The first beggar-free city in India.
India’s first ‘Digital State’ -2015
The first state to have 100% banking inclusion - 2007
First school for girls (1859) unprecedented in the Indian subcontinent
First mosque in India is 629 AD( 7th oldest in the world)
First church in India (52 AD). Christianity has been in Kerala longer than it has been in Europe.
First synagogue in India
(the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations)
The first state in India to reach 100% literacy rate.
The first state in India to receive rain from the Southwest monsoon :)
UNICEF and the World Health Organization(WHO) designated Kerala the world's first "baby-friendly state"
Listed in world top 5 family destinations by Lonely Planet repeatedly (in 2016 as well)
UN awarded Kerala for its global leadership in creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism, (the first time India has ever won the recognition)
Natgeo - Ten Paradises of the world' and '50 of the world's top places to see
Highest Human Development Index
The highest literacy rate
The highest life expectancy(77yrs)
The highest sex ratio (F more the M)
The highest media exposure (99%)
Highest % of elders (12.6 %)
Cleanest city 2016 -Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on the basis solid municipal waste mgmt
Highest per capita liquor consumption
Highest gold buyers (20 % India yrly)
The highest mobile penetration
Highest road density in India (5,268.69 km per 1,000 sq km
Highest home ownership (87.5 %)
The highest rural per capita consumption per month
Highest Remittances -40% of india
Rs 1 lakh crore ($14.9 billion) in the third quarter of 2015-16.
Highest hospitals beds 330 beds per 100000
Kerala with only 2.76 per cent of Indian population, utilises nearly 15 per cent of the consumer durables in India
The leading destination for luxury cars (13 % sales of premium cars.)
BSNL-Kerala is the highest profit making circle in the country
Ranks second as state with least poverty (Goa is 1) .7% while national average is 21.92%.
Lowest maternal mortality rate.
Lowest Infant mortality rate (12 per 1,000 ) India stands at 44!
Lowest Hunger index -17.66 (India is 23.31.)
The lowest population growth rate.
The least corrupted state.
All the 11 public services are ranked the least corrupt in the country
Only state where Ayurveda is still a main stream medicine
25% of India's 15,000 plant species are in Kerala.
Supplies 60% of worlds white coir fibre.
The world's oldest teak plantation.
Has the oldest existing martial art form, Kalaripayattu, dates back more than 2000 years.
Has the oldest library. (184 years)
Richest temple in the world: - Padmanabhaswamy Temple is in Kerala. This is also the richest place of worship in the world of all times with estimated $22 billion worth of gold and jewels stored in underground vaults (not accounting for historical value)
Kerala is the only state in India with palliative care policy (Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness)
Kerala has only 3% of India's population but It provides two-thirds of India's palliative care services.
Kerala had been a notable centre of Vediclearning, having produced one of the most influential Hindu philosophers, Adi Shankaracharya.
In feudal Kerala, though only the Nambudiris received an education in Vedas, other castes as well as women were open to receive education in Sanskrit, mathematics and astronomy, in contrast to other parts of India
This level of learning by non-Brahmin learning was not seen in other parts of India.
Three gold loan companies in Kerala have more precious metal in their vaults than the gold reserves of Singapore, Sweden or Australia.
Worlds Largest and Longest Teak are in Kerala.
Worlds Only Teak Museum is in Nilambur, Kerala .
The only drive in Beach in India is Muzhuppilangadi, Kannur, North Kerala