Located at the southwest tip of India sandwiched
between the Arabian sea and Western Ghats on the
east. The narrow fertile stripe is mainly divided
into three regions. The costal low lands the fertile
midland and hilly highland. The lowlands are networked
by backwaters, the midlands cater for cultivation
crops and the highlands constitute the thick forest
and wildlife reserve.
38,863 sq. km.
Malayalam, English is widely spoken
Summer: February - May
Monsoon : June - September
Winter: October - January
Kerala is a land of rivers and backwaters. Forty-four
rivers (41 west-flowing and 3 east-flowing} criss-cross
the state physique along with countless runlets.
During summer, these monsoon-fed rivers will turn
into rivulets especially in the upper parts of Kerala.
Backwaters are an attractive, economically valuable
feature of Kerala. These include lakes and ocean
in lets which stretch irregularly along the Kerala
coast. The biggest among these backwaters is the
Vembanad lake, with an area of 200 sq km, which
opens out into the Arabian Sea at Cochin port. The
Periyar, Pamba, Manimala, Achenkovil, Meenachil
and Moovattupuzha rivers drain into this lake. The
other important backwaters are Veli, Kadhinam kulam,
Anjengo (Anju Thengu),Edava, Nadayara, Paravoor.