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Kovalam Beach, Kumarakom, Munnar, Varkala Papanasam Beach, are some of the locations which could be visited by vacationers while on a Kerala tours.[Enquiry Now]
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.[Enquiry Now]
Built on seven hills, Thiruvananthapuram - Capital of Kerala, is known for it's beach- Kovalam, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and various museums and palaces, Alappuzha for it's backwaters, Thrissur, the cultural capital, Kottayam for it's ancient churches, Kozhikode for its old world charm and the entrancing Ponmudi or Golden valley. Kerala tour offers this and much more.[Enquiry Now]
The People: Kerala also has considerable ethnic diversity. The Malayali majority belong to the Dravidian group (local race) of early Indian people.
There is a small population of descendants of Indo-European migrants from the north. Certain hill tribes exhibit affinities with the Negrito peoples of Southeast Asia. [Enquiry Now]
Most Keralites are Hindus, but there are also large Christian and Islamic, and lesser Jain and Jewish, minorities.
The official language is Malayalam. A long contact with the outside world has led to an intriguing blend of cultures and given Keralites a cosmopolitan outlook.[Enquiry Now]
Culture of Kerala: One aspect of the state's rich cultural heritage is manifest in its varieties of religious architecture like ancient Hindu temples with copper-clad roofs, later Islamic mosques with "Malabar gables," and colonial Portuguese Baroque churches.[Enquiry Now]
The land is a flourishing center of the Kathakali dance form.
The state has also a rich theatre tradition: the only surviving Sanskrit drama, Koottiyattam, is still performed by the Chakkiars of Kerala. Some principles of the Natya-Shastra are evident in their presentations.
Climate in Kerala
The climate is equable and varies little from season to season. The temperature normally ranges between 27ï¿½C and 32ï¿½ C in the plains but drops to about 21ï¿½ C in the highlands.[Enquiry Now]
Winter - 32 to 20ï¿½C. 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.
Festivals of Kerala
10-days annual festival in January at Sreekandeswaram Temple, Thiruvananthapuram. In February, is the week-long Nishagandhi dance festival; Pooram festival in Thrissur around April-May, flavored food festival, at the Kanakakunnu Palace grounds, Thiruvananthapuram in May.[Enquiry Now]
Onam Week celebrations, the annual harvest festival of Kerala begins in August and lasts for 10 days. Another important festival is the annual Pongala Utsavam, to which only women are allowed at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram. Therayattam festival is held to propitiate the gods and demons recognized by the pantheon of the Malayalis.[Enquiry Now]
Area : 38,863 sq. km.
Capital : Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
Language : Malayalam. English is widely spoken.
Religion : Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Time : GMT + 5:30.
Currency : Indian Rupees.
Summer : Feb - May (24 - 33ï¿½C).
Monsoon : Jun - Sep (22 - 28ï¿½C).
Winter : Oct-Jan (22-32ï¿½C).
Most of India's finest beaches are in Kerala. For virtually its entire 900km in length, the Kerala coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms. Each year greater numbers of visitors arrive here in search of the tranquil, palm fringed beaches. Kovalam Varkala Kappad and Bekal are some of the most popular beaches of Kerala.[Enquiry Now]