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Official details of Kerala

Geo Details

Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.


A substantial portion of Kerala may have been under the sea in ancient times. Marine fossils have been found in an area near Changanacherry, thus supporting the hypothesis.Pre-historical archaeological findings include dolmens of the Neolithic era in the Marayur area of the Idukki district. They are locally known as "muniyara", derived from muni (hermit or sage) and ara (dolmen).Rock engravings in the Edakkal Caves, in Wayanad date back to the Neolithic era around 6000 BCE.Archaeological studies have identified Mesolithic, Neolithic and Megalithic sites in Kerala.The studies point to the development of ancient Kerala society and its culture beginning from the Paleolithic Age, through the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Megalithic Ages.Foreign cultural contacts have assisted this cultural formation;historians suggest a possible relationship with Indus Valley Civilization during the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age

Over view

Country-India, Statehood-1 November 1956, Capital-Thiruvananthapuram, Districts-14, GovernmentBody-Government of Kerala, Governor-P. Sathasivam, Chief Minister-Pinarayi Vijayan (CPI (M)), Chief Secretary-Paul Antony IAS, Director General of Police-Lokanath Behera IPS, Legislature- Unicameral (141 seats) Area Total-38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi),Area rank-22nd, Highest elevation-2,695 m (8,842 ft), Lowest elevation-−2.2 m (−7.2 ft),Total-33,387,677, Rank-13th, Density-860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)


The culture of Kerala is composite and cosmopolitan in nature and it is an integral part of Indian culture.It is synthesis of Aryan and Dravidian cultures,defined by its antiquity and the organic continuity sustained by the Malayali people.It has been elaborated through centuries of contact with neighbouring and overseas cultures.However, the geographical insularity of Kerala from the rest of the country has resulted in the development of a distinctive lifestyle, art, architecture, language, literature and social institutions.Over 10,000 festivals are celebrated in the state every year.The Malayalam calendar, a solar calendar started from 825 CE in Kerala,finds common usage in planning agricultural and religious activities

Natural Beauty.

Golden beaches, emerald backwaters, lofty mountain ranges, powerful art forms... the choices are many and so are the wonders that await you in Kerala. Come and take home what they call ‘memories’, the kind that makes life worth living
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Experiance Kerala



Golden beaches, emerald backwaters, lofty mountain ranges, powerful art forms... the choices are many and so are the wonders that await you in Kerala. Come and take home what they call ‘memories’, the kind that makes life worth living.



Kerala has birthed and nurtured a plethora of art forms over a thousand years. Our shores have watched them evolve and flourish in various shapes and forms. They can be divided into 4 main categories: 1. Performing Artforms, 2. Ritual Atr Forms of Kerala, 3. Martial art, 4. Folk Art. The performing arts of God’s Own Country have a special pull and connection amongst all audiences. On stage or by the road, the setting is never the primary attraction but rather, what steals the spotlight. It is the artists on stage with their movements, make-up and story telling. For centuries, they have colourfully presented great epics and acted as a mirror on the state of the society with their ever so subtle social criticism. They are important pillars of our heritage. Below we have listed some of the finest performing arts prevalent in Kerala.The ritual art forms of Kerala are important cultural benchmarks that have helped shaped the very conscience of the State.



Kerala stirs in me the Howard Carter instincts again and again for one reason or the other! While researching on Kerala for some of the best places for holidaying, I came across to the actual number of hill stations that this state has and it amazed me. A state best known for its beautiful backwaters and bewitching coastal destinations have a refined collection of hill stations. If numbers are to be believed, there are more than 50 hill stations that dot the state… and they are what this time my Howard.C instincts have urged me to focus on. In order to keep things simple and interesting, I have picked the best 20 hill stations to visit in Kerala; these destinations are known for their pristine beauty and salubrious climate. The list further forks into two where the famous destinations battle it out with offbeat hill stations. Here is the list:Munnar, Thekkady, Vagamon, Ponmudi, Lakkidi, Vythiri, Idukki, Peermedu, Malampuzha, Mattupetty, Ayyampuzha, Gavi, Athirapally, Charalkunnu, Malayattur, Kalpetta, Thiruvambadi, Malakkappara, Vithura, Ranipuram.



Kerala possesses an unbroken tradition of Ayurveda that has surpassed many invasions and intrusions both foreign and native. For hundreds of years the Ayurveda Vaidyas (traditional practitioners of Ayurveda) were almost the only solution for people seeking healing from every kind of disease in Kerala. The legendary eight families of Vaidyas and their successors treated the entire state for centuries. Unlike the other Indian states the status of Ayurveda in Kerala is not that an alternative but is main stream. In fact, Kerala is the only State in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication. Being the only resort of treatment for the people, the Vaidyars of Kerala were challenged to interpret the theories of Ayurveda and adapt them actively into effective healing systems in everyday life. Thus almost all the contemporary procedures and protocols of Ayurveda have evolved in and around Kerala.



Boat races are among the grandest traditions still alive and thriving in Kerala. People go to these events in large numbers to watch these snake shaped beauties go head to head in rhythm to the old boat songs sung in full volume. These snake boats or 'chundanvallam' are up to 100 feet long and bring the serene backwaters to life. There are many important races that occur during these events and we have listed below some of the most famous boat races that happen in Kerala. These are spectacles that need to be experienced in person to know their true beauty.Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race at Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha. The event is a memorial to the former prime minister. Festival highlights: Colourful water procession Water floats Boat races.Boat races are synonymous with Kerala’s identity and Champakkulam is a name that resonates loudly across God's Own Country. It is the oldest Snake Boat Race in the State and kicks off the boat race season annually. The Pampa River plays host to this race held in Champakkulam.



Kerala has emerged as one of the prime tourism destinations on the national and international map and is considered as the tourism trendsetter in the country. The availability of plenty of natural resources, skilled manpower, supportive entrepreneurial community, strong local-self-governments, civil society organizations, multitude of micro enterprises, streams of professionals and academicians, responsible media and responsive tourism industry, provide the state an ideal setting to implement and practice sustainable tourism models in the state. As the best way to maximize the positive impacts of tourism and minimize the negative ones, Responsible Tourism (RT) is gaining widespread acceptance across the world today. Pioneering the concept of RT in India is Kerala in 2007, which launched the initiative in four destinations – Kovalam, Kumarakom, Thekkady and Vythiri on a pilot basis. In 2012, the initiative was extended to three more destinations – Kumbalanghi, Bekal and Ambalavayal.

Things to do

When in Kerala all you do is to LET GO. Let the lazy backwaters set pace to your day and village folksongs croon to your heart. Let the clarion call of the jungles awaken the wilderness in you. Bathe elephants. Discover remote festivals that leave imprints on your soul. Take your taste buds on rides through flavours they never dreamt existed. Camp in the woods lying awake listening to the symphony of Nature at night and early in the morning let the mountain mists awake you with whispered tales of long forgotten travellers…


Walk throgh the woods

Explore the ecotourism possibilities of Kerala developed by Kerala Forest Department with the active support and involvement of the local community.


Ayuyrveda Rejuvenation

Energies your cells and rejuvenate your body and mind through Ayurvedic and Panchakarma treatments...From our page you can contact the practitioners and for Ayurvedic packages.


Houseboat cruise

A blissful experience through the placid backwaters of Kerala… To get the details of Houseboats and pre book your cruise, do contact the concerned DTPC's or contact directly to the Accredited Houseboat operators.


Vibrant Festivals of Kerala

A symphony composed on the strings of beauty and a land endowed with a myriad of boons and bounties, the rural life in Kerala, untouched by the mighty hands of industrialization and much of the repulsive transformation of urban sophistication.


Village Life Experience

Festivals are true celebrations in God's Own Country; occasions when grandeur prevails over the characteristic simplicity of the Kerala lifestyle. Most of this happens in the remote areas and the festival date may change in accordance with local customs and traditions.



Sadya is an elaborate mouth-watering feast of Kerala, usually served on a banana leaf with the number of side dishes ranging from 16 to 60. When you are in Kerala, if you wish to taste it, please contact your tour operators and experience a delicious Sadya!

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Festival Calendar - 2018

Festivals 2018
Boat Races
Champakkulam Boat Race
Alappuzha District
28 Jun 2018
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Punnamada Backwaters
Alappuzha District
11 Aug 2018
Uthradam Thirunal Pamba Boat Race
River Pamba
Alappuzha District
24 Aug 2018
Payippad Boat Race
Payippad backwaters
Alappuzha District
27 Aug 2018
Aranmula Boat Race in Pathanamthitta
River Pamba
Pathanamthitta District
29 Aug 2018
Feasts / Perunnal
Athirampuzha Perunnal
St. Mary's Forane Church
Kottayam District
19 Jan 2018 to 25 Jan 2018
Arthunkal Perunnal in Alappuzha
St. Andrew's Forane Church
Alappuzha District
27 Jan 2018
Malayattoor Perunnal
Malayattoor Church
Ernakulam District
08 Apr 2018
Edathua Perunnal
St. George's Church
Alappuzha District
27 Apr 2018 to 07 May 2018
Palayur Church Festival
St. Thomas Church
Thrissur District
06 May 2018 to 07 May 2018
Puthupally Perunnal
St. George Orthodox Church
Kottayam District
06 May 2018 to 07 May 2018
Manarcad Perunnal
St. Mary's Church
Kottayam District
01 Sep 2018 to 08 Sep 2018
Feast of Holy Cross Shrine
Holy Cross Shrine, Mapranam
Thrissur District
13 Sep 2018 to 14 Sep 2018
Feast of Vallarpadathamma
The Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom
Ernakulam District
24 Sep 2018
Koratty Muthy Feast
St. Mary’s Church
Thrissur District
15 Oct 2018
Parumala Perunnal
Parumala Church
Pathanamthitta District
02 Nov 2018
Vettukadu Feast in Thiruvananthapuram
Madre-de-Deus Church
Thiruvananthapuram District
17 Nov 2018 to 26 Nov 2018
Othera Patayani
Puthukulangara Devi Temple
Pathanamthitta District
25 Mar 2018
Kadammanitta Patayani
Kadammanitta Devi Temple
Pathanamthitta District
14 Apr 2018 to 21 Apr 2018
Neelamperoor Patayani
Palli Bhagavathi Temple
Alappuzha District
09 Sep 2018
Kuttikkol Thampuratti Theyyam
Kuttikkol Thampuratty Bhagavathy Temple
Kasaragod District
23 Feb 2018 to 26 Feb 2018
Perumthitta Tharavad Kottamkuzhy- Witness Gods Dance
Perumthitta near Chandrapuram
Kasaragod District
07 Dec 2018 to 16 Dec 2018
Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam
Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam
Kasaragod District
28 Dec 2018 to 01 Jan 2019
Flower show
Kanakakkunnu Palace
Thiruvananthapuram District
07 Jan 2018 to 14 Jan 2018
Music and Dance Festival
Swathi Sangeetholsavam Music Festival
Kuthiramalika Palace
Thiruvananthapuram District
04 Jan 2018 to 13 Jan 2018
All Over Kerala
06 Jan 2018 to 12 Jan 2018
Nishagandhi Festival
Nishagandhi Auditorium
Thiruvananthapuram District
20 Jan 2018 to 26 Jan 2018
Navarathri Sangeetholsavam
Navarathri Mandapam
Thiruvananthapuram District
10 Oct 2018 to 19 Oct 2018
Pooram Festivals
Pariyanampetta Pooram
Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple
Palakkad District
19 Feb 2018
Uthralikkavu Pooram
Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple
Thrissur District
27 Feb 2018
Chinakkathoor Pooram
Chinakkathoor Bhagavathi Temple
Palakkad District
01 Mar 2018
Peruvanam Pooram
Peruvanam Temple
Thrissur District
26 Mar 2018
Arattupuzha Pooram
Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple
Thrissur District
29 Mar 2018
Thrissur Pooram
Thekkinkadu Maidanam
Thrissur District
25 Apr 2018
Traditional Festivals
Kanjiramattom Nercha
Kanjiramattom Mosque
Ernakulam District
15 Jan 2018
Adoor Gajamela
Sree Parthasarathy Temple
Pathanamthitta District
27 Jan 2018
Thaipooyam Mahotsavam
Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple
Alappuzha District
31 Jan 2018
Thaipooyam Mahotsavam, Koorkancherry
Koorkancherry Sree Maheswara Temple
Thrissur District
31 Jan 2018
Pattambi Nercha
Pattambi Mosque
Palakkad District
04 Feb 2018
Chittur Konganpada
Chitturkavu Bhagavathy Temple
Palakkad District
19 Feb 2018
Machattu Mamangam
Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple
Thrissur District
20 Feb 2018
Chettikulangara Bharani
Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple
Alappuzha District
22 Feb 2018
Ezhara Ponnana
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple
Kottayam District
23 Feb 2018
Guruvayur Aanayottam
Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple
Thrissur District
27 Feb 2018
Attukal Pongala
Attukal Bhagavathi Temple
Thiruvananthapuram District
02 Mar 2018
Parippally Gajamela
Kodimoottil Bhagavathy Temple
Kollam District
04 Mar 2018
Attuvela Mahotsavam
Elankavu Bhagavathy Temple
Kottayam District
20 Mar 2018 to 21 Mar 2018
Kodungalloor Bharani
Kodungalloor Bhagavathy Temple
Thrissur District
20 Mar 2018 to 21 Mar 2018
Malanada Kettukazcha
Poruvazhi Malanada Temple
Pathanamthitta District
23 Mar 2018
Painkuni Festival
Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram District
23 Mar 2018 to 31 Mar 2018
Kottangkulangara Chamayavilakku
Kottangkulangara Devi Temple
Kollam District
24 Mar 2018 to 25 Mar 2018
Thirunakkara Arattu
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple
Kottayam District
24 Mar 2018
Nenmara Vallangi Vela
Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple
Palakkad District
03 Apr 2018
Kottiyoor Vaishaka Mahotsavam
Kottiyoor temple
Kannur District
26 May 2018 to 22 Jun 2018
Ochira Kali
Ochira Parabrahma Temple
Kollam District
15 Jun 2018 to 16 Jun 2018
Njangattiri Aanayoottu
Njangattiri Bhagavathi Temple
Palakkad District
20 Jul 2018
Ernakulam District
15 Aug 2018
All over Kerala
25 Aug 2018
Swaraj Round, Thrissur
Thrissur District
28 Aug 2018
Ayilyam Festival at Vettikode
Sree Nagaraja Swami Temple
Alappuzha District
29 Sep 2018 to 05 Oct 2018
Navarathri Festival
All over Kerala
10 Oct 2018 to 19 Oct 2018
Panachikkadu Festival in Kottayam
Panachikkadu Saraswati Temple
Kottayam District
10 Oct 2018 to 19 Oct 2018
Revathi Pattathanam
Tali Mahadeva Temple
Kozhikode District
24 Oct 2018
Mannarasala Ayilyam
Sree Nagaraja Temple, Mannarasala
Alappuzha District
01 Nov 2018
Alpashi Utsavam
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram District
05 Nov 2018 to 15 Nov 2018
Alpashi Utsavam

05 Nov 2018 to 15 Nov 2018
Kalpathi Ratholsavam
Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple
Palakkad District
14 Nov 2018 to 16 Nov 2018
Mandala Pooja
Lord Ayyappa Temple, Sabarimala
Pathanamthitta District
17 Nov 2018 to 27 Dec 2018
Lord Shiva temple
Kottayam District
30 Nov 2018
Parassinikadavu Sri Muthappan Temple Festival
Sri Muthappan Temple, Parassinikadavu
Kannur District
02 Dec 2018