Kerala is primarily a rural and scenic destination National Geographic named the state as one of their ‘Top 50 Must See Destinations of a Lifetime’.
There are wildlife sanctuaries (with many endemic animals and plants), forests, beaches and perhaps what Kerala is best known for – backwaters. As well as this diverse geography Kerala has a vibrant culture, a fascinating history, delicious food and friendly locals. Kerala is a wonderful introduction to India as it is more relaxed than many states and the people are really friendly.
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Airports: Cochin, Trivandrum, Calicut.
Main Cities: Cochin, Trivandrum – State Capital, Calicut, Kollam, Thrissur
Area: 38,863 Sq KM (15,005 sq miles)
Local Language: Malayalam
Cruising the backwaters on a houseboat, staying with a local family (there are lots homestays, many on farms), the Kerala cuisine, the mountain scenery – dramatic and gentle tea gardens, the palm fringed beaches.
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Kerala is in the tropics. At sea level it is warm to hot and often humid all year round (22 – 33℃) with the main monsoon in June/July. At altitude it is significantly cooler (below freezing at times). The best time to go is between October and April but August and September can also be good.