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Kerala is located in the south western end of the India and offers some excellent all-inclusive bargain holidays. It is Indias most populous state and has some of the best coastal resorts. Keralas geographical location between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, gives it a landscape with a network of waterways and rivers running across the length and breadth of the state. Keralas cultural heritage is renowned the world over and people visit Kerala to experience the cuisine, natural beauty and Ayurvedic holidays. Kerala is famous for Kalaripayattu which is an old martial art form. A tourist to Kerala should never miss the rejuvenating Ayurvedic massages and oil baths. Holidays in Kerala are renowned for offering visitors a choice of many excellent beaches. Kovalam beach is the most popular destination for Kerala holidays with a fantastic beach and good value accommodation.
Currency in Kerala
The currency is the Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paisa. Major currencies can be changed at banks, and authorized bureaux de change. Exchange offices are open at all times in all the international airports. Travelers should be aware that it is illegal to exchange money through the black markets. It is also advisable to refuse torn notes, as no one will accept them apart from the major Banks. It is best to change money into small denominations. Travelers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in tourist orientated establishments. ATMs are generally available in all the urban regions.
Holidays in Kerala
There are a lot of attractions in Kerala for an interested visitor. The Snake Park at Parassinikadavu in Kannur has various species of snakes and two large glass houses for King Cobras. There are a lot of museums in Kerala like the Pazhasiraja Museum at Kozhikode which have temple carts and Ivory carvings. The Edakkal caves at Wayanad have interesting cave drawings from the Stone Age. The Trivandrum zoo is one among the best planned in Asia with lakes and lawns. The palaces and museums of Kerala have unusual murals like the one in Krishnapuram Palace at kayamkulam which has gajendramoksham, one of the largest 18th century murals.
A visitor to Kerala should time their vacation with the snake-boat competition, to feel the excitement. Teams of 100 oarsmen row their snake boats singing, in one of the most exhilarating water sports in the world.
Language in Kerala
Hindi is the official language of the country and is given the status of National Language. However English is generally used for all official and business purposes. Urdu is the language common used by the Muslim population. Each state speaks a different language and there are 16 recognized languages. There are also hundreds of languages and thousands of dialects spoken by pockets of population throughout the country.
Nightlife in Kerala
If you venture away from your all-inclusive hotel, you will find numerous cozy, little bars. But for a tourist visiting Kerala the main attraction at night is Kathakali performance which is an art form which is very spectacular. On the whole Keralas nightlife can be described as tranquil and relaxing.