If there is one place in the riveting diversity of India where there is tangible beauty and a phenomenal thing like total literacy, it is in Kerala. It is a land of coconuts, elephants, spicy food, and beautiful beaches. The state is also home to some of the oldest churches and temples in India. A Kerala trip would be incomplete without a visit to the state’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram, which is also the country’s southernmost city. Other places worth visiting in Kerala include Kochi, Kovalam, Kumarakom, and Munnar.