More than 50 tourists, including 24 from abroad, have been stranded in Idukki district of Kerala for the past two days as the road leading to
their resort in Munnar was damaged in a landslide triggered by heavy rains.
The foreign tourists are from countries, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and Oman, officials said.
Authorities have been directed to shift the tourists to a safer place, officials said.
The minister also spoke to the foreign tourists at the resort and assured them all help.
The matter came to light after a tourist put out a video of their plight which was telecast by a television channel.
Heavy rains, which had pounded Kerala in the last two days, had triggered landslides and floods in various places, leaving a trail of destruction.
Twenty-six people have lost their lives in the state, 11 of them in Idukki district.
Roads have either caved in or suffered damage at many places in the state.
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