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Thiruvananthapuram: Now, the Instagram page of English Premiere League football Chelsea features none another than the Indian state of Kerala! Last day, Chelsea posted a picture of its players enjoying a virtual houseboat ride in the backwaters of Kerala's Alappuzha.
The picture featured Kai Havertz, Reece James and Enzo Fernandez and a houseboat and was captioned "The beauty of Kerala! The Blues visit the scenic backwaters of Alleppey as a part of the Virtual Tour!"
Reacting to the post, Kerala tourism minister PA Mohammed Riyas said that Chelsea is invited to experience the natural beauty of God's Own Country, which adores football a lot.
He expressed his happiness about Chelsea, one of the world's football clubs which have the most fans, carrying a virtual tour in Kerala and acknowledging its unparalleled beauty.
The minister continued that Chelsea is invited to experience Kerala's diverse sights in person, which be an invaluable gift to Kerala tourism and football fans there. Kerala is a land known for its football adoration as well as its natural beauty and has many Chelsea. Kerala has a large fan base for football at large. With Chelsea marking Kerala as one of the notable tourism destinations, the area will be noticed by football enthusiasts from all over the world, the minister added that England is one of the big markets for Kerala tourism.
In 2010, a 3-minute video on Kerala was premiered at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, which featured former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, along with celebrities from film, music and fashion. After the screen of the video, titled 'Your Moment is Waiting', Drogba said that Kerala is a dreamland. Former England striker and Golden Boot winner Gary Lineker said that Kerala is the place where everyone always wants to go.