Kerala, lying between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats -- between north latitudes 8°18' and 12°48' and east longitudes 74°52' and 77°22'-- is known for its scenic beauty. A lot of tourists come to the place to explore its beauty, wildlife and heritage. The State has a coastal area which sprawls over about 600 km. It is also blessed with 44 rivers, of which 41 flow towards west and 3 flow towards east.
The eastern part of Kerala is highlands and the undulated hills offer a cool and salubrious climate to the visitors. The Western Ghats form a wall on this side of the State except at the Palakkad Gap, which is a natural break in the Ghats connecting the Palakkad district of Kerala with Coimbatore of Tamil Nadu. This Gap had helped facilitate interaction between Kerala and other parts of the country since ancient times. Various shades of green, gorges and deep cut valleys add to the lure of the eastern mountainous regions in Kerala. The tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and the rare flora and fauna attract a lot of nature lovers and researchers. Apart from the coastal regions and the mountains in Kerala, the central midlands also lure many with their enchanting beauty and heritage.
Another factor that adds to Kerala’s charm is its traditional medical system, Ayurveda. Every year thousands of tourists approach various kerala ayurvedic resorts
to have the much-popular Ayurvedic experience.