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Kerala Travel Guide
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Kerala is a state in South India, occupying a narrow strip of India's southwestern
coast. Referred to as Keralam by the natives of the state, it is known for
being the most literate state in India, with a literacy rate greater than 90%
Kerala is a popular tourist destination for both domestic and foreign travellers.
Among the tourist attractions are great beaches (Kovalam and Varkala), serene
hill stations (Ponmudi and Munnar), wildlife sanctuaries (Periyar and Eravikulam)
and beautiful Kerala Backwaters (Kumarakom and Punnamada), as also the marvel
of kerala building art revealed through Padmanabhapuram Palace, Padmanabhapuram.
The tourism department of the state calls the state as God's Own Country. National
Geographic Society described Kerala as one of the 50 must-see destinations
of a lifetime. Kochi, the commercial capital of the state is known as the Queen
of the Arabian Sea. Alapuzha, the first planned town in Kerala is called the
Venice of the East. Tourism plays an important role in the state's economy.Kerala
is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats on the east.
The states of Karnataka in the north and Tamil Nadu in the east are Kerala's
immediate neighbours. Mahe, a part of the union territory of Pondicherry, is
an enclave within Kerala.
Geographically Kerala is divided into three regions:
Highland or Mountain region
Midland or the rolling hills
Lowland or the coastal plain land
There are 44 rivers flowing through Kerala, most of them are small and entirely
fed by the Monsoons. The Kerala Backwaters, an interconnected system of brackish
water lakes and river estuaries, lies behind the coast and runs virtually the
length of the state.
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Living9, hospitality member and her husband will be visiting Kerala 10-20th February 07. We would love to meet with local people to see their life first hand. Interested in beaches in particular but willing to travel anywhere. Hope to spend time in an Ashram also. If anybody knows a nice place to stay please do get in touch. Living9 - London. We are also interested in reciprocal hosting. Have a look at our details.
Oliverrr is traveling through Kerala from 17th July to 10th August (2007) approximately. I would love to meet some Indian HC members but also from other countries touring this state. I'm also here because I'm writing a small paper on the local martial art of Kalaripayattu for University and will definitely go to Kozhikode and also to Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and other places. Get in touch ! :-)
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i am ayaz. me living in Calicut> kerala> india.
i am interested in travelling and sharing ideas with others. helps regarding kerala can be provided by me.
plz call me for for details. happy to help.
call or contact me for more details. ayazclt
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Edited by: ayazclt on 22.03.2009 sradharetreat on 16.02.2008 oliverrr on 20.07.2007 living9 on 17.01.2007 navinkurian2002 on 28.07.2005
|Last postings about Kerala India from other users
many..beach, hills, forests, wildlife, museum, arts performances,galleries, waterfalls etc.
lots i live in the capital of kerala lots hitoric,beacvhes,jungles,hill resorts
We have the famous Pooram festival which is a unique display of elephants and fireworks.
Kerala is lushgreen, highly literate and politically conscious, secular in its attitudes, blessed with scenic beauty and cultural heritage and richness.