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The land of green magic is a narrow, fertile strip on the southwest coast of India, sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. The landscape is dominated by rice fields, mango and cashew nut trees and, above all, coconut palms. The Western Ghats, with their dense tropical forests, misty peaks, extensive ridges and ravines, have sheltered Kerala from mainland invaders and encouraged maritime contact with the outside world. People have been sailing to Kerala in search of spices, sandalwood and ivory for at least 2000 years.

Location : India

Time : GMT+5:30

Area : 38,863 sq km

Currency : Indian Rupee

Population : 29,01 1.237 (Census'91)

Climate : Tropical

Capital : Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Summer : Feb - May (24 - 33°C)

Language : Malayalam; English is widely spoken

Monsoon : Jun - Sep (22 - 28°C)

Religion : Hinduism, Christianity, Islam

Winter : Oct - Jan (22 - 32°C)

Kerala is a land of rivers and backwaters. Forty-four rivers (41 west-flowing and 3 east-flowing) criss-cross Kerala along with their countless tributaries.

Kerala, India's most advanced society: A hundred percent literate people. World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is also India's cleanest State.

For administrative purpose, the state of Kerala is divided into fourteen districts. Most of these districts offer all the tourism products typical of the State.