Left to Right: Kallari poyatu a martial arts form; wading
through the greens; Best fishes- local fishermen;
Traditional spices on a leaf!
most idyllic state-better known as God's Own Country- is
today one of the most sought after tourist destinations in
Asia. Secluded beaches, palm, fringed backwaters mist
clad hill stations, lush tropical forests, water falls,
exotic wildlife, monuments, art forms and festivals give it
a distinctive charm. Apart from being a tourist
destination, Kerala is also India's most advanced society.
100% literate, the State has India's highest density of
science and technology personal. India's highest
Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI). Kerala is
located on the southwestern tip of India with the Arabian
Sea on the west and Western Ghats towering 500-2700m on
the east. The State is divided into three regions - the
coastal lowlands, the fertile midlands and the highlands.
The lowlands of Kerala are networked by endless backwaters
and the deltas of forty-four rivers. The midlands are rich
with cashew, coconut, tapioca, banana, rice, ginger, pepper,
sugarcane and vegetable plantations. The forested high lands
abound in tea, coffee, rubber and spice plantations and