Kerala, India is a magical place that has been bringing flavor and color to the rest of the world for centuries. A state of the country of India since 1956, Kerala sits on the Western Coastline of India, near the tip of the Indian Peninsula, and facing the Arabian Sea. Often called the “Land of Spices,” Kerala was one of the major spice shipping hubs for the globe as early as 3000 B.C. and is still a major grower and exporter of spices and foods to this day. In addition to the flavorful and exotic spices that flow from Kerala, tea-growing is also a major industry, with some of the most unique tea flavors in the world being grown on the inland steppes. Though the agricultural tourism is a major draw, the majority of visitors are more-enthralled with the backwaters, Beaches, and stunningly-green tropical forests.
While there are vast expanses of rural land, canals, jungles and rainforests, Kerala also has urban developments, modern cities, and modern airports and transportation. In-fact, Kerala has the highest media exposure of the Country of India, touting newspapers and media agencies covering news and media in 9 different languages.
Kerala is not only a wealth of modern culture, but its history is rich with with mythology and ancient mysteries. According to legends and mythology, Kerala was recovered from the sea by Parasurama — an avatar of the ancient God Vishnu. These mythological stories were heavily recounted in the Ancient Vedic Scriptures and Epics. If you have not read the Rig Veda or the ancient Vedic texts — which are dated to over 6000 B.C. and tell of powerful gods and spacecraft used on earth — it is one of the most entertaining and mysterious of all recorded histories and mythologies.
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Kerala is truly a divine Indian destination. Thank you for a lovely post. I have been to Kerala 3 times and never tire of its beauty, history and culture. Fort Cochin is one of my all-time favourites! We had a wonderful time too at Periyar National Park ~ Lakshmi x
Kerala is a great destination, one of the most beautiful lands we have been fortunate enough to visit.
I’d love to go there…
G’day and STUNNING photos! Makes me want to visit and experience too! Thank you!
D’day to you too! Thanks for traveling along with us.
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Thanks for following my blog, that led me here.
Your latest post on Kerala is superb.
Stunning shots and pretty useful notes.
I’ll be following your adventures keenly.
Thanks for following the Bellhops! We love all of India, but Kerala was just too amazing, we had to feature it first.
Loved this post! It was so beautiful and so full of colourful! Maybe one day, I’ll make it there!
I love the pictures–I’d even like to see a little more writing to go along with it, too. They make me want to know more about Kerala.
Such magical pictures!
Kerala was one of my favourite place visited in India.Thank you for sharing your experience with beautiful words and stunning pictures.
Your welcome! Kerala has been our favorite as well.
Just lovely! I love spices and hope to try as many news ones as I can this holiday season. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.
Gorgeous photo’s. I love to cook so this has me dying with envy over the spices….and the elephant 🙂
Only have experience with an ex-circus elephant, butt they are marvelous. Much like big cats, that you can ride.
Beautiful photos! Almost as good as my actual visits there! 🙂
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Kerala sounds like an interesting place to visit.
Thanks for visiting my Blog, was going through your posts…really good ones….and being from south india this strikes a note with me………….beautifully pictuerized. Have started following your blog…!
Very cool site! Thanks for following mine 🙂
Very cool site! Thanks for following mine:-)
I would love to visit there.
Lovely! So wonderful to see this – Yes Kerala is indeed beautiful – beautiful scenery and beautiful food! Thanks for visiting my blog – really hope to make Kerala cuisine more popular. Best
Thanks for liking and following my blog. I love India, I love spices. I love colour
Lovely pictures. Absolutely does justice to the lovely state of Kerala.
Love this article and the photos. Kerala backwaters are on my list to do for one of the times we visit India, but we always end up in Goa (rough life I know).
my head is totally spinning and my stomach is aching for all things India!
Fabulous photos, the sacks full of ginger, chillies and peppers look mouth watering.
Stunning pics. Proud to be a Keralite! 🙂
India seems like it’d be a nice place to visit. Where would you recommend?
Jaipur is a great travel destination in India
kerala is truly a stunning place….the pictures are amazing #proudtobeindian
I miss my home and friends..I am from kerala..
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