VIBGYOR Tourism Project, initiated by District Administration, Idukki in collaboration with KITES Foundation has been launched successfully. The inaugural ceremony of the tourism project and the launch of the progressive webapp were carried out by , Shri. M. M Mani and Prof. C.Ravindranath, Hon.Ministers of Power and Education respectively.
Shri. H Dineshan, District Collector, Idukki presided over the function. Shri. Prem Krishnan IAS, Sub Collector, Devikulam delivered the introductory speech.
KITES Foundation Managing Director, Ms. Claire C John, Project Coordinator, Ajmal Chakkarapadam, Project Technical Coordinator Nadeem Mohammed took part in the ceremony.
VIBGYOR has seven routes from Munnar — Munnar-Koviloor-Vattavada, Munnar-Eravikulam National Park-Marayur, Munnar-Suryanelli- Kolukkumalai, Munnar-Anachal-Adimali, Munnar-Mankulam, Munnar-Mattupetty, and Munnar town-Old Munnar CSI church, including historical places en route. The app also has details of Munnar’s famous Neelakurinji plant and Nilgiri tahr.
The app gives the distance from Munnar to each place, tourist destinations and the time to visit them, accommodation facilities, hospitals, petrol bunks, and police assistance. Once opened, the app does not need a mobile network to function. It will be helpful for travellers to areas with poor connectivity, he said. The app also has segments for families, photographers, and single travellers. In the second phase, details of trained guides will be available.
The district administration will train guides through the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) and their name will be uploaded in the app. QR (quick response) code will be on display at major centres in Munnar