|About Kerala : Kerala is located on the south western tip of India with the Arabian sea on the west and the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m on the east. Nature has generously blessed this state with its bounderies, making it a land charming in every detail. 'Kera' means the coconut, and Kerala, the land of coconuts, is symbolized by the tree which provides beauty and sustenance to the land it is named after.
Kerala may be divided into three geographical regions - the costal low lands, the fertile middle lands and the highlands.The low lands made up of the river deltas backwaters and the shore of the Arabian sea, is essentialy a land of cocunuts and rice.
Fisheries and coir industries constitute the majour industries of this area.The backwaters form a specially attractive and economically valuable feature of Kerala.The midlands, lying between the mountains and the costal area, are rich with cashew, cocunut, arecunut, cassava, banana, rice, ginger, pepper and vegetable plantations.
The high lands slope down from the western ghats which rise to an average height of 900 m, with a number of peaks well over 1800 m in height.This is the area of major plantations like tea, coffee, rubber, spices and wildlife reserves.