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.
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.
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.
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