Kerala Travel Guide

Kerala Travel Guide and Information – Kerala travel guide provides all the important information about the unexplored and majestic tourist destination of Kerala.  There are a lot of things to be explored in this stunning holiday hideaway. You will certainly get a memorable holiday experience if you plan a trip to Kerala. These travel tips help the visitors to make their Kerala trip hassle-free.

Kerala is a fascinating tourist spot in India with pristine beaches, mind-blowing mountain peaks, tranquil backwaters, exotic wildlife and amazing Ayurvedic experience. Located in the southwest tip of the Indian mainland, this is a unique place with diverse topography. Thousands of tourists visit this awe-inspiring land due to its amiable and pleasant climate and outstanding beauty of nature.

Kerala is a preferred tourist destination to the world for the following reasons:

  • The most advanced society with high standard of living
  • The most literate Indian State
  • The highest Human Development Index and highest Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI)
  • Highly Cleanest State in India
  • This state has the highest life expectancy, lowest infant mortality and least population growth
  • High Quality Health Care System
  • Unique hospitality of the native people

Entry Formalities / Visa Requirement – A valid visa is necessary to visit Kerala. Contact the Indian High Commission / Embassy for more information about the entry formalities.

Money – The state put no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that travelers can carry.

Banks – You can make the currency conversion only through banks and authorized moneychangers.  Visitors can approach for transactions at the bank from 10am – 2pm on week days and from 10am – 12pm on Saturdays.

Credit cards – All the main shopping centers, hotels and restaurants accept credit cards.

Safety : Kerala is the safest Indian state

Time : (Hours fast (+), slow (-) on IST)

  • USA: -10.30,
  • Germany: – 4.30
  • Canada: – 10.30
  • France: – 4.30
  • Australia: + 4.30
  • Spain: -4.30
  • UAE: – 1.30
  • UK:-5:30

Best time to visit
Peak season:  December – May
Monsoon Rejuvenation programs :  June – November

Travel Kit – Cotton dresses, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion with SPF 30+ and hats. Have plenty of fluids.

Language – Keralites are well versed with English even though their mother tongue is Malayalam.

Food – Never forget to enjoy traditional Kerala dishes and plenty of seafood. There are many fine restaurants in the state that offer quality cuisines including India, Chinese and Continental.

Water – It is safe to drink water directly from the tap. However, travelers prefer to buy bottled mineral water from supermarkets and shops.

Etiquette – It is important to remove shoes before entering houses and temples. Most of the temples in Kerala do not permit entry of non-Hindus and insist to follow special dress codes.

Smoking – Smoking is not permitted in public places.

Shopping – Never forget to buy spices, handicrafts products made from wood, clay, coconut shells, cane and beautiful handloom products of the state like Mural paintings, Kasavu sari and Aranmula Kannadi.

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