Golden beaches. Magical backwaters. Refreshing hill stations. Rejuvenating Ayurveda. Exotic art forms. Colourful festivals. Delightful cuisine... Kerala is renowned the world over for its diverse and unique attractions. Small wonder, the National Geographic Traveler chose the land as one of the ten paradises of the world. Asia's fastest growing hotspot, Kerala is today easily the most acclaimed destination of the millennium. Observing the prominence of Ayurveda and the dedication with which it is practised here, Germany's largest selling travel magazine Geo Saison lauded Kerala as "the Mecca of the oldest and holistic health system'. Relaxed cruises on the tranquil backwaters of Kerala were highlighted by the New York Times which described Kerala as the place "where India flows at a relaxed pace'. The delicious cuisine of this fertile land is world famous and had the Travel & Leisure acclaiming Kerala's as one of the best breakfasts of the world' And enthralled by the unmatched beauty of this green paradise, former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney referred to the land as Truly God's own Country'

Location            :Southwestern tip of India
Area                   :38863 sq. km 
Population       :33,387,677 (Census 2011) 
Capital              :Thiruvananthapuram ( Trivandrum) 
Districts            : 14
Language          :Malayalam; English  
Religion            :Hinduism, Christianity, Islam 
Time                  :GMT +5:30 
Currency           :Indian Rupee 
Climate             :Tropical
                                 Summer February to May (24 - 34 degree celsius)  
                                 Monsoon June to September (20 - 30 degree celsius)
                                 Winter October to  January (18 - 28 degree celsius)
The forests of the Western Ghats are punctuated with larg and small waterfalls that roar, gurgle and splash down the mountain side. Almost all these scintillating cascades are the venues for picnics and excursions round the year. 

Palaruvi: (75 km from Kollam) Pataruvi which means stream of milk makes its way the rocks, from a height of 300 ft. The Palaruvi woods are a beautiful picnic spot.

Athirapally: (63 km from Thrissur) At the entrance to the Sholayar Ranges, this 80 ft high waterfall is a popular picnic spot. 

Vazhachal: (68 km from Thrissur) Athirapally, this picturesque waterfall dense, green forests and is a part of the Chalakudy River. Athirapally and Vazhachal are the most famous waterfalls of Kerala, attracting tourists in plenty. 

Attukad: (9 km from Munnar in Idukki) A land of waterfalls and inviting green hills, Attukad, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is excellent for long treks.

Thommankuthu: (17 km from Thodupuzha in ldukki) Famous for its seven- step waterfall, Thommankuthu is an ideal place for adventure tourism, Pedal boating, forest trekking, night camping, bathing the waterfall etc. are some of the activities possible here. 

Thusharagiri: (50 km from Kozhikode) Waterfalls and streams abound in this hilly region with excellent trekking tracks, located near Vythiri in Wayanad. 

Meenmutty: (29 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad) An interesting 2 km jungle trek will lead to the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad. water drops from nearly 1000 ft over three stages, presenting a triple-decker effect. 

Chethalayam: (12 km east of Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad) A lovely place to visit, trekking enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the climb up the rocks to the waterfall. 

Sentinel Rock Waterfall: (22 km away from Kalpetta in Wayanad) Locally known as Soochipara or needle rock, the pool at the foot of the falls is ideal for a quick dip.