Kerala is popularly known as “God’s own country”. Kerala is located on the south-western part of the Malabar coast of India. The state was formed in the year of 1956 by combining Malayalam speaking regions. Stretching over 38,863 sq. km. area wise Kerala is considered to be the twenty-first largest Indian states and population wise it is the thirteenth largest Indian state with 14 districts, Thiruvananthapuram, is its capital city and Malayalam is not only the most widely spoken but also the official language of the state. Kerala is surrounded by Karnataka to the north and north-east, Tamilnadu to the east and south and to the west it is lined by the Lakshadweep sea.
Kerala has witnessed the lowest population growth rate as well has the highest literacy rate with 96.2% in the 2018 literacy survey, conducted by the NSO.
Some historical places of Kerala are :
Kerala is a combined form of Aryan, Dravidian, Arab and European cultures, influenced by the rest of India and abroad. Onam is a local and harvest festival of the state, celebrated all across Kerala for 10 days. It is a home to number of performance arts. Classical dance forms such as Kathakali, Mohiniyattam etc. were originated and practiced in the temple theatres. We have heard about, dominating keralitte traditional music, the Carnatie music, visual arts like the works of Raja Ravi Verma, the state’s most well known painter. The traditional sports of Kerala , popularly known as Snake boats.
There are many languages spoken in Kerala, though the official language of Kerala is Malayalam. Almost 90% people of Kerala speak Malayalam. Other common languages that are spoken in Kerala are English and Tamil.
Some major cities in Kerala :-
Culture and tradition of Kerala, supported by its dynamic demographics, have made the state one of the most popular tourist destination in India. Beaches, backwater lakes, mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient ports, religious institutions are major attractions for both domestic and international tourists
Some of the tourists’ puller destinations of Kerala are-
Being a popular tourist destination, there are facilities of luxury coaches and tourist taxis for visitors. Apart from roadways, ferry boat and railways are the other important modes of transport in Kerala.
There is a well connected network of passenger trains connecting major cities across the state of Kerala. Kerala has considerable number of airports, which connect it with other major cities of the country. Being a coastal state, many cities in Kerala also use ferries and boats for transportation.
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