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Kerala

Kerala Travel Guide & Travel Infrmation

Kerala is a small state in Southwestern India. It is dubbed as the God's Own Country for its great historical values and culture. Kerala, the ‘Parasurama Kshetram’, is also famous for its natural beauty and diverse geographical features. The state is blessed with forests, rivers, beaches and pilgrimage hubs. Kerala, located at the Malabar Coast of India, is a heavenly place for the travelers of all over the world as well as India.
With the highest literacy rate among all the Indian States, Kerala has already gained popularity in world tourism map due to its forests, scenic villages and a great variety of tourist destinations like hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, peaceful beaches, calm backwaters and religious sites.

Geographical location of Kerala
The state of Kerala is located between 8°18’ North and 12°48’ North latitudes and 74°52’ East and 77°22’ East longitudes. The state shares its boundaries with Tamil Nadu in the east and south, Karnataka in the north and northeast, and the Lakshadweep Sea in the west.

Some interesting facts and figures about Kerala
Area: 38,863 km2 or 15,005 sq miles.
Altitude: 2,700 meters above sea surface on an average.
Climate Summer: Maximum temperature 33°C and minimum temperature 20°C.
Climate Winter: Maximum temperature 28°C and minimum temperature 10°C.
Rainfall: 310 cm. on an average.
Largest city: Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)
Capital city: Trivandrum
Population: 33,387,677 (2011)
Chief Minister: Oommen Chandy
Languages Spoken: Hindi, English and Malayalam
Best season to visit: From October to March.

State symbols
Animal: Indian Elephant
Bird: Great Indian Hornbill
Tree: Coconut
Flower: Golden Shower Tree Flower

 
Kerala is mostly popular for its nature and scenic beauties and has rightly earned the sobriquet of The God's Own Country. It is famous for being a tropical heaven with broad sandy seashores and beckoning palm groves. People come here to visit the hills, backwaters, buy spices and coconuts. The world famous dance form Kathakali originated from here. A state of mixed cultures, Kerala is home to mosques, Hindu temples, churches, and synagogues. Top notch adventure sports facilities, ayurvedic therapies, and eco-tourism programs make it a favorite destination for the travelers. The most famous tourist attractions in the state of Kerala are as follows: Read More....
 
By Rail: The Southern Railway tracks of the Indian Railways pass across the state, joining the majority of cities and towns other than those lying in the upland provinces of Wayanad and Idukki. Out of six sections of Southern Railway, two regulate the railway network in Kerala and they are Palakkad Railway Division and Thiruvananthapuram Railway Division. The busiest railhead in the state is Trivandrum Central or TVC. The principal railheads of the state include Kozhikode, Kannur , Shornur Junction, Tirur, Thrissur Railway Station, Palakkad Junction, Ernakulam Town (North), Aluva, Alappuzha, Ernakulam Junction (South), Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Kayamkulam Junction, Chengannur, Kollam Junction, and Thiruvananthapuram Central. Read More....
 
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