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Unveiling Kerala: God's Own Country

Kerala, a state on India's southwestern Malabar Coast, boasts an impressive array of social indicators. It leads the nation in literacy rate, female-to-male sex ratio, life expectancy, and has remarkably low infant mortality rates. Moreover, it's the only state in India with banking and hospital facilities in every village.


Beyond Education

Kerala offers far more than exceptional education. It reigns supreme not only in health but also in other sectors. For instance, Kerala is responsible for a staggering 91% of India's natural rubber production. It's also the least corrupt state with the highest media exposure.


Land of Coconut Trees

Kerala literally translates to "land of coconut trees," and these ubiquitous palms grace the landscape throughout the state. The prime tourist season falls between September and March. However, this period coincides with peak tourist influx.

Kerala's Diverse Seasons

The off-season stretches from April to May, marked by high temperatures and humidity, leading to fewer crowds. The monsoon season, from June to August, brings lush greenery and is ideal for Ayurvedic treatments due to the moist atmosphere.

Unveiling Kerala's Must-Visit Gems

  • Alleppey: Dubbed the "Venice of the East," Alleppey offers unforgettable houseboat cruises amidst serene lakes adorned with water lilies and paddy fields. Popular spots include Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and Krishnapuram Palace.
  • Wayanad: Famed for its trekking trails, Wayanad translates to "land of paddy fields." Cascading waterfalls lining these trails enhance the adventurous spirit of your trek.
  • Kovalam Beach: If a relaxing massage beckons after celebrating New Year's Eve, Kovalam Beach is your haven. Parasailing and Ayurvedic treatments are staples here.
  • Kozhikode: A paradise for Malabar cuisine enthusiasts, Kozhikode welcomes you with open arms. The exotic spices elevate the flavors of their seafood dishes to tantalize your taste buds.

The Enlightened People of Kerala

Kerala's highly literate population takes immense pride in its culture and heritage. Malayalam, the predominant language, binds the community. Keralites are fiercely protective of their traditions and meticulously instill cultural and religious knowledge in their youth.

Simplicity characterizes their way of life, with cleanliness being paramount. Women traditionally adorn themselves in Set Mundu, a saree paired with a blouse. Men favor Dhoti Mundu or cotton lungi with shirts. Urban areas showcase a more contemporary style. The status, rights, and overall well-being of women in Kerala are demonstrably superior to most of India.

Kerala's Economic Powerhouse

Agriculture, exports, and tourism form the pillars of Kerala's economy.

Kerala's Thrilling Adventures

This enchanting land beckons adventure enthusiasts. Here's a glimpse:

  • Kayaking- As this state is surrounded by water, the adventure water sports here is quite developed. Kayaking gives you a close look to the dense flora and fauna of Kerala.
  • Mountain Climbing- Chembra Peak in Wayanad is the most popular point for this recreational activity. Carry your own snack and water. Protect yourself with sunscreen and insect repellant.
  • Wildlife Safari- both diurnal and nocturnal safaris are available. Taking one of these rides will reboot your mental sanity and refresh you to the core.
  • Trekking- the forest at Thekkady offer a dense tiger trail for you to trek on. Experts will accompany you all the time and if lucky, you can even spot a tiger.
  • Bamboo Rafting- the Periyar Tiger Reserve and Wayanad offer this unique experience. You can raft for as long as 9 hours, starting early in the morning. Experience the beauty of forest closely while navigating your raft with a bamboo rafting

A Culinary Adventure Awaits

Do not blame that we didn’t warn you. When in Kerala the below listed delicacies are a must try.

  • Malabar Parotta with Kerala Beef Curry
  • Karimeen pollichathu- Perl spot fish marinated in spices, wrapped, and cooked in plantain leaves.
  • Puttu and Kadala curry- Kerala’s breakfast
  • Fish Moilee
  • Chemmeen curry- prawn curry
  • Appam with stew
  • Thalassery biryani
  • Palada Paysam
  • Banana Fritters

Kerala promises an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in its beauty, culture, and adventure!