KERALA ( God's
Own Country )
Kerala, the land of rivers and backwaters
is a green strip of land, in the South West corner of Indian peninsula.
Kerala is a state with full literacy, Higher
Health care and lower mortality ratio. In Kerala
you experience freshness and touch of mother earth every where.
No wonder keralites call their State "God's Own Country".
The backwaters of Kerala
are unique attraction to tourists. The biggest among these backwaters
is the Vembanad lake, with an area of 200 sq km, which opens out
into the Arabian Sea at Cochin port. Backwaters of Kerala,
historical structures in Kerala, culture of Kerala, wildlife
in Kerala, and natural beauty of Kerala, the state Kerala
has all these and more.
The major tourist destinations
in the State Kerala include Thiruvananthapuram,
Kochi, Kovalam, Thrissur, Kozhikode,
Munnar, Palakkad, Alappuzha,
Kollam, Kannur, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Sabrimalai.
Water of Kerala
Today, the most popular tourist
attraction of Kerala, the palm-fringed, tranquil backwaters
were once just the state's trade highways. Kerala is her
backwaters and lakes. more...
& Festivals In Kerala
Fairs and festivity is
essential part of the State Kerala. Observed with gaiety
and enthusiasm, Kerala tradition and culture is reflected
in these festivities. These festivals and fairs are packed
with fun and excitement. more...
Kerala's numerous monuments speak
volumes about its rich historical heritage. Legends, Myths
and archealogical findings combine to provide interesting
evidence regarding the early history of Kerala.
Kerala's equable climate, natural
abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal
plants), and the cool monsoon season (June - November) are
best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages.
In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which
practises this system of medicine with absolute dedication.
Kerala - Culture
A majority of the people of Kerala are Dravidians,
who also inhibit most of the southern part of India. Hinduism is
the principal religion with considerable percentages of Muslims
and Christians. The craftsmen of Kerala here can
pick up the humblest and meanest bits of material and imbue them
with magical mastery. Woodcarving is the most important of craft
forms that this state has developed. Kathakali is a 300-year-old
dance form developed exclusively in Kerala combining
the performing art forms of opera, ballet, masque, and pantomime.
The dance is a beautiful blending of color, dance, music, drama,
and expressions. In a sense, a lot of the fame that the state has
gained is mainly due to the popularity of this dance form. Other
dance forms of Kerala are Krishnanattom, Mohiniyattom, Thullal,
Koodiyattom, Kolkkali, Thiruvathirakali, Kakkarishi Natakom, Oppanna,
and Chavittunatakom. Panchavadyam, Nadanpattu, Omanathinkal Kidavo
and many more music forms have evolved over the centuries in Kerala.