If there is one place in the riveting diversity of India where there is tangible beauty and a phenomenal thing like total literacy, it is in Kerala. Kerala is a state full of good things. This small state at the southern tip of the Indian peninsula is an easy winner owing to its beautiful landscape, intriguing customs, high-intensity cultural life and an educated public so often dressed in white. From Kasargode to Thiruvananthapuram, the state in choc-a-bloc with places that attract tourists and travellers from all over the world
The climate of the state, as in the most of the other part of India, is tropical. The summer comes to the state in April and continues for the next four months.
The maximum temperature during this season is around 33'C. Monsoon touches the state in June and remains there till September though not much difference in temperature can be felt.
Winter is from October to January and temperature drops a bit. The weather is never too chilly in Kerala.
Kerala is situated on the southwestern tip of the Indian mainland on the Arabian Sea. The state extends between the latitude 10'00 North and longitude 76'25 East. Kerala is bound by the Arabian Sea on the west, Karnataka on the north and northeast, and Tamil Nadu on the east.
According to the geographical features, the state can be divided into hills and valleys, midland plains and coastal belts.
The hills of Kerala dot the Western Ghat from Ponmudi in the south to Munnar in the centre and Sultan's Bathery in the north. There is heavy rainfall in this region during the months between May and November.
In the coastal belts of this state are situated world famous backwaters that are more or less main attraction of Kerala.