20 Surprising Facts About Kerala

20 Surprising facts about Kerala Kerala receives the first monsoon rainfall in India.  The south-West Monsoon hits Kerala usually around the 1st of June arriving in Mumbai about 10 days later and in Delhi by the end of June. Kerala has the highest literacy rate in India. In 1991, Kerala became the first fully literate state in the whole of India. Kerala has the highest HDI (Human Development Index) in India. Kerala has the lowest population growth rate in India. Kerala is the most biodiverse state in India. Around 25% of India’s 15,000 plant species are found in Kerala. Kerala is famous for its elephants,  leopards, Nilgiri tahr, monkeys and giant squirrels, as well as Bengal Tigers. Kerala has the Lowest maternal mortality rate in India as well as the lowest Infant mortality rate (12 per 1,000 ) The rate for all of India is 44! Kerala’s sex ratio is higher than that…

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