Kerala is the land of kera or coconut. It is a never-ending array of coconut palms; sun blanched beaches… enchanting backwaters cruised by kettuvallams (rice barges); magical monsoon showers; rich diversity of flora and fauna; misty mountains of the Western Ghats; fragrance of spices and a plethora of art forms; fairs and festivals..... Welcome to God's Own Country - Kerala.
Origin of Kerala has been linked to a legend, which says that Kerala rose up from the sea when Lord Parasurama threw his axe into it and the sea receded to bring up this narrow strip of land from underneath. Lord Parasurama, believed to be the sixth avatar of Lord Mahavishnu, threw his axe from Gokarnam southward across the ocean in rage and in repentance for his actions of killing the kshatriyas. The land of Kerala emerged from the waters of the Arabian Sea with the blessing of Varuna - the God of Oceans and Bhumidevi - the Goddess of Earth.
Backwaters & Rivers
The backwaters are a peculiar feature of the State. Canals link the lakes and backwaters to facilitate an uninterrupted inland water navigation system from Thiruvananthapuram to Vadakara, a distance of 450 km. The Vembanad lake stretching from Alappuzha to Kochi is the biggest water body in the State and is over 200 sq.km in area. Kuttanad in Alappuzha district alone has more than 20 per cent of India's total length of waterways.
Climate in Kerala
-The cool dry season from December to February.
-The hot, humid summer season from March to May.
-Monsoon season (southwest and northeast monsoons) from May to November. (Intermittently heavy rain).
General Information about Kerala
Currency: Indian Rupees
Spoken language: Malayalam , English , Tamil
Time difference between Oman and Kerala : -1.30 hours
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Kerala would be from December to February.
Information about Flights to Kerala
Flight option: Oman Air, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Air India
Approximate flying hours: 4 hours
The number of flights :
Oman Air ( 2 flights) non stop
Jet Airways (1 flight on Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat ) Non-stop
Qatar Airways ( 2flights) Via Doha
Air India ( 3 Flights ) Via Mumbai and Chennai
Interesting facts about Kerala
-Kerala has a strong cultural and traditional background. As a part of it Kerala celebrate a vast number of festivals every year.
-There are no places in the world better than Kerala to seek Ayurveda treatments.
-Without a house boat cruise a Thrilling Kerala trip is imperfect. The land is gifted with the amazing backwaters and waterways.
Visa regulation to Kerala
Omanis: Can Apply Online through the website
Other nationality: Can Apply Online through the website