LocationKerala is in South India, on the great Malabar Coast. It is a coastal State.
Population of KeralaKerala has a population of nearly 33,387,677 people. There is density of 860 people per sq. km.
Local timeLocal time zone is IST (UTC: 5:30).
Weather & ClimateKerala enjoys wet and maritime tropical climate. There are seasonal tropical rains at the place. Winds and storms visit Kerala in summers.
HistoryKerala is an ancient land which is mentioned in Hindu religious texts as well. During Asoka's reign it was an independent kingdom. Spice trade led to the invasion of the place by the Portuguese. Dutch took over from the Portuguese. Marthanda Varma fought many battles with the Dutch. He was defeated in Battle of Colachei which was fought in 1741. British took over the place from Tipu Sultan. The place became part of Indian Territory after independence.
How to reach: by Air, Bus, Road
- The State is served by two national highways.
- Southern Railway caters to the State.
- Inland transport is possible in the backwater areas.
- Three international airports cater to Kerala. These are: The Cochin International Airport, Koch International Airport and the Kozhikode International Airport.
Tourist Places in the City/StateKerala which is best known as god's own country or paradise on earth is a beautiful place the best ever holiday destination. The state is rich in culture and tropical beauty and is known for its huge elephants, monuments, various art forms, Ayurveda health treatments, beaches, temples and festival celebrations and most importantly for its backwaters. Kerala is located in the south west corner of the Peninsula and is shaped like a leaf like structure. Thiruvananthapuram which is also known as Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala. God's own country is indeed is a perfect holiday destination for one and all be it a honeymoon couple, adventure enthusiasts, wildlife lovers or religious devotee.
ALLEPPEY: Alleppey is one of the most popular tourists destination and is known for its backwaters. The place a must visit of one visits Kerala as Alleppey offers for houseboat cruising in the calmness of nature and water. Alleppey is a city located in the Allapuzha district. The most appropriate time to visit Alleppey is during the month if August as it also the time when the Snake boat race is held in the area. The nearest airport to Alleppey is the Trivandrum international airport and the Cochin international airport. By train also one can reach Alleppey as the place is well connected by trains to Cochin and Trivandrum. KSRTC buses also are available which connects Alleppey to plenty of major cities in Kerala.
MUNNAR: Another beautiful place which is a must visit when in Kerala is Munnar. The tea lovers should once in a lifetime visit munnar and see the massively spread tea plantations. Munnar is all about hills, exotic plants and greenery, winding lanes, wildlife etc. Munnar is approximately 1600 KM away from Kochi and Cochin is the nearest airport to Munnar while Aluva is the nearest railway station to reach Munnar. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three rivers namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Munnar has one of the highest peaks in the whole of southern India which is the Anamudi.
WAYANAD: Wayand is another extremely alluring place to visit for each and every traveler. This place is covered with mountains and stretches over the Western Ghats of the country. Wayad has an attractive scenic beauty because of its paddy fields, dense forest areas, coconut tree plantation all over the area. Wayand is well connected with bus trains and the nearest airport and railway station to this place is in Calicut.