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  1. 1. Kerela: The God’s Own Country Project Report On Kerela
  2. 2. Map of India
  3. 3. Contents:-  Introduction  Fast Facts  Kerala History  Culture  Dances  Tourist attractions:-forts and palaces, backwaters, hill stations, monuments, temples and wildlife sanctuaries through out the Kerala.  Economy of Kerala  Luxury spas in Kerela
  4. 4.  Boat Races  Frying Spree-Kerala’s famous chips  Addicted to fish  Special dish of Kerala: Sadya  Transportation  Recommendations  Conclusions  References
  5. 5. Introduction:-  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 Country’.
  6. 6.  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.
  7. 7. Fast facts:-  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.
  8. 8. KERALA HISTORY  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).  Parashuram was an ace warrior and is one of the immortal on earth.
  9. 9. KERALA CULTURE:-  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
  10. 10.  People are proud of their culture and they preserves it.  Dance, music, drama all have distintive styles. Dances and music often attract large crowds.
  11. 11. :-  Large costumes and elaborate make up.  Special kind of movements.  Extensive expression refined gestures and innovative themes. Anchor playback music.
  12. 12. Mohiniyattom:-  Graceful dance performed by women in traditional costume.  Most of the themes are poems Hindu mythology based.
  13. 13. Koodiyattom:-  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.
  14. 14. Theyyam:-  This is a ritualistic rite performed in the temple of Malabar.  When dressed in Theyyam costume, performers are considered Gods and Goddenesses.  41 various types of Theyyam  Visit to any Malabar temples during Theyyam season(Dec-Mar); is advised.
  15. 15. Tourist attractions in Kerela  Forts and Palaces  Backwaters  Kerala Beaches  Hill Stations  Kerala Monuments  Kerala Temples  Wildlife Sanctuaries
  16. 16. Forts and Palaces  Bolghatty palace: located in bolghatty island  Mattancherry Palace: built by portugese  Koyikkal palace:18 km from Tiruvandrum  Padmanabhapuram palace
  17. 17. Backwaters in Kerala  Alleppey backwaters  Cochin backwaters  Tiruvandrum backwaters  Kottayam backwaters  Kollam Backwaters  Kumarakom backwates Here house boats are avaible to spend nights and to enjoy the lush green sorrounding.
  18. 18. Beaches in Kerala:-  Alleppey Beach  Bekal Beach  Chithari Beach  Kovalam Beach  Thiruvanthram Beach  Varkala Beach
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Kerala Monuments:-  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 kerala
  21. 21. Kerala temples:-  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.  Padamanabhaswamy temple
  22. 22. Wildlife Sanctuaries  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 elephants.  Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary: National Park  Thattekkad Bird: located in kothamangalan
  23. 23. 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 only.  Coconut, rubber, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom, cashews, ginger and cloves.  Marine products  Handlooms and handicrafts
  24. 24. 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 obesity. 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. Lepanam
  25. 25. BOAT RACES IN KERELA:-  Festival celebrated in the month of August- September. Signifies the excellent team spirit, integration and amity of the people of the back water country.
  26. 26. FRYING SPREE-KERELA’S FAMOUS CHIPS 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.
  27. 27. ‘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).
  28. 28. Transportation  International Airport:- Tiruvandrum and Cochin/Kochi International Airport  Domestic Airport:-Calicut Airport  Local transportaion:- Taxis, cabs, autorickshaws, buses, railways and boats and shipping are available.
  29. 29. :-  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 world.
  30. 30. ation:-  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.
  31. 31. References:-  To complete this project report, I have referred to the various books, internet websites and to my friends.  The details are mentioned below:-     Books referred:- 1. Outlook traveller-’Kerela’ By Vinod Mehta(Editore-in-chief) 2. Lonely Planet-India