A coastline that stretches for 600kms, virgin beaches, lush greenery, a highly literate people, and a treasure trove of rich and varied art forms all make up the fascinating land of Kerala.
Kerala at a glance itself is inviting and alluring, tickling our knowledge buds to know more.
The state of Kerala has the highest percentage of literacy in India. The capital of Kerala is Thiruvananthapuram. A very progressive state Kerala is very well connected by all modern transport facilities and is therefore easily accessible. A communist government is at the helm of affairs in the state. Kerala may be divided into fourteen Districts which fall under Kerala's three prominent historical regions namely, Travancore (Southern Kerala), Kochi (Central Kerala), and Malabar (Northern Kerala).Malayalam is the official language of Kerala.
Kerala is not just a visual treat but is also home to a rich and diverse flora and fauna thus becoming an ideal getaway for nature lovers. There are 10,035 species of plants, 102 species of mammals, 476 species of birds, 202 species of freshwater fishes, 165 species of reptiles and 89 species of amphibians.
Art includes colorful and beautiful dance forms, like Kathakali, Mohiniattam and Kalaripayattu, one of the oldest martial art forms in the world. Festivals are an integral part of the life of the people .The most popular Festival is Onam, which heralds the beginning of the Malayalam New Year. The distinctive flavors and the mouthwatering cuisine is a gourmet's delight.
For further details, Maps of India is at your service bringing you all that you need to know about Kerala. So, check out the following pages and a whole new world all at once.
Ranked among the most exotic locations of the world this tropical paradise is truly God's own country!
Last Updated on 2 January 2013