Skip to main content

God's own country Kerala



Elephants at Kerala
Kerala famous for Elephants


Backwaters of Kerala
Backwaters of Kerala


Kerala got the country's first tourist seaplane service that would enable tourist of Kerala to enjoy the panoramic beauty of the 'God's Own Country' through easy connectivity to distant backwater destinations. 
Updates on Kerala:
The service launched on 2nd June 2013 and was flagged off by the then CM of Kerala Oommen Chandy.
This seaplane service would be between Ashtamudi Lake and Punnamada in Alappuzha.

Banana Tree in Kerala
Kerala is known for its Banana plantation (Pic Courtesy Bunty)

Kerala or popularly known as "God's own country" is the southernmost state in India. It is located in the south-western region of the country. The state was created on 1st November 1956, with the passing of the States Re-organisation Act bringing together the areas where Malayalam was the dominant language. The state has an area of 38,863 sq km and is bordered by Karnataka to the north, Tamil Nadu to the south and the east and the Lakshadweep Sea towards the west.
Thiruvananthapuram is the largest as well as the capital city of the state Kerala. Kochi and Kozhikode are the other major cities there. Kerala is also known for its many small towns that are scattered across the state, thus creating a higher density of population. From as early as 3000 BC, Kerala had established itself as a major spice trade centre for the country India.
Beautiful road in Kerala
Kerala road, Pic Courtesy Bunty-Photography

History of Kerala
A 3rd-century-BC rock inscription by emperor Asoka the Great attests to a Keralaputra. Around 1 BC the region was ruled by the Chera Dynasty, which traded with the Greeks, Romans and Arabs. The Tamil Chera dynasty, Ays and the Pandyan Empire were the traditional rulers of Kerala whose patriarchal dynasties ruled until the 14th century. The Cheras collapsed after repeated attacks from the neighbouring Chola and Rashtrakuta kingdoms. Feudal Namboothiri Brahmin and Nair city-states subsequently gained control of the region. Contact with Europeans after the arrival of Vasco Da Gama in 1498 gave way to struggles between colonial and native interests. By the early 16th century, the Portuguese established their domination. They were defeated by the Dutch in 1663, who in turn was forced out of the land by the British East India Company in 1795, bringing the area under British dominion. After independence, the state of Kerala was created in 1956 from the former state of Travancore-Cochin, the Malabar district of Madras State, and the Kasaragod taluk of Dakshina Kannada.
Banana Plantation in Kerala
Kerala (Pic Courtesy Bunty-Photography)

Major attractions of Kerala
Kerala is a popular tourist destination famous for its backwaters, Ayurvedic treatments and tropical greenery. Kerala has a higher Human Development Index than all other states in India. The state has a literacy rate of 94.59 per cent, the highest in India. A survey conducted in 2005 by Transparency International ranked Kerala as the least corrupt state in the country. Kerala has witnessed significant migration of its people, especially to the Persian Gulf countries during the Kerala Gulf boom, and is heavily dependent on remittances from its large Malayali expatriate community.

Comments

  1. Its bit difficult to say, exactly, how much these sites would cost you. yeah but for sure i can say, you will realize that, you have spend much little amount for such a divine beauty.
    "It's relatively cheaper than touring to any other country side, like this.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Know about the celebrated author Tarab Khan

Tarab Khan (born: 6th December 1983) is an Artist and Author of the book, "DANCING WITH THE CLOUDS" published by Bloomsbury. She began her journey in the Art World in 2013. Many of the leading Art Galleries in India have represented her work, (Sublime Galleria – Bangalore, Visual Art Gallery 'IHC', Lalit Kala Akademi – New Delhi, Nehru Art Centre – Mumbai and other leading private galleries in India). Her work has been collected by Art lovers and enthusiast from various parts of the world including France, USA, UK, India and UAE.
Early Life Tarab was born in a quaint little town of Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Tarab spent her early years in Uttar Pradesh. When she was six, her family moved to Berhampur, Odisha - a town just few miles by the sea. Tarab believes in nurturing children and shaping minds by taking sessions on Storytelling and on Art. She has been invited as panelist and as speaker to Forums, Schools and Corporates. Tarab did her masters in economic…

Know about the actress Suhana Khan

Suhana Khan is officially an actress now with her first short-film "The Grey Part of Blue" which released on 17th November 2019. Suhana is the daughter of the man who needs no introduction "The King Khan of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan" and undoubtedly the comparison had to happen and it could be easily observed going through the comments Suhana got on her first short-film.


Bio: Suhana Khan (born: 22nd May 2000) is an actress and is currently studying filmmaking in New york. She graduated from Ardingly College in London. Her acting debut was in a theatrical adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as the Juliet in the show.




View this post on Instagram
💕 A post shared by Suhana khan (@suhana_khan_officiall) on Feb 8, 2019 at 11:28pm PST

The Grey Part of Blue stars Suhana Khan with Robin Gonella. It is a slow film with just two characters. In the film, Suhana and Robin play a couple who are on a two-day trip to the girl's home. During this trip they …

Kow about an accomplished actor, theatre artist Dipanwit Dashmohapatra

Dipanwit Dashmohapatra (born: 14th August 1995) is an Actor, Director and a renowned theatre artist mostly works for Odia theatre group.




Early life

Dipanwit born in a small town Soro, in Balasore, Odisha to father Jeetendra Dashmohapatra and mother Jyotsna Dashmohapatra. Dipanwit did his schooling from Ramakrishna Sikhshya Niketana, Soro & S.N High School, Soro, He did his +2 from U.N College, Soro. Dipanwit did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from ITER College, Bhubaneswar, affiliated to S'O'A University.

Career
B.Tech from ITER(S'O'A University)An active member of JEEVAN REKHA THEATRE GROUP, Bhubaneswar The former member of Uttar Purush Theatre Group, Bhubaneswar.A former Core member of Toneelstuk: The Stage Piece (S'O'A Dramatics club) (2013-2017)


THEATRES
"Andhayug" as an actor for Uttar Purush Theatre Group    Gandhi Chowk as an actor for Toneelstuk: The Stage Piece"Jupakastha" as an actor for Uttar Purush Theatre Group     "SI…

Know about Gujarati short film artist Nisar Ajab

Nisar Ajab (Born 10th September 2002), is a Gujarati film artist, Nisar with his limited resource and scope has been able to take hold of good followership and viewers for his unique videos, he shares on his YouTube Channel.


Early Life Nisar born in a small town of Bagasra, Amreli, Gujarat to father Yunus Ajab and mother Umeda Ajab. Nisar loves filmmaking and aspires to be into Gujarati films one day, but only after he completes his formal education.

Career Nisar loves to make YouTube videos on social issues and always takes part in events where he could show his talent in film making. Nisar made a short Gujarati film for a short-film making contest, with a theme of cleanliness drive, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's Swacchhta Abhiyan.
Gandhi - A short film on Gandhi's thoughts on cleanliness.






*** Namaste India is a platform for all emerging artists, who have talents in any artistic field, be it writing like authoring books, writing poetries or making paintings, singing, acting or…

Know about Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Jayanti and International Day of Non-Violence

'Gandhi Jayanti' is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of Gandhiji (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, 'Bapu' or the 'Father of the Nation' in India. Gandhiji is a symbol of peace, non-violence and humanity. He was the protagonist of Peace.

If you land up on this page to know all the recent updates happening in the name of Mahatma Gandhi, this is certainly the best place, as we keep tracking each and every detail of any happenings around the world on Mahatma Gandhi. But if by any chance you land up here for some Mahatma Gandhi Quotes, you can check this link.













Timeline of Mahatma Gandhi (Memories & special mentions of Mahatma Gandhi)↓↓↓


15th June 2007 - The United Nations has also declared October 2 as the International Day of Non-Violence. According to the UN General Assembly resolution of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day of Non Violence is an occasion to "disseminate …