Location & Geography
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 diverse geographical features. From tall mountains and deep valleys to endless backwaters and an extensive coastline, Kerala has it all.
Bestowed with a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year, Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons (June-September & October-November) and summer (February-May) are the seasons markedly experienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-320C.
Here is some quick information on Kerala which will be useful for travellers visiting the State.
|Location||Southwestern tip of India|
|Area||38,863 sq km.|
|Population||3,18,41,374 (Census 2011)|
|Language||Malayalam. English is widely spoken.|
|Religion/td>||Hinduism, Christianity, Islam|
|Summer||February – May (24 – 34°C)|
|Monsoon||June – September (20 – 30°C)|
|Winter||October – January (18 – 28°C)|