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)
Capital Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Language Malayalam. English is widely spoken.
Religion/td> Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Time GMT +5:30
Currency Indian Rupee
Climate Tropical
Summer February – May (24 – 34°C)
Monsoon June – September (20 – 30°C)
Winter October – January (18 – 28°C)