Information of Kerala
a union of states, is a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic with
a Parliamentary system of Government. The Indian Polity is governed
in terms of the Constitution, which was adopted by the Constituent
Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into force on 26 November
1950. When India became free, Kerala was made up of two princely
states, Travancore and Cochin, and Malabar which was under the
direct administration of the British. One of the first steps taken
by independent India was to amalgamate small states together so as
to make them viable administrative units. In pursuance of this
policy the Travancore and Cochin states were integrated to form
Travancore Cochin State on 1st July, 1949. But Malabar remained as
part of the Madras Province. Under the States Re-organization Act of
1956, Travancore-cochin State and Malabar were united to form the
State of Kerala on 1st November, 1956. The state has a unicameral
legislature. The legislative assembly has 141 members and in the
Indian parliament the state is represented by its 20 members. The
state is divided into 15 districts.
Tamil, Hindi, English.
C to 35º C
transport bus, private bus, tourist taxi, regular
taxi, auto rickshaw, private vehicles,ferry
services. The State is linked with railways.
Thiruvanathapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kochi, Ernakulam,
- The tourist paradise
Kerala enjoys unique geographic features that have made it
one of the most sought after tourist destination in Asia.
An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches.
Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters.
The very sound of the name conjures up images of
elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented
plantations. Here, in the crisp, cool air of the Western
Ghats you will experience the most enchanting holiday.
With the animals of the wild and the simple
unsophisticated mountain people. In the Periyar forests of
Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India,
and spread across the entire district are picturesque
plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities
for treks and mountain walks.
Emakulam (Kochi) is located on the coast of the Arabian
Sea with Kottayam and Alappuzha districts on the south,
Idukki on the east and Trissur on the north. The
commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of
Kerala, Kochi, in Ernakulam, is also known as the Queen of
the Arabian Sea. With one of the finest natural harbours
in the world, this was once a major center of commerce and
trade with the Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, and
Area: 2192 sq km.
Altitude: Sea level
Located at the southwestern tip of
India,Thiruvananthapuram district is bounded by the
Arabian Sea on the west and Tamil Nadu on the east. The
wooded highlands of the Western Ghats in the eastern and
northeastern borders give Thiruvananthapuram some of the
most enchanting picnic spots. A long shoreline, with
internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments,
backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage makes
this district a much sought after tourist destination.
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala.