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  • Writer's pictureVijay Nair

Impact of Climate in Kerala : From Monsoons to Military Operations

Updated: Feb 12, 2023

Kerala, a land rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage, is unique in many ways. One of the most distinct features of this Indian state is its dual monsoons - Edavapathi and Thulavarsham. This means that you get to experience rainfall from both the south-west and north-east monsoons, making it a truly special place.

The abundance of rainfall has allowed agriculture to flourish in Kerala, with crops like Virippu and Muntakan being grown with great success. Although agriculture is a gamble in the monsoon, the variations in climate and seasons have created a rich and diverse landscape that is a sight to behold.

Kerala's climatic factors have also played a significant role in its history. The discovery of the south-west monsoon by the Egyptian pilot, Hippalus, in 45 AD, facilitated direct sea voyages from the Persian Gulf to Kerala. The climatic conditions have also impacted military operations in the past, such as Tippu's retreat in 1789 due to the Periyar flood, and the saving of the Cochin Raja and his Portuguese allies from the attack of the Zamorins in 1503.

If you are a fan of natural beauty and want to experience the monsoons in a unique way, then Kerala is the place for you. Book your trip today and get ready to be mesmerised by the beauty of its dual monsoons.

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