Difference between Goa and Kerala
India is known world over for its tourist attractions and among them are her beautiful beaches. Goa is bordered by Maharashtra on one side and Karnataka on the southern side of the state. The capital of Goa is Panaji whereas the capital of Kerala is Trivandrum. The state of Kerala is flanked by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Goa is a more famous than Kerala for its beaches and churches. Although Kerala has also become quite popular for its magnificent beaches, it is yet to acquire the cult status of Goa as a tourist destination. If you want to visit a state that is famous for its beaches, then Goa is the ideal tourist spot. On other hand, Kerala is famous for backwaters and ayurveda, it has also much to offer in terms of architectural heritage because temples have been established here by the Chola dynasty.
Goa is the smallest Indian state in terms of its area. On the other hand, Kerala has an area of 38,863 Sq.Kms. The main language of this state is Konkani whereas Malayalam is the language spoken in Kerala. Kerala has lowest population growth rates as compared to the rest of the Indian cities. This is due to high literacy rate and family planning.
Goa and Kerala are among the richest states in India. Goa's GDP per capita is almost two and a half times that of the country. Kerala has the highest literacy levels in India at 91%. It also has the least amount of corruption. Goa on the other hand has high levels of crime, especially drug trafficking. The quality of life is much better in Kerala as compared to Goa. It has the highest ranking for human development index or HDI. The incomes in Kerala depend on the remittances sent by its residents to their relatives from the middle eastern gulf countries per year. Kerala has also seen a large amount of migration of its residents to Persian countries. On the other hand, Goa witnesses a large amount of immigration of foreign residents per year.
- Religion-Hinduism is the main religion in both Goa and Kerala. 56% of the population residing in Kerala consists of Hindus.
- Number of cultures-Goa has a multi-cultural history since it was ruled by Portuguese for a long time. On the other hand, Kerala although under different dynasties does not have such a multi-culturally diverse background.
- Newspapers in nine different languages are published in Kerala. It also has the highest media exposure.
- Night life-Goa has an active night life. It has the highest concentration of discotheques. Kerala does not have such a large number of discos and pubs. Kerala is concentrated on attracting tourists from all over the world. It has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations.