Kerala is one of the smallest states in India which covers almost 1.3 percent of the total area of the country and is flanked by Karnataka in the north and Tamil Nadu in the east, Kerala is an enchanting strip of land ensconced between the Arabian Sea and the western ghats. Based on the physical feature the state can be divided into three natural divisions namely - the sandy coastal region with its extensive coconut groves, paddy fields, backwaters and sea, the Midland region made up of fertile reddish hills and valleys that grow most of Kerala's agricultural crops, peaks, extensive ridges and ravines of the western ghats, where sandalwood, tea, coffee, rubber and most of Kerala's exotic spices are grown.
The western ghats which form a solid, contiguous mountain wall, seem to dominate the topography of Kerala. The major hill station is Munnar where thousands of tourists visit after picking the best Kerala tour packages and indulge in sightseeing and adventurous activities who are guided by travel advisers like Gogeo holidays. The topography is well suited for the tea plantation and is one of the major industry flourishing in Kerala. The hill stations have played a major role in Kerala tourism. To escape from summer pressure, Kerala houses the place of natural air conditioning, Munnar 1600 meters above sea level. This beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in the south and is situated at the confluence of three rivers hence the name.
The 2695 metre high Anamudi peak here is the highest point in South India. To ensure a steady rainfall, The ghats act as a natural barrier during the south-west monsoon. More than 40 rivers spring from the mountains and taking a roundabout route, they either join the backwaters and lagoons or directly merge with the sea.
Kerala's progressive economy is mainly agro-based. Widely spread rubber plantations on the foothills of the western ghats and the cashew factories of Kollam are the main valuable foreign exchange earners. the coir products and handicrafts from Alleppey are received well both in India and abroad. The land itself is believed to have derived its name from "Keram" the coconut palm. The two main crown jewels of Kerala is backwater and Ayurveda. Backwaters are the most eminent and unique feature of tourism in Kerala where tourists with top Kerala holiday packages visits to have a day in the houseboat. These houseboats were once used for transporting goods which now serve as the main income for backwater tourism.These backwaters of Kerala are a chain of salt water lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian sea-coast of Kerala. The backwater cruises are done on Vembanad lake and Ashtamudi lake. The present major tourist attraction as well main source of revenue income of Kerala, Backwater cruise was once the mode of transport for goods. Tourists throngs to backwater spots for enjoying houseboat cruise. Beaches in Kerala stretches to a length of 550 kilometres across the Arabian Sea coastline. These coastlines are entwined with life, culture, and traditions of the state. Exploring these beaches will be an indelible experience in your life.
Kerala's climate is always pointed to the medium level of tolerance which is like a balmy weather almost all through the year and it is neither too cold in winter months nor too hot in summer. Kerala must be visited during is November-February when the air is bracing, and on some mornings there is a light mist. Light woollens may be required in the hills in the evenings and early mornings. March-may is warmer months and September-October is the time when the flowers are out and nature is at her best. Mid-may to August is the monsoon period, and one can expect a wet time. In addition, June is also a windy month. Visiting Kerala after monsoon is the best as the beaches would offer a fresh feeling and all in Evergreen to charm tourists and mainly families chose the affordable Kerala holiday packages as they can have best of their holidays spend both in hill stations and backwaters.
Kerala's land has many histories to speak and the wayandu areas has already exhibited the proof of existence of Indus valley civilisation in edakkal caves, stone and iron age in Marayoor. Many great epic stories like Mahabharata and Ramayana shares its pages of episodes in Kerala also which are the reason of cultural importance in Kerala. Like most parts of India, Kerala's climate is also tropical and since Kerala has close proximity to the sea, the temperature of Kerala stays equable for most parts of the year. the state does not have a continuous dry spell and the summer lasts from April to June. Summer seasons are best for opting Munnar honeymoon packages at low price and this is the best time for trekking activities as the slippery natures of the mountains will be affordable to some extent. Maximum temperature remains around 32-degree centigrade and Kerala receives most of the rain from the monsoons, which touch the state in June and remain there until September. Besides the south-west monsoons, Kerala also receives rain from Northeastern monsoons. Winter season in Kerala begins from October and lasts until January and there are chances for the temperature to drop a bit but the weather is never too chilly in Kerala. In winter, the average temperature in Kerala remains around 21-degree Celsius and the presence of the Western Ghats on the eastern side of the state and across an important climatic zone is created by south-west monsoon with abundant rainfall on the windward side and on the eastern side, a dry belt is created.
The Kerala's fine blending and enrichment of life and culture were the result of the early settlements of Jews, Syrians and Portuguese in Kerala. Visited twice by the early yearly monsoon, Kerala is one of the most beautiful states in India and is a tropical paradise of waving palms and white sandy beaches and filled with lush green vegetation in the mountain ghats. Thus this rich culture along with peculiar ecological pattern and beauty of the region have earned the title "Gods Own Country" to Kerala.