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Kerala is a narrow green strip of land located in the South West corner of Indian Peninsula which is also known as “God’s Own Country”. It is sandwiched between the Western Ghats mountain range on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West. Kerala is an enchantingly beautiful place with rivers, backwaters, beaches, coconut palms, paddy fields, mountains etc. The National Geographic Magazine refers to it as one of the fifty must see destinations of the world…
There is a legend about Kerala which says that Parasuraman, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu threw his axe into the sea from Gokarnam and it is believed the sea retreated from where his axe fell to give birth to Kerala, the land of plenty and prosperity.
Kerala is one of the smallest states in India which has an area of 38,863 sq km. Capital of Kerala is Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Mother tongue of kerala is Malayalam. Languages spoken are Malayalam, Hindi and English.
The State Kerala has 14 Districts: Trivandrum, Quilon, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Trichur, Palghat , Malappuram , Kozhikode, Wayanad , Kannoor and Kasargod.
Each district is unique in it’s own way.
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Kerala, known as the 'God's Own Country' is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Known for its beautiful extensive backwaters and beautiful beaches, Kerala is one of the major tourist attractions in India. Nicknamed as one of the "10 paradises of the world" by the National Geographic traveller, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives. Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Kerala is nominated as one among the three finalists at the World Travel and Tourism Council's ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ awards in the destination category.
Kerala is a green strip of land, in the South West corner of Indian peninsula. Kerala is one among the longest-lived, healthiest, most gender-equitable, and most literate regions outside of the developed countries. "Though Kerala is mostly a land of paddy-covered plains, statistically Kerala stands out as the Mount Everest of social development; there's truly no place like it." says noted environmentalist Bill McKibben.
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