Kerala is on the southernmost tip of India.It stretches along the coast of the Arabian Sea and is separated from the rest of the sub continent by the steep Western Ghats.The state lies between 817'30" and 1247'40" north latitude and 7451'and 7724'47" east longitudes. The breadth if the state varies from 32 kms in the extreme north and south to over 120 kms in the middle.
Kerala, aptly named God's Own Country, is at the southernmost tip of India, sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. Secluded beaches, palm fringed backwaters, mist clad hill stations, lush tropical forests, waterfalls, exotic wildlife, monuments, art forms and festivals give it a distinctive charm. Apart from being a tourist destination, Kerala is also India's most advanced society with India's highest physical quality of life Index, 100% literacy, highest life expectancy and lowest infant mortality rates.
National geographic traveler selects Kerala as one of the 50 must see destinations of a life time. Kerala with the Arabian sea on the west, the western ghats towering 500 - 2700m on the east and networked by forty four rivers. Kerala is a very easy place to simply sit back and enjoy. The name means " land of coconuts. " and the palms shade nearly the entire state from the tropical sun; many call the beach at Kovalam the best in India, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, Ayurvedic health resorts, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic and cultural monuments, an exotic cuisine all of which offer you a unique experience, and what’s more, every one of these charming destinations is only a two hours drive from the other.