Munnar, the much-popular hill station in Kerala has won the award for 'Best Destination for Romance' at the Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards 2017.
The award was conferred by Bollywood actress Diana Penty to P Bala Kiran, Director of Kerala Tourism at the sixth edition of the event, which was conducted in Mumbai recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Bala Kiran stated that such awards only inspire other travel enthusiasts to visit and experience unexplored destinations. He added saying that Kerala, which is considered as India’s greenest state, has witnessed a constant growth in domestic as well as international tourists since 2011.
In numbers, the foreign and domestic tourist arrivals in the state has risen by 6.23 percent and 5.67 percent respectively in comparison to 2016.
To further boost the growth, the state government of Kerala has increased its focus on improving the state’s tourism infrastructure and it would also be coming out with a new tourism policy.
Munnar, the hill station with sprawling tea plantations and winding lanes in Idukki district is famous for its romantic cottages, cloudy mountains, lively tea gardens, green valleys and waterfalls. It was also once the summer resort of the former British Government in South India.