Facts About Kerala – The God’s Own Country as well as The Land of Coconut Trees And Backwaters

More than 10 million tourists visit Kerala annually to experience lucid emerald and turquoise blue backwaters. God’s own country offers a perpetual and heart-rending environment, beautiful lagoons and a tale of exotic wildlife. With a network of 44 rivers, Kerala basks in the lap of nature. This pristine and tranquil state lies in the South – Eastern part of India. This post is about some interesting facts about Kerala that will stun you and will describe things which every Indian Should Know About Kerala. Before diving deep into some of the interesting insights about The Land of Parasurama (Kerala), I wish you could read the below articles also.

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10 Interesting Facts About Assam which makes you wonder

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Fact 1: Only State along with Pondicherry to have a female – to – male ratio higher than 0.99

Kerala, along with Pondicherry, is the only Indian states to have a female – to – male ratio higher than 0.99.  Kerala has 1084 females per 1000 males with a rate of 1.084 which is higher than the national figure of 0.940.

Fact 2: Life expectancy in Kerala

Kerala enjoys a high life expectancy that of 75 years as compared to 64 years in India and 77 years in the USA.

Fact 3: Enjoys the title of most literate state of India

Kerala is the most literate state in India with a literacy rate of 93.91% while the literacy rate of the country stands at a mere 74.04% according to the census of 2011.

Fact 4: Spice coast of India

As Kerala is famous for the spices, it is called as Spice coast of India. This state was visited by Jews, Christians, Muslims who settled down here, so it has a blend of culture. Such culture flavors melange (varieties) of spices.

Fact 5: Love of people with elephants

As you might know that Kerala is the only state with the highest number of festivals being celebrated. People shares a special bond with elephants and they play a vital role in these festivals as well as religious proceedings.

Fact 6: Land of Coconut trees

Kerala is very green state with less pollution. Kerala is said to be the cleanest state of India along with Sikkim. Abundance of coconut trees makes this state very special and luring. About 7.70 lakh hectares of cultivated area in Kerala is used for coconut plantation. Its production plays a vital role in the state’s economy.

Fact 7: Land of Backwaters

Backwater is a part of a river where the water does not flow. With a long lasting list of backwater tours, this place is just one of its kind and extends a sense of freshness accompanied by picture-perfect backdrops of greens. Some of these are Alleppey Backwaters, Kuttanad Backwaters, Kumarakom Backwaters, Cochin Backwaters. There are a lot of names and I have mentioned only few of them.

Fact 8: Houses richest temple of the world

Richest and wealthiest temple of India is located in kerala named as Padmanabhaswamy temple. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It is fusion of Kerala and Tamil Architecture. Sree Padmanabha Swamy is reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is strict in its rituals and mandated to abide by its rules. This temple is open only to Hindu pilgrimages.

Fact 9: Proud to be the largest rubber producers in the nation

India is the 4th largest rubber-producing country in the world. Kerala produces more than 90% of the total rubber in the country.

Fact 10: Home to first church, mosque and Synagogue

  • St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Palayur is located at Palayur (also spelt Palayoor), in Thrissur district in Kerala on the west coast of India. It is first church in India.
  • The Cheramaan Juma Mosque is a mosque in Methala, Kodungallur Taluk, Thrissur District in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the oldest mosque in the Indian subcontinent. It was built by Malik Deenar.
  • The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India.

Bottom Line

In a nutshell, it can be concluded that visiting Kerala means visiting the paradise. Watching the movement of water in the Arabian sea, sceneries of light house beach (kovalam beach) overwhelm the heart with joy and happiness. Kerala is the house to India’s first technology park and first state to have 100 % primary education. Kerala is the state with both natural beauty and high standards of education. What else one needs from an state. It is also a state with very very less corruptions. Due to high education and literacy, Female foeticide is very very less. The Anaimalai or Anamala Hills, also known as the Elephant Mountains, are the range of mountains that form the southern portion of the Western Ghats and span the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Southern India. Anamudi peak of Anaimalai range is called the ‘Everest of South India’ which shares its border with Idukki and Ernakulam districts Kerala gets the first spell of rains in India.

I hope readers liked both the starting and ending phase of this article which explained some of the facts about the Kerala. If you have any queries, please do email us at glbaat91@gmail.com.

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10 Interesting facts about Goa that you donot know and must know – Glbaat


When name Goa comes pictures of immaculately clean beaches, trance parties, cheap alcohol and seafood comes in the mind. Following line describes Goa in its own way. “Variegated blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea and sand, Goa is the beauty that enchant!”. Filled with a fullness of interesting attractions, Goa is a small state situated in the western region of India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. In fact, it is termed as the “Fun Capital” of India. Its sandy beaches, happening life and world heritage architectural spots (The Basilica of Bom Jesus) attract over 2 million international and domestic tourists every year. In a nutshell, if you are a beach lover or interested in late parties or enthusiastic about photography, then Goa is the best place to visit. This article is about Interesting facts about Goa that you don’t know and must know. Let us dive quickly into the article to provide you insights about Goa.

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Fact 1: Can you guess how many bars are there in Goa???

Goa is home to more than 7000 licensed bars. I am not considering unlicensed ones. If both are considered count will increase further. All of these bars are visited by thousands of local and tourist every year.

Fact 2: The Non-Decomposing Body of St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier was a highly esteemed personality amongst Christians. He was the person who was on the mission of spreading Christianity all over the world. While fulfilling the above mission in china, he died and his body was brought back to Goa. His body is still kept inside a glass case in the Basilica of Bom Jesus. This is the reason it is termed as non-decomposing body. I hope readers are gaining some useful stuff.

Fact 3: India’s very first printing press was set up in Goa.

Goa is the state which houses India’s first printing press. The first-ever printing press started functioning in the year 1956 when it was brought to St. Paul’s College in Goa. More interesting fact is that it is Asia’s first ever printing press.

Fact 4: House to first medical school of India

Do you know Goa is the state where first medical school was set up. As you know that it is being ruled by Portuguese for 4 and half centuries, this school was set up in the 18th century during their regime.

Fact 5: UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the most popular churches in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists from all over the world frequent this age-old monument which is also known for its remarkable architecture.

Fact 6: Do you know this

Goa is the second State in India after Orissa where world famous olive ridley turtles flock the Morjim to lay their eggs.

Fact 7: Two official Languages

Goa has two official languages which are Konkani and Marathi.

Fact 8: Largest church in Asia

The Se Cathedral church in Old Goa is the largest in Asia!. It was build to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese lead by duke Afonso de Albuquerque over the Muslim army, leading to the capture of Goa in 1510. One of the interesting thing about it is that it had two towers but one of them had been collapsed in 1776 and was never rebuild.

Fact 9: Smallest state with highest per capita income

Some think that Goa is the smallest state of India so it may be not the rich state. No, such conception is absolute wrong. A 2012 census indicated that Goans top the country’s per capita income index at Rs 192,652 on average per year.

Fact 10: State with two wheeler taxi

This state has a two-wheeler taxi. This is the only place in India where you can ask a biker a lift and actually pay him without worrying about riding with a stranger. Such exploration of the city can be achieved with small money.

Bottom Line

Goa is one of the state of India which should be visited once in the life. It has an abounding ecosystem, variety of species, house to Asia’s only naval aviation museum. Bodla, Molem and Mhadei are some of the must-visit wildlife sanctuaries located in Goa. I hope every point which is being mentioned in the article helped readers to gain some good insights about Goa. If you are passionate about technical writing you can visit out parent website and blog which I am mentioning below.


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10 Interesting Facts About Assam which makes you wonder

Assam is known for many Interesting facts which makes you wonder which may be the sacred lamp, or land of witchcraft or The Mysterious Bird Suicide Phenomenon of Jatinga . One of the world heritage can be spotted here (Kaziranga National Park) and it is home to almost two thirds of world’s rhinoceros population. When I drink tea, first think that come to my mind is Assam. I was surprised when I come to know that Assam has its own state anthem. Assam is the state with world’s largest river island. So not holding these surprises too long, let us read these 10 interesting facts about Assam state from below.

10 Interesting Facts About Assam which makes you wonder

  1.  A sacred lamp at a Vaishnavite monastery in Jorhat district has been burning for continuously for more than 450 years. This lamp is being recognized by the Asia book of records. Asia Book of Records is world record registrar organisation which register human achievement and natural events for individual and institutions based in the Asian countries. The lamp was first lighted in 1528 in Dhekiakhowa Bor Namghar and has been kept burning. 
  2. Mayong (or Mayang, also known as the Land of Black Magic) is a village in Morigaon district, Assam, India. It lies on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, approximately 40 km (25 mi) from the city of Guwahati. The name of this village is derived from Sanskrit word Maya which means illusion. Due to its mysterious and creepy past that involves a lot of black magic, Mayong is turning into a crazy tourist spot.
  3. Brahmaputra river is the lifeline of the all the people living in Assam . ‘Majuli’ is the river island (A river island is any exposed land surrounded by river water) in the Brahmaputra River, Assam. In 2016, it [Majuli] became the first island to be made a district in India. Majuli is currently listed as the world’s largest river island in the Guinness Book of World Records. Majuli being the epitome of Neo Vaishnavite renaissance, is still home to various ethnic tribal groups comprising of Deoris, Mising, Sonowal Kacharis, and Ahoms.
  4. Kaziranga boasts of almost two thirds of world’s rhinoceros population. Kaziranga National Park is a protected area in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Kaziranga also locally known as the land of red Goats (Deer). The national park owes its existence to Mary Curzon, wife of Viceroy, Lord Curzon, who proposed the idea of converting Kaziranga into a reserve forest. It is UNESCO approved world heritage.
  5. Jatinga commonly known as the valley of death of birds is a small village on a ridge located in Dima Hasao district. Birds come here from different places to commit suicide. Usually birds don’t have tendency to commit suicide, but mysterious things happen here. It happens in the late monsoon months and between 7 p.m -10 p.m. According to the villagers, evil spirits flying in the sky is responsible for this. Real reasons behind the jatinga birds suicide cannot be confirmed as there are many reasons cited by the researchers as well as spoken by the public of jatinga. The Mysterious Bird Suicide Phenomenon of Jatinga is a mystery.
  6. Digboi is known as the ‘Oil City of Assam’ where the first oil well in Asia was drilled. Digboi is the birthplace of Indian oil industry and the first refinery of the country too located here. is a town and a town area committee in Tinsukia district.
  7. O Mur Apunar Desh (Oh My Endearing Country) is the State Song or State Anthem of Assam. It was written by Lakshminath Bezbarua and it is considered one of his finest poems. In 1927, at a conference in Tezpur, it was officially adopted as the State Anthem.
  8. Bihu is the major festival of assam but you would be surprised to know that Assamese celebrate thrice in an year.
  9. Assam is the largest producer of tea in India.
  10. Bhupen Hazarika Setu which India’s longest river bridge, connects Assam with Arunachal Pradesh. It is 9.15 kilometers in length. This is also called Dhola–Sadiya Bridge. The bridge is the first permanent road connection between the northern Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh.

Delhi explained | Facts that you must Know – Glbaat

Location of Delhi

It is stretched over an area of 1483 sq.km. It lies in the middle of Indian subcontinent between Himalayas and Aravali range.

Which river flows through Delhi

Major river flowing through Delhi is yamuna. Yamuna starts its course in the glacier Yamunorti and flows through Himalayas in the northern plain. It passes through Delhi and then flows towards Agra and finally ends in the Ganga.

Climate of Delhi

It has an extreme climate. It is very hot in summer (april-july) and cold in winter. Average temperature during summer varies between 25 degree Celsius to 45 degree Celsius and 22 to 5 degree Celsius in winter. In short, it has Continental climate which makes the atmosphere cool in winters and hot in summers.

Historical Facts

1.) Name has been derived from Raja Dhillu who has ruled this area for 14 years.
2.) City of Delhi was destroyed and rebuild seven times.
3.) Colonial Architecture of New Delhi was made by Edwin Luyten. He was the architecture of several monuments such as India Gate, Viceroy House (Rashtrapati Bhavan).
4.) Delhi once was a walled city with 14 gates. Now only 5 out of 14 gates are left. These gates are kashmiri, ajmeri, delhi, lahori and turkman gate.

Facts one should know about Delhi

1.) Khari Baoli (in New Delhi) is the largest spice market in the world.
2.) Jama Masjid (Largest mosque in India) is located here.
3.) The only Bahai temple in Asia is located here (Delhi Lotus Temple).
4.) Qutub Minar (build by Qutub-ud-din Aibak) is the tallest tallest brick minaret in the world.
5.) One of the biggest fruit and vegetable market in Asia is located here. (Azadpur Market)
6.) Delhi metro is India’s first modern transportation system.
7.) Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi is second oldest international cricket stadium in India.
8.) In all of India, Delhi has the largest number of automobile registrations.
9.) Indira Gandhi International Airport (located in Delhi) is the busiest airport in India. Facts in the year 2018 speaks that it is 12th busiest airport in the world and 6th in Asia.
10.) Delhi entire public transport uses compressed natural gas or CNG as its fuel.
11.) Delhi Ridge, a forested region is home to number of birds. Largest number of bird species are found here after Nairobi (capital of Kenya).
12.) Red fort was original white. It was made of limestone. What happens is that white color starts chipping off, Britishers painted the building red.
13.) Delhi is currently most populated city in India and 4th most populated city in the world after Tokyo.
14.) Most expensive commonwealth Games hosted till date is hosted by Delhi.

Voice of Delhi metro

1.) Female voice of Delhi Metro, who speaks in english is Ms. Rini Simon khanna where male voice of delhi metro who speaks in hindi is Mr. Shammi Narang.

Famous places to visit in Delhi

1.) India gate
2.) Hauz Khas
3.) Red fort
4.) Qutab Minar
5.) Lotus Temple
6.) Rashtrapati Bhawan
7.) Chandni Chownk
8.) Jama Masjid
9.) Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
10.) Connaught place
11.) Akshardham Temple
12.) Jantar Mantar
13.) The National Rail Museum
14.) Rose Cafe
15.) Murthal
16.) Raj Ghat
17.) Humayan’s Tomb
18.) Garden of five senses
19.) Birla Mandir
20.) Feroz Shah Kotla fort
21.) The National Zoological Park
22.) Lodhi Gardens