Thiruvananthpuram better known as the City Of The Holy Serpent is covering an area of 2192 sq.km.It is also known as Trivandrum means the city of Anantha or the abode of the sacred Serpent Anantha on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu trinity, reclines. Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills.
Thiruvananthapuram is situated near to the sea, which makes its climate as tropical. This also gives Trivandrum a very pleasant weather round the year. The city is also a welcome departure from other large cities of India in its spacious layout and regulated life.It is also an excellent base to explore the interiors of Kerala, the southernmost region of India, and from Kochi, the Lakshadweep Islands. The city offers all modern facilities needed by a visitor and is a centre for cultural activities.
Kochi or Cohin is better known as ?Queen of the Arabian Sea?.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 covering an area of about 2408 sq. Kms. The commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi, in ernakulam. Kochi has a moderate climate as it is situated very close to the sea. It gets heavy rains during June-August. Winter starts from December and continues till February.
Kerala's prime tourist destination, it spreads across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and Backwaters. Its main sections: modern Ernakulam in the east and the old districts of Mattancherry and Fort Cochin on a peninsula in the west are linked by a complex system of ferries. City of peninsulas and islands, today it is Kerala's commercial hub.
Kasargode, the northern-most district of Kerala, is known for its Coir and Handloom Industries. Fishing is a prime source of livelihood. A district with a rare and different beauty. Kasargode is poised for growth in the area of tourism. Kasaragod is known as the land of Gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful sea shores.The Fort at Bekal is the largest and the best preserved.
Kasargode offers a variety of patterns in the temple architecture, the unique style of Madhur Mahaganapathy temple, the typical Kerala style of the historic Malik Deenar Great Juma Masjid and many other structures speak in silence of the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Alappuzha basically is a beach also known as Alleppey. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it; Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Today, Alappuzha has grown in importance as a Backwater Tourist Centre, attracting several thousands of foreign tourists each year. Alappuzha is also famous for its Boat races, Houseboat Holidays, Beaches, Marine Products and Coir Industry. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the Alappuzha beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby that is of immense interest for the visitors.
Malappuram district is bounded by Kozhikode district in the north, the Nilgiris on the east, Arabian Sea on the west and Thrissur and Palakkad districts on the south. Malappuram figures prominently in history as the place which frequently questioned the British Colonial Authority. Most of the famous Mappilla revolts of Malabar, which took place between 1792 and 1921, occurred in areas now under Malappuram district. House of the Valluvanad dynasty of Chieftains who ruled over the area in ancient and medieval times.
Malappuram has always enjoyed the status of a military headquarters. The Zamorin of Calicut for instance consolidated his conquests and built a Palace of the then important Malabar Sea port of Ponnani in Malappuram.