Kerala rightly known as God’s own country has definitely received God’s special
attention when he created the world. Blessed with rivers, lakes, mountains and an
extensive coastline it is truly a paradise on earth. The climate is mostly humid
tropical wet climate found in most of the planets rainforests. Eastern Kerala consists
of land encroached upon by the Western Ghats; the region thus includes high mountains,
gorges, and deep-cut valleys. The wildest lands are covered with dense forests,
while other regions lie under tea and coffee plantations. Just west of the mountains
lies the midland plains, comprising a swathe of land running along central Kerala.
Here, rolling hills and shallow valleys fill a gentler landscape than the highlands.
In the lowest lands, the midlands region hosts paddy fields; meanwhile, elevated
lands slopes play host to groves of rubber and fruit trees in addition to other
crops such as black pepper, tapioca, and others. Finally, Kerala’s coastal belt
is relatively flat, teeming with paddy fields, groves of coconut trees, and heavily
crisscrossed by a network of interconnected canals and rivers. And the world famous
backwaters are just another one of its boons. Endowed with a variety of fauna Kerala
is home to a number of wildlife reserves, national parks and sanctuaries. The major
fauna comprises of The Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Grizzled
Giant Squirrel, Lion-Tailed Macaque, Gaur, Gray Wolves, Nilgiri Tahr and numerous
birds like the Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Great Hornbill, Indian Grey Hornbill, as well
as the more widespread birds such as Peafowl, Indian Cormorant, Jungle and Hill
Myna, Oriental Darter, Black-hooded Oriole, Greater Racket-tailed and Black Drongoes,
bulbul and assorted ducks and migratory birds. Reading about nature may not be just
enough; here we have an exciting cocktail of many and more. Come be a part of it
because in every walk in nature one receives far more than they seek.