Destination News – Issue 05
July 7, 2020


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Champakkulam Boat Race – 04Jul
Allepey, Kerala

Boat races are synonymous with Kerala’s identity and Champakkulam is a name that resonates loudly across God’s Own Country. It is the oldest Snake Boat Race in the State and kicks off the boat race season annually. The Pampa River plays host to this race held in Champakkulam, a village in Alappuzha district. Held normally in June or July, the crowds it draws are enormous. Massive boats splitting the waters apart as ancient boat songs are hummed make for an exhilarating experience. This is the event that kicks off the boat racing frenzy which takes over the State for the next few months. ( Due to COVID-19 this race didn’t take place)

Offbeat Stay

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Anchor – The Beach House, Kozhikode

Anchor is a beach house situated very close to the sea in a serene atmosphere. A space to relax your mind and body. The sunrise and sunset viewed here are spectacular. Viewing decks . friendly neighbouhood. Located near Calicut, this beautiful beach house is well known for those who looks for a family beach vacation, Idyllic, serene and sumptuous nature’s bounty, a million shades of green nourished by providence and with the stunning view to the Arabian Sea. Anchor Beach House is a seafront two bed room luxurious beach house and is a perfect choice for beach lovers and situated in an extremely peaceful area. 


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Bespoken Experiences at Anchor – The Beach House

Kappad is the place where Vasco da Gama set foot for the first time when he came to India on May 27, 1498. There is a small stone monument at the beach to commemorate that event.

The word Sargaalaya means the house of Craftsmanship! The craft village is a cluster of skilled artisans from the region – a group that makes majestic craft pieces and another group that performs the traditional art forms.

Visit to Beypore seems like a visit to a world that feels like a confluence of a mesmerizing past and a bustling port of the modern day Kozhikode!

CVN Kalari Nadakavu is a traditional Kalarippayattu institution established by Late Sri. K Narayanan Gurukkal.  CVN Kalari Nadakkavu is situated in the heart of Calicut city, where the traditional martial arts are practiced and performed since 1945.

Trade News

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Trade News

Coronavirus Destination Update

In India, a huge number of cases coronavirus cases has been detected in the past few weeks, but the low fatality ratio offers hope. The region remains determined on the way to reopen economies and restoration of public life.


Over the past few months, since the central government has started reopening offices, public life and beginning of so called “ new normal” which is in phases, the government issued fresh guideline for unlock (as opposed to ‘lockdown’) 2.0 phase that will be in effect till 31 July.

 After a closing down of more than 100 days, the Taj Mahal and all other heritage monuments across the country are being planning to reopen from July 15 (depending on further notice). Domestic flights and passenger trains have already been commuting to limited destination; their operations will further be expanded according to future situation. In view of rising Covid-19 cases, most existing curbs such as the ban on reopening schools and colleges, as well as multiplexes, gyms, bars, and the operation of Metro rail services, have been maintained. Lockdown will continue to be in force in containment zones. The coronavirus case count in India now stands at 7,20,000 cases, with 4,40,000 recovered according to latest health ministry figures. 20,160 people have died due to the virus.

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