Kerala is a tropical land with a coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons and the summers are the most distinct seasons here. Winter sees only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-380C (83-100 Degrees F) on the plains on the plains but drops to about 20 Degrees C (68 Degrees F) in the highlands. Kerala attracts a number of tourists each year. Winter and summer (November to May) are the peak tourist seasons. A cruise in the houseboats on the backwaters, the beauty of sunset over the Arabian Sea, boating in the Thekkady lake and trekking the highlands of Kerala during winter are unforgettable experiences. And for those, who really want to enjoy dramatic, cloudy skies, and feel the energizing smell of wet earth, the monsoons are for you.
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