The second edition of the Beypore International Water Festival which was held at Beypore Marina from December 24 to 28, 2022 has become hugely successful like its previous edition, attracting people from far and wide.
People from all walks of life are thronging the port town to see water adventurers in action and vivid kites soaring across the sky. Cultural programmes, food festivals and a flea market at Parisons ground are the other attractions of the festival.
The surfing demo by trainers of Aventure Surfing Club, north Kerala’s first surfing training centre, sea rafting, rowing, fibre boat race, country boat race, paramotoring, kayaking, flying board and treasure hunt have cheered the spirited audience.
The Coast Guard ship ICGS Arnvesh was thrown open to the public during the festival days. Stalls by the Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Police, and Maritime Board were also put up. Naval ships INS Kalpeni and INS Sharada were anchored at the Beypore port and near the breakwater. An exhibition by the Indian Army displaying its functions and weapons, besides activities by soldiers, was also an important attraction of the festival.
The Tourism Minister Mr P. A. Mohamed Riyas, who inaugurated the event, said tourism fests on the lines of Beypore Water Fest will be conducted in all districts. In his address as chief guest, actor Mr Suraj Venjaramoodu said the huge public participation in Beypore Water Fest reminds him of Thrissur Pooram.
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