Kerala (India)Kerala is one of the most popular states in South India and was founded by merging the numerous Malayam speaking regions in south India on 1st November 1956. Spreading across an area of 38,863 km sq, Kerala shares its borders with Karnataka in the north, Tamil Nadu in the south and has the Lakshadweep islands to its west. Thiruvananthapuram serves as the capital of the state. Also known as Gods Own Country, Kerala is the favorite tourist spot of many Indian and foreign travelers.

There are 14 districts in Kerala. Based on certain cultural, historical and geographical similarities the districts of the state have been grouped into; Malabar Region North Kerala), Kochi Region (South Kerala) and Travancore (Central).

Kerala over the years has evolved to become the hottest tourist place in India. Both domestic and foreign travelers flock to this beautiful place to witness the natural beauty and culture of the state. Tourism in the state offers travel packages, backwater tours, wildlife tours, hill station tours, beach tours, heritage tours, houseboat cruises and hotel reservations. Characterized by undulating topography varied cultures, religious diversity, interesting history, ancient medical practices, numerous languages, distinct cuisine and captivating landscapes Kerala has it all. Synonymous with the backwaters this costal state is truly blessed in terms of natural beauty. The vibrant state offers something for everyone.

Previously known as Cochin, Kochi is an important port city in Kerala. Located on the western banks of the Arabian Sea, Kochi is the second largest city in the state. Also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea Kochi shares its borders with Karnataka on the East and Tamil Nadu on the South. Engulfed in large expansions of greenery this enthralling city has been a major trade center since times immemorial.

Travelling to Kerala by train is extremely easy as the state is very well connected to other states and cities in India and consists of almost 200 stations spread throughout the state. Kerala connects extremely well with major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Delhi 13 different railway routes.

Thiruvananthapuram serves as the capital of the Kerala. It is located on the extreme south of the state. Engulfed in natural greenery Thiruvananthapuram happens to be the largest most populous city of the state. Also known as the IT hub of the state this city is the most popular tourist places in Kerala Malappuram is a quaint little city situated in the Malappuram District and serves as a great spot for wildlife enthusiasts, here you will find forests, meandering rivers, cascading hillocks and the evergreen backwaters.

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