Area : 38,863 sq km.
Capital : Thiruvananthapuram
Languages : Tamil, Malayalam & English.
Temperature : Max 33°C & Min 24°C in Summer.Max 28°C & Min 22°C in Monsoon.Max 32°C & Min 22°C in Winter.
A tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches,this thin strip of coastal territory slopes down from the mountain Ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation. Kerala is situated on the southwestern tip of India with the Arabian Sea in the west and the Western Ghats towering 500-2700m in the east. The State is divided into three regions – the coastal lowlands,the fertile midlands and the highlands. Endless backwaters and the deltas of forty-four rivers network the lowlands of Kerala. The midlands are rich with cashew, coconut, arecanut, tapioca, banana., rice, ginger, pepper, sugarcane and vegetable plantations. The forested highlands abound in tea, coffee, rubber and spice plantations and wildlife reserves. Forests are everywhere in Kerala. And canals and backwaters, where ancient craft still leisurely ply the waters, bisect the land throughout the state. It is a land of industrious people who have the highest rate of literacy in the country, 9 out of 10 children now going to school. It is also an area where many cultures have met – Hindu and Muslim, Christian and Jew – and left their indelible marks on the land and its people. An intricate neworkof innumerable lagoon, lakes, canals and estuaries, the backwaters lace the interiors of Kerala.Over 900 km of them are navigable. The largest backwater stretch in Kerala is the Vembanad Lake, which flows through three districts and opens out into the sea at the Kochi Port. The Ashtamudi Lake, which covers a major portion of Kollan district in the south, is the second largest. The Kettuvalloms (houseboats) of Kerala are giant country crafts measuring up to 80 feet in length. Today, these goods carriers have been adapted to make the most exciting tourism product in India, the luxuriously furnished houseboat. A kettulkvallom usually has one or two bath attached bedrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and guide. Sharing in western border with the Arabian sea, Kerala has a 600 km long shoreline dotted with some of the finest, most charming beaches of the world, coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves. All of it as peaceful as the rest of the land, washed by the pleasant tropical sun and as pristine as ever. Nestled in the lush forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala are fourteen wildlife sanctuaries. And these exotic destinations are some of the most delightful trekking trails in the country. Some of them are adventurously exciting, others enchanting in equal measure. All washed in the spice – scented air of endless acres of plantations. Tea, coffee, Cardamom. Vanilla,Pepper, oranges, mangoes.
Air: The major airport is Thiruvananthapuram. Regular flight connects the place to international destination.
Rail: The railhead Thiruvananthapuram is connected to the major cities in India.
Road: Good motor able roads as well regular bus services connect the place to all parts of the country.
Pariyar Tiger Reserve
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