Kerela: The God’s Own
Map of India
Tourist attractions:-forts and palaces, backwaters, hill
stations, monuments, temples and wildlife
sanctuaries through out the Kerala.
Economy of Kerala
Luxury spas in Kerela
Frying Spree-Kerala’s famous chips
Addicted to fish
Special dish of Kerala: Sadya
Kerela is located on the south-western tip of India.
The land of Keralaputras or Keram (coconut
trees), straddled by the evergreen Western Ghats
on one side and the fathomless Arabian Sea on
the other, is as different from the rest of India as
pepper is to chill. This is this favourable
geography which makes Kerela unique.
India enjoys this unique geographical features that
have made it one of the most south-after tourist
destination. Fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own
Classical art forms, colorful festivals, exotic
cuisines are some of the cultural marvels that
await travelers. Ayurveda, the ancient system
of therapy, medicine and panchkarma, the
rejuvenation therapy in ayurveda have also
help Kerela to gain a pan-global reputation as
a worth visit destination.
Population : 31.8 million
Area : 38, 864 sq km
Capital : Thirivananthapuram (Trivadrum)
Main languages : Malayalam
When to go : October to March
Temperature average around: 28-36 degree Celsius
daytime, 24-30 degree Celsius at night in summer
seasons of March, April.
20-28 degree C daytime, 18-25 degree C at night for
the rest of the year.
Religion: Hindu, Christian and Islam are more in
numbers as compared to Judaism here.
Avatar recovers the land of Kerala from the
Arabian Sea by throwing his battle axe into
Arabian Sea. (sixth incranation of lord Vishnu was
born as the son of a sage named as
Parashuram was an ace warrior and is one of the
immortal on earth.
The Malayalee culture is derived from
ancient Tamil-Dravidian practices
combine with Arya-Indian culture, with
influences from China, Japan, Arab
countries, Portugal, Holland and even
from the British. There are a lot of Tamil-
Sanskrit elements, resulting in many
unique practices and customs. The
Malayalee culture is Matriarchal, thus
women enjoy special status in the
People are proud of their culture and they
Dance, music, drama all have distintive styles.
Dances and music often attract large crowds.
Large costumes and elaborate make up.
Special kind of movements.
Extensive expression refined gestures and
innovative themes. Anchor playback music.
Graceful dance performed by women in traditional
Most of the themes are poems Hindu mythology
Stylised Sanskrit theatre and recognised by UNESCO as
a Masterpiece of the oral and intangible Heritage of
Humanity. Most of the characters are noted for Sanskrit
recitations are highly stylized movement, particularly eye
expressions. Some parts of the stories are expressed
only using the eyes.
This is a ritualistic rite performed in the temple
When dressed in Theyyam costume,
performers are considered Gods and
41 various types of Theyyam
Visit to any Malabar temples during Theyyam
season(Dec-Mar); is advised.
Tourist attractions in Kerela
Forts and Palaces
Forts and Palaces
Bolghatty palace: located in bolghatty island
Mattancherry Palace: built by portugese
Koyikkal palace:18 km from Tiruvandrum
Backwaters in Kerala
Here house boats are avaible to spend nights and to
enjoy the lush green sorrounding.
Hills In Kerala:-
Devi Kulam hill station: 1800meters ablove sea level
16 km from munnar
Idukki: lush green forest
Munnar: Most beautiful hill station
Thekkady: located ijn the central kerala
Wayanad:2100meters above sea level
Fort cochi: trade center in south india
Guruvayoor temple:-dedicated to lord Vishnu
Jewish Synagogue:- biult in 1568 AD
Napier Museum:-shows rich history legacy of
Aranmula temple:-dedicate to Lord Vishnu
Guruvayoor temple:- dedicate to Lord Vishnu
Sabarimala temple:- dedicate to Lord Vishnu at a
height of 1000 meters in western ghat.
Begur Wildlife Sanctuary: situated at Mananthavady in
wayanad near western ghat
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Eravikulam National Park:90 sq. km(home of biggest
moths called as atlas moths.
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary: 77 sq. km
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary:-344 sq. km, to protect the
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary: National Park
Thattekkad Bird: located in kothamangalan
Economy of Kerala
Kerala economy is primarily based on agriculture but
from the few last years, Kerala tourism has shown
noticeable growth. 6.29% of GDP is through tourism
Coconut, rubber, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom,
cashews, ginger and cloves.
Handlooms and handicrafts
LUXURY SPAS IN KERELA:-
Kerela has a number of luxury spas and various
types of ayurvedic treatments mentioned below:-
1. Abhyangam: Oil massage to treat problems like
2. Lepanam: Grind herbs to apply on body parts to
treat the allergies and inflammatory problems.
3. Thalam: To treat the head problems.
4. Dhanyamla Dhara: Spinal chord and nervous
system, back pains
5. Kizhi: To cure the injuries.
BOAT RACES IN KERELA:-
Festival celebrated in the month of August-
Signifies the excellent team spirit, integration
and amity of the people of the back water
Banana chips bought in Kerela are fried in the coconut
oil, which gives them their distinctive taste.
ADDICTED TO FISH:-
With the variety of vegetation dishes available, one
would presume that this is a largely a vegetarian state.
However fish or meen, appears on the table of all
vegetarians in Kerela.
‘SADYA:SPECIAL DISH IN KERELA’
Apart from the different forms of idlies and dosas,
there is a unique cuisine called ‘Sadya’. The method
of serving a Sadya is strictly followed. The Sadya is
improperly laid on ela ( plaintain leaf).
International Airport:- Tiruvandrum and Cochin/Kochi
Domestic Airport:-Calicut Airport
Local transportaion:- Taxis, cabs, autorickshaws,
buses, railways and boats and shipping are
From the above report, in the end I would like to
conclude that Kerela is a worth going tourist
destination which offers a tremendous equable
climate, serene beaches, spa treatments,
backwaters, classical arts forms, colorful festivals,
exotic cuisines and the flora and faunas of wildlife
and bird sanctuaries in its western ghats. Due to the
numerous temples, fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own
Country’, Kerela was selected by the National
Geography Traveller as one of the 50 destination of
a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the
Further, I would like to add in this project that Kerela
can be promoted as a tourist destination for the
international as well as domestic tourists in order to
generate the foreign exchange and for the social
infrastructural development also.
It is all that the season never ends in Kerela which
offers long moderate climate and numerous festival
and events that can be advertised to promote the
Kerela Tourism in the world.
To complete this project report, I have referred to the
various books, internet websites and to my friends.
The details are mentioned below:-
1. Outlook traveller-’Kerela’
By Vinod Mehta(Editore-in-chief)
2. Lonely Planet-India