First time after floods, tourists from Australia, arrive in Kerala. Nearly a month after the devastating floods, tourists are back in Kerala. The first chartered flight, with tourists from Australia, arrived in Kochi on Saturday night. A video posted on Twitter by tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran, showed tourists being traditionally welcomed with garlands. The Kerala government has sent a note to the home ministry, giving details about the loss of human life, properties, infrastructure and crops.