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Kerala Piravi marks the birth of the Kerala - the southern most state of India. Kerala was formed on 1st November 1956 by joining three Independent provinces named Malabar, Cochin and Travancore. Malayalis from around the world celebrate November 1st as Kerala Piravi which in Malayalam means the 'birth of Kerala'.

 

Kerala is a 560-km long narrow stretch of land. At the widest, Kerala is a mere 120-km from the sea to the mountains. Gracing one side of Kerala are the lofty mountains ranging high to reach the sky. And on the other side the land is washed by the blue Arabian Sea waters. The land is covered with thick dense tropical forest, fertile plains, beautiful beaches, cliffs, rocky coasts, an intricate maze of backwaters, still bays and 44 glimmering rivers. Kerala's exotic spices have lured foreigners to her coast from time immemorial.

 

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Taken on August 22, 2010