About Kerala

 

Introduction

Kerala is a state in the south-west region of India. Kerala is the twelfth largest state by population and is divided into 14 districts. The state is so naturally gifted with a long range of mountains (the Western ghats) on one side, and the entire state lined with a sea shore on the other side. It is a peaceful state with a long stretch of coastline (about 600Kilometres), where every religion co-exists with its unique label, overlapping at certain points, but nevertheless distinct.

Since 2000 years, Kerala had connection to the rest of the world with people from Greece, Rome, Arabia and other countries from the Mediterranean and Middle-east, frequenting the region which was then well famed for its spices. Malayalam is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. The capital of Kerala state is Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum. The Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple dedicated to the Hindu God-Lord Vishnu, could be beyond doubt considered as the symbol of Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital of Kerala state. In that temple, Lord Vishnu, reclines on Lord Anantha, the serpant God, and hence the name Thiruvananthapuram (Thiru- Anantha-puram, which in Malayalam, the local language of Kerala, means Home/City of the Lord Anantha).

People of Kerala are some of the most friendliest folks in the world, and they are famed for their hospitality which dates back millennia. Kerala is one of India’s most progressive states when it comes to social welfare and quality of life, which the people of the state are known for. In contrast to the rest of India and perhaps most other emerging economies, the people of Kerala enjoy education and health at levels that are comparable with that of many developed countries including the US and European region. Kerala has India’s highest literacy rates, lowest child mortality and highest life expectancy rates. Women in Kerala have a special status and are one of the highly educated and literate ones in Asia. They traditionally enjoy a privileged status both within the family and society.

Kerala is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and is aptly recognized as one of the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 places of a lifetime” by the National Geographic Traveler magazine.

It is one of the safest destinations in the world to travel to, and Kerala is free of communal or sectarian violence and is ranked no 1 in law and order in India.

 

Uniqueness of Kerala- climate and terrain

This location is ideal for Ayurveda because the climate in here is very stable, and nature has rendered its green hue through out the state with abundant flora and fauna. Average temperature of Kerala is about 25〜32℃ throughout the year.

Thanks to age-old traditional practices like Ayurveda and a healthy diet with a lot of healthy spices and herbs added as ingredients in daily dishes, one can be amazed to find a relatively healthy aged population who resides there. Perhaps this could also be the reason that many people prefer to lead their retired life in Kerala state.

For the age-old tradition of Ayurveda which relies entirely on fresh medicinal herbs, Kerala being blessed with tall mountains and deep valleys, and 44 rivers and endless stretches of back waters, almost every other known herb used for producing fresh ayurvedic herbal extracts, is available locally.

Again, the climate of Kerala is very salubrious, and because of the humidity in the environment and the constituents in the soil, the effectiveness of the medical properties of the herbs & oils, and their effect on the body is very quick and natural.

 

Trivandrum in Kerala Tourism

Kerala is famed for its tourist spots, with world class idyllic beaches, serene rivers, magical back waters, temples, churches, mosques, festivals, cultural centers, forts, palaces and museums, long chain of mountainous interiors resplendent with unique flora and fauna etc.

Trivandrum is located in South-Western coast of India. It is a seemingly laid-back town with temples, churches, museums, mosques, beaches, rivers etc. It houses the richest temple in the world, Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. All places in Kerala, and the capital town with no exception is very safe for travellers.

For Throughout the year, Trivandrum enjoys tropical climate and average temperature is about 25℃〜30℃.

One will have to visit here to see and feel that to experience the beauty and serenity of the place. Based on requests from customers, we cover places such as Kovalam and Varkala beaches, Kallar river and Ponmudi hill station, Rock cut caves at Vizhinjam, City tour including the Napier Museum and Natural History Museum, a few architectural monuments in the city etc. House boat ride in Alleppy is another recommendation, which provides a unique experience to the travellers. Apart from these we can arrange any tailor-made tour requests from customers.

More details of places of interest in Trivandrum and elsewhere can be found on “Our services”- Sight seeing – section.