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More interesting facts on Kerala
- the Kodaikanal–Munnar Road in Tamil Nadu and Kerala was built by the British in 1942 as an evacuation route in preparation for a possible Japanese invasion of South India?
- the Chelembra Bank Robbery, one of the biggest bank robberies in Kerala, was quickly solved by the Kerala Police and the stolen goods recovered?
- the Ashtamudi Lake is the second largest and deepest wetland ecosystem in Kerala, India?
- the Mundum Neriyathum (pictured) is a remnant of the ancient saree worn by women in the South Indian state of Kerala including the Nair community noted for their matrifocality?
- the double-decker sight-seeing boat Jalakanyaka (pictured) sank on 30 September in Thekkady, Kerala, killing 45 tourists?
- the village of Kodinji in Kerala, India, where multiple birth is a regular phenomenon, is home to over 204 pairs of twins?
- the hull of the kettuvallams, Kerala houseboats, (pictured) are built of wooden boards tied together by coir rope?
- Vimcy received an award from the Kerala State Sports Council for his lifelong contributions to sports journalism?
- Kochi in Kerala, India is the only place where Chinese fishing nets are used outside of China?
- Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kerala, India, receives migratory birds from far away Siberia?
- Kerala's Angadipuram Laterite is formed from the weathering of many rock types, including charnockite, anorthosite and gabbro?
- Kuttanad in Kerala, India, is the country's only region below sea level?
- O. Rajagopal represented Madhya Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha, despite living in Kerala?
- St Thomas Church, located at Palayoor, Kerala, was established in 52 AD by St. Thomas, one of the twelve close disciples of Jesus Christ?
- Saddam Beach in the Indian state of Kerala was given its name by local Muslim villagers after the Gulf War of 1991 in solidarity with former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein?
- Indian communist politician K.P. Prabhakaran was in the forefront of a trade union of toddy tappers in Kerala for 55 years?
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