|Location:||Stretches from 8.18° N to 12.48°
N and 74.52° E and 77.22° E longitude.
|Karnataka to the North,
Arabian Sea to the West,
Tamil Nadu to the East, and
Indian ocean to the South.
||38, 863 sq. km.|
|Population:||8,266,925 (according to the 2001
||Summer – April to June,
Winter – October to January, and
Monsoon – (South-West) June to September.
|Physiography:||Western Ghats (Highlands with a
number of peaks over 1,800 m high), Midlands (Undulating hills and
villages) and Lowlands (Coastal region with river deltas, back
waters and shore of the Arabian sea).
Travel to Kerala and explore one of the best travel destinations on the Earth! As we talk about Kerala, the first picture that comes into our mind is the classical dance performance of Kathakali and the martial art performance of Kalaripayattu, said to be the origin of all martial arts, the virgin beaches, traditional houseboats on exotic backwaters and herds of Indian elephants strolling in the gorgeous hills of Munnar. When you travel to Kerala then you realise that Kerala is certainly divine and unique with all its colorful festivals, sprawling paddy fields, mango, cashewnut and coconut groves and vast expanses of coffee, cardamom, rubber and pepper plantations. Greenery everywhere and 44 rivers and streams criss-crossing the state along with a number of canals, lagoons and golden, tranquil beaches along its 600 km long sea coast, Kerala is a narrow, fertile strip sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats.
While traveling to Kerala you will come across beautiful creeks, cascading waterfalls, dense, thickly wooded jungles, mountains and hill resorts with salubrious ambience and rich mineral water springs believed to have medicinal properties and rich wildlife and avian fauna. Housing some of the natural harbors and most important port towns since the ancient times, Kerala has important trade and commercial centers dealing heavily in spices, sandalwood, ivory, cash crops, handlooms and indigenous handicrafts. The traders of the various countries visited the place so often that their influence can easily be seen in its culture, cosmopolitan outlook and architecture, It was here that Vasco da Gama first landed while discovering the sea route to India. Kerala is one of the most progressive, literate and highly educated of all states in India and several performing and fine arts thrived in the region under the patronage of its rulers. Travel to Kerala and discover the wonderful yet simple, warm and friendly people of Kerala whose hearts are as innocent and pure as the land itself. While holidaying in Kerala you will realise that it is not only the natural beauty but also the people of the place that make your Kerala travel more exciting!
Spotlights of Kerala Travel:
Kerala TravelTravel to Kerala and discover a series of beautiful beaches that lie across the 600-km long sea cost of Kerala, fringed by swaying palm trees and coconut groves. Kerala is rich not only in its natural beauty but also has a great past. Kodungalore coast near Kochi was the place where St. Thomas, the first missionary to India landed while Kappad Beach near Calicut had the glory of being the place where Vasco Da Gama landed in 1498 and became the first European voyager to discover a sea route to India. Some of the most prominent beaches of Kerala are Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach, Shangumugham Beach, Vizhinjam Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Kappad Beach, Payyambalam Beach and Bekal Beach. The highlands of Western Ghats house many of the appealing hill resorts of Kerala such as Munnar, Idukki and Devikulam.
The houseboat cruising on the backwaters of Kerala are an unforgettable experience as one gets to see the untouched tropical beauty, multitude of colorful plumage and traditional old-world lifestyle of rural Kerala while cruising in the remodeled traditional ‘Kettuvallams’, the cargo barges of olden times. It is one thing that will make your Kerala travel more exciting and adventurous. A whole panorama of exotic wildlife including large herds of Indian elephants and a number of birds can be seen at various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of Kerala that include Eravikulam National Park, Silent Valley National Park, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. The exquisite architecture of Kerala is displayed in its palatial mansions, temples, monuments and forts including Alwaye Palace, Bekal Fort and Bolghatty Palace. Besides these the Ayurvedica centers, centers of indigenous performing and martial arts of Kerala and colorful festivals of Kerala are some of the most exciting thigs that promise to add extra zing to your Kerala travel. Come, travel to Kerala, one of the most exciting travel destinations in India!