Bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west, Kerala had been a prominent spice exporter since 3000 BCE. More than half of the population is practicing Hinduism followed by Islam and Christianity. Under influences from other parts of India and abroad, developed over millennia, culture here is a synthesis of Aryan, Dravidian, Arab, and European cultures.
Kerala has a wet and maritime tropical climate and with Monsoon during June to August transforms the region in to a lush green paradise and is known for Monsoon tourism. Malayalam as the official language of the state has divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. The first Indian state to achieve 100% primary education literacy rate, Kerala's primnary education was almost balanced among sexes, social groups and regions, unlike other states in India.