AYURVEDA IS THE VEDA(knowledge) OF LONG LIFE AND KERALA In the world map the Kerala looks like a Kerala House Boat or a Sporting Yacht. The semantic root derived from Kera (coconut tree) which represents the uniqueness of Kerala. Kalpam is a rejuvenating medicine in Ayurveda to regain youth and long life. The celestial tree which grants all wishes in the Indra’s flower garden is Kalpavrsham (coconut tree): (Hindu Mythology). So the Coconut tree has the magical power to regain your state of being young or youth. 3rd BC, a rock inscription by Emperor Asoka the Grate refers the local ruler as Keralaputra (son of Keralam). Nature and natural elegance meets together with all its purity and richness. The Hortus Malabaricus explains Rare species of Flora in Kerala. Steep Mountain slopes, Valleys with natural meadows and Thick forests will engrave ecology, bio-diversity, bio-rhythms, liveliness, vivacity; vitality and biological clock assemble in the union of plenitude. All world religions and its establishments run smoothly and melodiously. This is the 100% literary state in India. Here is the real world that you can be appreciated or enjoyed. Kerala is the valley of Western Ghats in the North, Arabian Sea in West and Indian Ocean in the East. Other tourist destinations are Back waters and Beaches with full of Coconut trees. You will get travel with leisure by land, air and water and especially through the means of inland transport travel facilities so geographic structure supports this venture and facilitates it. The area is 15,005sqmi. There is 590km of costal belt. The travelogue from 3rd BC to the Global village testifies this. The state has the lowest population growth rate. The Human Development Index 2011 report, there is 93.91 literacy rates. According to 2005 Transparency International Ranking, Kerala is the least corrupt state and 96% Malayalam speaking and people from all Indian regions live in harmony. The main productive works are Pepper, Natural rubber, Cashew, Coffee, Tea and Coconut Products. These plantations are rejuvenating natural habitat for your state of being young and boot up your youthfulness or make you peaceful in n your innermost self. 1.1million depends on Fishery Industry 3% of income of the state. The traditional fishing methods and artificial temporary pools in Back waters (an Artificial floating tanks made up of net) are the attractive elements in the tourist view point. If you approach the fisher men they will engage in the fishing endowers. This participation will recharge you with full energy. Kerala culture begins from Paleolithic age. Archaeological and Prehistorical findings are from Neolithic era dolmen (muniyara) in the Marayur, Topikallu (mushroom shaped stone) 5000 BC Mesolithic in Vadakanchery and a relationship with Indus Valley Civilization, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Ancient texts are Vishnu Avatar- Parassurama Kshetram - Keralolpthi, Matsya Purana and Ashtangahrthya. According to the Sumerian, Babylonian, Asserian, Egyptian, Arabs, Phoenicians and western sources as Nelcynda, Kerala was the major spice export in 3rd and 2nd BC. Early Medieval period trade relationship and its significant role in economy testify in the Tharisapalli Plates. 15th Century, the Spice trade attracted Portuguese traders into Kerala day after day this paved way to the European Colonization in India. Regions Malabar- famous for its heritage, spices, textiles and food, Malabar is one of India's most notable historical regions Central Kerala- the largest urban agglomeration of Kochi, the cultural heart of Kerala-Thrissur, and food basket of Kerala-Palakkad are located here Central Travancore- Kerala's backwaters and the land of churches, latex and literacy Northern Travancore- known for its mountains and hill stations, and plantations of spices, tea and coffee Southern Travancore- home to the capital city and various monuments, large temples, churches, and sporting events Cities Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — The capital and the largest city, famous for its beaches, historical monuments and parks. The city is also famous for its temples, educational institutions, and research centres. Kochi (Cochin) — A major port and cosmopolitan city and the largest urban agglomeration with unlimited shopping options. Kochi is very well connected with other cities of India. Known as 'Queen of the Arabian sea", the city's heritage quarter- Fort Kochi is one of the most sought after destination in Kerala. Alapuzha (Alleppey) — heartland of Kerala Backwaters with natural maze of canals criss-cross the city, leading to it being called the Venice of the East. The biggest boat race in India for the Nehru Trophy happens here every August. Kannur — A historical town famous for its strong heritage, martial arts 'Kalaripayattu', temple art 'Theyyam', political movements, forts, beaches and spices/coffee growing hills. Kollam (Quilon) — A commercial town famous for its cashew & coir industries, surrounded by backwaters and lakes. Kottayam — known for its latex, literacy and letters and as major educational centre. Munnar hill station is nearby. Kozhikode (Calicut) — Most prominent city of Malabar area,where Vasco da Gamma landed for the first time in India, and one of the world's oldest thriving trade centres. A very clean city known for its friendly inhabitants and celebrated across the world in form of its vast array of cuisines. Palakkad — gateway to Kerala by land through the Palghat Pass in Western Ghats; known for its paddy (rice) fields, hills, traditional homes, cuisines and composite culture. Tipu Fort, Malampuzha Gardens, Silent Valley National Park are nearby. Thrissur (Trichur) — the cultural capital of Kerala and also famous for jewellery shops and silk sarees. Temple festivals with caparisoned elephants like ThrissurPooram. AthirappillyFalls, Guruvayur Temple are nearby. Other destinations The Chinese fishing nets of Kochi Bekal Fort — a massive coastal Portuguese fort in north Kerala Kerala Backwaters — stretching across central Kerala, a must-try experience Kovalam Beach — World famous beach near Trivandrum Kumarakom — backwater tourism: luxury resorts and house-boat rides near Kottayam Munnar — Unspoilt hill station in tea growing hills and misty mountains Silent Valley National Park — rain forest with several endangered, protected species Thekkady — Periyar Tiger Reserve and elephant forests. Wayanad — caves, waterfalls and pristine forests Ponmudi — Hill station at Trivandrum, known for its beautiful scenery.