Thursday, 26 July 2012

Historical Places In Kerala

Kerala is not only a green land with coconut grooves, paddy fields, beaches, backwaters, hills and forests. Kerala has a rich historical and cultural tradition of its own. Kerala was ruled by a number of foreign invaders as well as native Indian rulers. There are a number of Historical Places In Kerala, which tell the stories of these invasions and successions.

Kerala has a culture of the mixture of three main religions namely Hinduism, Chriastianity and Islam. Hinduism is practised by majority of people in Kerala. One fourth of the population is practising Christianity and the others are Islam. The Islam was introduced here by the Arab traders. Our historic monuments are greatly contributed by these three major religions. Some of the great architectural treasures of Kerala like the Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Jewish synagogue at Fort Kochi are marvellous tourist attractions and are worth visiting.
The history of Kerala is connected with the rise and fall of many foreign and domestic rules. The event of the landing of Vasco Da Gama on the Malabar Coast in 1498 is a milestone in the history of Kerala. The trading connection between Kerala and the Middle East, Mediterranean and China have gave way to several foreign communities. Several historic places of Kerala is living records of these communities from time to time.
The several forts in Kerala can tell the great story of invasions and successions. These forts are the best preserved forts in India. Many of these forts were built by the foreign rulers to safeguard their hold in Kerala. St.Angelo's Fort, Bekal Fort and Palakkad Fort are beautiful examples. The generations to come, will be influenced by the architecture and style of these forts and other buildings. The Pallippuram Fort is the oldest existing European monuments in the country.

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