Maravanthuruthu sets a model for state
An official delegation from Madhya Pradesh has a week-long visit in the state to study the award-winning STREET project implemented by the tourism mission in maravanthuruthu Kottayam, Kerala.
Maravanthuruthu has taken up the water street program considering its geographical peculiarity and the presence of water bodies.
Conceived by the Responsible Tourism Mission, the project aims to take tourism deep into the interiors and rural hinterlands of Kerala.
Green Street, village-life Experience Street, cultural street, experiential tourism street, Water Street, agri-tourism Street and Art Street are planned under the project.
Visitors will also get an opportunity to watch farmlands growing 12 types of plantains, nutmegs, paddy and other agriculture crops.
The STREET project aims to turn the stream into a canal water circuit as part of the water street program.
The ‘water street’ program will have three components – backwater street, river street and canal street – all centred around ‘Arival thodu’, which connects two tributaries of Muvattupuzha river
Since it is home to colourful rituals like aattuvela, theeyattu, garudan thookkam, sarppam thullal etc. the department is also planning to tap their potential. Guests can watch the rituals while sailing through Canal Street during the evening.
Local artists will paint the walls on the banks of the canal too.