The evergreen, picturesque Kerala - the land of ceramic, the coconut - is limited a coastline on the Arabian Sea in the west and the Western Ghats on the east. The main attractions in this state are world famous beaches, back waters, hill stations, tropical forests, waterfalls, wildlife, Ayurvedic health centers, yoga and meditation, monuments, art forms like Kathakali and Kalarippayattu, festivals like Onam, Pooram and fairs such as the Christian Perunals. Kerala is 100 percent read and write and simply the cleanest condition. It has India's highest Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI), highest life expectancy and the lowest infant mortality rate.
As Kerala was created from the sea: The legend is that Parasurama, he received as a gift from the sea. He had to kill it for a donation to Brahmans to resolve all his sins Kshatriya kings, of which his father, the sage, was killed Jamadagni. Parasurama, the legend says, throwing his weapon, an ax, and asked the sea to withdraw up to the point where it went. Legend aside, there is incontrovertible evidence that a long time ago the land was strip under the Arabian Sea.
Climate: Tropical. In April-May temperature range 25 to 35 ° C; Dec-23rd March deg C to 28 ° C from June to August and the second half of October are periods of rain. Non-stop to expect very heavy rains and floods during the monsoon season. The humidity is very high throughout the year, except for a short time.
Language: Malayalam is the official language, English is an official language and in additional cities.
Shopping: sandalwood sculptures, brass wares, spices.
Food: Rice is the staple food. Kerala recipe is quite different in content and preparation of the North India. Common elements are idli, dosa, sambar, coconut and vegetable dishes, fish, pappad. Banana leaves are traditionally used as plates.
Agriculture: Special crops include coconut, Tapiocca, cashew, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa, rubber
Tourist Destinations in Kerala
Posted by: 2013-08-06