•            Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
  • Formation: November 1, 1956
  • Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Governor: Arif Mohammed Khan
  • Area: 38,863 square kilometers
  • Population: Over 34 million (as per the last census in 2011)
  • Density: Approximately 859 persons per square kilometer
  • Official Language: Malayalam
  • Major Rivers: Periyar, Bharathapuzha, Pamba
  • Highest Point: Anamudi (2,695 meters)
  • Official Animal: Indian Elephant
  • Official Bird: Great Indian Hornbill
  • Official Tree: Coconut
  • God’s Own Country: Kerala is often referred to as “God’s Own Country” due to its scenic beauty and cultural richness.
  • Backwaters: The state is famous for its serene backwaters, especially in Alleppey and Kumarakom.
  • Ayurveda: Kerala is a major hub for traditional Ayurvedic medicine, attracting health tourists from around the world.
  • Muziris Heritage Project: A project aimed at showcasing and preserving the rich cultural heritage of the ancient port of Muziris.
  • Kathakali Dance: A traditional dance form known for its elaborate costumes, makeup, and expressive movements.
  • Kerala Cuisine: Famous for dishes like Appam, Puttu, Idiyappam, and the traditional Sadhya served during festivals.
  • Western Ghats: Kerala is home to a significant portion of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary: A renowned wildlife sanctuary known for its biodiversity and Periyar Lake.
  • Kerala Kalamandalam: An institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of classical arts like Kathakali and Mohiniyattam.
  • Kozhikode (Calicut): Known for its historical significance, it was the first European trading post in India.
  • Malabar Rebellion: A historic uprising against British rule in the Malabar region in 1921.
  • Malayalam Cinema: Kerala has a vibrant film industry, producing critically acclaimed movies and winning national awards.
  • Kerala Blasters FC: A popular football team representing the state in the Indian Super League (ISL).
  • Lakshadweep Islands: Although administratively separate, Lakshadweep is closely associated with Kerala and is its only island territory.
  • Thrissur Pooram: One of the largest and most colorful temple festivals in Kerala, held in Thrissur.
  • Arabian Sea: Kerala’s western border is along the Arabian Sea, providing the state with a long coastline.
  • Wayanad: A picturesque hill station known for its lush greenery, wildlife, and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi: Promoting performing arts like music, dance, and theater in the state.
  • Kerala Folklore Museum: Located in Kochi, it showcases the traditional art and culture of Kerala.
  • Kovalam Beach: A popular beach destination known for its crescent-shaped coastline and lighthouse.
  • Thiruvananthapuram Zoo: One of the oldest zoos in India, home to a variety of exotic animals.
  • Kerala State Science and Technology Museum: Located in Thiruvananthapuram, it promotes scientific knowledge and innovation.
  • Vembanad: The longest lake in India, it is a major part of the Kerala backwaters.
  • Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC): The state-owned bus service connecting various parts of Kerala and neighboring states.
  • Kalolsavam: An annual youth festival showcasing the cultural and artistic talents of school students in Kerala.
  • Kerala Sahitya Akademi: Promoting Malayalam literature and recognizing outstanding literary works.
  • St. Angelo Fort, Kannur: A historic fort built by the Portuguese, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea.
  • Kerala State Chalachitra Academy: Organizing the Kerala State Film Awards and promoting film culture in the state.
  • Padmanabhaswamy Temple: A prominent Hindu temple in Thiruvananthapuram known for its intricate architecture.
  • Kochi Metro: A rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi, enhancing urban transportation.
  • Mattancherry Palace: Also known as the Dutch Palace, it showcases Kerala murals and artifacts.
  • Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU): Focused on education, research, and extension activities in veterinary and animal sciences.
  • Marari Beach: A serene beach in Alappuzha, offering a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle.
  • Kerala State Biodiversity Board: Working towards the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.
  • Kerala Kite Festival: An annual event where enthusiasts from around the world gather to showcase unique kites.
  • Kerala Water Authority (KWA): Responsible for the management and distribution of water resources in the state.
  • Vayalar Award: A prestigious literary award instituted in memory of the poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma.
  • Aranmula Boat Race: Held during the Onam festival, it is one of the oldest traditional boat races in Kerala, featuring snake boat races.

  1. Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI): Engaged in research and conservation efforts related to the rich biodiversity of Kerala’s forests.

  2. Varkala Beach: Known for its unique cliffs, mineral springs, and a natural water spout believed to have medicinal properties.

  3. Kerala Agricultural University (KAU): Dedicated to agricultural research, education, and extension services in the state.

  4. Pulikali (Tiger Dance): A vibrant and colorful folk art form performed during Onam, where artists paint themselves as tigers.

  5. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary: A biodiversity hotspot known for its rich flora and fauna, including the elusive lion-tailed macaque.

  6. Kerala Folklore Academy: Promoting and preserving the diverse folk traditions, art forms, and cultural heritage of Kerala.

  7. Payasam: A traditional Kerala dessert made with rice, milk, jaggery, and sometimes coconut, served during festivals.

  8. Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB): Focused on mobilizing funds for critical infrastructure development projects in the state.

  9. Poothotta Dam: An irrigation dam and reservoir near Kochi, providing scenic views and a tranquil environment.

  10. Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM): Supporting and promoting startup ventures, innovation, and entrepreneurship in Kerala.

  11. Meenmutty Falls: A spectacular waterfall near Kalpetta in Wayanad, surrounded by lush greenery and trekking trails.

  12. Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP): A science and literature organization promoting scientific awareness and rational thinking.

  13. Pacha Kuthira (Green Horse): A traditional folk dance performed during temple festivals, symbolizing the sacred green horse.

  14. Kerala Cartoon Academy: Fostering the art of cartooning and providing a platform for cartoonists in the state.

  15. Kozhikode Halwa: A popular sweet dish with a unique taste and texture, made with ingredients like ghee, coconut, and jaggery.

  16. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary: An urban bird sanctuary in Kochi, providing a habitat for various bird species.

  17. Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA): Training and capacity-building institution for local governance bodies in Kerala.

  18. Kanakakkunnu Palace: A historic palace in Thiruvananthapuram, now used for cultural events and exhibitions.

  19. Pakshipathalam: A trekker’s paradise in Wayanad, known for its diverse flora, fauna, and caves.

  • Kerala State Remote Sensing and Environment Centre (KSREC): Utilizing remote sensing technology for environmental monitoring and planning.

    1. Kerala State Handloom Development Corporation: Promoting handloom products and supporting traditional weavers in the state.

    2. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary: A haven for birdwatchers, located at the estuary of the Kadalundi River.

    3. Azhikkal Port: A major port in Kannur, contributing to the state’s maritime activities and trade.

    4. Napier Museum: Located in Thiruvananthapuram, it houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts.

    5. Kerala State Co-operative Bank (KSCB): Providing financial services and support to the co-operative sector in Kerala.

    6. Ayyappan Kavu: Sacred groves dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, preserving biodiversity and ecological balance.

    7. Maveli Express: A popular train connecting Kerala to Tamil Nadu, named after the legendary King Mahabali.

    8. Kerala Forest Development Corporation (KFDC): Involved in sustainable forest management, timber processing, and eco-tourism.

    9. Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary: A protected area known for its diverse flora, fauna, and the Chimmony Dam.

    10. Kerala State Handicapped Persons Welfare Corporation: Dedicated to the welfare and empowerment of differently-abled individuals.

    11. Keralam Museum: An interactive museum in Kochi, showcasing the history, culture, and heritage of Kerala.

    12. Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy: Promoting and preserving the classical music and dance traditions of Kerala.

    13. Vallarpadam Basilica: A historic church in Kochi, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, attracting pilgrims.

    14. Kerala State Bamboo Corporation: Promoting bamboo cultivation and developing bamboo-based products.

    15. Karikode Maruthwamala: A sacred grove in Pathanamthitta, known for its medicinal plants and biodiversity.

    16. Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE): Facilitating scientific research and technological advancements.

    17. Malabar Gold & Diamonds: A prominent jewelry retail chain headquartered in Kerala, with a global presence.

    18. Adoor Gajamela: An annual elephant pageant held during the Adoor Thirunalla festival, showcasing adorned elephants.

    19. Kerala Agricultural Development Finance Corporation (KADFAC): Providing financial assistance to farmers for agricultural development.