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Kerala (Keralam) is located in the south west India is wedged between the Arabian Sea and the Ghats .Its neighboring states are Karnataka in the north, Arabian Sea in the west and Tamilnadu in the south and east.

Geographical Information

The state of Kerala is wedged between the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats to the east covers an area of 38,863 sq km (1.18% of India's landmass). Situated at the southwestern tip of India, it has Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as its neighboring states.

Kerala's coast runs 580 km in length, while the state itself varies from 35-120 km in width.

 Geographically, Kerala is roughly divided into three climatically distinct regions. These include the eastern highlands (rugged and cool mountainous terrain), the central midlands (rolling hills), and the western lowlands (coastal plains).  Saroma offers customized exciting packages to each of these regions. 

Lake Vembanad - Kerala's largest body of water dominates the backwaters; it lies between Alappuzha and Kochi and is over 200 sq km in area. The comparative water-richness of the coastal belt can be partly gauged by the fact that Kuttanad, with its backwaters canals and rivers, itself comprises more than 20% of India's waterways by length.

Climate

Kerala within the sultry equatorial tropics is a climatically divergent place, offering the best of rugged and cool rocky terrains, rolling hills and coastal plains. Experience this diversity with tailor made packages of Saroma.

 The average rainfall in the State is about 3000 mm each year. The temperature in Kerala normally ranges between 28° and 32° C (82° to 90° F) on the plains but dips to about 20° C (68° F) in the highlands. The highlands are a major tourist attraction as the climate is very cool throughout the year. Check out the exclusive romantic packages to Wayanad and Munnar from Saroma.

Winter in Kerala: Winter begins end November and lasts till the middle of February. The temperature ranges between 28°C and 18°C. In the highlands, the temperature dips below 10°C.

Summer in Kerala: Summer begins in February and continues till the end of May, when the southwest monsoon sets in. The average temperature is 36°C and 32°C. 

Monsoon: Heavy torrential rains lash Kerala during the southwest monsoon. The southwest monsoon lasts till the end of September. In the months of October and November the northeast monsoon hits the State. During monsoons the temperatures range between 30°C to 19°C. 

Reaching there

Referred to as God's own Country, Kerala is a major tourist destination in India and is well connected with other parts of the country. Also being a popular destination in India and the world tourism map, Kerala is well accessible by air, rail and road.

Air: There are three airports in the state - Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. Thiruvananthapuram is also an international airport, connecting the state to many places in India and the world.

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
· Domestic flights (direct): From/To: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai
· International flights (direct): From/To: Colombo, Maldives, Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain, Doha, Ras-al-Khaimah, Kuwait, Riyadh, Fujairah and Singapore.

Karipur Airport, Kozhikode 
· Domestic flights (direct): From/To: Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore
· International flights (direct): From/To: Sharjah, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha,  Kuwait, Riyadh, Fujairah

Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery 
· Domestic flights (direct): From/To: Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Bangalore
· International flights (direct): From/To: Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Riyadh, Muscat

Rail: There are around 200 railway stations in Kerala connecting most of the places in the state to places in the other parts of India and inside the state. Long-distance express trains connect important places in the state to places outside Kerala like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

Road: An extensive network of roads connects most of the places in the state. National highways 47, 17, and 49 connect Kerala with other parts of India.