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Caravanning to Bekal Fort: A Kerala Adventure Like No Other.

Imagine embarking on a journey to witness the grandeur of Bekal Fort, perched on a hillock overlooking the Arabian Sea, all from the comfort of a caravan. This dream is soon to become a reality as Kerala takes a bold step in introducing its first public-sector caravan park at Bekal. Let's delve into the magic of this upcoming adventure and the promising future of caravanning in 'God's Own Country.


Bekal Fort: Where History Meets Nature

Bekal Fort is a well-protected marvel, boasting stunning architecture and surrounded by lush green environs. It's a place where history whispers through the walls and nature serenades with the symphony of the Arabian Sea. The fort's timeless appeal is about to become even more accessible to travelers seeking a unique experience.

Kerala Tourism's Vision: Caravanning and Cinema Tourism

The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is taking the lead in developing the caravan park and camp shelter at Bekal. But that's not all; Bekal has also been handpicked by the Tourism department to be part of the 'cinema tourism' initiative. This project aims to showcase prime locations in the state that have been featured in hit films, adding a touch of cinematic allure to attract tourists.

Beyond Bekal: Caravan Parks on the Horizon

Kerala's ambitions don't end at Bekal. The KTDC has ambitious plans to introduce caravan parks at Ponmudi in Thiruvananthapuram and Bolgatty Palace in Kochi. This means travelers will soon have a range of experiences to choose from, whether it's the tranquil hills or the rich historical heritage that beckons them.

Overcoming Challenges for Caravan Tourism

The caravan park at Bekal marks the beginning of a new era for caravan tourism in Kerala. With ₹1.53 crore sanctioned for the project, the state is committed to making caravanning accessible to all. Despite its initial popularity, private investment in the sector faced challenges, primarily due to the need for various clearances and no objection certificates (NoCs). But now, Kerala is poised to overcome these hurdles and create an enticing future for caravanning.

A Bright Future for Caravan Tourism

Currently, Kerala has only one private caravan park in Wagamon. However, the government's proactive approach includes the sanctioning of ₹80 lakhs as a subsidy for launching 11 caravans. With more public-sector caravan parks on the horizon, the future of caravan tourism in Kerala looks promising. This move not only enriches the travel experiences but also opens doors for investors seeking fortunes in this burgeoning sector.

Bekal: A Coastal Gem

As Bekal Fort remains a major attraction for tourists in north Kerala, the caravan park initiative promises a novel way to experience this coastal village's history and natural beauty. Explore the fort, unwind by the Arabian Sea, and let the caravan take you on a memorable journey through time.

Get ready to set forth on a caravan adventure that merges history, cinema, and the allure of Kerala's landscapes. Stay tuned for the unveiling of Bekal Fort Caravan Park, your gateway to a unique Kerala adventure.

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