Kerala the God's own country
The state of Kerala is located on the southwest coast of India. It is located between the Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats. It is bounded on the north by Karnataka, on the south by Tamil Nadu, on the west by the Arabian Sea and on the east by the Western Ghats. The state has a different cultural, socio-political heritage from other states in India. The natural beauty, art forms and festivals of the place attract many tourists. Where religious harmony prevails, law and order is generally better. Political hype is the main issue here in all respects. There is more political protest going on here than in any other state. Many working days are lost due to this. The people here are cooperative. It is a place that can be visited any month of the year. The monsoon season is prone to rains and floods. The warnings issued by the Central Meteorological Department should be heeded and travel should be planned accordingly.
This page provides information for those who wish to visit Kerala. All tourists are welcome to Kerala. May everyone have the opportunity to visit God's own country.
Theyyam is a ritual and folk art form of North Kerala. Its a blend of music, dance and performance. They use colourful dresses and ornaments. There are different verities and forms of Theyyam. They perform in front of temples or ritual places. Performance can be done on platforms and other places.
Climate in Kerala
The true climate of Kerala is similar to that experienced in the rainforests. There are significant changes in the climate due to the impact of global warming. Experts say those changes are not beneficial.
Kerala's unique climate includes tropical monsoon species. The climate of Kerala is between Rain forest tropical monsoon and Savanna tropical climates. The monsoon winds have a strong influence on the biodiversity, life, cultural habits, agriculture and employment of the region. More than 3,000 mm of rainfall is expected here every year. The monsoon season is from June to September. The October-November monsoon is back. There are two monsoon seasons, the southwest monsoon and the northeast monsoon. The first is locally known as 'Kalavarsham' and the second as 'Thulavarsham'.
The monsoon arrives in Kerala in the middle of the month 'Idavam' according to the local calendar. Hence the monsoon entry is also known here as the 'Idavappati' (Intermediate of Idavam). The monsoon recedes during the month of Thulam (Libra) in the local calendar. Hence it is also called 'Tulavarsham'.
The first week of June is usually the 'Idavappati' and the month of October is the 'Tulavarsham'. 'Tulavarsham' continues till the end of November. There is no rain in December and January. Summer rains are occasional from February to the end of May.
Strong winds, sea swells and floods are likely during the monsoon season. The catastrophic floods of 1924 and 2018 occurred in Kerala. Kerala is a land that has been hit by floods many times in its history. The flood of 1341 destroyed the port of Muziris and formed a new estuary. The island community of Vypin is said to have been created by the overflowing of the Periyar River in that flood. The 1924 floods claimed many lives. The ancients said that the sight of corpses of humans and animals floating around was horrible. The floods of 2018 killed more than 500 people. Assets worth Rs 60,000 crore were lost. The people of Kerala have united to achieve astonishing survival in the world.
The minimum ambient temperature is 18 C. So much less is happening now. In some months the temperature reaches between 35 and 38 degrees. The heat has been rising since February. March, April and May are the hottest months. The months of June and July are hot but it gets colder when it rains. The heat will subside from August. January experiences the lowest temperatures. The average daytime temperature is 27 - 29 C. The nights are generally cold. The hilly areas experience good cold.
Meeshappulimala is the second highest peak in Western Ghats. The name means 'the mountain of a prominent tiger with whiskers'. It locates in Theni district of Tamil Nadu and Idukki district of Kerala.
Lakkidi in Wayanad is a cool place in South India.
The coldest areas are Munnar, Wayanad, Thekkady, Gavi, Vagamon, Ponmudi, Peermede, Nelliampathi, Aanakkara, Anakamuzhi, Peruvannamuzhi, Pandikuzhi, Chinnar, Iravikulam, Sabarimala, Anamudi and Madupetti. Munnar is the hottest place. During the months of April and May, the daytime temperature is 21 - 23 C. Meesappulimalai, the second highest peak in the Western_Ghats, experiences very low temperatures. Lakkidi in Wayanad is a place where low temperatures are recorded. The average sea level near Kerala is 25 - 30 C every month.