Kerala is famous for its magnificent natural environment,extending from the palm forests and backwaters to the tea plantations around Munnar.In 2000, this Indian state was selected by the National Geographic Traveller Magazine as one of the 100 places to visit in the course of one’s life. Along with the natural environment, it is the countless temples and fascinating cultural traditions that make a visit to Kerala unforgettable. It will give us great pleasure to introduce you to the region and prepare you for memorable moments.
Kerala has the lowest positive population growth rate in India, 3.44%; the highest Human Development Index (HDI), 0.712 in 2015; the highest literacy rate, 93.91% in the 2011 census; the highest life expectancy, 77 years; and the highest sex ratio, 1,084 women per 1,000 men. The state has witnessed significant emigration, especially to Arab states of the Persian Gulf during the Gulf Boom of the 1970s and early 1980s, and its economy depends significantly on remittancesfrom a large Malayali expatriate community. Hinduism is practised by more than half of the population, followed by Islamand Christianity. The culture is a synthesis of Aryan, Dravidian, Arab, and European cultures,developed over millennia, under influences from other parts of India and abroad.