Regions

The State of Kerala is divided into 14 Districts, they are as follows

Alappuzha District

Alleppey situated in south of Cochin, is the center for backwater cruises in Kerala. To label Alapuzha (The Malayalam name for Alleppey), the ‘Venice of the East’. It has a large network of canals which passes through the town, provides its lifeline & has a long sandy beach. It is also the center of the famous coir products of Kerala. Nehru Trophy Boat Race - the most colourful snake-boat race in Kerala...More

Ernakulam District

Ernakulam is located on the coast of the Arabian sea with Kottayam and Alappuzha districts on the south, Idukki on the east and Thrissur 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...More

Idukki District   

Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of Kerala. High ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers- Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar and their tributaries. It offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides etc...More

Kannur District

With the Western Ghats in the east (Coorg district of Karnataka State), Kozhikode and Wayanad district in the south, Lakshadweep sea in the west and Kasaragod in the north, Kannur district is bounded by a wealth of natural beauty. The District itself which shares much of this natural splendour has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the State...More

Kasargod District

Lying at the northern tip of Kerala bounded by the Western ghats in the east and Arabian sea in the west; twelve rivers flowing across its terrain, Kasaragod is an enchanting beauty of Nature's creations. There are different views on the derivation of the name "KASARAGOD". One view is that it is the combination of two Sanskrit words kaasaara (which means lake or pond) and kroda (which means a place where treasure is kept)...More

Kollam District

Capital of a Powerful Kingdom called "Venad". Kollam District which is a veritable Kerala  in miniature is gifted with unique representative features - sea, lakes, plains, mountains, rivers, streams, backwaters, forest, vast green fields and tropical crop of every variety both food crop and cash crop, so called ' The Gods Own Capital '...More

Kottayam District

Bordered by the lofty Western Ghats on the east, the Vembanad lake on the west, Kottayam is the land of unique backwater stretches, lushy paddy fields, highlands, extensive rubber plantations, a totally literate people has given this district the little: "The Land Of Letters Latex and Lakes"...More

Kozhikode District

Once the capital of the powerful Zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce centre, Kozhikode was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by. Today, lush green countrysides, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanutaries, rivers, hills, a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambience make Kozhikode a popular destination...More

Malappuram District

It is situated on the Calicut - Madras road, 12 km. south - west of Manjeri and 52 km. south - west of Calicut. Malappuram is the head quarters of the district.In earlier times, Malappuram was the head quarters of European and British troops and later it became the head quarters of the Malabar Special Police (M.S.P)...More

Palakkad District

Palakkad ( Palghat ) is known as the granary of Kerala. It is a land of valleys, Hillocks, Rivers, Forests, Mountains Streams, Dams and Irrigation Projects. Situated on the foot of the Western Ghats. It is the Gateway to Kerala from the North. Palakkad derives its name from the Malayalam words 'Pala'= Alsteria Scholaris and 'Kadu'=Forest which proves that it was once a beautiful stretch of forest covered with the sweet scented flowers of Pala Tree...More

Pathanamthitta District

Pathanamthitta, a hilly terrain of pristine beauty is popular as the headquarters of pilgrim worship in Kerala. More than fifty per cent of the total area of this land of temples, rivers, mountain ranges and coconut groves is covered by forests. The district is frequented by visitors from India and abroad often for its water fiestas, religious shrines and the cultural training centre...More

Thiruvananthapuram District

Thiruananthapuram, the jewel in the emerald necklace that Kerala is for the Indian sub-continent, must surely have been a "must see" destination for ages, long before National Geographic Traveller classified it as one. Surely long before Sage Parasurama , according to local legend, threw his divine battle axe from Kanyakumari to Gokarnam to wrest Kerala, God's own land, from the Varuna the sea god; More

Thrissur District

Trichur, 78 kms north of Cochin on National Highway 47 lies at the base of a hillock, crowned by the famous Vadkkumnathan (Shiva) temple. This former capital of Cochin state was captured by Zamorin and later by Tipu Sultan in the second half of the 18th Century. The famous pooram festival is celebrated at the Vadakkumnathan Temple every year during April-May...More

Wayanad District

Wayanad District, in the north-east of Kerala , India , was formed on November 1 , 1980 as the 12th district, carved out of Kozhikode and Kannur districts. The etymology of the word Wayanad is Vayal (paddy) Naad (land); 'Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigeneous tribals in this area. It is set lofty on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 Metres above mean sea level...More