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  • Alappuzha :The Venice of IndiaTo label Alapuzha (The Malayalam name for alappuzha) The 'Venice of the East' might today appear a far-etched cliche of travelogue writers, but this quaint little town is certainly the Venice of India. Nowhere else will you find, spread out across the center of town
  • Ernakulam :Cochin is well connected to several important destinations. Bus services-both government and private-are available to Alleppey, Quilon, Trivandrum, Thekkady, Munnar, Palaghat, Calicut, Bangalore, Mysore, Madurai, Chennai, Pondicherry, Kanniyakumari, Erode, Tuticorin and Velankanni.
  • Idukki :With high ranges of altitude varying from 2500 feet to over 5000 feet above sea level, Idukki is the district where forests and wildlife abound. About 1500 sq ft of its area is reserved forest, much of which is home to a variety of flora and fauna. These forests are a source of teak wood, rose wood and sandal wood. They are also home to wildlife like tigers, deer, bisons and monkeys. Streams, valleys and hills combine to make Idukki district an ideal year-round holiday destination.
  • Kannur :This sea coast town in the northern Malabar area was for many centuries the capital of the Kolathiri Rajas, the rivals of the Zamorins of Calicut. Its importance as a premier port of ancient Kerala was known to the Arabs and the Persians. Marco Polo is supposed to have referred to Cannannore as a great emporia of spices.
  • Kasargod :The district has water, forest and mineral resources. It is flanked by the forest-covered Western Ghats in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west. Demarcating the north and south are two rivers- the Talapadi and the Trikaripur. Grey rocks and barren land amidst dense vegetation as well as calm lagoons visible through the coconut palms along the coastal belt lend this district a rare and different beauty. Not surprisingly, Kasargod is poised for growth in the area of tourism.
  • Kollam :An ancient seaport town dating back to the 9th Century A.D., Kollam (the Malayalam name for Quilon) has given its name to the Malayalam ear Kollavarsham, which began in 825 A.D and is said to be calculated from the date of the founding of this town.
  • Kottayam :In the past Kottayam was the seat firest of the Munjunad Rajas and later, in the 12th century, of the Tekkumkur Rajas. This fact of royal history is echoed in the town's name which is derived from the Malayalam work kottayakam which means the inside of a fort.
  • Kozhikode :Calicut's commercial glory was also praised by the Arab Traveller Abdur Razzak in 1443 A.D.: ''Calicut is a perfectly secured harbour, which, like that of Ormuz, brings together merchants from every city and from every country.'' Interestingly, Calicut has also lent its name to 'calico', the fine variety of handwoven cotton clothe said to have originated in this place.
  • Malappuram :Home of the Valluvanad dynasty of chieftains who ruled over the are in ancient and medieval items. Malappuram has always enjoyed the status of a military headquarters. The Zamorin of Calicut, for instance, consolidated his conquests and built a palace at the then important Malabar sea port of Ponnani in Malappuram.
  • Palakkad :The district, which lies at the foot of the colossal Western Ghats, has only midland and highland areas. Much of the area is made up of plains, interspersed with a few hillocks. The plains are fertile and productive, so much so that the district is considered the granary of Kerala.
  • Pathanamthitta :Aranmula, a small town on the banks of the river Pamba, 10 km from Chengannur on the Trivandrum-Kottayam route, is famed fro its expensive hand-made mirrors of polished metal called the 'Aranmula Kannadi' or Aranmula Mirror. During Onam (August/ September), the Aranmula Boat Race takes place amidst celebrations and festivities.
  • Thiruvananthapuram :Motorable roads link Trivandrum ti several important tourist and business centres in India. Bus services of various classes are operated by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) as well as corporations belonging to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Thrissur :Trichur's rise as a town of importance is attributed top Raja Rama Varma, popularly known as 'Sakthan Thampuran', who ascended the throne of the State of Cochin in 1790. Large areas of Trichur were captured by the latter half of the 18th century, Tripu Sultan held sway over Trichur until the European domination began under the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English.
  • Wayanad :Once ruled by the Kalpetta, the district headquarters, is the famous Ananthaatha Jain Temple at Puliyarmala. This district is said to have been a stronghold of Jains in the past. Another pointer to this fact is the Glass Temple Of Koottamunda, 20 km from Kalpetta.

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