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  • Brief of Kerala Sandwiched between the Lakshwadeep Sea and the Western Ghats, Kerala is a bustling little green - and - silver, coconuts - and - water state on the west coast of India. It is bounded by Karnataka to the north, Tamil Nadu to the east, and the Arabian Sea to the west. Thiruvananthapuram is its capital. Every district in Kerala has its own unique culture and characteristics. Thiruvananthapuram is known for its beach- Kovalam, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and various museums and palaces; Alappuzha for its backwaters, Thrissur, the cultural capital, Kottayam for its ancient churches, Kozhikode for its old world charm and the entrancing Ponmudi or Golden valley. History of Kerala Original inhabitants were animists, followed by the Dravidians. A


    ter Alexander's triumphant sweep over Asia Minor, the ports of Kerala became a link between the Middle East, the Mediterranean and China. In 1498, Vasco da Gama made his historic landing on the Malabar Coast. In 1723, the East India Company signed a strategic treaty with King Marthanda Varma. For a few decades, Hyder Ali and his son - Tipu sultan proved to be a thorn in the flesh of the British, sweeping down several times into Kerala. In 1947, it was the turn of the British to pack their bags. Climate of Kerala The climate is equable and varies little from season to season. The temperature normally ranges between 27 and 32 C in the plains but drops to about 21 C in the highlands. Winter - 32 to 20 C. Kerala is strongly buffeted by both the southwest and northeast monsoons. Rainfall in many parts of the state exceeds 118 inches. Best season: October to March. Tourism in Kerala Kerala has some of the pristine hill stations in India, with the entire Western Ghats dotted
    r Coast. In 1723, the East India Company signed a strategic treaty with King Marthanda Varma. For a few decades, Hyder Ali and his son - Tipu sultan proved to be a thorn in the flesh of the British, sweeping down several times into Kerala. In 1947, it was the turn of the British to pack their bags. Climate of Kerala The climate is equable and varies little from season to season. The temperature normally ranges between 27 and 32 C in the plains but drops to about 21 C in the highlands. Winter - 32 to 20 C. Kerala is strongly buffeted by both the southwest and northeast monsoons. Rainfall in many parts of the state exceeds 118 inches. Best season: October to March. Tourism in Kerala Kerala has some of the pristine hill stations in India, with the entire Western Ghats dotted with evergreens, rolling grasslands, sholas and stretches of rejuvenating fragrance of tea and coffee plantations. The wilder side of Kerala has in store some of the best wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in the country with a variety of plant and animal life unique to Kerala. Glistening brooks and cascades that interstice the hills finally roll down to the coastal plains of Kerala where they laze through verdant stretches of paddy fields, coconut trees and feeds some of the splendorous expanse of backwaters and lakes. Let yourselves cast away amidst the serene environs of a backwater islet, treat your body and soul to 'Ayurveda' - the sacred knowledge of life. Take a backwater cruise on a country boat with palm fringed land on either side and experience the many faces of the backwater life of Kerala. The cultural mosaic of Kerala is studded with landmark monuments, palaces, forts, memorials, and places of worship portraying the socio-cultural and historical evolution of the land with indelible marks left by travelers from far - flung lands. Be part of its many festivals and celebrations to understand its significance, emotions and traditional practices of Kerala. Extend your tryst with this spectacular geographical wonder called Kerala and experience its rich cultural heritage and enterprising denizens who are epitomes of hospitality, which adds vibrancy to its diverse and bountiful natural wealth. Visitors are given fullest value of money and time they spend in Kerala, which offers some of the best getaways when it comes to diversity.
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