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History And Culture Of Kerala

We are not makers of history, we are made by history. Let's explore it!

Kerala's history is closely connected with trade and commerce. Vasco Da Gama first sailed to in India via Kerala. Travellers and traders from across the world including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, French and British came to buy spices, wood etc. These people influenced the culture of the state in some form or the other. It has diverse religious traditions and its own language is Malayalam. Kerala boasts of an advanced educational system and the highest literacy rate in the country.

It upholds a high standard of health services and the highest life expectancy rate. Another noteworthy element in the Keralite culture is the high social status of the women of Kerala, owing to the formerly practiced matrilineal kinship system. Its rich cultural heritage also includes traditional dance forms like Kathakali, enacting stories from the great Indian epics like the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Another martial dance form of Kerala is Kalaripayattu. from the intricately carved temples to elegant dance forms and piping hot dosas, a trip to Kerala ticks all the criterion that make for a great vacation. 

 

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