Kerala is an enchantingly beautiful, emerald green land, flanked by the Western Ghats on one side, the Arabian Sea on the other, and strewn with rivers, lagoons, backwaters and rich vegetation. Legends state that Kerala was created by Parshuram (a famous ancient sage). Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India from Europe when he landed near Calicut in 1498 AD.. It was in 1949 that the three territories Travancore, Kochi and Malabar were merged and in 1956 the state of Kerala came into existence and became a part of the Indian Union.
Kerala is situated in the South West corner of the Indian peninsula. It is a tropical state with green and lush vegetation and has a 550 km coastline on the Arabian Sea. Kerala is one of the richest states in India with forests and plantations of rubber, cashew and coconuts everywhere. It has a particularly rich heritage of dance and drama (Kathalkali, Koothu, Mohiniattam) and people here are among the most industrious and well educated (100% literacy rate) in the country. Kerala is blessed with backwaters, natural beauty, health resorts, palm fringed beaches, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, hill stations, mountains, flora and fauna, historical places etc. The language spoken is malayalam. Age old heritage, tradition, festivals, dances and boat races are among Kerala's prime attractions.
Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin have International Airports and Calicut has international services to several destinations in Gulf. All these airports are well connected with the other major airports of India.
All major cities in Kerala are well connected with different parts of India through a good network of roads. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and various private bus services connect all the big and small cities inside Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Shornur and Kozhikode are the major stations in the state. The Konkan Rail line along the Western coast connects Kerala to Mumbai and North- West states.
Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons (June - September & October - November) and summer (February - May) are the seasons mainly experienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-32°C. Kerala is generally very humid.
Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons (June-September & October-November) and summer (February-May) are the seasons mainly experienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-32°C.