Enchanting weather

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Enchanting weather

Postby debbin01 » Thu 11 Mar, 2010 10:14

The very sound of the name conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hill and spice scented plantations. Here, in the crisp, cool air of the Western Ghats you will experience the most enchanting holiday. Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. A cruise through the waters of Periyar lake around which the wild -life sanctuary is situated, offers a soul - stirring pleasant experience. The Thekkady sanctuary is one of the best in the country for watching and photographing wild life.

The diversity of the geographical features of the state has resulted in a corresponding diversity in climate. The High Ranges have a cool and bracing climate throughout the year, while the plains are hot and humid. The average level of annual rainfall is quite high when compared to other Indian states, almost three times higher than in Karnataka while twice than in Tamilnadu. The state basically enjoys 4 types of Thekkady weather such as winter, summer, South West Monsoon and North East Monsoon.

The winter season sets in during the month of December and continues till end of February. During this season comparatively there is less rainfall especially in the northern parts of the state.

Winter is followed by the summer season. Its tarts in February and continues till May. Temperature is very high during this period. An occasional shower with Lightning is a characteristic of this season. Kottayam receives the highest rainfall during this season.

The South West Monsoon begins either in the end of May or in the beginning of June and fades out by September. Moving towards north, this seems to gain intensity. During this period Peerumedu in Idukki and Vaithiri-Kuttiyadi range in Malabar receive the highest rainfall. The rainfall is comparatively low in the Lakshadweep islands. In the southern areas the monsoon is around 40-50% and in the northern areas it is around 80%.

The Northeast Monsoon commences in October, dry weather setting in by the end of December. The Kanjirappalli-Peerumedu range and Kuttiyadi area experience the abundance of NorthEast Monsoon. The northern parts of the state account for a mere 10% of the annual rainfall.

The annual range of temperature is comparatively low in Kerala. The coastal areas record a maximum temperature of 32°c and a minimum of 22°c.The interiors record a maximum of 37°c during summer. In the coastal area it is hot and humid during April-May while cool during December-January.

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Re: Enchanting weather

Postby Baskerville » Thu 11 Mar, 2010 10:43

Sounds to be a nice place indeed. Thanks for sharing debbin01. Do you have any pictures to illustrate your long description ?

Would you also mind introducing yourself at the Reception ? ;)
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Re: Enchanting weather

Postby Rawhide » Thu 11 Mar, 2010 20:26

I'd love to visit a tiger preserve!!!
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