Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism has unveiled a unique product to literally extend the feel and taste of Onam festival to visitors by enabling them to enjoy a variety of traditional dishes including the famed multi-dish ‘sadya’ and trips to sylvan rural stretches.
The project, worked out by the State Responsible Tourism (RT) Mission, will facilitate tourists to stay at village homes as guests, join the celebrations of the festival of flowers, partake home-made delicacies and meals and receive attractive gifts before bidding farewell. The product, ‘Enjoy Onam feast, get Onam gifts ’, piloted in 2017 in selected places, will be extended to the entire state on a grand scale from September 1 to 30, Kerala Minister for Tourism Kadakampally Surendran, said.
“The project is drawn up with the aim of facilitating tourists to experience hands on the joys of village life during the festival season.” Visitors can choose different packages — a day-and-night stay at a village home for a four-member family which will include breakfast, dinner and lunch; a special Onam feast package; exploration of the unspoilt rural stretches to experience sights and sounds of Onam with local communities. For details, visit www.keralatourism.org/responsibletourism/