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Geographically located in the Southwest region of India, Kerala was established on 1 November, 1956. Many Malayalam speaking regions were merged together to form this beautiful state which is spread across an area of 38,386 square kilometers. Situated in the extreme of Southwest peninsula of India, this place lies between the Western Ghats on the east and Arabian Sea on the west. The varied demography, different traditions and culture have made it one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India. Kerala tops among Indian states in human development, mass literacy, economic parity, women empowerment, harmony between religions, progressive and liberal mindset of people, least in corruption, etc. which makes it literally 'Gods Own Country'.

The state has 14 districts which are further divided into 21 Revenue divisions, Taluks and Revenue Villages. Few of the districts were renamed in the year 1990, such as Thiruvananthapuram (earlier known as Trivandrum). Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the state, while other important cities include Kochi, Kozhikode, Kollam and Thrissur.

Tourism in Kerala



Kerala has emerged as one of the most popular tourist places in India. The natural beauty in the form of beaches, mountain ranges, wildlife, backwaters and lush green areas offer a splendid view to the visitors. There are many places to be visited here. The cities and the places in Kerala have significance of their own.

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the state, where tradition and modernity coexists. Beautiful beaches, monuments and museums, intricately carved temples, art galleries and the greenery makes the city more attractive for the tourists. As the state is blessed by nature, it has something to offer to everyone.

Kochi, earlier known as Cochin, is popularly known as 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' and is also called 'Gateway to Kerala'. Beaches, museums and islands are greatest tourist attractions. The boat ride and the live Kathakali performances impress and draw the visitors.

A small town and a hill station, Munnar is located in the Southwest of Kerala. Tea plantations, waterfalls, holiday facilities make it a famous resort town. National parks and wildlife are also not to be missed. Activities such as rock climbing, bicycle riding and boating gives the visitors another reason to love this place.

The Backwaters of Kerala are other important tourist destinations in the state. They are made up of the interconnected rivers, lakes and canals which merge into Arabian Sea. Houseboat or Kettuvallam rides and the boat races during festivals are alluring for the tourists.

Special mention is needed to describe the Kerala architecture. Kerala vasthu shasthra is the other name for spectacular beauty. Traditional tharavadus (houses of the feudal famalies), modern houses, malls, temples, and many other buildings seen all over the state give splendid treat to the eyes of people.

Kerala has much more to offer to its visitors. The magical festivals, splendid art forms, exotic cuisines, ayurvedic health vacations give a unique experience to the tourists in the state.

Beaches in Kerala


  • Alappuzha Beach
  • Cherai Beach
  • Kovalam
  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Muzhappilangad Beach
  • Thirumullavaram Beach
  • Payyambalam Beach
  • Kannur Beach, to name a few.

Best Time to Visit Kerala



Any time of the year. There is no extreme climatic seasons. Monsoon is good for ayurvedic treatment, summers are good for hill stations and backwaters trips. March - May are hot and humid during daytime.

How to Reach Kerala



Kerala can be accessed through different modes of transports. It is easily reachable through roads, railways and air. The western coast of the state is mostly approachable through national highways and the eastern coast is accessible through state highways. The railway network is spread across the entire state connecting almost every major city and town. There are three major international airports which make Kerala well-connected to all the major cities and states in India.

Kerala State Information

CapitalThiruvananthapuram
Date of formation01/11/56
GovernorP. Sathasivam
Chief MinisterPinarayi Vijayan
RecognitionThe first state to be declared as "Complete Digital State"
Tourist attractionsKovalam, Wayanad, Kannur, Thekkady, Kasargodu, Moonnar, Kumarakom, Alappuzha
FestivalsNehru Trophy boat race (Aug), Thrissur Pooram (May), Onam festival cum tourism week (Aug-Sept), Pulikali (May)
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.
LanguagesMalayalam
Size38,863 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)33,387,677
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.
No. of Districts14
Blogs about Kerala
Kerala is now fully electrified state
Kerala Is Now Completely Electrified! : Electrification of rural India has been right on top of almost every government’s agenda ever since the country gained independence from British rule and started to take decisive steps towards the nation’s development. In what can only be described as a significant milestone, the southern state of Kerala is set to be fully electrified starting today. On Monday, 30 May, 2017, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan declared the state the first fully electrified state in…
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Stampede at Sabarimala Temple
Stampede At Religious Places: Sabarimala Again : Each year in December, hundreds of thousands of South Indian men from various parts of the world prepare to undertake what can only be described as one of the most arduous of fasts and an equally gruelling pilgrimage - the annual visit to Sabarimala. Each year, over 50 million devotees visit this shrine that traces its antiquity to the 12th century AD. Dedicated to Ayyappa, an incarnation of Dharma Sastha, the temple is open on…
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Anthem Policing in Cinemas
The Vigilantes Return, This Time at a Cinema Near You : Rise of vigilantism was on the expected lines when the Supreme Court in its recent order directed movie theatres across the country to play the national anthem before the start of a film. The apex court, in its controversial order, made it mandatory for all movie goers to stand as a mark of respect when national anthem would be played in halls. While passing the directive it appears that the apex court has forgotten that…
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10 Best Waterfalls of Kerala
10 Most Bewitching Waterfalls in Kerala You Must See : The land of Kerala is known for being richly endowed with forests, lakes and waterfalls. Streams of water small and large, springing up from the sublime Western Ghats, merge here to form luscious waterfalls. During the monsoons, as the sun plays hide and seek with dark clouds and sparkling water gushes down with full might from rocky mountains, nature gets a new lease of life. Soak in these salubrious sights and rejuvenate your soul with…
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Is Kerala Fast Becomin a Islamic Terrorist Haven
Why Is Kerala Being Targeted By ISIS Recruiters? : The southern state of Kerala is an enigma of sorts. Breathtaking natural beauty blended with a progressive society makes for an ideal state. Kerala is best known for its high literacy rate, estimated to be about 94 percent by the 2011 census. Another reason that this state stands out among the others is its religious tolerance. With about 54 percent Hindus, 26 percent Muslims, and 18 percent Christians, the state finds adequate representation and prides…
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