Kerala is a beautiful green land clinging to the south-western border of Indian peninsula. Kerala share its border with Karnataka to the north, Tamil Nadu to the south and east, and Lakshadweep islands towards the east.
Total Area and capital:
Kerala, the southernmost state of India stretches to an area of 38,863 sq km. The entire state is divided into 14 districts namely such as Alappuzha, Ernakulum, Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kasargod, Kannur, Kottayam, Kollam, Wayanad. The capital of Kerala is Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala’s climatic condition is very pleasant. The highland areas of the state experience cold weather, the midland areas experiences pleasant weather and the low lying area are very hot because of humidity especially during summer season. South-West monsoon, which is the major monsoon in Kerala begins sometime in June-July and continues till August-September. North-East monsoon commences in October-November.
Ideal Time To Visit:
The best season in the state is from November to March, days become sunny and nights turn pleasantly cool.
The official language of Kerala is Malayalam. Along with this Keralites are also well versed in English, Hindi, Kannad and Tamil.
Keralite people loves to gorge on veg and non-veg cuisines. Their main staple food is rice and Kappa(Tapoica). Non-vegetarian people loves to savour on fresh water and sea fishes. Coconut plays a vital role in every Keralite cuisines.
Local Transport System:
Within the state, local means of transportation are state run buses which are owned by KSRTC. There also private buses which plys from one city to another. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are also available in the state.
To Get There:
By Air:Kerala has three airports in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. Among all these three, Thiruvananthapuram is the only International Airport.
By Rail:The Indian Railways’ Southern Railway line runs throughout the state, connecting all major towns and cities except those in the highland districts of Idukki and Wayanad. Kerala has 200 railway stations which are at Alappuzha, Aluva, Chengannur, Ernakulam Junction, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kayamkulam Junction, Kollam Junction, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Palakkad Junction, Shornur Junction, Thalassery, Thrissur Junction, Tirur, Thiruvananthapuram Central and Vadakara.
By Road:A vast network of smooth roadways joins Kerala with other major Indian cities.
So, it is advisable before making a trip to Kerala have a look on Kerala travel guide.