Kerala, popularly referred as God own Country”, is a narrow strip of land situated in the south western part of India. It is placed between Arabian Sea on its west and Western Ghats mountain range on its east. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are the neighboring states to Kerala. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), which is the largest city in the state. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.


Legend says that Parashuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu threw his axe into the sea from Gokarnam (near present day Manglore) and it is believed the sea retreated from where his axe fell to give birth to Kerala!


Kerala has special and unique culture. The state’s traditional dances are Kathakali and Mohini Aatam. Indian elephant is considered the official animal of the state. Banana is intrinsic to the culture of Kerala; consumed as food and medicine, used in rituals and ceremonies and offered to gods in prayer. Onam is the traditional festival celebrated every year in the month of August-September. It is believed that King Mahabali returns and visits the houses of the people on this day. People put Pookkalam in front of their houses on this day to welcome Mahabali. At this time then organizes Aranmula Boat Race after Onam which attracts visitors from everywhere.


Another well – esteemed Boat Race namely, Nehru Trophy Boat Race held every year in the month of August on the second Saturday, in the backwater towns of Alappuzha in the Punnamada Lake.  


Kerala is a land of great natural beauty. The National Geographic Magazine has named Kerala as “one of the ten paradises of the world” and “one of the fifty must see destinations of lifetime”.

Some of the famous tourist places in Kerala are Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey (Alappuzha), Kumarakom, Wayanad and many more. Calm, peaceful and spotless, traverse in the various destinations of Kerala and spend a detachable moment with nature.


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