The state is located at the end of the southwestern part of the Indian Subcontinent. God's Own Country is the nickname of the state. The capital of the state is Thiruvananthapuram.
Before Independence, the state was a princely state. Later, the princely states of Cochin and Travancore came together to form a state in 1949. Later, on 1 November 1956, the Malabar region joined the Travancore-cochin state, and Kerala was formed.
Fairs and festivals
The fairs and festivals of the state play a role as a reminder of the state’s tradition and culture. The fairs and festivals of the state are Onam Festival, Vishu Festival, Aranmula Snake Boat Race, Theyyam Festival, Easter Festival, Kerala Village Fair, Cochin Carnival, And much more.
The state covers an area of 38,863 km². It is lying between the Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats and is situated on the Malabar coast of India. The state is surrounded by– Tamil Nadu (in the south and east), Karnataka (in the north), and the Arabian Sea Coastline (in the west). The state is geographically divided into three parts– Highlands, Mid plains, and Coastal areas. The area of Western Ghats has very hilly and evergreen rain forests. Highlands are the major areas of plantation of tea, coffee, and rubber. The Mid plains are formed between the Highlands and Coastal areas. The different varieties of coconut, cashew, areca nut, banana, vegetables, and tapioca are cultivated on the Mid Plains. The coastal areas are fertile. All transportation work has appeared in these areas.
The population growth rate of the state is very low. The state has a 2.8% population as per the 2011 census. Hence, Thiruvananthapuram is the most populated area of the state. Hinduism religion widely resides in the state.
The state has different kinds of languages, arts and crafts, festivals, cuisine, archaeological monuments, and heritage sites which depict the culture of the state. Lungi (Kalli Mundu) is the most prominent clothing in the state. It is adorned by both men and women.
The most spoken and official language of the state is Malayalam, while English is an additional language. The northern part of the Kasaragod district speaks Tulu and Kannada.
Kerala is the only state with diverse heritage and geographical area. The state has various lakes, waterfalls, beaches, religious sites, mountain ranges, wildlife sanctuaries, backwaters, and ancient ports. The world's wealthiest place of worship is Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Vembanad Lake is the largest water body in Kerala.
According to a report based on a National Statistical Office survey, Kerala’s literacy rate is 92.6%. The state ranked with the highest literacy rate in India.
Dances and music
Keralites portray beautiful stories through their dance and music. Mohiniyattam, Krishnanattam, Kathakali, Thullal, and koodiyattam are the classical dance forms of the region. The popular dance forms in the Muslims of the state are Duffmuttu and Oppana. Chavittu Nadakam is popular among Latin Christians. The most popular traditional music is Carnatic music.
Kerala’s cuisine has a wide variety of non-vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Their dishes are mainly made up of meat, fish, and poultry. Rice is an all-time favorite staple in breakfast foods of the state such as dosa, idiyappam, dosa, Puttu, Appam, or Pathiri. The dishes for lunch are curry and rice with rasam. The famous vegetarian food is Sadhya.
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