monsoon of the year 2019.

The tourism authorities are also planning to host an e-festival for pink water lily in the same way it organised online Onam celebrations in August 2020. Besides, the tourism departments are also filming videos on the rural experience and scope of backwater tourism of areas like Vaikom, Kumarakom, Murinjapuzha and Amballur.

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