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MTB - Kerala Mountain cycling competition

MTB Kerala 2012, an international mountain cycling competition is being organised at two holiday destinations in Kerala in November this year. Organised by the government of Kerala and Kerala Tourism, the three-day global event will be held at Thenmala in Kollam district and at Kovalam.

"To promote and encourage adventure tourism in the state, Kerala Adventure Tourism Society will be formed," said Mr. A. P. Anilkumar, Minister for Tourism, Kerala, after launching the logo and website of MTB Kerala.

The State's adventure tourism potential is yet to be explored and as a beginning, Kerala will conduct India's first Mountain Cycling competition, MTB Kerala.

"MTB-Kerala 2012 would attract a large number of domestic as well as foreign sports lovers and tourists to the State," the tourism minister added.

The cross-country race, the main part of MTB Kerala will be held at Thenmala, the country's famous eco-tourism destination, on 2nd and 3rd November. The event aims to make Kerala as the future hub of annual International Mountain Cycling events and is the first time that the State is hosting such an event.

For registration and other details, visit
District Tourism Promotion Councils KTDC Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society BRDC Sargaalaya SIHMK Responsible Tourism Mission KITTS Adventure Tourism Muziris Heritage saathi nidhi Sahapedia

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