Trip to synagogue, elephant corridor to be highlights of Prince Charles' visit
A visit to Mattanchery Jewish synagogue and a trip to the elephant corridor at Vazhachal are the highlights of the four-day visit of the royal couple of Britain, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles.
The couple, who will arrive at Nedumabassery airport at 1.25 pm on Monday, will straightaway head to Kerala Folklore Museum and Theatre at Thevara. The museum showcases the rich heritage of the state through its numerous dance forms. George Taliyath of the museum will receive the royal couple.
They will also watch Kathakali performance by students of Kalamandalam.
The Travancore Maharaja is expected to meet the royal couple at Taj Vivanta later.
The Prince of Wales will also join urban planners and city dignitaries to view the signing of a memorandum of understanding marking the participation of Kochi in Future Cities project.
The Governor will host a dinner for them in the evening. The second day, they will visit the Vazhchal forest range to view the elephant corridor and know about the measures taken for elephant conservation in the state.
Later, the prince will visit Cochin Shipyard.
He will also hold discussions with the managing director. The princess will visit the School of Nursing and the Aluva palace where the Aluva municipal chairman will receive her. She will also visit Rajagiri school.
The couple will go to Kumarakom later. The third day has been reserved as their private day and for the birthday celebrations of Prince Charles. On Thursday, the royal couple will visit the Jewish synagogue and meet members of the community and receive a traditional Jewish prayer of blessing. They will also visit Mattanchery Palace Museum the same day before leaving for Colombo. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is likely to visit the royal couple on Thursday.
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