Monday, July 4, 2011

Best Places In Kerala :Kerala Tour and Tourism -Best Of Kerala

Kerala is one of the best tourist destination worldwide. Kerala has won many awards like the prestigious Pattaya Awards. The "God's Own Country" has lot of things to offer. From beautiful beaches to hill station, from bsutling cities to Backwaters, Kerala has something for every one. There are many well know places like Munnar hill station, Kovalam Beach, Kumarakom Backwater and comparatively lesser known places like Athirapalli waterfalls, Wayanad etc offers unbelievable natural beauty. The mighty fort of Bakel and the Synagogues of Mattancheri (kochi) has precious historic values.
READ: Best of kerala : Kerala Hotels and Resorts - Hotels In Kerala
Live Kerala has compiled a list of all these places in Kerala and is available below. You can go through each of this link to find out what Kerala offers. We also published the list Best hotels across Kerala.

Munnar, Thekkady And Kottayam

Kochi Tourist Places

Kumarakom - Alappuzha Tourist Places

Wayanad Tourist Places

Kozhikode Tourist Places

Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram Tourist Places

Bakel and North Kerala Tourist Places

Guruvayur, Malapuzha, Malappuram and Palakkad Tourist Places

Best of kerala : Kerala Hotels and Resorts - Hotels In Kerala

Kerala and its immensely popular tourism sector has boosted the Hotel and Hospitality industry in the state. There are many world class hotels, Resorts and home-stays across Kerala. Another attraction of Kerala is the HouseBoats of Kerala Backwaters. There are large number of hotels across Kerala and offers from budget hotels to five star accomodation.
Major Hotel chains has their presence especially in cities Like Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram and other tourist destinations like Munnar, Kovalam, Allepey and Kumarakom. The presence of Luxusry accomodation is comparitively low towards northern Kerala , but cities Like Kozhikode has a number of them. Wayanad is another popular destination and has many quality hotels and homestays alreay established. If you are planning to visit Kerala then you have many choices in terms of stay.
To Know more about The details of Hotels , Resorts, Cottages and Homestays of different places of Kerala please check the below links.

Kumarakom, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey and Kottayam Hotels and Resorts

Kochi, Guruvayur, Thrissur and Athirapally Hotels and resorts

Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam and Kollam Resorts and Hotels

Wayanad and Kozhikode Hotels, Resorts and Homestays

Wayanad, Kerala, Wayanad Hotels, Wayanad resorts, Wayanad routes
Wayanad Hills Kerala-Tourist places-Wayanad Route-Wayanad Stay,Hotels and resorts.
Hotels in Kozhikode (Calicut). Where to stay in Kozhikode? Hotel Tariffs
Kozhikode Hotels, IIM Kozhikode, Kozhikode Beach, Tourism , Hospitals, IT and Education.
Bangalore to Kozhikode Route- Driving directions to Calicut By Road.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Where to Check Calicut University Timetable?

Calicut University Timetable is officially available on Official website of Calicut University . Many people added their comment on various posts in Live Kerala asking for the Calicut University Timetable availability.  
PAREEKSHA BHAVAN of Calicut University regualarly updates the Calicut University Timetable and will be availabe 24/7 through the website of Calicut University.
Apart from Calicut University Exam Timetable you can also check the Examination notifications , Fee structure and Fee remittance details etc from the same website.
Also Calicut University Examination Results also available from te Pareeksha Bhavan section of Calicut University.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hospitality Management: Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala

Kerala has a number of Hotel management Institutes. It has two premier institutes , the State Institute Of Hospitality Management Kozhikode - SIHM-K and the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Kovalam.
Also the Oriental School of Hotel Management Institutions, Wayanad is also considered as one of the leading Hospitality management institute in India. There are many self financing colleges in Kerala which offers various courses in Hotel Management and Hospitality Management.  Here is a list of such institutes. The list ma not be complete and accurate. Please visit respective websites for more accurate details.

State Institute Of Hospitality Management Kozhikode - SIHM-K

The premier State Institute of Hospitality Management Kozhikode is an Autonomous Institute jointly sponsored by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala. Registered under Society of Registration Act with District Registrar of Societies, Kozhikode.
The Institute is affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology, A-34, Sector 62, NOIDA - 201 301


The National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology centrally regulates admissions to B.Sc Hospitality & Hotel Administration Program by conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in the month of April.

Courses Offered :

B.Sc Hospitality & Hotel Administration Program


The minimum qualification for admission is 10+2 system of Senior Secondary Education or its equivalent with English as one of the compulsory subject.Age limit is 22 years for General / PH and 25 years for SC / ST candidates as on 1st July. In the case of Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe candidates, upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years.

Website :


State Institute of Hospitality Management
Kozhikode – 673005

Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram

The Institute is run under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.The Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Kovalam is committed to the pursuit of Excellence in Hospitality Education. The National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology centrally regulates admissions to B.Sc Hospitality & Hotel Administration Program by conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in the month of April.


B.Sc programme in Hospitality and Hotel Administration (BSc H&HA)
Students with minimum qualification of plus 2 are admitted to the course through an All India Joint Examination conducted by the National Council during the month of April/May.


Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operation and Management (PGDAOM)
A one & half year programme (One year at the Institute & six months training in Hotel)
Eligibility: Graduation
Craftsmanship Course in Food Production (CCFP)
A one & half year programme (One year at the Institute & six months training in Hotel)
Eligibility: 10 Standard



(Ministry of Tourism, Govt.of India)
G.V.Raja Road,
TRIVANDRUM - 695 527,
KERALA, India.

Oriental Group of Hotel Management Institutions

Lakkidi, Vythiri, Wayanad - 673 576,
Kerala, India.


B Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration ( B Sc. H & HA)
Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology ( BHMCT )
B Sc. Hotel Management and Catering Science ( B.Sc. HM & CS )
B Sc. Hotel Management and Catering Science ( B.Sc. HM & CS )
B Sc. Hotel Management and Culinary Arts ( B.Sc. HM & CA )
BA - International Hospitality Administration

Min. Eligibility

10+2 pass or equivalent in any discipline


Corporate Office

Oriental Group of Hotel Management Institutions,
2888 B/5, 2nd Floor, Emil & Eric Towers,
Arayadathupalam Mini Bypass Road,
Kerala, INDIA.

Munnar Catering College

The institute offers vaious Post Gradute, Degree and Diploma Courses.
For more details and to know other course visit the institute website.



Thachankary Hills, Sooryanelli, Munnar--685 618,
Kerala, S. India
Phone: 94477 16661, 94477 26662, 94477 36663
Fax: 0091-4868-249313

Lourdes Matha Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (AICTE Approved)


BHM(Seats: 60)
The candidate should have to appear for an entrance test conducted by University of Kerala for getting admission to merit seats or by LMIHMCT for getting admission for management seats.

Website :


Lourdes Hills,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 695 574

Food Craft Institute

The institute conducts various courses in Hotel management and related fields.

Website :


Food Craft Institute
Alwaye 683104 (Kerala)

Sree Narayana College (Kerala University)

Courses Offered:

B.Com with Hotel Management


Sreenivasapuram.P.O, Varkala - 695145

Snehacharya institute of management & technology (Kerala University)

Courses Offered:

B.Com with Hotel Management

website :


Karuvatta north,
Allappuzha, Kerala-690517

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The History of Lungi - Funny

I received this side-splitting forward on my email. Don’t know who the originator is:
But all credits goes to him/her for his ultimate humor sense and extreme analysis.


Lungi History

This one is for all u, who are curious to know the reason of a malu wearing a Lunggi...Just as the national bird of Kerala is Mosquito, her national dress is 'Lungi'. Pronounced as 'Lu' as in loo and 'ngi ' as in 'mongey', a lungi can be identified by its floral or window-curtain pattern. 'Mundu' is the white variation of lungi and is worn on special occasions like hartal or bandh days, weddings and Onam.

Lungi is simple and 'down to earth' like the mallu wearing it. Lungi is the beginning and the end of evolution in its category. Wearing something on the top half of your body is optional when you are wearing a lungi. Lungi is a strategic dress. It's like a one-size-fits- all bottoms for Keralites.

The technique of wearing a lungi/mundu is passed on from generation to generation through word of mouth like the British Constitution. If you think it is an easy task wearing it, just try it once! It requires techniques like breath control and yoga that is a notch higher than sudarshan kriya of AOL. A lungi/mundu when perfectly worn won't come off even in a quake of 8 on the Richter scale. A lungi is not attached to the waist using duct tape, staple, rope or velcro. It's a bit of mallu magic whose formula is a closely guarded secret like the Coca Cola chemicals.

A lungi can be worn 'Full Mast' or 'Half Mast' like a national flag. A 'Full Mast' lungi is when you are showing respect to an elderly or the dead. Wearing it at full mast has lots of disadvantages. A major disadvantage is when a dog runs after you. When you are wearing a lungi/mundu at full mast, the advantage is mainly for the female onlookers who are spared the ordeal of swooning at the sight of hairy legs.

Wearing a lungi 'Half Mast' is when you wear it exposing yourself like those C grade movie starlets. A mallu can play cricket, football or simbly run when the lungi is worn at half mast. A mallu can even climb a coconut tree wearing lungi in half mast. "It's not good manners, especially for ladies from decent families, to look up at a mallu climbing a coconut tree"- Confucius (or is it Abdul Kalam?)

Most mallus do the traditional dance kudiyattam. Kudi means drinking alcohol and yattam, spelled as aattam, means random movement of the male body. Note that 'y' is silent. When you are drinking, you drink, there is no 'y'. Any alcohol related "festival" can be enjoyed to the maximum when you are topless with lungi and a towel tied around the head. "Half mast lungi makes it easy to dance and shake legs" says Candelaria Amaranto, a Salsa teacher from Spain after watching 'kudiyaattam' .

The 'Lungi Wearing Mallu Union' [LUWMU, pronounced LOVE MU], an NGO which works towards the 'upliftment' of the lungi, strongly disapprove of the GenNext tendency of wearing Burmuda under the lungi. Burmuda under the lungi is a conspiracy by the CIA. It's a disgrace to see a person wearing burmuda with corporate logos under his lungi. What they don't know is how much these corporates are limiting their freedom of movment and ex-pression.

A mallu wears lungi round the year, all weather, all season. A mallu celebrates winter by wearing a colourful lungi with a floral pattern. Lungi provides good ventilation and brings down the heat between legs. A mallu is scared of global warming more than anyone else in the world.

A lungi/mundu can be worn any time of the day/night. It doubles as blanket at night. It also doubles up as a swing, swimwear, sleeping bag, parachute, facemask while entering/exiting toddy shops, shopping basket and water filter while fishing in ponds and rivers. It also has recreational uses like in 'Lungi/mundu pulling', a pastime in households having more than one male member. Lungi pulling competitions are held outside toddyshops all over Kerala during Onam and Vishu. When these lungis are decommissioned from service, they become table cloths.

Long live the Lungi!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kerala SSLC Results 2011 Online. Get 10th Result in Your Mobile and Internet

Kerala SSLC Exam Results 2011 to be announced today. Kerala Government Department of General Education has made good arrangements to publish and to send results to the candidates.

Kerala SSLC Results 2011 via SMS

You can even get the results as SMS in your phone. You can register the below site to get your SSLC result absolutely free in your mobile immediately after the announcement of the result
Only results of two register numbers are allowed for a mobile number. Registration will be closed around 11 AM Today. Students who are willing to get the SSLC results through mobile can register at the above website.

Kerala SSLC Results Online

Otherwise to know the results you can just enter your registration number an get the results from the following website. Results would be available from today immediately after the official announcement

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

India's biggest mosque to come up at Kozhikode

The historic city of Kozhikode all set to buid India's biggest mosque. The proposed mosque will covering an area of 12 acres on the sprawling 'Knowledge City' complex of Islamic religious and Cultural Jamia Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya. Markazu campus is at Karanthur, about 10 km from Kozhikode city.
The mosque would be able to accommodate 25,000 people for prayer at a time and the expected cost of the massive structure would be around 40 crores.
The magnificent structure would be following the Mughal architectural style and will become a landmark structure of historic city of Kozhikode.
According to media reports the mosque building alone would cover an area of 8 acres, it would be surrounded by a green belt and beautiful garden of four acres.
The work would begin within five months and will be completed in less than two years and bsides a vast prayer hall, the complex would have an auditorium for seminars, a huge library and facilities to accommodate over 1000 people at a time.
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IIM-K Gets Association of MBAs Global Accreditation

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode gets the prestigious Association of MBAs Global Accreditation. The Association of MBA is the globally recognised standard of excellence for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes. The Association of MBAs is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education and was established in 1967. The organization currently accredit programmes at 168 business schools in 72 different countries including the high profile London Business School, INSEAD France and IMD Switzerland.
The prestigious Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) has been accorded international accreditation by the Association of MBAs for its MBA programs, the PGP (Post Graduate Programme) and the ePGP (Executive Post Graduate Programme) courses.
You can read it here.
It is a rare distinction to IIMK since IIMK is the only IIM who got international accreditation by the Association of MBAs.
Other Business schools from India who got international accreditation by the Association of MBAs are,
1. Management Development Institute
122 007
2. SP Jain Institute of Management and Research
Munshi Nagar
Dadabhai Road
Andheri West
400 058
3. Strathclyde Business School
Masters in Management offered at the University of Strathclyde Campus, Greater Noida, India.
University of Strathclyde
199 Cathedral Road
G4 0QU
4. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
IIMK Campus
P. O., Kozhikode
PIN - 673 570

Sunday, November 7, 2010

IIM Kozhikode Signs MoU with Yale University

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, IIMK, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yale University in the US.
The MoU would facilitate setting up of a Centre of Excellence in Academic Leadership (CEAL), a hub for training national and international faculty, deans and vice-chancellors of various universities.
The flagship programme of the partnership will be called India-Yale University Leadership Programme.
Apart from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, Yale University also signed agreements with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur to set up center of excellence in academic leadership to promote research and educational collaborations.
According to the media reports a six-member committee with equal participation from the three partnering institutes (IIMK, IITK and Yale university) will determine the norms/qualifications for participating in these leadership programmes.
This new initiative will help the IIMK to scale new glory in global higher education sector and to become a globally acclaimed premier institute. IIM, Kozhikode, which started in 1997 is ranked among the top five institutes in the country.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thusharagiri waterfall - Thusharagiri How to reach from Kozhikode

Thusharigiri Falls is one of the most popular picnic spot in Kozhikode ditrict. Thusharigiri is famous for its waterfalls where one of the fall Thenpara that falls from an altitude of around 75 metres.Chalippuzha River diverges into three waterfalls like a snowy spray.
Thusharigiri is ideal for trekking. This is also one of the best known place in Kozhikode for rock climbing. Adventure tourism has lot of potential in this area. You can start trekking from Thusharigiri and can reach Vythiri in Wayanad district by evening. The trekking will be through dense forest. You need to carry all the necessary things required for trekking.

How to reach Thusharagiri waterfall

Thusharagiri is around 50 kilometres from Kozhikode city. There are bus services available to Kodencherry which is the nearest town of Thusharagiri. You need to travel 11 KMs from Kodencherry to reach Thusharagiri. There are accommodation available i Kodencheri town. Or you can stay in Kozhikode itself. There are many towns on the way to Kodencheri.
  • Nearest Railway Station : Kozhikode 50 KMs
  • Nearest Airport : Kozhikode International Airport - 78 KMs

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Thusharagiri is from September to November.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kozhikode Tourist Attractions, Places - Kozhikode Tourism and Travel Guide

There are many places in and around Calicut with immense natural beauty. Kozhikode also known as Calicut is an ancient port city and today is the third largest city of Kerala. There are many historically importan places are there in Kozhikode. Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed Kappad near Calicut in 1498. Here is a list of tourist places in and around Kozhikode. Kozhikode is home to two premier educational institutions of national importance- the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, and the National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NITC).
Read: Kozhikode - Bangalore Route. How to Reach
Read :  Kozhikode Hotels where to stay in Calicut

IN Kozhikode city limits

Krishna Menon Museum and Pazhassiraja Museum

Krishna Menon Museum situated at East Hill is five km by bus from the Railway station and city bus station. Maintained by the State Archaeological Department and consists of ancient coins, models of temples, mural paintings, antique bronzes, dolmenoid cists and other items of archeological importance.


Kozhikode Beach is an important touris spot in the city. Well maintained beach sides and roads. A perfect place to spend your evening.

Sweetmeats Street

Sweetmeats Street or S.M Street got its name from the shops selling this famous Calicut Halwa. Kozhikode is famous for its Halwa and Sweets. This is one of the buiest sopping center of Kozhikode.


Beypore is its traditional ship building yard where the world famous "URU" is build, which has been a mode of transportation on the high seas for ages. It is just 11 KMs from he city and city buses are avaialbel to reach Beypore.

Thali Temple

A temple of Lord Shiva which is renovated in the 18th Century and includes shrines of Ganapati, Narasimha and Saasta. The temple is constructed in 14th century by Swamy Thirumulpad, the Zamorin of Calicut.

Dolphin’s Point

A wonderful place located about 2 km away from the city where one can see dolphin’s playing in the sea in the early morning. There is a Lions Club Park and the Light House there.


Manchiria is the heart of the city. Mananchira hosts cites important institutions like town hall and the public library. The Mananchira square is a good place to spend your evening.

Science Planetarium

Science Planetarium reveals the mysteries of universe and enlightens about the planets and stars. Situated in the heart of the city near Moffusil bus stand.

Sarovaram Park

Sarovaram is an eco-friendly development adjacent to Canoly Canal. It is one of the popular spots in the city to spend an evening.


A recreational boating centre within the heart of city can be seen at Arayadathupalam. Boating in pedal boats and row boats are facilitated here.


Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

Located 25 kms away from Kozhikode city. Kadalundi is the home for migratory birds. Starting from November till end of April Kadalundi becomes a dwelling place for thousands of migratory birds including Terns, Gulls, Herons, Sand pipers and Whim brels.

Kappad Beach

Kappad is 16 km away from Kozhikode city. Kappad is one of the most best beaches in the city and is in this beach that the Portuguese Navigator Vasco Da Gama landed on his discovery of the sea route from Europe to India in 1498.


Peruvannamuzhi is 60kms from Kozhikode city. The Peruvannamuzhi dam site, surrounded with hills is a beautiful picnic spot. The Peruvannamuzhi reservoir provided facilities for speedboat and rowboat cruises.


Kakkayam is around 78 km from calicut city. The orakuzhi water falls and dam site are places of interest.

Thusharagiri water falls

Thusharagiri is around 68 km from calicut city. A place brilliant for the famous eye catching water falls. Accomodations available nearby town Kodancheri.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kannur Engineering Colleges - Affiliated to Kannur University

There are few engineering colleges in and around Kannur. These engineering colleges are affiliated to Kannur University.
Three districts comes under Kannur University, Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad. Out of these colleges one (Government Engineering colege Nallaranad) belongs to Wayanad district and one (LBS college of Engineering) belongs to Kasaragod district.
Read :

Govt. College of Engineering

P.O. Parassinikadavu,
Kannur Dist. 670 563


  1. B.Tech. Civil Engineering: Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering : Seats 60
  3. B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering:Seats 60
  4. B.Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering: Seats 90
  5. B.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering: Seats 30

Govt. College of Engineering Nallarnad

P.O Nallarnad,
Wayanad Dist. 670 645


  1. B.Tech. Electronics & Comm. Engineering : Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Computer Science Engineering : Seats 60

L.B.S College of Engineering

Muliyar P.O,


  1. B.Tech. Computer Science Engineering : Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Electronics & Comm. Engineering: Seats 60
  3. B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering: Seats 60
  4. B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering : Seats 60
  5. B.Tech. Information Technology: Seats 60
  6. M.C.A. : Seats 30

Sree Narayanan Guru College of Engineering & Technology



  1. B.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering :Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Electronics & Commn. Engineering: Seats 60
  3. B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering : Seats 60
  4. B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering: Seats 60

Vimal Jyothi Engineering College

Jyothi Nagar,
Kannur 670 632


  1. B.Tech. Computer Science Engineering : Seats 60
  2. B.Tech. Electronics & Comm. Engineering: Seats 60
  3. B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering: Seats 60
  4. B.Tech. Applied Electronics and Instrumentation: Sats 60
  5. B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering: Seats 60

Institute of Technology

Pavannoor Motta,
Kannur 670 602


  1. M.B.A: Seats 60

Chinmaya Institute of Technology

Web :


  1. MCA
  2. MBA

Sunday, October 10, 2010

GCEK kannur - Government College of Engineering Kannur

Popularly knows as Kannur Enginnering collge and GCEK, Government College of Engineering Kannur is one of the best Engineering colleges in North Kerala.The Govt. College of Engineering Kannur was established in 1986. The college is located at Mangattuparamba, around 15 km from Kannur Railway station on the national highway 17. The college is affiliated to Kannur University.
Also read:

Courses and Seat allocation

The Govt College of Engineering Kannur (GCEK) provides various regular, short-term and adhoc courses in the field of engineering. The college offers regular undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering. Selection of candidates is based on an entrance examination in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry conducted by the commissioner for entrance examination, Government of Kerala.
  • B-TECH Degree course in Civil Engineering : Seats :60
  • B-TECH Degree course in Mechanical Engineering : Seats :60
  • B-TECH Degree course in Electrical & Electronics Engineering : Seats :60
  • B-TECH Degree course in Electronics & Communication Engineering : Seats :90
  • B-TECH Degree course in Computer Science & Engineering : Seats :30

Contact Address
Government College of Engineering Kannur
Parassinikkadavu (P.O)
Kannur - 670 563
For more accurate and up-to-date information please visit the official site

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bangalore to Kozhikode Route- Driving directions to Calicut By Road.

How to reach Kozhikode from Bangalre by road? Kozhikode is also known as Calicut and is the major city of north Kerala.The Distance from Bangalore to Kozhikode is 352 km. Drive from Bangalore to Kozhikode takes about 7 hours by car depends on how many times yu halt for refreshments.
You can enjoy the drive because the highway passes through many different types of places.
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