Here is where we begin our journey of the Kerala state, a lush green land where you would witness nature at its best. A peep into the past of the Kerala State, is where we begin our Kerala tour.
The birth of the Kerala State, as you see it today took place in the year 1956. With the reorganization of the states that took place, the princely states were all combined and brought together under one head. Thus, the merger or the coming together of the states of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar marked the beginning of the Kerala State. Glimpses of the royal past and their creations are still important landmarks and major tourist attraction that go to make Kerala Tourism a soulful experience. The towering Padmanabha Swamy temple in the Kerala state capital of Thiruvananthapuram, the palace adjoining it (“Kudra Malika”) all stand testimony to the bravery and courage of the kings who made great contributions to the rich cultural heritage of Kerala State.
Here I would like to make special mention of the word “Kottaram”. At many destinations of your Kerala tour you would come across the word “Kottaram”. The word “Kottaram” in Malayalam (the official language of Kerala state) means a palace. The palaces in Kerala are very different from those found in North India. The palaces in the state are known for their exquisite woodwork, the intricate carvings and the attention to detail that went into constructing it.
Some basic facts
Holidays can be truly a wonderful experience, it is a good break from the daily pressures and a getaway to a beautiful land that offers you a rejuvenating experience. However, when you do travel to a new land it is very important that you are equipped with the right information. You also must make all your bookings (as regards travel and stay) in advance to avoid any kind of disappointment. So we thought at the outset it would be best to provide you a few basic facts about the scenic land:
• Location: Kerala state is located in southern India.
India is a country located in the Asian continent. For international or foreign tourists to visit the state passport and visa formalities need to be completed as per the laid down rules and regulations. The visa needs to be obtained from the Government of India. You do not require a separate visa to travel within the country to the different states. It is important that you comply with the law of the country and possess all the required documents like your passport and visa. For passport and visa formalities, contact the concerned Government of India site.
• State capital: Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala state
• Official language: Malayalam (although people here do speak English and Hindi and so you would not have any difficulty in getting around).
• Number of districts: 14
– Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum (also the capital of Kerala State)
– Kollam (Quilon)
– Thrissur (Trichur)
– Kozhikode (Calicut)
– Kannur (Cannanore)
Kerala state has the very best of modern facilities and so you can be assured of a convenient and comfortable stay. Access to ATMs, telephones and the internet is readily available. All the main shops and hotels accept major credit cards, so you are assured of absolute convenience.
Cotton clothes would be the most comfortable wear considering the weather conditions. It is advisable to carry your pair of sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, hats and a mosquito repellant.
Do take care of all your personal belongings. In case of any requirements, it would be best to take help from the Kerala Police rather than follow instructions from strangers.
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