About the Website
This is the official website of the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, and is one of the most popular travel websites in India. The site contains exhaustive information about Kerala, a State popularly known as God's Own Country. The website, which has been online since 1998, is currently available in 21 languages including 10 Indian languages. On an average, the site gets more than 3 million visits per annum.
The site is updated as necessary and frequently. It contains a huge database on Kerala including 3000 videos, thousands of photos and several hundred audio clips. This website disseminates useful information to travellers around the world through a two-way process and also keeps track of the varying interests of modern-day travellers by regular online user-friendly interactions like the message board, tour planner, online contests, online audio-visual galleries, video quizzes, live webcasts, e-books, e-newsletters etc.
The Kerala Tourism website has won several awards. It bagged the prestigious Award of Excellence instituted by the Government of India for the "Most Innovative Use of Information Technology" and "Best Tourism Website Portal" during the years 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2005-2006, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15. The Kerala Tourism Website also bagged the Golden Icon Award in the 'Outstanding Content' category of the Web Ratna Awards 2014 instituted by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and PC World Magazine’s Net 4 PC World Web Award 2008 for Best Indian Website in the category of Tourism.
International recognition to the department's online initiatives came in the form of the Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) Gold Award for the best E- Newsletter during the years 2005, 2013, 2014 and 2016 and the best website in 2010. In India, Kerala Tourism has been occupying the number one position in web traffic among tourism board websites for more than a decade. In terms of web traffic, the site is among the top 10 tourism websites in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East.