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Kerala Travel Guide

Kerala is situated in the tropical Malabar Coast of Southern India. The state has distinction of having the highest literacy rate in comparison to the other state of India. Kerala- God’s own country is the tagline adopted for the promotion of tourism in the state by the Government. Kerala has emerged as one of the top tourist spots in India. The green strip that is Kerala is known for its panoramic natural beauty, art and culture and bio- diversity.

The state of Kerala is spread over the area of 38,863 sq. km. it is divided into 14 districts. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala. Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the main religion of the state with Malayalam being its official language. The climate of the state is very pleasant as it is situated at the costal area of India. Temperature rarely deeps below 18° C in the winter season and exceeds 33° C in the summer.

How to get there?
Kerala is accessible with all mode of transport like airways, railways and roadways to its major cities.

Major Cities
Alleppey : Often referred as Venice of the East, this place is famous for its fascinating beaches.

Ernakulam : Also known as Kochi, it is the famous port of India. This is also highly industrialized region of Kerala. Bolghatty Palace, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue etc. are some of the famous places in the city.

Kannur : This is the sea coast town in the northern Malabar area. Aaralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Dharmadam Island, Moppila Bay etc. are some of the prime destinations in this city.

Kottayam : Located in the southern part of Kerala is an important commercial center of Kerala. Bharananganam, Valiyapalli Church, Cheryapalli etc. are worth seeing here.

Munnar : Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Kuthumkal Waterfalls and Observatory Hills are the sites one should not miss.

Kozhikode (Calicut) : Historically important, Vasco da Gama first landed in India, at Kappad near Kozhikode in 1498 AD. Pookot Lake, Ettumanoor Temple, Pazhassi Raja Museum are some of the famous tourist destinations of this place.

Thiruvananthapuram : This is the capital city of Kerala. Aaranmula Boat Race, Varkala Beach, Aaranmula, Aarattu, Agastyarkoodam are some of the tourist attractions of this city.

General Information

Population31,948,619 (12th) (2001)
LanguageHindi, Malyalam, English
TemperatureWinter : 18ºC - 21ºC
Summer : 27ºC - 33ºC.
Best SeasonOctober to March
AirportsThiruvananthapuram, Kochi

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