The name 'Keralam' or 'Kerala', as it was adopted by
the English language, comes from the Malayalam words
'Keram' meaning Coconut Palm and 'Alam' meaning Land
or Place. Keralam is therefore 'The Land of Coconut
Palm'. The state has 14 districts.
God's Own Country`, this enchanting
tropical territory fits the mythical notion of Eden
and is fast turning into one of the most sought after
destinations of the world. Kerala is a land of myriad
experiences with something for everyone. There is a
plethora of delightful sights on offer, each more fascinating
than the other. The labyrinthine backwaters that sensuously
weave their way through the land; quaint hamlets that
adorn picture postcard hills blanketed in green; miles
and miles of palm fringed beaches awash with sugary
sand that hem the shoreline; an astounding variety of
flora and fauna; exquisitely ornate temples, churches
and mosques; the balmy, salubrious climate; a cultured
and courteous people; a rich and colourful tradition
of festivals, arts and crafts - all add up to make Kerala
an idyllic get-away destination.
|How To Reach ?
There are 3 airports in Kerala-Trivandrum
International Airport, Kochi(Ernakulam) International
Airport and Calicut Airport. These airports are
connected with most of the international airports
in other parts of the world.
Rail : There are trains
to Kerala from most of the major indian cities.
There are direct trains to Kerala from Delhi, Mumbai,
Madras, Bangalore ,Kolkata and other major cities
Road : Kerala is directly
connected by road with 2 states-Karnataka and Tamilnadu.Kerala
is connected with other major cities of India through
August to March (for exploring Kerala); April and August
(for getting Ayurvedic treatments)