About Kerala
God’s own country – Kerala.

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 meters in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate, serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters; lush hill stations and exotic wildlife are the major attractions of this land. Kerala is a popular tourist destination famous for its backwaters, Ayurvedic treatments and tropical greenery. Kerala has a higher Human Development Index than all other states in India.

The state has an area of 38,863 km2 and Kerala occupies a long (550km), narrow strip of land in the far south of India. Its coastline is on the Arabian Sea (part of the Indian Ocean) and its eastern border with the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu is the top of the majestic Western Ghat Mountains. The landscape varies from long golden beaches to cool hill stations and dense green jungle to bustling cities. Its unique feature is the 1,900km of palm fringed backwatersThiruvananthapuram is the capital and largest city of Kerala. Kochi and Kozhikode are the other major cities.

 Referred as the “Spice Garden of India”, Kerala is a Beautiful State with an excellent landscape of palm-lined beaches, thick jungles, plantation covered hills, and enthralling rivers and lakes. With the state remaining a major source of India’s bananas, cardamoms, coconuts, rubber, ginger and cashews. The small state of Kerala, which represents just 1% of the land mass, is considered to be one of India's most beautiful states. A good illustration of the religious tolerance or secularism is found in the heart of Kerala's capital, 'Thiruvananthapuram', where a Hindu temple, a mosque and a cathedral stand side by side. The ancient rulers of Kerala never practiced religious discrimination. Patronage was distributed not only to the Hindus, but also to the Christians, the Jews and the Muslims. Kerala, God's Own Country, is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.

How To Reach

A modern and progressive state with a cosmopolitan look, Kerala is accessible quite easily. Well connected by all major systems of transport, Kerala is now one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world. Cochin is the main sea-port opening out into the Arabian Sea. Traveling to Kerala is a whole new experience, educative and enriching, rejuvenating and fulfilling. Here?s wishing you a very warm welcome to a beautiful land and its equally beautiful people.An important tourist destination among Indians and foreigners, Kerala is very well connected by:

How to Reach Kerala by Airways: There are three airports in the state located at Thiruvnanthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode to of which are International Airports. The Karipur Airport, Kozhikode plays host to domestic airlines while the Thiruvnanthapuram International Airport and the Cochin Airport, Nedumbasherry operate both domestic and international flights.

How to reach Kerala by Railways: There are 200 railway stations in Kerala connecting places both within and outside Kerala. One can avail of Super-Fast, and express trains to reach ones chosen destination. The train services link the state to all the important cities of India including the four metropolitan cities namely, New-Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai

How to reach Kerala by Roadways: A very strong communication network makes Kerala easily accessible from all parts of the country. Kerala is directly connected by road to both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. National Highway no.47, 17, 49, and an extensive system of metalled roads connect Kerala to the rest of the country. Buses, tourist taxis, and autos are the main modes of road transport.

Climate

Kerala’s climate is broadly tropical and humid, moderated by its proximity to the coast. The summer starts in February and continues till May, when the monsoon begins. Kerala receives an average annual rainfall of 3107 mm - some 7,030 crore m3 of water. This compares to the all-India average is 1,197 mm. kerala’s rains are mostly the result of seasonal monsoons. As a result, Kerala has 120 to 140 rainy days in a year. The winter runs from December to the end of February.

Ayurveda is the science and Art of living life in a manner useful to society. It has for its objects the preservation of health in the healthy and the restoration of health to the diseased. Ayurveda is a simple, practical science of life, the principles and practices of which evolved through many centuries. Ayurveda (Sanskrit for “science of life”), the name derived from - 'Ayur' Life & 'Veda' science. Ayurveda is a science dealing not only with treatment of some diseases but is a complete way of life. Ayurveda draws its concepts and practices from Vedas. It is a five thousand years of wisdom distilled into a system of practice. It is a comprehensive system of medicine that believes in preventing body ailments along with curing them. It also aims at treating the entire body as distinguished from the modern system where stress is laid only on curing the affected part. Today, the popularity of ayurvedic treatment has gained such popularity that, tourist from far off come to Kerala just to cure their disease.

Ayurvedic Treatment Progammes in Kerala

Kizhi :It is fermentation with medicated cow milk. This treatment cures facial paralysis, Bell's palsy, speech disorders and other nervous disorders of the face. This milk steam treatment combines herbal medicinal decoction and milk which together is heate.

Kativasthi: In this, specially prepared warm medicated oil is placed over the body parts and is bordered with herbal paste. This treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour and it is good for Spondylosis, Arthritis, any type of back pain and spinal disorders

Dhara :Warm herbal liquid is poured all over the body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for 45 minutes to 1-hour daily This treatment is considered extremely helpful in curing diseases like Spondylosis, Rheumatism, Spinal Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Paralysis, Neurological Disorders, Disc Problems, Hemiplegia, Back Pain, Asthma and Arthritis.

Thalam: Special powder mixed with medicated oil is applied on the top of the head for 20 to 45 minutes that proves useful in curing diseases like Headaches, Hair Graying - Premature, Anxiety, Insomnia and Memory Loss.

Sirovasthi : Under this system of treatment certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient's condition for a period of 7 days. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, Dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, and other Vatha originated diseases.

Nasyam :This cures Paralysis, Neurological Disorders, Migraine, Mental disorders, Headaches, Hair Graying - Premature, Hair and Scalp. Facial Palsy, ENT Problems, Allergic Rhinitis and some types of skin disease. In this therapy herbal juices and medicated oils are applied through nose for 7 to 14 days.

Ayurveda Centers in Kerala.

Trivandrum, Kottayam, Kochi, Kollam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Alappuzha, Munnar, Kumily, Kumarakom, Thrissur, Kovalam, Varkala, Kottakkal, Kappad are some of the places for Ayurvedic treatment centres.

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