How to reach Kerala?
The state of Kerala is a narrow scrip located along Arabian Sea in the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula.The natural backwaters have given birth to internal water navigation systems, which also work as the major trade ways in the state.These backwaters of late have become the major tourist attractions of Kerala and people have started offering luxurious houseboat accommodations to the visitors.
Road traveling in Kerala is much smoother because of the good condition of the roads.Also Kerala is connected with other parts of South India by a number of National Highways. Buses, tourist taxis, cars, and local taxis and autos are major mode of transport in Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state, is very well connected to all major airports in India like Bangalore, Chennai. Delhi and Mumbai. Kochi and Calicut are other two airports connected from air to other cities in lndia.
With around 200 railway stations. it is another convenient mode of traveling in Kerela. Railways connect most of the places in the state to places in the other Parts of the country and inside the state. Long-distance express trains connect to almost all places outside the state like Mumbai, New Delhi. All in all, getting to Kerala is a rather easy though a longish journey full of scenic views.
Highlights / Tourist places of Kerala
Kerala. it is said, was created by God with a green thumb.A land with emerald backwaters lined with coconut palms. with breathtaking scenic beauty that simply glistens in the rains. Kerala is indeed God’s own land. Some of the major tourist places of Kerala are listed below.
Alleppey: The venice of India, Onam snake boat race.
Calicut: Historical port where Vasco - de — Gama landed. Churches and mosques, hand-loom textiles.
Cannanore: Fort. beach, handlooms, Palace.
Ernakulam- Cochin: Twin cities, fort, Churches (Vasco-de-Gama’s tomb, Chinese fishing nets, Jew town, palaces, museums.
Kottapuram: where St. Thomas landed, Hindu pilgrimage centre, fort. Palace. temple.
Kottayam: Churches. Syrian Christian Pilgrimage centre, cultural centre.
Kovalam: Beach resort.
Munnar: Hill station, plantations, golf course
Pirmed: Hill station, plantations.
Pon Mudi: Hill station, scenic beauty.
Quilon: Start of the inland waterways. ruins of forts, palaces. Chinese fishing nets, Pagoda boats.
Thangasseri: Lighthouse, old Dutch. Portuguese and English
cemeteries, fort ruins.
Sabrimala: Temple of Lord Ayyappa. Hindu pilgrimage centre.
Sulthanbatheri: Hill station, fort
General Information Kerala
Climate: The climate is pleasant from September to February, which is also the peak tourist season. The summer months are warm and humid with a mean max temperature of about 33 degree C.winters too are mild with lowest at 18 degree C.
Rain: Kerala is directly exposed to the southwest monsoon but also receives rain from the reverse (northeast) monsoon. Rainfall averages about 118 inches (3,000 millimeters) annually statewide, with some slopes receiving more than 200 inches.
Clothing: Lightweight summery clothes will do very well for the summer months.A light jacket might be needed in winters.
Accommodation: Kerala offers plenty of accommodation and houseboat options which suit to every budget. October to March is the best season to visit Kerala when Kerala is awash with rains.
Area: 38,863 sq.km
Ethnic Composition: predominantly Hindu with smatterings of Jains.