Capital Thiruvananthapuram Official Language Malayalam
Kerala is situated in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. It is bordered by two prominent state Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Malayalam is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. The major cities include Kochi, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Kollam, Palakkad, Alleppey, and Kasargod.
Why is it God’s own?
Kerala is nature’s bliss, with a rich and abundant biodiversity and conservation of nature. Kerala provides what one asks for from nature, breath taking beaches, picturesque mountains, wonderful waterways, world’s most enviable backwaters, greenery all over Kerala still remains as a dream destination to every international traveler, the advancements in technology, modernization and the cosmopolitan culture has not taken away Kerala’s conservation of heritage and traditions. Ayurveda has a significant root in Kerala and the state is supposed to be a great place for nature cure. The Flora and Fauna of Kerala are probably the best in the country second only to Kashmir and offers rich and varied plants, herbs and medicinal shrubs.
Kerala has the highest literacy rate in the country and has always been in the forefront of learning and education. There are large numbers of state run and private institutions in the primary and secondary. There are also multiple players in the technical, graduate and post graduate program space and some of the Premier educational institutions in Kerala are the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum (IIST), The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) and College of Engineering, Trivandrum (Trivandrum).
Don't leave Kerala without trying…
- Puttu and kadala curry
- Appam with stew
- Karimeen pollichathu (fish)
- Malabar Parotta with Kerala beef curry
- Erissery or pumpkin and lentil curry
- Palada payasam (dessert)
- Kerala prawn curry (chemmeen curry)
- Thalassery biriyani
- Fish moilee
- The backwaters
- The house boats
- Periyar National Park- Periyar Lake
- Bandipur National Park-Tigers, Elephants
- Gopalaswamy Temple
- Fort Kochi-Beach
- Architecture Synagogue
- Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Trivandrum
- Kochi Port, and more.
The culture of Kerala is one of its kinds in India. Some of the major events showcasing Kerala's culture are the
- Onam Festival
- The Temple festival at Thrissur
- The annual Snake Boat Race at Alleppey
- The festivals of Id and Christmas
- The unique Kerala tiled roof houses are a treat to the eyes
The major airports in Kerala, which is also a gateway to the Gulf, are:
- Cochin International Airport
- Trivandrum International Airport
- Calicut International Airport