Kerala is sandwiched between the Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats, is a narrow, fertile strip of land on the southwest coast of India. The landscape of Kerala is a gift of the sea and the mountains. Overwhelmed by Kerala's scenic splendor, a tourist once exclaimed, "The God that made Kerala had green thumbs!" It is in this tranquil land of Kerala, embellished with green that one can find an ideal getaway - an escape unwinding miles of find golden sands with the boundless blue of the Arabian Sea. No doubt then that Kerala with its beautiful landscape, intriguing customs, high-intensity cultural life and an educated public so often dressed in white has highlighted its name on the itinerary of many tourists in various parts of the world.
Geography of Kerala
Kerala is located between latitudes 8 degree 18' north and 12 degree 48' north and longitudes 74 degree east 52' and 72 degree 22' east, this is a land of eternal beauty having 1.18 per cent of the country. It is on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India. Tamil Nadu state is in east and Karnataka state is in north of Kerala. Due to its terrain and its physical features, it is dividing in east west cross-section into three district regions - hill & valleys midland plains and coastal region. Forests cover 27 per cent of the whole of Kerala. Some of the forests are so dense that their flora and fauna, in places such as Silent Valley, have not yet been completely assessed and recorded. Medicinal herbs, abundant in these forests, are used in Ayurveda.
Districts of Kerala
Kerala has 14 districts. Based on geographical, historical and cultural similarities, the districts are generally grouped into three groups:
North Kerala: Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikkod and Malappuram
Central Kerala: Palakkad, Thrissur, Eranakulam and Idukki
South Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam
Food of Kerala
Kerala is known as the land of Spices. Traditionally Kerala food is served on a banana leaf. and take food with right hand. its very tasty. In Kerala food includes a lot coconut, Coconut milk is used to make the gravies and lends a sweet tinge.
Arts & Culture of Kerala
Kerala, God's Own Country.Kerala is a rich living heritage of traditional performing. Kathakali,Krishnanattam,Ottamthullal,Koodiyattam, Chakyar koothu, Ramanattam, Mohiniyattam these are the main arts of kerala.
Kalaripayattu is an Indian martial art, originated in the state of Kerala. it is the oldest fight system in kerala and also one the most famous martial art has caught the attention of the world
Ayurvedic medicine is also known as Ayurveda it is the one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems. and developed thousands of years ago in India.there are thousands of ayurveda medicine avaliable in kerala.