Kerala travel enthusiasts have been waiting for the launch of Muziris Heritage tourism project, considered one of the biggest conservation projects in the country that aims to preserve more than 3,000 years of rich culture and heritage.
Recently, Kerala’s tourism minister P A Mohamed Riyas said that 18 projects under the same, stretching across Thrissur, Ernakulam and Alappuzha districts are completed and the inauguration will be held in July and August.
Muziris was an active port on the west coast of southern India in the 1st century BC. The heritage tourism project includes museums, religious sites, beaches and historical sites connected to Muziris. The region that forms part of the heritage project lies between North Paravur in Ernakulam district and Kodungallur in Thrissur district.
The tourism minister said that more infrastructure projects will be taken up in Kovalam by using the fund from the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) and necessary measures will be taken to ensure the well-being of life guards as well.
The various projects
The projects to be inaugurated in separate functions during July and August includes Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodungallur, Pattanam Information Centre, Kodungallur Temple Museum and Oottupura, Thiruvanchikulam Canal Office, Keezhthali Siva Temple, Mathilakathu PA Syed Mohammed Cultural Centre, Pathinettarayalam Kovilakam, boat jetties at Azhikode and Munakkal, Kottayil Kovilakam at North Paravur, Holy Cross Church, Paliam Oottupura and Kokkarani, and Pattanam Tourist Interpretation Centre.