Kerala, India


Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
Districts: 14
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
Population: 34.8 million (2012)
Some of the best place to visit in Kerala, India
Thekkady
Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India.

Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi is a region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. This is part of a handful of water-bound regions toward the south-west of the mainland Kochi, and collectively known as Old Kochi or West Kochi. Adjacent to this is Mattancherry.
Area code: 0484

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km² national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala in India. Situated between 10º05’N and 10º20′ north, and 77º0′ and 77º10′ east, it is the first national park in Kerala.
Address: The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala, 685612, India
Area: 37.45 mi²
Hours:

Thursday 7:30AM–4PM
Friday 7:30AM–4PM
Saturday 7:30AM–4PM
Sunday 7:30AM–4PM
Monday 7:30AM–4PM
Tuesday 7:30AM–4PM
Wednesday 7:30AM–4PM
Established: March 31, 1978
Nearest town: Munnar

Periyar

Periyar is the longest river and the river with the largest discharge potential in the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the few perennial rivers in the region and provides drinking water for several major towns. The Periyar is of utmost significance to the economy of Kerala.
Length: 244 km
Cities: Kochi, Neriamangalam, Kalady, Malayattoor
Basin: 5,398 km2 (2,084 sq mi)
Country: India

Vembanad

Vembanad is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. Spanning several districts in the state of Kerala, it is known as Vembanadu Lake in Kottayam, Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad and Kochi Lake in Kochi.
Area: 2,033 km²
Length: 96.5 km
Width: 14 km
Max. depth: 12 m (39 ft)