The state of Kerala is geographic haven catering conditions for greenery and wildlife to flourish. Nestled between the Indian ocean and the Western Ghats between the north latitudes 8°18′ and 12°48′ and east longitudes 74°52′ and 77°22′. With humid equatorial tropic climate the state enjoys abundant rainfall. The coastline of Kerala measures 590 km. The geography enabled ancient trade route for spices.
The eastern region of Kerala consists of ancient mountain ranges, valleys located immediately west of the Western Ghats’. Forty-one of Kerala’s west-flowing rivers and three of its east-flowing ones originate in the region surrounding here. The Western Ghats stand on average of 1,500 m above sea level, whereas the highest peaks reach to around 2,500 m.
The west coast of Kerala is comparatively flat and is interconnected by canals, estuaries and rivers which is famously known as the backwaters of Kerala. Around 8% of India’s waterways can be found in Kerala alone. Some of the longest rivers in Kerala include the Periyar( 244 km) Bharathapuzha(209 km) Pamba(176 km) Chaliyar(169 km) Kadalundipuzha(130 km) Chalakudipuzha(130 km) Valapattanam(129 km) and the Achankovil River measuring 128 km. Most of the rivers gather their water from the monsoons.
A Trip to Kerala:
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