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Photos taken from Thamarassery, Kozhikode. Thamarassery, formerly known as Thazhmalachery, is a major town in the Kozhikode district of Kerala, India. Photos : Jaison Jacob

The Thrissur Pooram is considered to be the Mother of all Poorams, a culture highlight that towers above all other festivals. The Thrissur Pooram is celebrated in the Malayalam month Of Medom (April-May). Courtesy : KMR Photography

Idukki is the largest district in the state of Kerala, South India. This beautiful High range district is geographically known for its Mountainous Hills and Dense Forests. Thekkady, is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India; Photos : Anoop Thomas

Wayanad is a district in the north-east of Kerala state, India. Wayanad borders Kozhikode, Kannur, and Malappuram districts in Kerala; Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu; and Chamarajanagar, Mysore, and Kodagu (Coorg) districts in Karnataka. Photos : Sanjo Mathew Philip

Palolem is a beach village situated in the Canacona, Goa. Photos : Amith Thomas

Oldest Churches in Kerala, Seven churches believed to be built by St. Thomas. Photo galleries of churches from 1st century to 17th Century AD

Anakotta near Guruvayoor in Central Kerala is a unique elephant sanctuary with elephants of almost all ages. Located Just 3 Kms from the guruvayoor temple. * Photos : Jith Jithu

Thrissur enjoys a thriving cultural tradition dating back to centuries, and being the centre of Kerala's cultural activities. Thrissur Pooram also called as 'the pooram of all poorams' is celebrated in every year in the month of Medam (mid-April to mid-may) as per the malayalam calendar. *Photos : Jith Jithu

Shankumugham Beach is a beach in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, south India. Veli Tourist Village is near from the Shankumugham Beach boating facilities are offered at this picnic spot. Speed boats, restaurants and well landscaped gardens are available. *Photos : Nibin Jacob

Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala, South India. The city hosts the Thrissur Pooram festival, the most colourful and spectacular temple festival in Kerala. *Photos : Jith Jithu

Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum) is the capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland.

Kottayam is one of the 14 districts in the state of Kerala, India. Acclaimed as the land of letters, latex and lakes, Kottayam has the distinction of being the first-ever fully literate municipal town in India.

Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is a city in the state of Kerala in southern India on the Malabar Coast. Lush green countryside, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers and hills make Kozhikode a popular destination.

Kannur is a district in the state of Kerala, India. Asia's largest and the world's third largest naval academy (Ezhimala Naval Academy) is situated in Kannur district.

Ernakulam is a district of Kerala, South India situated in the central part of that state. Ernakulam is a major financial and commercial hub of Kerala. Kochi also known as Cochin, is a major port city in the district of Ernakulam. Kochi ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourist arrivals in Kerala. * Photos : Rasheed

Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey is the sixth largest city in the state of Kerala, South India Alappuzha is an important tourist destination in India. The Backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala.