The Easter bombings in Sri Lanka and following cancellation of inbound tourist arrivals has made south India an alternate destination for tourists.
Tour operators are getting explorations for Tamil Nadu and Kerala from inbound travelers from Europe and the US, after their countries have allotted travel advisories.
Charles M, secretary, Tourist Guides’ Federation of South India, said a group of 185 tourists from France have lately shifted their tour plans from Sri Lanka to Tamil Nadu. “The group is on an incentive tour and was scheduled to visit Sri Lanka. However, they have decided to visit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after the Easter Sunday attacks.”
Foreigners are keen on security which is volatile in Sri Lanka right now, and prefer south Indian states, although travel and accommodation are moderately expensive, he added.