Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. Flanked by the Arabian Sea in the West, the towering Western Ghats in the East and networked by 44 interconnected rivers, Kerala is blessed with a unique set of geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains supporting tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.