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Kerala is one of the most popular states in South India and was founded by merging the numerous Malayam speaking regions in south India on 1st November 1956. Spreading across an area of 38,863 km sq, Kerala shares its borders with Karnataka in the north, Tamil Nadu in the south and has the Lakshadweep islands to its west. Thiruvananthapuram serves as the capital of the state. Also known as Gods Own Country, Kerala is the favorite tourist spot of many Indian and foreign travelers.

There are 14 districts in Kerala. Based on certain cultural, historical and geographical similarities the districts of the state have been grouped into; Malabar Region North Kerala), Kochi Region (South Kerala) and Travancore (Central).

Kerala over the years has evolved to become the hottest tourist place in India. Both domestic and foreign travelers flock to this beautiful place to witness the natural beauty and culture of the state. Tourism in the state offers travel packages, backwater tours, wildlife tours, hill station tours, beach tours, heritage tours, houseboat cruises and hotel reservations. Characterized by undulating topography varied cultures, religious diversity, interesting history, ancient medical practices, numerous languages, distinct cuisine and captivating landscapes Kerala has it all. Synonymous with the backwaters this costal state is truly blessed in terms of natural beauty. The vibrant state offers something for everyone.

Previously known as Cochin, Kochi is an important port city in Kerala. Located on the western banks of the Arabian Sea, Kochi is the second largest city in the state. Also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea Kochi shares its borders with Karnataka on the East and Tamil Nadu on the South. Engulfed in large expansions of greenery this enthralling city has been a major trade center since times immemorial.

Travelling to Kerala by train is extremely easy as the state is very well connected to other states and cities in India and consists of almost 200 stations spread throughout the state. Kerala connects extremely well with major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Delhi 13 different railway routes.

Thiruvananthapuram serves as the capital of the Kerala. It is located on the extreme south of the state. Engulfed in natural greenery Thiruvananthapuram happens to be the largest most populous city of the state. Also known as the IT hub of the state this city is the most popular tourist places in Kerala Malappuram is a quaint little city situated in the Malappuram District and serves as a great spot for wildlife enthusiasts, here you will find forests, meandering rivers, cascading hillocks and the evergreen backwaters.

There are various Telecom Circle Offices in Kerala. Access important circle office telephone numbers, customer care telephone numbers and mobile service enquiry numbers.

Munnar is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is by far one of the most important hill stations in south India. Situated on the banks of the Nallathanni Muthirappuzha and Kundaly rivers Munnar rightly gets its name from the Tamil words Munnu meaning Three and Aaru meaning River. Covering an area of 557 km sq this mesmerizing hill resort is one of the major causes behind the successful tourism in Kerala.

Kollam is the other gem in the crown of Kerala. It is a small city located on the boundaries of the Astamudi Lake. Kollam is also a famous tourist hub in the state. It is situated at a distance of 71 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Kollam serves as the southern gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. It is also the fourth largest city in the state and is also a major commercial hub of Kerala.

Kottayam is an important industrial town in Kerala and is situated at a distance of 150 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital. This was the first municipality of India to achieve the 100 percent literacy mark. It also became the first Indian state district to ban tobacco.

Although Kerala is a part of India but the Culture and Festivals are quite unique and different. The major cause for its extraordinary culture is that the state has been a place where people from different religious beliefs and cultures have mingled and co existed in harmony since centuries. Even the states geographical location contributes to a large extent to its culture.

Kerala State Information

CapitalThiruvananthapuram
Date of formation1. Nov. 1956
GovernorSheila Dikshit
Chief MinisterOommen Chandy
Tourist attractionsKovalam, Wayanad, Kannur
FestivalsSnake Boat Races, Chinakathoor, Dharani Dance Festival
Major dance and music formsMohiniyattam, Kathakali, Kalaripayattu
Arts and craftsKalamezhuthu paintings; Murals in temples using 'pure' colours such as white, red, black, green and ochre; Bell metal idols, lamps etc.
LanguagesMalyalam
Size38,863 sq. km
Population3,33,87,677
RiversPeriyar, Bharathapuzha
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesPeriyar NP, Wayanad NP, Silent Valley NP
State animalElephant
State birdGreat Indian hornbill
State flowerKanikonna or Indian laburnum or amaltas
State treeCoconut
Major cropsCoconut, rubber, coffee
FactoidsEdakkal caves in Arnbukutty Moun am have petroglyphs or rock carvings and are believed to have been made by Neolithic men.
Believed to be the oldest of all martial art forms, Kalaripayattu gets its name from lalari' or school and 'payattu' or practice.


Last Updated on : March 5, 2014