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Kerala's traditional cuisines, prepared by the Kudumbashree workers, would also be served on board.
The houseboat owners and the workers are now busy getting the houseboats ready for tourists.
Till last year, Kumarakom used to witness a big rush of visitors during the months from March to May.
Presently, 7,046 people are under observation in Alappuzha for the infection of whom 11 are in hospitals.
Houseboats had risen to the occasion in the past too, when the state was ravaged by two successive floods.
The government decided to make rules stringent in the wake of a recent incident, in which a houseboat had caught fire in Vembanad Lake in Alappuzha district as it was cruising with 13 tourists, including three children.
A huge tragedy was avoided as the accident happened in the shallow area of the backwaters.
The starlet was in God's own country, celebrating Christmas with her best friend Kamya.
The chief secretary has directed the tourism department to focus on the development of destinations in Odisha and promotion of the state as an attractive getaway.