KOCHI: Giving out positive message on Kerala Tourism springing back into action after the floods, the season’s first chartered flight from Australia will arrive in Kochi on Saturday. The tourism department is all set to accord a warm welcome to the visitors.
The flight, with 60 tourists on board, will land at Cochin International Airport at 6 pm. The visitors will be given a ceremonious reception with Panchavadyam and Kathakali.
The tourists will visit Fort Kochi and Mattanchery on Sunday. Then, 20 tourists will head to a private farm near Angamali for a cooking demo class showing Kerala cuisine. On Monday, visitors will visit Allapuzha to have a unique houseboat experience.
They will departure on Tuesday to Goa and the group will also visit Udaipur, Jodhpur, Varanasi and Kolkata before their return. Tourism director P. Bala Kiran said the arrival of the flight will send out a definitive message that the Kerala tourism is all geared up to welcome the visitors. “It will also help change the general perception that the influx of tourists is dwindling in the state,” he added.