23 February: Struggling hard to revamp the tourism sector in the state after a year of staying shut, Kerala has recently launched work on the Travancore Heritage Project that aims to conserve and showcase the cultural aspect and legacy of the former Travancore kingdom.
It also aims at attracting tourists to visit Kerala state capital and its surroundings to provide them with an impactful experience. State tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the work and quoted that the state tourism sector is doing its best to make a major stride by presenting the heritage of Travancore in front of the world.
Surendran further expressed that the state tourism sector is experiencing a large crisis, however, still trying to turn adversities into opportunities. 2018-19 recorded its highest revenue for the state from the tourism sector. Moreover, the newly launched projects are expected to make the tour of the state even more attractive and of-benefit to them.
Other than this Ramachandran Kadannappally, minister for ports, achives and archaeology said that the project will contribute to making the state capital more attractive. Further, he also expressed his appreciation for bringing the Archaeology and Museum Department as well within the ambit of the project.
This project is carried out is a way so that visitors can witness a complete experience. The first phase of the Travancore Heritage Project involves decorating 30 heritage structures of the city. In the further phase, another set of 20 structures will be built. Each heritage building will be maintained like a museum.