Wayanad is Kerala’s exotic stud that glistens in all its natural beauty and richness, still virgin and unmarred by any onslaught of the modern times. Placed at the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau, it is lined by the Western Ghats, spattered dense forests and nature growing unhindered. The lofty mountains, deep valleys, the flora and fauna, all lend the land an aura, as though in a trance.

The grandeur of the forests locks time in, and why not, since the forests have been here for over 3000 years.  Historians say that human settlements have existed here since, at least, ten centuries prior to the Common Era.  Numerous evidences of the New Stone Age, such as etchings and pictographs on the Edakkal Caves, point to a distant era.

The recorded history of the land commences around 10th century with conquests by many dynasties like Ganga and Kadamba, competing with each other for the land.  It has seen a fair share of tussles between rulers and even the erstwhile British Empire. The iconic Tipu Sultan fought valiantly to keep Wayanad from the British during his time, after which the land changed hands between the Raja of Mysore and East India Company before coming to Pazhassi Raja, an epic hero in Kerala’s history. The British played a major role in making the land accessible by making roads and connecting them to communities across states. In fact, the Ghat road crisscrossing Wayand was developed into Carter Road by the British.

Numerous cultures and dynasties have contributed to its rich, colourful history and heritage. Although the least populous district in the State, it has the most number of cultivators, planters, and indigenous tribes. Cultivation remains a staple occupation, with produces like paddy, tea, coffee, cocoa, pepper, cardamom and other cash crops.  The Wayanad Jeerakasala and Gandhakasala Rice are two of the most aromatic rice types found around the globe.

Nestled in the Western Ghats, Wayanad is an exquisite hill station luring honeymooners, tourists, and nature lovers. It is home to many endangered species of plants, herbs, trees, and animals. The Wayanad forests bring glimpses of exotic animals roaming in the wild, and have one of the largest concentrations of wild Asiatic elephants around the world.  It is home to Tigers, Bison, Sambhar, Spotted Deer, Boar, Leopard, Bonnet Macaque, Slender Loris, Mongooses, Jungle Cats, Jackals, Hares, Squirrels, and many more.

The Chembra Peak, Banasura Peak and the Brahmagiri are a few of the significant accessible peaks around. The Kabini, a tributary to the major river Kaveri flows through Wayanad, and the Banasura Sagar Dam is built over one of its tributaries. Wayanad is a subtropical highland, and the climate is always cool except in summer when it may go up to 31 degrees. Cool breeze, heavy rains, mist, and long monsoons keep the rainforest luscious and thick through the year.

Pakshipathalam in Wayanad is accessible only by trekking and is home to rare birds, whereas Kuruvadweep is an uninhabited island and has rare, exotic orchids and herbs. The Tholpetty and Nagarhole and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuaries are home to varied animal species. The Chembra Peak is a trekker’s paradise while the Banasura Park and the Meenmutty Waterfalls are also interesting sites. The Kanthanpara and Sentinel Rock Waterfalls add to the wild charm of this beautiful forest land. On the way to Wayanad are Lakkidi and the Pookot Lake, a fresh water lake with boating trips, handicraft emporiums and a fresh water aquarium.

Another secret tucked away in the hills of Wayanad are the many tribal communities living in their natural settlements. Threatened by the onslaught of settlers and planters, the tribal communities like the Paniyas, Adiyas, Kattunayakans, Kurumans and Kurichiyans are struggling to keep alive their heritage and rights. Indigenous rituals, traditions, music, dances, jewellery, dressing, art and festivals, and their settlements with mud huts, bamboo and thatched roofs, mark the tribes. They have to their credit a system of treatment created from locally available herbs and medicinal produces. They have distinct martial art forms of combat and defence.  History says that during the battles between Pazhassi Raja and the British, the tribal warriors made an entire wing of the King’s army with archery being their most noted talent.

Wayanad is accessible by road and rail. The nearest airport is the Kozhikode International Airport at Karipur, 95 kms from Kalpetta, the major town in the district. Bordered by the Western Ghats, the Ghat Roads are the easiest routes to travel. They are mountain passes with numerous hairpin curves and accessible from different areas in the surrounding districts. Tour and trekking packages are available for planned trips covering most of the sites at a go. Hotels, Resorts, Spas, Ayurveda Treatment Centres are available aplenty with a range of offerings and budgets to suit most travelling preferences.

For exotic tour packages, travel and accommodation bookings, reservations, visa services, etc., you can contact UAE Exchange India Travels for reliable and fast solutions.

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UAE Exchange India has opened a new branch in Chiplun, Goa region. The new branch was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mrs. Savitri Homkalas, Hon. President of Chiplun Muncipal Corporation. UAE Exchange India Managing Director and Country Head Mr. V George Antony, Zonal Head Mr. Aravind P, Regional Head Mr. Branch Head Mr. Sandeep Sidhaye, ABH Ms. Akshaya Ayare, branch staffs, and other invited customers attended the function.

As part of Corporate Social Responsibility, the branch distributed text books and note books to needy students of the local Government School. People of Chiplun region can now avail a number of services, such as gold loan, vehicle loan, money transfer, foreign exchange, share trading, etc., from the new branch of UAE Exchange India.UAE Exchange India is the market leader in financial services, offering a wide range of services. UAE Exchange is a corporate member of FICCI, ASSOCHAM, CII, National Safety Council, ABCI, KCCI and KMA, National Organization for Commerce and Industry, and PRSI.

The commendable quality of service rendered by UAE Exchange is endorsed by many industry awards like the PRSI Award, Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards, CMO Asia Awards, Rashtriya Udyog Ratna Award, Quality Brands India Award, Human Capital Award, and the Money Gram Award for three consecutive years, and the Boss of the Year Award.


UAE Exchange India is celebrating Global Customer Service Week from 6th – 10th October 2014. It is celebrated across all branches in various countries during the first week of October every year. The main aim of the programme is to build customer support.

During the week, branches are decorated and many arrangements are made for the customers who visit the branch. Special arrangements such as birthday gifts to customers during the week, sweets and cool drinks for all customers visiting the branches, puzzle games, etc. are also made during the Customer Service Week.

Celebrated in a creative and fun-filled manner, the Customer Service Week aims at building strong relationships with the customers, and at attracting more customers to the business.

Branches were decorated with read and white balloons to receive the customers, as part of the celebrations.

Tanjore South Street branch decorated with balloons.

Decorated Khammam branch.

Decorated Powai branch.

All customers who came to the branches were welcomed by applying applying bindi on their forehead.

 

Kunnamkulam branch staff applying bindi on a customer's forehead.

Zonal Head Mr. N Gopi and Regional Head Mr. Y Killekar welcoming guests at Powai branch.


Important customer were also invited for lunch the Branch Heads.

Kunnamkulam branch receiving customers for lunch.

Customer having lunch with Kunnamkulam Branch Head Mr. Sooraj KR.

Customer who visited the branches during the celebration were also given gifts.

Customers of Phagwara branch receiving gifts.

Customer were served with sweets and cool drinks during the celebration.

Kottarakkara branch staff serves sweets to a customer.

Mudukulathur branch staff serves sweets to customers.

Customers were entertained with puzzle games and other interactive sessions.

Phagwara branch staffs interacting with customers during Customer Meet organised as part of the celebration.

Feedback and comments were collected form customer regarding the celebration and meet organised at the branches.

Customer commenting in Phagwara branch about her experience in the celebrations.

Comments from customers at Phagwara branch.

Customer Service Week celebrations at Shamshabad branch.

Zonal Head Mr. Manoj V Mathew thanking customer of Gobichettipalayam branch.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


UAE Exchange India has opened a new branch in Thrissur region. The new branch at Thiruvambadi was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mr. Rajan J Pallan, Mayor of Thrissur Corporation. Zonal Head Mr. Manoj V Mathew, Regional Head Mr. Kallada Vinod, Branch Head Mr. Ratheesh CD, and other UAE Exchange India staffs attended the function.

As part of Corporate Social Responsibility, the branch distributed tree saplings to everyone who attended the inauguration function. People at Thiruvambadi can now avail various products and services of UAE Exchange India, such as gold loan, vehicle loan, personal loan, foreign exchange, money transfer, share trading, etc.

UAE Exchange India is the market leader in financial services, offering a wide range of services. UAE Exchange is a corporate member of FICCI, ASSOCHAM, CII, National Safety Council, ABCI, KCCI and KMA, National Organization for Commerce and Industry, and PRSI.

The commendable quality of service rendered by UAE Exchange is endorsed by many industry awards like the PRSI Award, Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards, CMO Asia Awards, Rashtriya Udyog Ratna Award, Quality Brands India Award, Human Capital Award, and the Money Gram Award for three consecutive years, and the Boss of the Year Award.


Erode branch of UAE Exchange India was shifted to a new location and inaugurated on 7th October 2014 by SIMS (Sudha Institute of Medical Sciences) Chairman Dr. D Kandaswami in the presence of Dr. C Ragunath, MD, IDCCM (Director – ICU). 

UAE Exchange Zonal Head Mr. Manoj V Mathew, Regional Head Mr. KA Jayan Thomas, Erode Branch Head Mr. S Rajathirumurugan, branch staffs, and invited guests attended the function.

UAE Exchange India is the market leader in financial services, offering a wide range of services including vehicle loan, gold loan, money transfer, money exchange, etc. UAE Exchange is a corporate member of FICCI, ASSOCHAM, CII, National Safety Council, ABCI, KCCI and KMA, National Organization for Commerce and Industry, and PRSI.

The commendable quality of service rendered by UAE Exchange is endorsed by many industry awards like the PRSI Award, Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards, CMO Asia Awards, Rashtriya Udyog Ratna Award, Quality Brands India Award, Human Capital Award, and the Money Gram Award for three consecutive years, and the Boss of the Year Award.

 


Kalpetta Branch of UAE Exchange India conducted promo van marketing from 23rd to 26th September 2014. Each day was spent for promoting each of the products of UAE Exchange, such as loan, DTMS, Xpay, Tour, and Forex.

Staff of Kalpetta branch visited shops and houses in the promo van and introduced the various products and services available at UAE Exchang. They also distributed Onam Hungama flyers among the public. More than 500 Al- product Notices were also distributed, and the branch could collect a number of enquiries.

They also visited many migrant workers in their camps and made them aware of the various services they can avail from the branch of UAE Exchange India. Some of them expressed interest in the products. During the three-day marketing, staffs also visited all the school and clubs in the area for the promotion of tour product. They introduced various out bound and inbound tour packages and got good response.

On the last day, the marketing team visited shops and NRI concentrated area for the promotion of foreign exchange. Door to door marketing was also undertaken by the team. They also visited a nearby mosque, where they distributed around 200 notices regarding the various products and services, such as gold loan, vehicle loan, money exchange, money transfer, share trading, etc.

The team behind this successful promo van marketing included Branch Head Mr. Tylish CK, Forex Head Mr. Vineeth, Mr. Ajil, Mr. Bijeesh, Mr. Anuraj, and Mr. Jithin.

 



Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Abhayan on 2nd October 2014, as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, on his birth anniversary. Staff of UAE Exchange took part in the campaign by cleaning public areas on 1st October, 2014. In Administrative Office, Kochi, UAE Exchange India MD and Country Head Mr. V George Antony led the activity.

Administrative Office, Kochi

Chinnakada Branch

Himayatnagar Branch

Hyderabad Liberty Branch

Koyilandi Branch

Begumpet Branch

Edapally Branch

Aluva Branch

Kalpetta Branch

Mathrubhumi, October 7, 2014

Malayala Manorama, October 4, 2014

Shamshadbad Branch

Attur Branch

Dharmapuri Branch

Kadappa Branch

Kallakurichi Branch

Karur Branch

Kumbakonam Branch

Kurnool Branch

Manapparai Branch

Mayiladuthurai Branch

Sirkali Branch

Vemulavada Branch

Virudhajalam Branch



 


A Success Story of Visakhapatnam Branch

Visakhapatnam branch has successfully conducted a tour for 13 pax to Combodia, China, and Singapore. The tour was conducted for a group of doctors of Apoorva Hospital, Visakhapatnam, and their families. All the members of the group expressed their satisfaction and happiness about the successful tour, which connected three countries – Combodia, China, and Singapore. They have also given an appreciation letter expressing their satisfaction in the arrangements.

Branch Head Akula Srinivas Kumar and staffs of Visakhapatnam branch were constantly following up with the group of doctors and their families for the past four months, coming up with new tour itineraries that suite the requirements of each member of the group. All of the persons appreciated the efforts put in by the tour staffs of UAE Exchange in arranging everything according to the comforts and needs of each of the member.

The group of 13 senior citizens also appreciated the tour package, visa arrangement, accommodation, and especially, the food, which was arrangement, which was made considering that all were vegetarians. The branch also gifted travel bags to all the members of the group.

UAE Exchange India is the market leader in financial services, offering a wide range of services including vehicle loan, gold loan, money transfer, money exchange, etc. UAE Exchange is a corporate member of FICCI, ASSOCHAM, CII, National Safety Council, ABCI, KCCI and KMA, National Organization for Commerce and Industry, and PRSI.

 

 


Kapurthala branch of UAE Exchange India conducted a two-day marketing activity in Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory, Punjab, on 26th and 27th September, 2014.

The team met more than 200 persons working in different departments of the Rail Coach Factory, and explained about UAE Exchange India and its various products and services, such as gold loan, vehicle loan, money exchange, share trading, foreign exchange, tour and ticketing, etc.

More than 1000 Get Xtra Booklets were distributed in all the quarters, and the staff could also get more than 50 leads for different products. Pamphlets of Travels, Send Money Abroad, and DTMS were also distributed among the employees of the factory. A good number of tour enquiries were also received by the branch staff during the two-day marketing activity.

UAE Exchange India is the market leader in financial services, offering a wide range of services including vehicle loan, gold loan, money transfer, money exchange, etc. UAE Exchange is a corporate member of FICCI, ASSOCHAM, CII, National Safety Council, ABCI, KCCI and KMA, National Organization for Commerce and Industry, and PRSI.