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Kerala is one of the most developed states in India having high literacy rates and better health standards. In the midst of the covid 19 regulation also the administering and controlling measures took by the Kerala state was a debate and model for not only the country but also to the world. In most of the developmental study courses happening in India Kerala is taken as an example for reference for the curriculum. Having this much priority and importance among the states of India, have you ever thought about the internal structure and places of Kerala state. May be the Keralites will be very much familiar about the list of districts of Kerala. But as non-Keralite person, have you ever thought of the number of districts in Kerala. Well, through this blog let us discuss the list of districts of Kerala.
Kerala state – An Overview
Before we discuss the list of districts in Kerala let us discuss the overview about the state of Kerala. Kerala is the state that was formed on 1st November 1956 by the state reorganization act by combining the Malayalam speaking people of Malabar, Cochin, South Canara and Travancore. The official animal of Kerala is Indian elephant, the official bird of Kerala is a great hornbill, the official fish of Kerala is green chromide,the official flower of kerala is kani konna and the official tree of Kerala is a coconut tree. Kerala has got its name by the meaning of land filled with Kera (coconut trees).
List of Districts in Kerala 2021
|1||Trivandrum||The capital city of Kerala. It is noticeable due to the colonial architecture of british era. It is the hub of the administrative section. The Padmanabhaswamy temple having the most valuable treasure in Asia is situated in Trivandrum. Kovalam Beach, Shangumugham Beach, Napier Museum, Kuthira Mlaika, Kanakakunnu Palace, Trivandrum Zoo are some of the tourists’ attractions|
|2||Kollam||It is an ancient trading town in Kerala. The history says that it had trading relations with Arab, chinese and other biblical mentions groups.|
|3||Pathanamthitta||It is the district that has the famous pilgrim centre Sabarimala is located.|
|4||Alappuzha||Alappuzha is called the Venice of the east. The beaches in Alappuzha, Madaari and Pathiramanal are famous. It was the trading hub back in those times.|
|5||Kottayam||Kottayam is the land having a high literacy rate in the state. Wagamon illikkal kallu tourist spots are located in Kottayam. Kottayam is a landlocked area.|
|6||Idukki||Idukki is called the powerhouse of the state. Idukki has the most number of water reservoirs in the state and generates electricity for the state. Idukki is also a tourist paradise of the state.|
|7||Ernakulam||Ernakulam was the capital kingdom of the cochin back in those times. Cochi is one of the metropolitan cities of the state. The only jew church in Kerala is situated in Mattancherry, Ernakulam.|
|8||Thrissur||Thrissur lands the festivals and culture. Thrissur is famous for the Thrissur pooram which is a landmark festival in kerala.|
|9||Palakkad||Palakkad is called the granary of the kerala. North, on the Kalpathy River, the 15th-century Viswanatha Swamy Temple is the main venue of the famous Ratholsavam chariot festival. It is the largest district in kerala.|
|10||Malappuram||The third largest district in kerala.|
|11||Kozhikode||The kappad city where the vasco de ma landed for the first time in India marked the portugese arrival in India is situated in Kozhikode.|
|12||Wayanad||The area is famous for wildlife sanctuary, high altitude places, and trekking spots. The Idakkal caves mark to the history excavations is situated in wayanad|
|13||Kannur||It is one of the ancient trading ports. Enduring monuments such as 16th-century St. Angelo Fort, once occupied by European colonial forces, show the city’s significant role in the spice trade.|
|14||Kasargod||The famous bakel fort is situated in Kasargod. The district shares boundaries with Karnataka|
The list of districts of Kerala may be a boring subject for Keralites but it will be certainly an important and interesting subject for non-Keralites. The canvas was too small to describe all the districts in detail regarding the history traditions culture and other tourists spot in each district. The above details may make you aware why Kerala is God’s own country and what much importance the state has got in the historical times. Enrol Entri for more general updates. Keep studying, keep winning!