General Information About Kerala
Kerala is a serene and peaceful place, perfect for the people in the mood for a getaway. The backwaters of Kerala carry with them an astoundingly beautiful aura, and the location is simply peacefully perfect. Each junction of Kerala demonstrates incredible charm and attraction that cannot be scribbled in words. Kerala is a major tourist attraction due to its lovely beaches and tranquillity of backwaters.
About Kerala Location
Kerala is geographically located around the southwestern coast of India. This tropical paradise is blessed with a mountain coastline and incredibly enchanting beaches. The state joins its state borders with Tamil Nadu on the east and Karnataka on the north. It is covered by the Arabian Sea on the west. The coastline extension of Kerala is about 575 kilometres approximately. The rivers, scenic hills and stunning beaches make Kerala no less than a paradise.
About Kerala Weather
Kerala has a moderate climate with average temperatures. When other states encounter temperatures in abundance or close to 40 degrees, weather in Kerala remains relatively fresh and nice. The lowlands and the coastal regions have a mild weather whereas the hilly region in the state have a chilly climate. Summers in Kerala have average least temperature remains around 32 degrees starts from March and continues through June. The average highest temperature is 36 degrees. The Western Ghats along with its west coast stops it from scorching northern breezes during summer while the cool breeze along the Arabian Sea coast does not let temperatures build. The hills normally remain cool throughout the year.
Kerala Culture and History
Kerala’s culture has direct associations with the aesthetic associations of the state. The arts and aesthetics of Kerala can be divided into audio and visual arts, and also into classical art forms and folk art forms. The musical culture of Kerala comprises folk music and classical music including Carnatic music, Kathakali music, and Sopana music. The traditional musical instruments of Kerala comprise among others Panchavadyam, Chendamelam, and Thayambaka. Places of worship and ancient houses are instances of that architectural fashion that gaving attention to simplicity and creativity at the same time. They were built according to ‘Thachushastra.’
Kerala is known for flourishing in the industrial world in the past. Trade flourished around 3000 BC. Cotton from this region was exported to Egypt; the Phoenicians hit the coast of Malabar to deal in ivory, sandalwood, and spices. The original inhabitants of Kerala were the Pulayas, Kauravas, and Vegas. Later, migratory populations from the north subjugated them and ultimately enslaved them, until the abolition of untouchability in the recent past. By the starting of the Christian era, there was a notable rise in the power of the Chera dynasty of over the Western Ghats and into the civic and aesthetic life of ancient Kerala. Buddhism and Jainism came in a big way. It was the entry of Brahmins from the boundaries of modern day Karnataka which transformed the power formation of Kerala for the next utopia.
Kerala is a major tourist attraction in South India. The modern marvels and the ancient history are all projected in a beautiful and aesthetic manner through the monuments of the state. The beaches, backwaters, lakes, mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient ports, palaces, religious institutions, and wildlife sanctuaries are major attractions for both domestic and international tourists.
Light House, Hawah and Samudra, the three beaches together form the Kovalam Beach. Kovalam is amongst the most famous destinations of Kerala, to enjoy a pleasant holiday in the lap of serene and scenic natural ambiances. Separated by rocks, these are the best places in Kerala where tourists can enjoy swimming, spa and water sports activities during their visit.
This beach is famous for its seaside resort, spa and Hindu pilgrimage centre. It is also popular for mineral springs which are known for their medicinal values. Seaside resorts, 2000-year-old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple and Nature Care Centre are main attractions of this place.
This is among the most spectacular beaches of Kerala which is ideal for swimming and several water sports activities. The calm and composed beauty of this place attracts scores of tourists who want to spend their quality time in the lap of natural scenic ambiances.
Other Popular tourist attractions:
Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple. The Snake Boat Race in Alleppey is another major attraction.
About Kerala Transport Connectivity
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation own the major transportation fleet in Kerala. Easy and cheap transportation is available between cities and towns within the state as well as the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
A well-connected network of passenger trains connecting major cities across the state of Kerala also forms a source of transportation. Express trains from major stations are also available. Kerala has a considerable number of air terminals, which connect it with other metropolitan cities of the country. The major airports of Kerala have their locations in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum International Airport), Cochin (Nedumbassery Airport) and Kozhikode (Calicut International Airport). Many cities in Kerala also use coastal transportation such ferries and boats. Kochi is the most important port from amongst the 16 posts in Kerala.