Queen of conservation

Krithi Karanth Photo courtesy: Prakash Matada Conservation biologist Krithi K. Karanth talks of the dicey drama that wildlife tourism has become, her own experiences in the wild, and more Krithi K. K...

Strong rupee flies holidayers abroad

With the rupee appreciating, travel agents say there has been a rise in the number of international travellers Travel agents say there has been a rise in the number of international travellers. Popul...

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve reopened

Tourists enjoy an elephant ride at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in the Nilgiris on Thursday. Hundreds of tourists thronged the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, near here, on Thursday, when it was reopened aft...

Hotel occupancy cools as summer peaks

Large hotels have an average occupancy rate of 55 per cent, with smaller ones doing slightly better with around 65 per cent  Factors cited include the large number of hotels; weekend packages now on ...

Waterfalls come alive in Courtallam

Floods in the Main Falls at Courtallam on Tuesday afternoon. The residents of the district perhaps enjoyed one of the finest weather conditions of this year on Tuesday as the intermittent drizzle tri...

Kerala Tourism bucks global slowdown

Foreign exchange earnings by tourism industry go up by 21.63% Kerala Tourism was able to attract 1.08 crore domestic tourists and 8.5 lakh foreign tourists to the State in 2013 when the tourism and h...

Wayside gardens add value to Ooty tourism

A wayside garden coming up at Kandhal, near Udhagamandalam. Private organisations to be entrusted responsibility of maintaining gardens For long an eyesore at the Kandhal junction on the outskirts of...