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17 sites in India to be developed as Iconic Tourist Sites
Ministry of Tourism has identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development under Iconic Tourist Sites Development Project, pursuant to Budget Announcements of 2018-19. Following are the 17 sites: Uttar Pradesh- TajMahal & FatehpurSikri; Maharashtra- Ajanta & Ellora; Delhi- Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort & QutubMinar; Goa- Colva beach; Rajasthan- Amer Fort; Gujarat- Somnath & Dholavira; Madhya Pradesh- Khajuraho; Karnataka- Hampi; Tamil Nadu- Mahabalipuram; Assam- Kazir
66th Edition of Nehru Trophy Boat race postponed.
Due to heavy rain in Alappuzha the 66th Edition of Nehru Trophy Boat race postponed. The KeralaTourism department authorities decided to postpone the Nehru Trophy Boat race which was scheduled to 9th August  to avoid  the risk in connection with opening of dams as a result of heavy rain in Kerala. New date will be announced soon.The Nehru Trophy Boat Race named after Pandit  Jawaharlal Nehru is conducted on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, on the second Saturday of A
Kerala Tourism Plans to Develop Kakkathuruthu
Kerala Tourism plans to develop Kakkathuruthu (Island of Crows) in Alappuzha district as an eco-friendly tourist village. The place has been listed in National Geographic’s ‘Around the World in 24 Hours,’ a photographic tour of travel-worthy spots in the world. Kakkathuruthu is one of the main tourist destinations in Alappuzha and Kerala Tourism plans to develop the basic facilities here without disturbing the environment.A survey will be conducted to seek the response and opinions of the