Keralam or Kerala is known as Gods Own Country. It’s breathtakingly beautiful with exhilarating mountain ranges, long stretched tranquil beaches and a tradition of cultural rich festivals. Kerala is India's home state of coconut and spices.Kerala, is a tourist paradise where nature has created a unique environment where man and nature are in Harmony. Kerala, has a very distinctive cuisine and cooking is very unusual and different from the rest of India.
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. Thiruvananthapuram is its capital. Every district in Kerala has its own unique culture and characteristics. Thiruvananthapuram is known for its beach- Kovalam, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and various museums and palaces; Alappuzha for its backwaters, Thrissur, the cultural capital, Kottayam for its ancient churches, Kozhikode for its old world charm and the entrancing Ponmudi or Golden valley.
Kerala also has considerable ethnic diversity. The Malayali majority belong to the Dravidian group (local race) of early Indian peoples. 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. 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.
The climate is equable and varies little from season to season. The temperature normally ranges between 27º and 32º C in the plains but drops to about 21º C in the highlands. Winter - 32 to 20 º C. 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.