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About Kerala

Located in south-west India, the state of Kerala is a well-known tourist destination of the country, attracting plenty of travelers from different parts of the world every year. The vast natural beauty of this region has been recognized by National Geographic Traveler, a popular travel magazine. One can experience several cultures and traditions when touring this state, while hospitality of locals is heart-warming. This amazingly beautiful region was unknown to travelers for a very long time until tourism began to flourish gradually over the past few years. Today a major chunk of state revenues come from this industry and the government has been making tremendous efforts to take this region's travel and tourism to its next level. Major marketing strategies have been developed by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation to attract tourists worldwide.


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Origins of Kerala can be dated back to prehistoric times as there are certain archaeological evidences such as the dolmens of Neolithic era found in Idukki district. Many studies that were undertaken over a period of time, suggest that indigenous societies have existed in this region from the Paleolithic age. Scientific geographers have also linked their findings to some events mentioned in Hindu mythology that led to the origin of Kerala. Spices of this region have attracted ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and Assyrians as they were in great demand from as early as 3000 BCE. Archaeological evidences also point out to the existence of many powerful dynasties in this place, such as, Cheras, Pandyas and Cholas. Arabs also had strong trade relations with this region, even before 4th century B.C. During the medieval period, most of this state and present-day Tamil Nadu was ruled by the Kulasekhara dynasty that rose to prominence at the time. The colonial era saw Portuguese and Dutch trying to establish supremacy over this region, but they were eventually defeated by the local dynasties. By the end of eighteenth century, the entire region of Kerala was under British rule. After India's independence, the merger of Malabar district, Travancore and Cochin under the States Reorganization Act took place and the state of Kerala was formed in the year 1956 on the 1st of November.

This particular state of India is visited both by domestic and international tourists. They consider this region as an ideal getaway due to its sandy beaches, enchanting backwaters and lush green surroundings. Many of the cultural events that are held in Kerala also attract a sizeable population of tourists. With tourism gaining prominence over the years and efforts to promote this state as a major tourist destination, there has been a sizeable investment from the hospitality industry. Many projects are being undertaken to develop the infrastructure in this region that would lead to significant improvements in the field of travel and tourism. Recently, medical tourism has started receiving attention from many international tourists who visit Kerala every year to get their ailments treated through reliable traditional systems like Ayurveda. All these recent developments would go a long way in making Kerala one of the most visited travel destination on this planet.

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