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About Kerala Kerala, a state in South of India, popularly known as "God's Own Country" due to its natural beauty and diverse ecology. It is famous for its mountains, backwaters, coconuts, spices, dance forms and art. Kerala is the most searched tourism destination in India, declared by GOOGLE, online search provider. It was named as one of the "ten paradises of the world" and "50 places of a lifetime" by the National Geographic Traveler magazine. World class tourist sporting options, ayurvedic spas and treatments, eco-tourism initiatives, a large number of visit options ranging from beautiful high altitude blue mountains to pristine rain forests to golden sun-sand beaches.
Major Regions in Kerala Malabar Central Kerala Central Travancore Northern Travancore Southern Travancore
Popular Tourist Destinations • Kovalam Beach – World famous beach with three adjacent crescent beaches • Kumarakom – Famous for backwater tourism and house-boat rides • Munnar – A famous hill station • Thekkady– Enjoy wildlife of Periyar Tiger Reserve • Wayanad – Famous for its waterfalls, caves and pristine forests • Ponmudi – A hill station near Trivandrum, known for its beautiful scenery • Kerala Backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast. • Bekal Fort - A massive Portuguese fort • Silent Valley National Park - One of the most ecologically diverse national park in the world
Important Cities in Kerala • Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) • Ernakulam/Kochi (Cochin) • Alapuzha (Alleppey) • Kannur • Kollam • Kottayam • Kozhikode • Palakkad • Thrissur
Climate of Kerala Kerala has a tropical climate, experiences heavy rains almost throughout the year. The temperature averages around: 27°C - 35°C daytime, 23°C - 29°C at night during summer season, mid-February to mid-May 21°C - 27°C daytime, 17°C - 24°C at night for the rest of the year At hill stations like Munnar, temperatures might go below 10°C during Winter seasons (mid November-mid January).
Major Religions in Kerala Hinduism (55% of the population) Islam (25% of the population) Christianity (20% of the population) Others religions include Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Judaism.
Popular Dance Forms of Kerala Kathakali Mohiniyattom Koodiyattom Theyyam ChavittuNadakam Margam Kali.
Kerala Music Melam Sopanam Mappila Songs Poems Film Music
Major Airports in Kerala Cochin International Airport, Largest in Kerala, well connected to Middle East and Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka. Europe and US bound passengers need to transit in the Middle East or Mumbai. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, regular flights to Middle East, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Well connected to all the major Indian cities. For tourists, charter flights from New York, London and Moscow operate to Thiruvananthapuram. Kozhikode International Airport, connected to all the major cities in the Middle East.
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