Kerala

Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals.

Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters. Eastern Kerala consists of land encroached upon by the Western Ghats; the region thus includes high mountains, gorges, and deep-cut valleys.

It’s capital is Thiruvananthapuram.Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters.

The Kerala staple food revolves around an abundance of coconut, rice, tapioca, and spices like black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Kerala famous food also features a variety of seafood like fish, prawns, mussels, lobsters, and crabs owing to the state’s long coastline.

It is not common for Hindi to be spoken in Kerala. The languages used are Malayalam and English.

Kathakali is a perfect combination of dance, drama, music and religious theme. Kathakali is considered as one of the world’s oldest forms of theatre.

Onam is the most biggest festival in Kerala. It is the Festival of Kerala with State holidays for 4 days starting from Onam  to the 4rd Onam Day.It is also one of the most secular festivals. All religions and communities celebrate Onam with equal enthusiasm.

The culture of Kerala is a combination of both Indian and Dravidian culture. Now days this culture is being influenced by the neighbouring states as well. The main USP of Kerala is its performing arts like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Martial Art of Kalaripayattu.

Kerala is said to be the cleanest state of India along with Sikkim

God’s own country as it is famously known, Kerala gets the first spell of rains in India. While the rest of the nation experiences rain in July, Kerala witnesses it around the first week of June every year followed by Mumbai and Delhi.

Hinduism is a prominent religion of the Indian subcontinent and hence more than 1,60,650 temples are present in the country. Out of these, the richest Hindu temple in the world is located in Kerala. Padmanabhaswamy temple is the richest temple regarding gold and precious stones.   

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Ayurveda is used for medical treatment primarily. Even today with the modernisation of medicine, Kerala uses age-old Ayurvedic techniques to fight and cure most of its diseases. It is also being used to treat arthritis in the state. Ayurveda is the primal mode of medicine in Kerala.

The state of Kerala consumes about 20% of the country’s gold. Brides to be in Kerala can be seen submerged in gold from head to toe.

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