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Ayurveda is a traditional form of healing that developed in India around 600 B.C.
Ayurveda is widely practiced in Kerala. The practice of healing the body through natural means,
using the extracts of plants was refined into a science by sages and healers in ancient times in India.
Most of Kerala, whose native habitat consists of wet evergreen rainforests at lower elevations
and highland deciduous and semi-evergreen forests in the east, is subject to a humid tropical climate.
Most of Kerala's significantly biodiverse tracts of wilderness lie in the evergreen forests of its easternmost districts.
The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea
coast of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large
lakes linked by canals, both man made and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the
length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating
low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.
Flanked on the western coast by the Arabian Sea, Kerala has a long coastline of 580 km
all of which is virtually dotted with sandy beaches.
Kerala's culture was elaborated on through centuries of contact with overseas cultures. Native
performing arts include koodiyattom, kathakali from katha ("story") and kali ("play") and its offshoot
Kerala Natanam, koothu (akin to stand-up comedy), mohiniaattam ("dance of the enchantress"), thullal,
padayani, and theyyam. Other arts are more religion- and tribal-themed which includes chavittu nadakom,
oppana (originally from Malabar).
Eastern Kerala consists of land encroached upon by the Western Ghats; the region thus includes high
mountains, gorges, and deep-cut valleys. The wildest lands are covered with dense forests, while other
regions lie under tea and coffee plantations The Western Ghats rise on average to 1500 m elevation above
sea level. Some of the popular hill stations in the region are Munnar, Vagamon, Paithalmala, Wayanad,
Nelliyampathi, Elapeedika, Peermade and Ponmudi.
The major festival in Kerala is Onam. Thrissur Pooram and
Chettikulangara Bharani are the major temple festivals in Kerala. The Thrissur Pooram is conducted at the
Vadakumnathan temple, Thrissur. The Chettikulangara Bharani is another major attraction. This festival is
conducted at the Chettikulangara temple near Mavelikkara. The Sivarathri is also an important festival
celebrated in Aluva Temple.
The word Kerala is first recorded (as Keralaputra) in a 3rd-century.The Land of Keralaputra was one of the four independent
kingdoms in southern India during Ashoka's time, the others being Chola, Pandya, and Satiyaputra,Since
its incorporation as a state of Kerala.
The kettuvallams were traditionally used as grain barges, to transport the rice harvested in the fertile
fields alongside the backwaters. Thatched roof covers over wooden hulls, 100 feet (30 m) in length, provided
protection from the elements. At some point in time the boats were used as living quarters by the royalty.
Converted to accommodate tourists, the houseboats have become floating cottages having a sleeping area, with
western-style toilets, a dining area and a sit out on the deck. Most tourists spend the night on a houseboat.
Food is cooked on board by the accompanying staff mostly having a flavour of Kerala.
Kuttanad meaning low lying lands, is one of the most fertile regions of the world spread over the
district of Alappuzha, Kottayam & Pathanamthitta which is crisscrossed by rivers, canals & waterways.
Four major rivers namely Achenkoil, Pampa, Manimala & Meenachil originating from the High Ranges
discharge their water into the Arabian sea through the Kuttanad region.