Muziris Heritage Project and Its Contribution to Kerala
October 10, 2009, 6:30:00 PM
In the article that was written on the Muziris Heritage Project that appeared in Malayala Manorama, Jeejo John Puthezhathu emphasised the benefits it offers the State of Kerala.
The Muziris tourism programme will result in an increase in tourists in addition to the rehabilitation of culture and heritage.
Muziris is one word's response to the history of Kerala beyond the lakes and the forest. This multi-billion mega project will present Muziris’ 2,000 years of heritage to the world. Muziris has become a new destination for 'God's Own Country' in international tourism, and this area between North Paravur and Kodungallur has been listed as a World Heritage Site similar to Jerusalem, Rome, and Istanbul.
Information centres will be opened for tourists at Paravur, Kottapuram, and Kodungallur. Each centre will be connected to each other by water taxis, country boats, cycle auto rickshaws, and cycle rides. For this, the project will improve roads, waterways, and boat jetties in the area.
The cultural departments of foreign countries will also participate in the second phase of development. India's biggest heritage museums are going to come to Kottapuram and Pattanam. Along with these 25 museums, small and big, are the major contributions of the project. Only Varanasi in India has a heritage wealth that can be claimed that is equal to this. When the history and traditions of over two thousand years are brought together, the locals themselves will be the beneficiaries of it.