Kerala, the land with its incredible natural beauty better
known as 'God's Own country' is a small coastline state of India.
It is a homely state which respects the mythological concept
of 'Athithi Devo Bhava' (guest is god). As coconut trees dominate
the landscape, Kerala is also known as 'the land of coconuts'.
An epic belief to this state is that, Kerala is gifted by Arabian
Sea when Parasurama threw his axe into the sea. Owing to its
favourable location this land fostered trade and established
contacts with Egypt, Assyria, Greeks, Romans and the Chinese.
It represents only 1.18 percent of the total
area of India but has 3.34% of the total population of the country.
It is separated from the rest of the peninsula by natural geographic
boundaries. To its east and northeast, Kerala borders Tamil
Nadu and Karnataka respectively; to its west and south lie the
Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean with the islands of Lakshadweep
and the Maldives, respectively. Kerala's original language is
Watered by an astounding number of 44 rivers,
Kerala has a unique geographical features that made it one of
the most sought after tourist destinations in India. The state
is gifted with greenery, hill stations, beaches, wildlife backwaters,
historic monuments, spices, cultural diversity and many more.
Besides all these, the state thrills visitors with its magical
festivals, enchanting art forms and more over her unique exotic
The tourist places here is countless and so
the state has a variety of holiday options to offer. Besides
well known destinations including Munnar, Kovalam, Fort Kochi,
Thekkady, Athirappilly - Vazhachal, Kumarakom etc, there also
several lesser known beautiful places as well. The state also
has some of the best and most picturesque beaches in India -
Kovalam and Varkala, a little south of the Capital Thiruvnanathapuram.
The palm - fringed backwaters along the coastline are a special
The climate of the state varies with the regions.
Kerala is bestowed with a pleasant and equable climate through
out the year. The High Ranges have a cool and bracing climate
throughout the year, while the plains are hot. There is fairly
good rainfall without intermission between June and November.
Best time to visit Kerala is November to February.
For more information Contact
of Tourism, Government of Kerala
Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033
Phone: +91-471-2321132 Fax: +91-471-2322279
Tourist Information toll free No:1-800-425-4747
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