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National Tourism Awards for the year 2014-2015.

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In the National Tourism Award function Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was the Chief Guest and Union Minister for Tourism Mahesh Sharma were also present in the function held at Vigyanbhavan in New Delhi.


  • The Awards were given away in various categories by the notably Kerala Tourism has bagged six awards in various categories.
  • The Foreign Tourist Arrivals to the country during the period January-June 2016 has witnessed a growth of 8.9 % with 41.86 lakh tourists as against last year same duration.
  • The Foreign Exchange Earnings from tourism sector the same span this year also surged by 14.1 % at Rs 73,065 crore during the same period last year.

Some of the Awards are listed below:

Award WinnerCategory
Madhya Pradesh

followed by Gujarat and Karnataka respectively

Best state for comprehensive development of tourism
Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur railway stationBest Tourist Friendly railway station award
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International AirportBest Airport award
Telangana’s WarangalBest Heritage City award
Monuments of Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh.Best maintained and disable-friendly monument
Taj Exotica, Salcette, GoaBest hotel award under the five star deluxe category
Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur, Coconut Lagoon at Kumarakom in Kottayam and Gajner Palace in Bikaner.Best heritage hotel awards in three different categories
 The Lalit in New Delhi received an award under the category ofHotel providing best facilities for the differently-abled guests.
Kerala Tourism in the Tourism Promotion and Publishing categoryMost Innovative use of Information Technology’ – social media/mobile app.


The Wayanad initiative—KeralaResponsible Tourism’ category
Sargaalaya Arts and Crafts Village at Iringal, a small but thriving village in Kozhikode–KeralaKerala Tourism in the Rural Tourism project category
Kerala–Invis Multimedia and social media managed by Stark CommunicationsTourism Promotion and Publishing’ category
Turtle on the Beach, Kovalam—KeralaBest hotel in the Five Star category
Coconut Lagoon, KumarakomBest Heritage Hotel in Classic Category
Coconut Creek Farm and Homestay, Kumarakom—KeralaBest Incredible India Bed and Breakfast Establishment
Somatheeram Research Institute and Ayurveda Hospital Pvt Ltd, ThiruvananthapuramBest Wellness Centre.