THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik has said the state should promote that kind of tourism which integrates ayurveda and Yoga.The minister said this while inaugurating the 10-day Yoga ambassadors’ tour at Kovalam, here on Thursday.
He had also offered complete Central Government’s assistance to the state in promoting Yoga-centric tourism. The tour being attended by 60 Yoga ambassadors from 23 countries is being organised jointly by the Ministry of AYUSH, Kerala Tourism and Association of Tourism Trade Organisations, India (ATTOI). As per the itinerary, the international Yoga enthusiasts will be provided with an opportunity to visit state’s tourism hotspots like Kovalam, backwater cruise ride at Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam, Aranmula, Munnar, Muniyara Dolmens in Chinnakanal, Mattanchery Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and others. The programme was attended by Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran, AYUSH secretary Ranjith Kumar, tourism secretary Rani George and others. The tour will culminate on International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21.