Flanked by the Arabian Sea in the West, the towering Western Ghats in the East and networked by 44 interconnected rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographic features which have made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. A long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, are just a few of the wonders that await you once you crossover to the other side. Apart from being a tourist destination, Kerala is home to India’s most advanced society. 100% literate, the State has India’s highest density of Science and Technology personnel, highest Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI ), highest life expectancy and the lowest infant mortality rate. Kerala to be sure, is Indias cleanest and the most peaceful State. Tourism is Kerala`s boon industry.
Kerala prides itself for being the flag bearer for not just how a culture can respect its past but also march forward with growth & progress as well. The state is also endowed with unique natural, cultural and social resources.
Parasurama is the founder of Keralam. Parasurama is the warrior-sage who is one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The myth says that after defeating the Kshatriyas, Parasurama approached the wise men for penance. To gain self-mortification he was asked to create a land for Brahmins. He agreed and decided to meditate at Gokarnam. He got the boons from Varuna, and Bhumidevi. Varuna is the God of the Oceans and Bhumidevi is the Goddess of earth. Parasurama then went to KanyaKumari (Cape Comorin) and threw his axe northwards across the ocean. The waters subsided in the path of the axe and a land was formed. This land is called the land of Parasurama which is today’s Kerala.