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Cuisine Contest Winners to have a Sponsored Trip to Kerala

The winners of Kerala Cuisine Contest 2020, the International Online Cooking Competition by Kerala Tourism, will earn a tour of North Kerala and Cochin from August 27 to September 3. Ten winners (5 within and 5 outside India) will get an excellent opportunity to visit unexplored tourist places in the Malabar region as well as Kochi.

Nataliya (Russia), Adina Panta (United Kingdom), Nikita (Russia), Roxana Dana Saila (Romania) and Yuki Shimizu (Japan) are the winners from outside India. The winners in the outside Kerala category are Ramalakshmi Sundararajan (Telangana), Vidhi Chugh (West Bengal), Jaya Narayan (Maharashtra), Himanandhini Prabakaran (Karnataka) and Vinny Sukanth (Andhra Pradesh).

The winners are scheduled to visit Valiyaparamba beach, Kavvayi backwater, Parassinikkadavu Temple and Snake Park, Fort St. Angelos and Payyambalam Beach in Kannur; Edakkal Caves, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuruva Dweep islands, Pookode Lake, Beypore beach and Pazhassiraja Museum in Wayanad; Kumbalanghi, Jewish Synagogue, St Francis Church, Dutch Palace / Mattanchery Palace and Santa Cruz Basilica in Ernakulam district.

The contest was initially scheduled for six months from December 21, 2020 to June 21, 2021. But due to the overwhelming response, the contest was extended up to August 31, 2021.

From among the 11,605 people who registered their names for the contest (8,600 from India and 3,005 from outside India), a total of 2,629 video entries were received. The entries were put up on the Kerala Tourism website for the public to cast their votes. After an initial screening, 359 videos were shortlisted and uploaded to the official website of Kerala Tourism. Among them, the top 10 were declared the winners (5 from India and 5 from outside India).  They were offered a seven-day trip to Kerala, along with their families (a maximum of four people including the winner). 

To view the videos prepared by the winners, check

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