Kerala vs Tamilnadu
Although both are states in the southern part of India, there are differences between the two states in terms of their people, culture, history, places of interest, tradition, advancements in the fields of science and technology and the like.
Kerala is located in the South-western region of India, whereas Tamilnadu is situated in the southern most part of the country. Malayalam is the predominant language in the state of Kerala whereas Tamil is the predominant language in the state of Tamilnadu.
Kerala occupies a total area of 15,005 square miles. Tamilnadu occupies a total area of 50,216 square miles. Kerala has been a great spice trade center since 3000 BC. Tamilnadu has been the place of living for the Tamils from as early as 500 BC.
In fact the Tamil language is said to be one of the oldest languages in the world. Tamil literature is at least 2000 years old. Kerala is a very popular destination for tourists. It is known for its backwaters and picturesque surroundings. It is a land of fertility. Kerala is the seat of Ayurvedic form of Indian medical treatment.
Tamilnadu on the other hand is home of many temples of Dravidian style and it is a store house of several rivers and natural resources. There are several hill stations, beach resorts and pilgrimage centers in the state of Tamilnadu.
Kerala is the state in India that is characterized by a higher Human Development Index. Its literacy rate is as high as 94.59%. It is the highest when compared to any other state in India. Although the literacy rate in Tamilnadu is not as high as in Kerala, the state of Tamilnadu enjoys the highest number of business enterprises in India. In fact it has 10.56% of the total business enterprises in the whole of India.
Kerala is characterized by the equatorial tropic climate, whereas Tamilnadu is characterized by dry sub-humid climatic conditions. The state of Tamilnadu receives annual rainfall of about 37.2 inches. Kerala is one of the wettest places in India in the sense that it receives rain for about 130 days in a year.
Some of the main points of tourist interest in Kerala include Kovalam, Munnar, Thiruvananthapuram, Parumala, Trissur, Sabarimala, Kannur and Thekkadi. Tamilnadu boasts as many as 32 districts. Tamilnadu is home to several points of tourist interest such as Botanical Gardens in Ooty, Tiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari, Papanasam, Kourtalam water falls, Marina Beach in Chennai and the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai.
Tamilnadu houses several temples that were built in the typical Dravidian style. These temples include the Parthasarathy Temple in Chennai, the Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai, the Big Temple in Thanjavur and the Kamakshi Temple in Kanchipuram. Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health at Velankanni is a famous Christian pilgrimage center.
Kerala is a state known for various forms of arts such as Kathakali dance form and Koodiyattam dance form. It can be said that the cultural base of Kerala is formed by a mixture of both the Tamilakam from Tamilnadu and coastal Karnataka. The state is home to all festivities during the festival of Onam. Taminadu celebrates festivities during Pongal in the month of January.
Economy of Tamilnadu is boosted by several industries such as fireworks and match industries, textile and automobile industries. IT industry is beginning to flower in Chennai the capital of Tamilnadu. There are several tech parks in the city that are contributing to the economic growth of Tamilnadu in general and India in particular. Kerala is dependent on its tourism for its economic progress. This is due to the fact that tourism is the flourishing industry in Kerala.