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There is a flurry in community-based tourism activities in upstate Kasargod and Kannur districts, where Kerala government is encouraging local people to initiate eco-friendly hospitality ventures. The results are excellent. Clearly, responsible tourism has got successful takers in North Malabar — far away from Kumarakom in south-central Kerala, where a path-breaking project won the state government a coveted United Nations Award recently for global leadership in creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism. Sprawling and serene Kavvayi, which is the south Indian state’s third-largest backwater, has of late found a spurt in community activities around its cluster of 15-odd coastal islands along upstate Kasargod and Kannur districts, catapulting its lush ...

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