Kerala Silent Valley gets eco-tourism upgrade

The Silent Valley National Park is an ancient rainforest in Kerala, famous for its rich variety of flora and fauna. It is expected to attract more nature lovers in the near future as an interpretative ecotourism programme gets underway thanks to co-operation between the Department of Forests and Kerala Tourism.

Through packages and a new video documentary about the park’s history, the working committee of Kerala Tourism will provide a visual treat as well as various activities to make visitors more aware about the environmental assets of the park. Current tourism packages have also been upgraded and the scheme is proving a hit even before its official launch.

Collected funds will be used to improve current facilities and arrangements for one-way traffic lanes, and to set up a library with sections on rainforests for the bene t of nature enthusiasts, visitors and researchers.

In another development, Thiruvananthapuram city is ready to go greener by sprucing up a 220 square-metre plot at its heart with Kerala Tourism again pioneering the project. Around 200 types of saplings have been planted in the hope that they will help turn the whole area green. The Kanakakunnu Palace grounds are the chief beneficiary of the scheme

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