Kerala at a Glance
An enchanting experience the moment you enterthe tropical skies of Kerala and look down with awe at the emeraldstrip of land, caressed by the waves of the Arabian Sea. Aftertouch down, you will be surprised to discover that the land beneaththe lush green foliage has unlimited feast for your eyes to relish.
Kerala, one of the most idyllic states of India, lies to the extreme southwest of Indian peninsula. It is flanked by the Arabian Sea on the west and the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats on the east. The state can be divided into hills, valleys, midland plains and coastal belts. Formed in the year 1956, it has 14 districts with Thiruvananthapuram as its capital.
It is famous for its rivers, backwaters and endless beaches. Besides, ayurveda, unani and naturopathy have also become quite popular among tourists, national as well as international.
Better known as God's own country, Kerala offers a lot of tourist destinations. For more details visit our Tourist Information link and select the district wise info listing.
Kerala is rich in natural resources and filled with the goodness of nature. A variety of wildlife and plants make this area one of the most holistic and beautiful area of the world. The innumerable meandering rivers and lush greenery is ideal for rejuvenating both body and soul.
Kerala Agriculture Products
There is a variety of different soils including red, ferruginous, sandy, black, peat lateric and loamy soil in many parts of the State.
The soil of South Western peninsula of India- Kerala is lateritic and very permeable like the soil of desert or arid regions.
Alluvium soil is usually found along the banks of the main rivers and broadly in the lower basins of the Pampa and Periyar rivers.
Besides these regions, alluvial deposits are also found in the paddy fields of Kerala.
Sandy soil and loamy soils are found in the Coastal regions .
Laterite soil is found in the midland regions and highlands, Red soil in the Southern-most part of Kerala, Black soil in the Chittur Village of Palakkad district Peat soil in Kuttanad district and Acidic Saline soil are found in the Kaipad and areas.
How to reach Kerala?
There are three airports in the state located at Thiruvnanthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode to of which are International Airports. The Karipur Airport, Kozhikode plays host to domestic airlines while the Thiruvnanthapuram International Airport and the Cochin Airport, Nedumbasherry operate both domestic and international flights.
There are 200 railway stations in Kerala connecting places both within and outside Kerala. One can avail of Super-Fast, and express trains to reach ones chosen destination. The train services link the state to all the important cities of India including the four metropolitan cities namely, New-Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.
A very strong communication network makes Kerala easily accessible from all parts of the country. Kerala is directly connected by road to both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. National Highway no.47, 17, 49, and an extensive system of metalled roads connect Kerala to the rest of the country. Buses, tourist taxis, and autos are the main modes of road transport.
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