Situated on the Malabar coast, Kerala is India’s twelfth-largest state, bordered by Karnataka in the north and Tamil Nadu to the south. The state is divided into 14 districts and 21 revenue divisions with Thiruvananthapuram as its capital.
Kerala’s heritage is rich with Portuguese influence, when spice traders arrived in the state during the 15th century. The state is abundant in natural flora and fauna, notably its beaches, backwaters and mountain range. Adding to this is the abundance of historical sites that makes Kerala a huge tourist destination for both Indian and international travellers.
A major part of Kerala’s economy stems from its agriculture, fisheries, livestock and natural resources. However, Kerala rapidly emerging as a healthcare and IT hub, as well as burgeoning financial services sector.