Indian State Kerala: facts, information

Kerala is an Indian state which is in the southern part of India. Indian states Tamilnadu and Karnataka surrounds it. It is also known as God's Own Country, Spice Garden of India, Land of Coconuts.

  • Area wise it is the 22nd largest state of India and 13th largest state per the population. Malayalam is the main language spoken by the people of Kerala. It was formed on 1 November 1956.
  • Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala. It has 14 districts- Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta.
  • Kerala has the highest literacy rate in India. It was the first state which became fully literate state in 1991. Besides having highest literacy rate, it also has highest HDI (Human Development Index) and lowest population growth rate.
  • Kerala is the highest rubber and black pepper producer of India. Other agricultural products are – Different Spices, Coconut, Cashew, Tea, Coffee.
  • Anamudi is the highest mountain peak of Kerala. Vembanad is the largest lake of Kerala and Periyar is the longest river.
  • Kerala Backwaters is very famous among the tourists. It is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes, and brackish lagoons. It is a home of many unique sea animals. Different trees and plants surrounding the waterbody creates wonderful atmosphere for the tourists. Different type of houseboats float around this backwaters.
  • It is the first Indian state which receives rains during the Monsoon. About 120-150 days per year is rainy in Kerala.
  • Kerala is most biodiverse state of India. Around 25% of India's 15,000 plant species are in Kerala. Kerala is famous for Indian elephants. Beside Indian Elephants, Indian leopard, Nilgiri tahr, Bengal Tiger are also found.
  • Technopark of Thiruvananthapuram is the first technology park of India. It is one of the largest IT park of India.
  • Most of the Keralite are emigrants working in foreign countries, mainly in Arab.
  • Kerala is one of the most attractive tourist destination. It has beaches like Kovalam, Varkala, Vizhinjam, Hill stations like Munnar, Nelliyampathy, Wildlife Sancturies like Parambikulam national park, Silent valley, Backwaters like Alapuzha, Kollam. That’s why it is also called “God’s own Country”.