God’s Own Country is all set to host differently-abled crowds by 2021. Tourist spots in Kerala will invest in special infrastructures, such as parking areas, toilet facilities and braille brochures in an effort to become more inclusive catering to the special needs tourist crowds.
State tourism minister Kadamapally Surendran said, that tourist destinations in Kerala are all set to go “differently-abled friendly” by 2021. A total of 120 tourist spots have been identified across the state in the first phase of the project to begun implementation of the same. Work on 98 spots has been already completed to make them differently-abled friendly, with special toilets and parking facilities.
Kerala Working To Make Tourist Destinations Differently-Abled Friendly
The government’s objective is to make all tourist destinations completely differently-abled friendly, so differently-empowered tourists can enjoy barrier-free holidaying in that state. Besides, building a host of facilities the state government has also set up special tourism packages that will be implemented under the “responsible Tourism” initiative.
According to the state department, accessible ramps, special toilets, wheelchairs, walking sticks, folding walkers, crutches, special signages, tactile walkways, touch screen kiosks, braille brochures and audio guides will be some of the features provides at the differently-abled friendly destinations.
With a target of 10 to 12 per cent growth in both arrivals as well as earnings after the state returns to normalcy from last years slowdown, the state government is taking all necessary steps to further boost tourism in the region by the beginning of next years.