Tourists taking flights to India’s colourful destination, Kerala, will soon have added choices to the already long list of unique outdoor activities. The state plans to start luxury backwater tours featuring astrology as its key draw.

Leisure travellers taking flights to India and desirous of exploring the splendour of Kerala can now take delights in backwater rides amid utter opulence and with a dash of popular astrology of India!

In a bid to attract domestic travellers and international tourists into taking flights to India, the tourism authorities of Kochi, South India’s popular city, are now planning to commence lavish tours in a deluxe boat especially aimed at spiritual tourism.

These luxury trips will start from Poothotta in Kochi to Piravom in Kottayam, another well-known metropolis. The tour features ‘Pazhoor Padippura Mana’, which has a fabled history of over a thousand years and a unique astrological significance makes it extremely popular among domestic as well as foreign vacationers who are found to evince keen interest in astrology.

Astrological enthusiasts hopping on flights to India and touring the place can meet the family astrologists at Padippura, where they predict the future after spreading the conch shells on a block.

Kerala’s sheer verdancy and ayurveda treatments have long been among the key reasons for tourists catching flights to this South Indian province. The backwater tourism with promotion of tours featuring astrological destinations is expected to be a hit with westerners who are often to be seen in a lookout for flights to the country to sample an authentic slice of traditional Hindu system.

“Foreigners are interested in astrology. Many tourists who visit the state go to an astrologer to get an insight into their future and suggest solutions for a better tomorrow,” said a senior official of the district’s tourism council.

Authorities plan to ply a deluxe boat accommodating about 20 passengers in one trip for the backwater ride. The rides will begin in a month or two, revealed online sources.

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