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Kerala has fourteen districts that are spread across the length and breadth of the region. The districts are actually the major cities of Kerala. All the cities have been lavishly blessed by Mother Nature and have immense tourist potential. The Cities of Tourist Attraction includes Alappuzha - The Backwater Country, Ernakulam - The Commercial Capital, Pathanamthitta - The Great Pilgrimage Centre, Idukki - The Green Country, Thiruvananthapuram - The Capital of the State and Thrissur - The Cultural Capital of Kerala.


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Ernakulam : Ernakulam (Cochin) is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea with Kumarakom and Allapuzha 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.


Kochi (Cochin) : Kochi (earlier known as Cochin) is the jewel in the crown of Kerala with true cosmopolitan character. With one of the finest natural harbors of the world, breath taking blue lagoons and lush green islands It is called the Queen of the Arabian Sea. It is the biggest and most active port in Kerala and from here, ships set sail for foreign ports with spices, rubber, coir and fish.


Kasargod : The northern-most district of Kerala, Kasargod is known for its coir and handloom industries. Fishing is a prime source of livelihood. The district has water, forest, and mineral resources.


Alappuzha : Alleppey (Alappuzha) is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, the town's commercial centre lives in a maze of canals. Set in the labyrinth of backwater channels, the town is one of the best gateways to explore the unspoilt countryside.


Fisher Men on Kerala BeachPalakkad : Palakkad derives its name from the Pala (Alsteria Scholaris) tree and kadu (forest). Its geographical position, historical background, rural nature, educational status, tourist attractions and above all developmental activities are vivid and varied.


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


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Kottayam : The word Kottayam is a composition of the words Kotta (meaning fort) and Akkam (meaning inside). It is an important commercial centre of Kerala, as it is a producer of cash crops. Most of India's natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam, also home to the Rubber Board, one of the country's primary commodities board.


Idukki : The name 'Idukki' is derived from the Malayalam word 'idukku', which means a narrow gorge. Idukki district was formed on January 26, 1972 carving out Devikulam, Peerumedu and Udumbanchola taluks from the erstwhile Kottayam district and Thodupuzha taluk from the erstwhile Ernakulam district. Situated in the southern part of Kerala.


Munnar : Idukki district is at an altitude of 5000 to 8000 ft above sea level. Munnar is one of the prominent hill stations in India, situated at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.


Thrissur : Thrissur, with its rich history, cultural heritage and archeological wealth is called the cultural capital of kerala. From ancient times, this district has played a significant role in the political history of south india.


Trivandrum : The city has recently grown as a tourist and commercial centre, with the Trivandrum International Airport becoming the main gateway into Kerala for a substantial number of visitors and tourists.


Thekkady : Thekkady, located in central Kerala, is a popular hill station and a wildlife centre. This town, which is an important plantation centre, conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations.


Kannur : Formerly a major port area, this is now a city known for its handloom and beedi industries. Some of the finest weavers of Kerala come from this district. Kannur is also the headquarters of the country’s largest and best-run beedi cooperative which produces the famous brand, Kerala Dinesh Beedi.


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Wayanad : Wayanad, one of the fourteen districts in Kerala and is situated in an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in Western Ghats.


Kanakakunnu Palace, TrivandrumKollam : Kollam (Quilon) is a charming old port city on the banks of the picturesque Ashtamudi Lake. Famous for its cashew industry and the historic remnants and ruins of Portuguese forts and churches that were constructed here in the 18th century, it is the gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala.


Malappuram : Malappuram (literally, a land atop hills) is situated 50 kms southeast of kozhikode. Bounded by the nilgiri hills on the east, the arabian sea on the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts on the south, malappuram is enriched by three great rivers flowing through it - the Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathapuzha. Malappuram has a rich and eventful history.

 


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