Welcome to The God's Own
Kerala is one of the beautiful states in India,
sandwiched between the Western Ghats on the east, and
the Arabian Sea on the West. A tropical paradise of
waving palms and wide sandy beaches, this thin strip of
coastal territory slopes down from the mountain ghats in
a cascade of lush green vegetation.
According to Historians "the discovery of Microliths or
small stone implements near Kozhikode and Cochin point
to presence of man in Kerala as far back as 4000 BC".
Kerala is a land which always encouraged trading and
traders. In 1000 BC King Solomon's ship visited "Ophix"
(the modern puvar south of Thiruvananthapuram) to trade
in Ivory Sandalwood and Peacocks. This fame of Kerala
Spices brought the Romans in 30 AD. Who were followed by
the Greeks, Arabs, Chinese. The spices trade brought
Vascoda Gamma to Kappad (near Kozhikode) in 1498. Which
paved the way for a new trading history. Followed by
Gamma Europeans opened the way for new trade in spices,
Ivory, Sandalwood and Peacocks.
Geographically Kerala is one of the smallest states in
India covering merely 1.3% of total area of the country.
Karnataka in north and Tamilnadu in East. Physically the
state can be divided in to three natural divisions, the
sandy costal region with coconut groves, paddy fields,
back waters and sea.
The midland region made up of
fertile reddish hills and valleys that grow most of
Kerala's agricultural crops. Peaks extensive ridges and
ravines of the Western Ghats. Where sandalwood, tea,
coffee, rubber and most of Kerala's exotic spices are
Kerala enjoys balmy whether almost all through out the
year. It is neither too cold in the winter months nor
too hot in summer. The best time to visit is November to
February, where the air bracing and on some morning
there is a light mist.
The official language of Kerala is Malayalam but English
too is widely spoken. Kerala is one of the most
progressive state in terms of social welfare and
physical quality of life. The matriarchal system here is
a unique social heritage as the women of Kerala enjoy a
better status than there counter parts else where in
The people of Kerala enjoy a unique cosmopolitan
outlook, which is reflected in their tolerance towards
other races and religions. So it has been called Kerala
as "God's Own Country"
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Kerala Destinations at a Glance