Muziris Project And Tourism - Malayala Manorama
December 30, 2015, 6:30:00 PM
The Metro Manorama's Malayalam article highlights Kerala tourism's ardent attempts to revive the Muziris Project and the preparations for the opening of the first phase. The Muziris Project, the Kerala government's first environmentally friendly initiative, works to improve ecotourism in the state.
The inauguration of the Muziris project, which aims to make Thrissur district the top tourist destination in South India, is just around the corner. When the multibillion-dollar restoration is completed, Muziris will join the ranks of world-historic sites such as Jerusalem, Rome, and Istanbul. The historic town of Muziris is situated between Kodungallur and North Paravur. Rome, Portugal, Holland, Israel, Arabia, China, and Britain are just a few of the nations with whom Muziris had trading ties.
The Muziris project will open up the Maritime Museum of Pattanam with exhibits including 2200-year-old dugouts; the story of Kottapuram fort built by the Portuguese; the cultural uniqueness of Paravur and Chendamangalam synagogues; and many more.
The Muziris project targets water transport and water tourism rather than road transport. Water transport is concentrated at boat jetties built in various locations. Tourists started arriving by water transport to enjoy the beauty of the lake and see the historical monuments. One of the main attractions of the Muziris project is the Kottapuram Amphitheater. With the introduction of boat service to Muziris areas, history seekers and tourists from various places are flocking to the amphitheater.