According to National Geographic Traveller, Kerala is one of the top 10 paradises in the world. Endowed with natural beauty, this coastal Indian state has everything - backwtaers, beaches, boat races, rolling mountains, rich wildlife, elephant rides, massage parlours, etc. And it is the state with one of the highest life expectancy (74 years) and literacy rates (94 percent) anywhere in the world. And it is the state where women outnumber men by 1,084 to 1,000 men. Wow!