Unexplored islands to find place in Kochi’s tourism map

Ernakulam District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) has unveiled a slew of land and backwater tour packages to showcase the tourism potential of hitherto unexplored islands in the city’s backyard.

Occupying centre stage will be isles such as Pizhala, Kadamakudy, Chatanad and Thantonnithuruth, many of which have traditional ‘pokkali’ farms, apart from prawn and fish farms. Toddy tapping too is in vogue here.

Two of the five new and re-launched packages include tours which would take visitors through the backwaters, lagoons and hitherto unexplored pristine islands on the city’s northern parts. Till now, tourist boats were focused on the Vembanad backwaters, covering Fort Kochi, Mattancherry and other areas. As a result, numerous picturesque islands in the backyard of the Periyar were neglected.

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