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KERALA

FACTS

Languages

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Malayalam and Tamil.

Crops

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Areca nut, Cashews, cardamoms, Spices, Coconut, forest products, pepper, rice, Rubber, tapioca and Tea.

Industries

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Aluminium, Beedi, Cashews, Coir, Fisheries, Handicrafts, Liquor, Paper, Rubber , Shipbuilding and tea.

Airports

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Kochi and Trivandrum

Time to visit

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November to April.

Festivals

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Pooram- April, Onam- Aug.

Kerala

The 483 km stretch of land along the sea, dotted by hills, known as Kerala, is ensconced between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. To its north and north-east is Karnataka and to its east and south is Tamilnadu.

Though Kerala has only around 1% of India's total area, it supports around 4% of its population. This state boasts of cent percent literacy. This is a tropical paradise of palm-fringed beaches and the famed backwaters, which play an important role in its economy.


PLACES OF INTEREST
Alapuzha
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Venice of India, Onam snake -boat races.
Aluva
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Industrial town, pilgrim center.
Guruvayur
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Hindu pilgrim centre.
Kaladi
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Birthplace of Adi Snkaracharya, Ashrams and shrines.
Kannur
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Fort and beaches.
Kochi and Ernakulam
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Twin cities, oldest European settlement, Churches, Chinese fishing nets, Jew town, Palaces and temples.
Kodungallor
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Historic town, India's first mosque, forts and palaces.
Kollam
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Start of inland waterways, palaces, boating
Kovalam
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Beach resort.
Mahe
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Part of Pondicherry, Beach
Malampuzha
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Picnic spot, dam and gardens, thread garden.
Munnar
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Hill station and plantations.
Sabarimala
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Hindu pilgrim centre.
Thekkadi

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Periyar wildlife sanctuary, boating.
Thrissur
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Temples, pooram festival, Zoo, fort.
Thiruvananthapuram
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Temples and palaces, museums and Zoo, capital of state.