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Classification for Houseboats

The Department of Tourism has evolved a scheme to classify the house boats in Kerala with the objective of evaluating the safety and service standards. With the aim of sustaining the unique tourism project of Kerala ?The Houseboat, the department has defined the guidelines for classification. The classification will be in three categories namely ?Gold Star?, ?Silver Star? and ?Green Palm? certificate.

According to the scheme a house boat fulfilling all the essential conditions prescribed by the department and another five of the ten optional conditions will be awarded the status of ?Gold Star?. Those fulfilling the essential conditions will be awarded ?Silver Star?.

Houseboats which satisfy the essential conditions and adhering to eco-friendly measures prescribed by the department will be awarded the ?Green Palm? certificate.

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