With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty four rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil streches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, every one of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other. A singular advantage no other destination offers.
Kerala, India's most advanced society : A hundred percent literate people. World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is also India's cleanest State.
For administrative purpose, the state of Kerala is divided into fourteen districts. Most of these districts offer all the tourism products typical of the State.
Kerala is on the southernmost tip of India. It stretches along the coast of the Arabian Sea and is separated from the rest of the sub continent by the steep Western Ghats. The state lies between 80 18 ' and 120 48 ' north latitude and 740 52' and 770 22' east longitude. The breadth of the state varies from 32 kms in the extreme north and south to over 120 kms in the middle.
Southwestern tip of India.
38, 863 sq km.
Malayalam;English is widely spoken.
Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
February - May (24 - 330C)
June - September (22 - 280C)
October - January (22 - 320C)
Air: There are three international airports in the state.
They are at Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode
and Nedumbassery (Kochi) operates international flights
and domestic flights.
Road and Rail : The state is well connected by rail and road.
Major Beaches : Kovalam, Varkala, Fort Kochi, Kappad and Bekal
Major Wild Life Sanctuaries : Thekkady (Periyar), Parambikkulam, Wayanad, Silent Valley, Aralm, Peechi-Vazhani,
Chimani, Shenduruny, Idukki, Chinnar, Peppara, Neyyar.
Bird Sanctuary : Thattekad, Kumarakom
Major Hill Stations : Ponmudi, Peerumade, Thekkady, Munnar and Wayanad