Kerala The Beautiful Southwest Tropical India by Richard Uzelac

There is a great deal of diversity in Indian culture and lifestyle that I’ve discovered when I visited the country last few weeks ago. The differences are astounding: culture, religion and lifestyle are astounding, and we always learn something new when we travel to each part, but the one thing that remains the same is the food. Like in Kilimanoor, Kerala – north of Trivandrum, where we saw so many top-notch restaurants with delicacies that would cater to all tastes of an Indian Cuisine: Madhuri (sweet), lavana (salty), amala (sour), katu (pungent), tikta (bitter) and kasya (astringent).

Kerala is a state in southwestern India on the Malabar Coast. It is a state on the Malabar Coast of India in which Malayalam is the most widely spoken language, and it is also the official language of the state.

In addition to pepper and natural rubber production, the state is also a massive producer of coconuts, tea, coffee, cashews and spices. These are all important components of the agricultural sector. Between the Arabian Sea, on the one hand, and the Western Ghats, on the other hand, this state is situated.

The state also has a rich biodiversity with a large number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, including the Periyar Tiger Reserve. This is the location of the Asian elephant’s northernmost habitat and is regarded as one of the last pristine forests in India. Kerala is a paradise and one of the most beautiful places in India. It is renowned for its picturesque beaches, backwaters and lush green landscape. It is located on the southernmost tip of the country.

Richard Uzelac Takes a Trip to These Beautiful Places in Kerala:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Trivandrum is the capital city of this state, which is known for its coconuts and coconut products. In terms of greenness, Trivandrum is considered one of the ten greenest cities in India.

Apart from the cuisine of Kerala itself, one can find some of the best dishes in the world here, like in Kilimanoor, a panchayat and town of Trivandrum. The place is well known for its seafood preparations and the boat races held in the backwaters of Kerala. Trivandrum is often used as a gateway to nearby beach resorts and has a lot to offer travellers who wish to stay for more than a few days. Kerala’s capital offers a wide range of attractions, from South Indian cuisine and sophisticated art to architectural treasures and historical landmarks:

  1. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple- As a Hindu temple in Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum (former name), the capital of Kerala, India, the Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the place where the temple is located. In Tamil and Malayalam, the name of the city translates as “The City of Lord Ananta.” – Anantha is the infinitely coiling serpent that Padmanabha or Vishnu lays on. It is one of the world’s riches temple only, and only Hindus can enter. 
  2. Kuthiramalika Palace Museum – When visitors come to the palace of horses, which is known as ‘Kuthiramalika’, they will be greeted by 122 smiling wooden horses. There is a pristine two-story palace in Thiruvananthapuram known as Kuthiramalika Palace Museum or Puthenmalika Palace Museum, which is located near the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. It has been built by Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma, who was Maharaja of the Kingdom of Travancore in British India, in the 1840s when he built it.


  1. Kovalam Beach- Located around 13 km from the city center, Kovalam is a region in the city of Trivandrum in Kerala, whose beaches are a major tourist attraction.

There is a distinct feel to the coastal south of India. India isn’t just Delhi, Mumbai and Rajasthan. The south and northeast of India are totally different. The south is warm and friendly, with a relaxed vibe. And the cuisine is incredible! Just think about it – it’s home to coconuts, curry spices, rice and tropical fruits. Fish dishes are also very popular in Kerala. Deep-fried fish served with rice, lentils, and a spicy sauce is a firm favourite.

The Beautiful Lakshadweep Islands

Although my trip was short, I would have loved to see some of the Islands of Lakshadweep. This is a group of 36 islands, well known for its exotic and sun-kissed beaches, an abode of bewitching landscapes, and an experience to dive into the underwater beauty of the sea. The island is considered to be a precious heritage of ecology and culture. Lakshadweep Islands provide a lot of opportunities for water sports over the serene blue water and pearly white beaches. It is situated in the Arabian Sea off the western coast of India. These islands are noted for their wonderful beauty and pristine beaches. The islands are an oasis of greenery, with lush emerald forests and bewitching landscapes.

Before I forget it is true that you can never go wrong when you get to their barbershops!

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