¨ Language - Malayalam
¨ State brid - Hornbill
¨ Formed on November 1st 1956.
¨ Kerala is known as "God`s own country".
¨ The most literate state in India.
¨ In 1991 Kerala became the first fully literate
state in India.
¨ State festival - Onam
¨ Kottayam (1989)is the first
fully literate municipal twon in India. & Ernakulam (1999) is the first fully
literate district in India.
¨ Kerala is the first Baby friendly state in the world
¨ Infant mortality rate is less.
¨ Spice garden of India.
¨ Kerala is the first state to have public telephones
in all its villages.
¨ Largest producer of Lemon grass oil, coconut,
Tapioca, rubber & Pepper.
¨ Kerala is the land of rivers & Back Waters
¨ Important rivers:- Bharathpuzha, Periyar.
¨ Biggest backwater - Vembnad lake.
¨ Important port - Kochi.
¨ Alapuzha is known as "Venice of East"
¨ Important Places - Kovalam, Kaladi, Thekkadi, Neyyar,
Malampuzha, Sabarimala, Guruvayoor, Kalamandalam etc.
¨ Dance forms - Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Ottamthullal
¨ State Festival - Onam
¨ Central Cocounut Research Institute is at Kasargod.
¨ Centre Tuber Crops Research Institute is at Srikaryam
¨ Nedumbassery airport at kochi is India`s first
airport in co-operative sector.
¨ Idukki arch dam across Periyar is the first arch dam
¨ Important Hydro Electric Project - Periyar, Pampa,
Kallada, Kuttadi, Pallivasal, Malampuzha, & sabarigiri.
¨ Silent valley National Park, Periyar wild life
sanctuary, Iravikulam national park, Mathikettanchola national park.
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