The Spice Route reflects the journey of spices from the Malabar Coast
in Kerala through Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Middle East over several thousand years.
A state in India's tropical Malabar Coast
, Kerala is known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, and network of canals.
During the Portuguese, Dutch and the British colonial times, Tamils were brought over (called Malabars meaning those from the Malabar Coast
of India) for purposes of planting tobacco and indigo within the Jaffna Peninsula by the Dutch and the British colonialists.
Thiruvananthapuram: A good seven centuries ago, Venetian traveller Marco Polo is said to have remarked, "this is a very different place", about Kerala, known better as the Malabar Coast
in those days.
They include a European warship, a locally made fishing boat and trade dhows traditionally constructed on the Malabar Coast
Kerala is home to India's oldest mosque, built when Muslim traders landed on the Malabar Coast
in the seventh century.
RIYADH: Rich cultural diversity, historic monuments of the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal era, beautiful valley of Kashmir and the tropical Malabar coast
of Kerala, tourist destinations in India attract millions of people from across the world every year.
This state, on the tropical Malabar Coast
, is known for its greenery and wildlife reserves, its tea and spice plantations and exotic cuisine.
According to one of the great tales in coffee, sometime around 1850 a ship left the shores of the Malabar Coast
with a pristine cargo of coffee beans bought by an English merchant, headed to the booming coffee house scene in the capital of the British Empire.
Thomas visited Malabar Coast
in Kerala and set up a Church there the Christian community has been here, part of the society, contributing to various aspects of social life.
The city, Muziris, is still a blurred vision that spans across the Malabar Coast
Perched where river Periyar willingly submitted itself to the Arabian Sea, Muziris on the Malabar coast
didn't live long enough to enjoy its glory.