Poised for a boom in the IT industry sector, Kerala has become a top IT destination. The State is home to more than 500 IT companies with clients across the globe. Offering tremendous investment potential with excellent law & order, infrastructure, well-trained human resource pool, and rich in natural resources, the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) aims to convert Kerala into a preferred destination for manufacturing, agro processing, health services, knowledge-based industries and services.

Poised for a boom in the IT industry sector, Kerala has become a top IT destination. The State is home to more than 500 IT companies with clients across the globe. Offering tremendous investment potential with excellent law & order, infrastructure, well-trained human resource pool, and rich in natural resources, the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) aims to convert Kerala into a preferred destination for manufacturing, agro processing, health services, knowledge-based industries and services.

Besides Kochi & Ernakulam – the established business hubs in the state, Kerala has 24 Special Economic Zones, of which nine have already been notified. The Cochin Port Trust is setting up port-based SEZs in Puthuvypeen and Vallarpadam to host modern industrial cluster, logistic park, free trade and warehousing. Kerala is also the largest producer of several agricultural products such as rubber and spices. Value-added products made of such materials have niche markets. According to a study by Ernst & Young and FICCI. Kerala, grows a variety of spices, vegetables and grain, assuring raw material supply for the nutraceutical industry & plans to be healthcare hub in 5 years.

Kochi is being rated as one of the front-runner cities having the potential to develop into a robust region for software products. Confirming the unique advantage of the city in the Indian IT industry scenario, Ravi Gururaj, the chairman of the NASSCOM Product Council, said that the software product industry was growing exponentially and Kochi could make big gains by supporting the product start-ups ecosystem.

In light of these developments business hotels in Kerala are offering top notch facilities to business & leisure travelers alike. The Taj group of hotels enjoys a dominating presence in the state with business hotels in Cochin, Ernakulam, Varkala, Calicut, and Trivandrum. Located right at the centre of Ernakulam’s busiest commercial hub, The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive is one of the best business hotels in Ernakulam. Enjoy access to the latest business facilities along with a scenic view of the backwaters and the pristine Cochin Harbour. One of the best 5 star hotels in Kerala, this is where business meets pleasure.   

Kerala enjoys some unique geographical advantages that have made it one of the most enchanting tourist destinations in Asia. This tropical paradise enjoys a unique topography with Arabian Sea, a part of the Indian Ocean on the west, and the Western Ghats on the east. It is truly a travellers’ paradise with its bewitching beaches, exotic hill stations, vibrant wildlife, serene backwaters and colourful festivals.

Just over an hour’s drive from the airport, situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbor is Vivanta by Taj – Malabar, one of the best leisure hotels in Cochin. The chic lobby overlooking the harbour, has classic elements that set the tone for the banquet facilities and guest rooms that deliver the ultimate in leisure experiences.

In addition to an incredible loyalty program, Taj offers hotel credits for spends on food & beverages, Business center, laundry, etc., at all Taj Hotels in India including Taj Safaris & all Taj International Hotels on bookings made till 15th October, 2016. If you wish to stay a bit longer, you can extend your stay with a complimentary night! For a three day stay, avail a complementary third night & for a four day stay, avail a complementary fourth night. You can even club two complimentary nights for a consecutive six or eight night stay. These offers are valid across brands, exclusively to Taj InnerCircle members.