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Rally to woo tourists back to Munnar

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Various trade associations organised a day-long 'Car and Bullet Rally' from here to on Wednesday to invite tourists to experience the hill station in all its grandeur, particularly after floods ravaged

The rally was aimed at telling travellers across the world that the industry of the state was back in business with renewed vigour, the organisers said in a press release here.

and Idukki were among the worst-hit in the recent floods in the state, which claimed over 400 lives.

Around 150 cars and several 'Bullet' motorcycles reached this evening after going through spots in Ernakulam and Idukki districts, the release said.

of Travel Mart (KTM) Baby Mathew Somatheeram and expert member of National Tourism Advisory Council jointly flagged off the rally, supported by Tourism.

"This is a rally to draw tourists to experience Munnar and convey the message that there are no longer hurdles to reaching the place and experiencing the beautiful sight of Neelakurinji flowers blooming," the release quoted Mathew as saying.

The Neelakurinji bloom once in 12 years.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:45 IST