This dream land was formed on 1st November 1956, with its capital Thiruvanathapuram and neighbouring states Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Mahe and Lakshadweep. Kerala is a 560-km long narrow stretch of land with a total population of around 31,841374 people. It is one of the most literate states of India with a literacy rate of 90.9%. The state is not only known for its enchanting tourist spots but also for the warmth and love of the people living here. The language spoken here is Malayalam but Keralalities are also familiar with English and Hindi languages.
History beckons to the story behind the existence of this emerald-green sliver of land. As there is a persistent legend which says that Lord Parasuram, the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu Trinity, stood on a high place in the mountains, and threw an axe far in to the sea, and further commanded the sea to retreat. And the land that emerged all from the waters became Kerala, the land of plenty and prosperity.
Kerala is such a pleasant place with all enchanting views never seen before, its simplicity and natural beauty can,t stop someone to admire its richness. It has a fascinating cultural attraction with people of different religion and customs living with harmony with a melting pot of cultural influences.
Amidst all this Kerala has a rich art and cultural dimension, which is visible from its festivals and art forms displaying the traditional and historical importance of the place. The food of Kerala is another specialty, the way it is cooked and the variety of cuisines one can taste here is just superb. The spices and oils used to prepare Kearal Food gives a unique blend to it and adds to its flavor and aroma. There are also several great Hotels which are serving many local cuisines in a natural environment.
Some of the major cultural events are the Onam Festival, the Thrissur Pooram, the Vishu , annual Snake Boat Race at Alappuzha and the festivals of Id and Christmas. Apart from all this several other festivals are also celebrated with huge gaiety and fervor in different regions. All round the year you can see some of these celebrations on tours of Kerala.
Keralite have great and world famous cultural performing art like Kathakali, Mohiniattam and Kalaripayattu. Folk dances and performance styles in Kerala include Theyyam known for its fearsome masks and the trance like state of the performer, a graceful dance by women during Onam Kaikotikalli and also performed to celebrate a wedding.
The Backwaters of Kerala is adds another feather to the cap of Kerala vast ecological beauty, this silent water body will drive you crazy by its splendid resource and exotic location. One can easily explore this by going for the traditional House Boats or Harbor Crusies.
All this and many more beautiful aspects will make you love this place, apart from this one can travel and explore several tourist hot spots and tourist places all special in itself.
Districts of Kerala
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