Kettuvallom - Riceboats - Houseboats - romance of kerala backwaters

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Capital  Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Area  38,863 Sq. Km 
Length  575 km
Language  Malayalam, English
Location  South west tip of the India's main land
Time  GMT +5.30
Currency  Indian Rupee
Weather  Tropical
Summer  February - May (24 - 33C )
Winter  October - January (22 - 32C )
Monsoon  June - September (22 - 28C )
High Season  December - May
Number of Districts  Fourteen
Population  3,18,38,619 (Census 2001)
Density of population  749 per sq kms; second largest in India
Kerala's share in the national Population  3.44 percent
District average  20.78 lakhs (2.078 millions)
Sex ratio  1036 women for 1000 men.
Study prediction  Zero population growth in three decades
Average size of Family  5.3 person
Literacy rate  89.81 per cent
Male literacy rate  93.62 per cent
Female literacy rate  86.17 per cent
Major Port  Kochi

Thiruvanananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode.


State owned bus, private bus, tourist taxi, regular taxi, auto rickshaw, private vehicles, ferry services. The State is linked with railways.


Kovalam, Varkala, Cherai, Alappuzha, Kappad, Shanghumugham, Thirumullavaram and Bekal


Periyar, Thekkady, Aralam, Parambikulam, Wayanad, Idukki, Silent Valley, Thattekad, Eravikulam, Chinnar, Peppara, Peechi-Vazhani, Neyyar and Kumarakom

Hill Stations 

Ponmudi, Peermade, Thekkady, Munnar, Wayanad and Devikulam 

Cash Crops

Rubber, Coffee, Tea, Cardamom, Pepper and Cashew 

Other products 

Coir, Handloom, Handicrafts, Metal Mirror and fibre products.

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Kerala Districts 

Kerala has 14 districts and they are the revenue divisions of the State.  On the basis of geographical, historical and cultural similarities, the districts are generally grouped into

North Kerala 
Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram

Central Kerala 
Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki

South Kerala 
Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam

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