About Kerala



Kerala - A small State at the southern tip of India, known as God’s own country is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, because of its spectacular scenic beauty.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER selected Kerala as one of the 50 greatest places of a lifetime that a curious traveler should not miss.

What makes Kerala a popular tourist destination and attracting millions of tourists from all over the world? The most important factor is its geographical structure. A narrow strip of land, with Arabian Sea in the west, Western Ghats mountain ranges in the east and networked by 44 rivers, enjoys unique geographical features.

Lush green hill stations, Tranquil backwaters, Stunning wildlife, Waterfalls, Serene Beaches, Sprawling plantations and paddy fields and all these you can access within short distances.

Kerala's Art forms, Festivals and Historic monuments attracts tourists all over the world.

The efforts of Tourism Department and the successive Governments are also been the main part of the development of Kerala tourism industry. Growing at a rate of 13.31%, the state's tourism industry is a major contributor to the state's economy.



Kerala's all villages are well connected by road. Indian Railway’s Southern Railway line runs throughout the state, connecting all major towns and cities. Kerala's major railway stations are Trivandrum Central, Kollam Junction, Ernakulam Junction, Thrissur, Shoranur Junction, Kozhikode and Palakkad.

Major international airports are at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode.

Kerala's Standard of living statistics, primary level education and health care are among the best in India. Kerala has the highest literacy rate (96.9%) among Indian states and life expectancy (73 years) is among the highest in India.


Tourist Places in Kerala

Kerala Arts

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1 comment:

Mithu said...

Sudhi,

Great post on Kerala. It is good to see nice informative blogs on Kerala.

Regards,

Midhlaj
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