Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife.
Kerala has a total area of 38,863 sq km and a population of 34m as per 2011 census. State has 14 dist and its capital is located at the Tiruanantpuram.