"Land of Coconuts and Elephants" State of Kerala by yumiyun

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Kerala is a true paradise for coconut lovers and palm tree crazed. Flying into both Cochin and Trivandrum airports, the carpet of palm trees spread below the sight.

Coconuts are an important ingredient for many of Kerala dishes. Tender coconuts are refreshing drink in this tropical region. You can find them on sale on the side of streets and highways. Keralites (people of Kerala) apply coconut oil on their hair as well.

Kerala is famous for its natural beauty. In the costal areas, you can find enchanting backwaters. Traveling to the western part of the state, you can enjoy the complete landscape transformation. The region is dominated by rolling hills and tea estates.

The difficulty of visiting many sites in Kerala is that it takes a whole a lot of time to reach from one place to the other, regardless of traveling on bus or train. However, there are frequent buses and trains available for most of the places.

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  • Jul 31, 2010 at 3:41 AM

    Actually Kerala cultivate highest number of coconuts. Also, during monsoon months Kerala backwater constitute majority of the tourists in India.

  • Jul 31, 2004 at 9:45 AM

    Kerala is a visual delight!:) I was there for 7 weeks recently:-)

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    Jan 27, 2004 at 8:33 PM

    Great page on your hometown, they is so interesing for me, hope to go someday. happy travel=))))

  • laughingsun69's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2003 at 12:02 AM

    Kerala looks very beautiful and lush would be nice to go treking there great pictures and tips..

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2003 at 12:28 AM

    Damn the dams!!! There is no place for the big one's in God's own country but who will stop them?!!! Sad story indeed!!! Liked your narrative on the dams!!! Hope someday the World Bank takes notice and stops aiding such projects!!!

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    Sep 17, 2003 at 2:24 AM

    Not a very famous place but it seems it's worth to visit!!! Excellent!!!!

  • Vintom's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2003 at 10:55 PM

    Kerala is one of the most beautiful spots on this earth! I loved my time there. nice page, look forward to seeing more.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2003 at 2:13 AM

    Beautifull page. I wuold like to visit Kerala once.

  • j-san's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2003 at 4:25 AM

    one place I would really love to visit!! and I love coconuts and water...

  • Eddie101's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2003 at 11:55 PM

    Hi Yumiyun, thanks for sharing your tips and views on Kerala, a state i hope to visit in 2004. Nice pics and paintings, will be back for more. Safe travels : )

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