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Traveling to Kerala "The God's own Country" is definitely a mind blowing experience. However, there are certain things should be kept in mind for making your tour more enjoyable . we are giving you some general useful tips which are given below for your safty and comfort.


Ideal time to visit Kerala - Kerala experiences warm weather conditions throughout the year. Summers and winters are pleasant with very slight variations in temperature. If you were thinking about the ideal time to visit Kerala, then the best time to visit Kerala would be in the months of December to May. These months are usually the peak season for Kerala visit. Coming to Kerala during monsoon season ( June - November ) is also considered for Ayurvedic rejuvenation experience, an ideal time to go for nice and warm massages. etc.. Thus, Kerala can be visited any time of the year.

Visas - The traveler must take the responsibility of all required documentation. Each tourist must have a valid passport to enter INDIA. All persons are responsible for obtaining information about entry visa requirements and the documentation necessary to enter INDIA and those countries to which they are traveling. Visa requirements do change without notice and vary by nationality. For more information please consult the nearest Indian Embassy or log on to www.indianembassy.org .

Currency - The currency used in Kerala is the Indian Rupee, and there are various money exchanges throughout the state, where you can exchange your local money according to current exchange rates.

Money - There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that visitors can bring.

Nudity - Nudity is not allowed in any Kerala beach or travel destination.

Ayurvedic treatment - If you wish to receive Ayurvedic treatment, it is very important to ensure that you go to the center very near.

Sail out on a local Fishing Boat - If you want the rustic experience, abandon the resort yacht and sail hire a local fisherman to take you out o the seas.

Clothes - Wear soft cotton clothing on the beaches. For the hill stations carry light warm clothing as the nights can get chilly. Winters bring cold nights on the Western Ghats.

Houseboats -The best way to explore the Backwaters is on a houseboat.

Onam -The harvest festival in Kerala is celebrated during August-September. The famous boat races take place on the 5 th day of Onam usually in the first week of September. Those interested to witness the races are advised to visit during his time.

Shopping -
In Kerala you can shop for coir articles since that is a prominent industry in Kerala. Trinkets made of wood, sandalwood, buffalo horn make perfect souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Also in the offing are shops of international brands, malls, shopping centres and more to give you the complete shopping experience. If you are an ayurveda therapy buff you can buy medicines and massage oils from kerala.

Banks - Banks are open for transaction from 10:00 - 14:00 hrs on week days and from 10:00 - 12:00 hrs on saturdays.

Credit cards - Main hotels, restaurants and shopping centres honour major credit cards.

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 - High season: December - May
Monsoon Rejuvenation programmes: June - November

Travel Kit - Cotton outfits, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion etc.

Drugs - Heavy penalities including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.

Ayurveda -
Go only to those Ayurveda centres that are classified/approved by the Department of Tourism

Food - All standard restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including Continental, Chinese, Indian and typical Kerala fare.

Water - Tap water is purified and quite safe to drink. It is not advisable to drink water from slow moving streams, lakes or dams. Bottled water is also available.

Emergency numbers : Police control room: 100
Fire station: 101 Ambulance : 101

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