• Location and Climate
  • Nestled in Western Ghats: A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Abundant water resources
  • Cultural & heritage value
  • Agro based economy
  • Adoption of E-governance systems

Weakness (Key areas of improvement):

  • Degradation of waterbodies
  • O&M of basic services
  • Poor public transportation system
  • Informal settlements
  • Infantile tourist economy


  • Tourism Potential
  • Strengthening of Cultural/Heritage links
  • Revival of local art and craft
  • Promotion of indigenous economy
  • International wildlife research hub
  • Zero waste city
  • Generation of clean and renewable energy


  • Increase in urban sprawl
  • Degradation of urban environment
  • Exploitation of natural resources
  • Climate change and floods