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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 Malayalam. 

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 cuisine.

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 attraction. 

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 

Department 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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