Land of Gods, Gold
and the Great Coconuts
Coconuts are an integral part of life in Kerala. From the tall trees that predominate the lush green landscape to the unequivocal prominence of coconut in the cuisine, Kerala has had an affaire de coeur with this delicious fruit.
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
Know across the world as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala is named after the coconut tree, with Kera meaning Coconut tree and alam meaning Land, together to form ‘Land of coconut trees’. With its virgin beaches, slothful backwaters and the exuberant flora and fauna can steal a march on any land. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous its ecotourism, natural products and the wonderful people who inhabit it.
Situated in the South West corner of the Indian peninsula, Kerala has a 580 km coastline on the Arabian Sea. Termed as one of the prosperous states in India with flora, fauna, spice plantations, and groves of coconut trees, Kerala stands proudly with its head held high among the most sought-after vacation sites in the world. With a rich heritage of dance and drama (Kathakali, Theyyam, Mohiniattam) to boast of, Kerala is home to nearly 34.8 million people, the most industrious and well educated (100% literacy rate) in the country.