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District and city in Kerala. It is also known as Alleppey.
Ernakulam district is an administrative subdivision in central Kerala.
Please submit only sites relating to Idukki disrict.
The district's name, 'Idukki' is supposed to be derived from the Malayalam word 'Idukku' which means a narrow gorge. That could be true, for narrow steep-sided valleys are not a strange phenomenon in this hilly district flanked by the Western Ghats in the East. Idukki district was formed on January 26, 1972 carving out Devikulam, Peermade and Udumbanchola taluks from the erstwhile Kottayam district and Thodupuzha taluk from the erstwhile Ernakulam district. This district lies between latitude 9 15' and 10 21' North and longitude 76 37' and 77 25' east.
Please submit only sites relating to Kannur district.
The district is named after the town of Kannur. Kannur’s days of glory were under the Kolathiri Rajas, and its importance as a spice trading port was mentioned by Marco Polo. From the 15th century various colonial powers exerted their influence, including the Portuguese, Dutch, and British.
Please submit only sites relating to Kasaragod district.
Kasargod is the northern-most district of Kerala State. It is spread in North-West and South-East axis. It is about 82 KMs in length and is more than the double of the East-West axis which is 40 KMs long at its broadest point.
Please submit only sites that deal with or give information on localities, towns and villages in Kollam district of Kerala.
This district in southern Kerala is named after the town. Kollam, formerly known as Quilon, is an old sea port/town on the Arabian sea coast. The district is bordered on the south by Thiruvananthapuram, on the north by Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta, on the east by Western Ghats and the Tamilnadu state border and on the West by the Arabian sea. About thirty per cent of this district is covered by the Ashtamudi lake, there by making it the gateway to the backwaters of the state. Kollam, the erstwhile Desinganadu, had a sustained commercial reputation from the days of the Phoenicians and the Romans. Fed by the Chinese trade, it was regarded by Ibn Batuta, as one of the five chief ports, which he had seen in the course of his travels during a period of twenty four years, in the 14th Century. The rulers of Kollam (Desinganadu) and China, exchanged embassies and there was a flourishing Chinese settlement at Kollam. Merchant Sulaiman of Siraf in Persia (9th Century) found Kollam to be the only port in India, touched by the huge Chinese junks, on his way from Canton to Persian Gulf. Marco Polo, the great Venician traveler, who was in Chinese Service under Kublahan in 1275, visited Kollam and other towns on the west coast, in his capacity as a Chinese mandarin. Marco Polo mentions Kollam as Coilum and this is perhaps why Kollam was known as Quilon for a long time.
Please submit only sites relating to Kottayam district.
District with headquarters at Kottayam. Once a focus for Syrian Christians of Kerala, Kottayam is now a place of churches and seminaries and an important center in rubber production.
A coastal district of Kerala, named after the city (also known as Calicut.)
Please submit only sites relating to Malappuram district.
It is situated on the Calicut - Madras road, 12 km. south - west of Manjeri and 52 km. south - west of Calicut. Malappuram is the head quarters of the district. In earlier times, Malappuram was the head quarters of European and British troops and later it became the head quarters of the Malabar Special Police (M.S.P). This place has still the ruins of an ancient fort built by Tippu Sultan. Malappuram was also the scene of the Malabar rebellion of 1921 which was suppressed by the Malabar Special Police (M.S.P)
Please submit only sites relating to Palakkad district.
Palakkad district is situated in the South West Coast of India. The district is bounded on the North by Malappuram District, in the East by Coimbatore district of Tamilnadu, in the south by Trichur district and in the west by Trichur and Malappuram districts. The district is between 10’ 21 and 11’ 14 North latitude and 76’ 02 and 76’ 54 East longitude.
District in the southern part of Kerala state.
District (also called Trivandrum) named after the city of the same name in Kerala.
Please submit only sites relating to Thrissur district.
Thrissur district constituting the central region of Kerala, is rich in history, culture and archeological remains. The district is named after the town of Thrissur.
A district in the Western Ghats, in northern Kerala.
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