Facts About Kerala – The State of Backwaters and Coconut Trees

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Facts About Kerala

Kerala, a jewel of Asia, boasts a stunning coastline on the Arabian Sea, backed by the mighty Western Ghats mountains. Interlaced by 44 rivers, it offers a unique blend of serene beaches, emerald backwaters, lush hill stations, and exotic wildlife – all within a remarkable two-hour drive of each other. This unparalleled accessibility makes Kerala a destination unlike any other. Well it is famously known for its backwaters and coconut trees, and there are many facts about the state that will woo you. 

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Facts About Kerala

Pack your bags and step on a journey to know the state closely. 

  1. Let’s begin the series of these facts with the best one. The tourism department of the state says, “God’s own country,” well it pretty much makes sure to give a brief of the state.
  1. The first ever mosque in India was built in Kerala. The name of the mosque is Cheraman Juma Masjid, situated in the town of Kodungallur in 629 AD. 
  1. Do you know which state has the healthiest Hindu temple in the world? By now you must have known it is definitely in Kerala, and the name is Padamanabhaswamy temple. 
  1. Kerala isn’t just a scenic paradise; it’s also a haven for holistic wellness. Pioneering the ancient practice of Ayurveda, Kerala boasts the world’s first Ayurvedic resort, Somatheeram. 
  1. Kerala, a state with a surprising liking for gold, consumes a whopping 20% of India’s total. They make this fact very obvious in their weddings when brides are showered with gold jewelry.
  1. Kerala has herbs in quantities unmeasurable like turmeric, Ashwagandha, Cinnamon, Brahmi, Bharangi, Amalaki, Phyllanthus Amarus, etc. 
  1. A 2017 CMS study found Kerala to be the second-least corrupt state in India, with only 4% of households experiencing bribery in public services. The first one is Himachal Pradesh. 

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  1. For athletes or sports fanatics, this fact will bring you a surprise. Kerala has a different kind of martial sport called Kalaripayattu. 
  1. National Geographic Traveler crowned Kerala a “Paradise of the World” and a “Top 50 Destination” in 1999.
  1. Half of the length of Kerala is covered in backwaters of the state. With this amazing fact about Kerala, we come to the end of this article. 
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Now we come to the end of the facts about Kerala. If you want to know more about topics like this, then visit our general knowledge page! Alternatively, you can also read our blog on general knowledge for competitive exams!

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