Kerala Fast Facts
Kerala is not just about Ayurveda and coconuts. This God’s Own Country has numerous faces to explore and million things to enjoy. Kerala is one of the smallest states of the country. However, it is possible to enjoy a holistic vacation in this state. It is true that Kerala is one of the top tourist destinations of the world. What more do you know about the facts about Kerala state?
Cleanest State of the Country
According to a recent survey, which ranked the cities in the order of cleanliness, cities of Kerala have been ranked several times in the top list. Out of the top ten clean cities, five cities belong to Kerala. Do you want to enjoy the entire state with iconic attractions in the itinerary? Choose Travelogy India’s exclusive Kerala tour package:
- 10 Days – Best of Kerala Tour covering Trivandrum, Kovalam, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Cochin and Munnar
Good Literacy Level
Kerala has a good literacy level, compared to numerous other states of the country. All the locals are given compulsory primary education, through government programs.
High Life Expectancy
Because of the greenness of the state, Ayurvedic lifestyle or might be because of being as close to nature as possible, the life expectancy of a Kerala local is the highest among the country. The average life expectancy of the state is 74 years. Ayurvedic treatments are common in numerous regions of Kerala. These treatments are focused on general health and for specific ailments like hair loss, weight loss, cardiac health and so on.
Do you want to try the Ayurvedic richness of the land? Choose our themed vacation package:
- 7 Days – Kerala Spa and Ayurveda – covering Cochin, Kovalam, Alleppey and Trivandrum
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High Tech Villages
Not just the hustling cities and metropolitan regions, even the villages of Kerala have developed. Every village has banking facilities, education options, hospitals and other amenities. This allows travel to villages, much easier and comfortable. Do you want to scale those villages of Kerala?
Try our village special : 11 days – Kerala Village Tour Package – covering Wayanad, Cochin, Kumarakom, Kovalam, Periyar and Trivandrum.
The Spice of Coast of India
India attracted European countries during the colonial era by its wealth in spices. Traders from various parts of the world visited India via Kerala coastal regions for its spices. This allowed Kerala to have a diversity in lifestyle, architecture, religion and cultural activities. Are you willing to enjoy every part of this spice coast? Take our customized 12 days Kerala Family Tour Package – covering Trivandrum, Kovalam, Kumarakom and Munnar.
First in Tourism
Kerala has been at the first place in tourism in India; from 2000 to current year. It is also considered one of the top ten tourism destinations for tourists from Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. Kerala has numerous themes of destinations starting from adventure to honeymoon.
Top themed tours to enjoy in Kerala are :
- 6 days – Kerala Honeymoon Tour – covering Kochi, Munnar, Alleppey, Kovalam and Trivandrum
- 13 Days – Kerala Beaches and Forest Package – covering Cochin, Wagamon, Kadapuram, Cherai, Bekal, Wayanad and Calicut
- 13 days – Kerala Hill Station Tour – covering Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey and Kovalam
The State with Numerous Festivals
As stated before, the state is filled with numerous cultures and diverse lifestyles. This has led to celebration of numerous festivals. Not just the quantity of festivals, Kerala is also famous for adding more colors to these festivals. Each festival is linked with cultural programs, traditional feast on a fresh banana leaf, elephant activities and so on. Read here about the Top Fairs and Festivals in Kerala
Enjoy Beach in a Car in Kerala
Kerala is the only region in the country, where you can find drive-in beach. Located in Kannur, North Kerala, the Muzhappilangad drive-in beach is famous for exploring the beach in a car. Are you looking for more beaches to add to your vacation? Choose our exclusive packages of beach vacations but first learn about the Top Beaches in Kerala:
- 6 Days – Kerala Beaches Tour – covering Cochin, Alleppey, Trivandrum and Kovalam
- 5 Days – South India Beach Holidays – covering Trivandrum, Kovalam, Kanyakumari and Kumarakom
- 10 Days – India Beach Holiday Package – covering Goa, Kochi, Alleppey, Periyar, Chennai and Madurai
Destination of First Raindrop
Kerala is the first region in the country to experience monsoon, every year. From there, it would take ten days for the season to reach Mumbai and from there to Delhi. Later on, the rest of the country experiences rainfall. With this lush monsoon climate, Kerala is famous for water activities. Read about Top 7 Water Activities in Kerala to know about the activities in wait for you in Kerala.
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Everything is About Elephants
Kerala has more than 700 elephants in temples, tourism activities and others. In addition, the state holds a lot of more of these gigantic mammals in the wild. If you are planning to enjoy elephants during your vacation, choose Kerala blindly.
Land of First Mosque
Thanks to the invaders and traders of the west and Middle East, this is the state, which holds the oldest mosque of the country. CheramanJuma Masjid was built in 629 AD in Thrissur district. On the other hand, this is also the state with the first church of the country. Locate in Palayur; the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is the oldest church, which was built in 52 AD. Kerala is also the land of first Synagogue in the country and holds the richest temple of the world. Padmanabhaswamy temple of Kerala is worth 22 billion dollars in golds and jewels.
For a cultural and religious vacation in Kerala and surrounding regions, choose our themed packages like
- 10 Days South India cultural Tour – covering Chennai, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom, Cochin, Goa and Mumbai
- 8 Days – Kerala Cultural Tour – covering Trivandrum, Kovalam, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Munnar and Cochin
Land of Largest Teak Tree
Kerala holds the largest teak tree, which stands 47.5 m tall. This tree is located in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary. Apart from this, there are numerous other wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala to enjoy spotting wildlife, raw activities and so on. In total, there are 18 wildlife sanctuaries and five national parks in the state.
Try to scale them all with,
- 14 Days – Kerala Wildlife Tour – covering Periyar, Munnar, Ooty, Nagarhole, Madikeri, Mysore and Bandipur
Backwaters and Chain of Lagoons
The main element of tourism of Kerala is its rich backwaters and long chain of lakes and lagoons. 900 km of waterway lies in the state and the Kerala House Boat is an important tourist and honeymoon activity of the state. Do you want to enjoy a backwater filled vacation in Kerala?
- 5 Days – Kerala Backwater Tour – covering Cochin, Kumarakom and Alleppey
- 7 days – Kerala Houseboat Tour – covering Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady Kumarakom and Alleppey
Creamy Cuisine Dominated by Coconut
Yes, coconut is everywhere in the state and so is in the cuisine. May it be vegetarian or meat variety, coconut is used in a large quantity in Kerala. This gives a very rich and creamy taste to the cuisine. Kerala is also the best place to enjoy fresh seafood dishes.
Land for Fishing
They don’t just serve fish in a plate. Kerala incorporates fish into tourism too. You can enjoy fishing in sea and rivers of Kerala. Many houseboats and fishing boats are open for tourists to enjoy fishing. Are you in for an eco-tourism in Kerala with houseboats and natural activities? Read About Top Three Eco Tourist Destinations in Kerala
Do you want to create your own Kerala tour with specific destinations and may be a couple of destinations out of the state? Create your own itinerary