Kerala people also known as Malayalees (People speaking Malayalam) are very simple and down to earth. Keralites like to lead a simple life. They are very proud of their culture and do their maximum to preserve the culture and traditions. Kerala is the first state in India to have achieved a 100% literacy level. This reflects in the progressive thinking of people of Kerala. They believe in the quality of life and not in show off. The people in Kerala are peace loving and have a great tolerance towards many things.
Keralites are polygenetic and belong to different ethnic groups and religions.Unlike other states in India, Kerala has a very progressive view on different things. The people in Kerala are not into female infanticide and sex selective abortions. The people in Kerala are very social and are great admirers of art and festivals. Another feature significant in Kerala is the communal harmony. Even though cast system is present, communal violence is not heard in Kerala like some other states.
People in Kerala enjoy a unique cosmopolitan outlook and are open to new traditions and culture. Kerala people give priority to education. The lifestyle of Kerala people is simple and they are content with the quality of life. They are happy with mental satisfaction rather than materialistic pleasure. Unlike women in any other states in India, women in Kerala have high literacy rate and enjoy privileged status inside and outside home like men.
Kerala is one of the most progressive states in India with well educated and good natured people. The dressing of Keralites is very simple. It’s not only the beauty of this small land but also the people here made this place ‘God’s own country’.