Entries by Bopanna P T

TOURISM BOUNCES BACK IN COORG THANKS TO NEW YEAR MERRYMAKERS

By P.T. Bopanna Tourism has bounced back in Kodagu (Coorg) thanks to the just concluded New Year celebrations which brought back hordes of tourists who had deserted the most popular hill station in South India following the killer landslides. The government had banned tourism in Coorg from August 16 to September 9 following a spate […]

UNION GOVT ISSUES FRESH GUIDELINES TO DEFINE HOMESTAYS

By P.T. Bopanna  The Union tourism ministry has issued fresh guidelines for homestays with a view to standardizing facilities across the country.   According to reports, properties where their owners or promoters physically reside will be designated as homestay establishments, while those where only an agent or operator resides will be designated as bed & […]

ILLEGAL COORG HOMESTAYS: WILL DC SREEVIDYA BITE THE BULLET?

By P.T. Bopanna Will the proactive deputy commissioner of Kodagu P.I. Sreevidya (in picture) bite the bullet this time and clamp down on the illegal homestays operating in Coorg? The Karnataka government which has given several deadlines in the past, has once again asked homestay owners to register before August 2, 2018. Tourism Minister S.R. […]

KODAGU (COORG) SP LATEST TARGET OF COORG HOMESTAYS TOUTS

Kodagu superintendent of police P. Rajendra Prasad (in picture) has also not been spared by touts soliciting business for homestays in Coorg. Addressing a meeting recently at Madikeri, the SP recalled how his vehicle was stopped around midnight by agents of homestays, asking him whether he wanted to stay at their homestay. They scooted only […]