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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