Ans: Best season to visit Kerala is between September to March. During winter you will feel a comfortable climate and pleasant weather with less humidity.
Winter is the perfect season to explore lagoons, tranquil canals and spicy plantations of Kerala.
People prefer monsoon season from June to August for ayurvedic treatment
Peak Season – (October-February) Temperature lies between 10°C to 25°C,
Shoulder Season – March to May
Temperature lies between 29°C to 40°C.
Low Season – June to September
Temperature lies between 29°C to 35°C.
Ans: Here is top shipping places of Kerala
Spice market of Kochi
Mattupetty Dam market, Munnar
Mattancherry Spice market, Cochin
Kovalam fish market
Local town market of Munnar
Sarwar market, Trivandrum
Broadway street market, Kochi
Center Square Mall, Cochin
Connemara Market, Trivandrum
Lulu Mall, Kochi
Ans: 4 days are enough to explore best tourist places in Kerala like Munnar, Thekkady and Alleppey
For delightful family trips, 8 to 9 days are enough and for honeymoon couples 4 nights and 5 days are enough for a romantic tour.
If you want to try famous adventure activities and some offbeat places then you can extend this trip for 2 or 3 days.
Ans: We will provide
Swift Dzire/ Artiga/ Indigo: for 1 to 3 Pax
Innova: for 4 to 6 pax
Tempo Traveler: for more than 7 Pax
There are three major airports in Kerala.
Cochin International Airport Limited, Nedumbassery – CIAL (IATA: COK)
Trivandrum International Airport, Vallakkadavu (IATA: TRV)
Calicut International Airport, Karipur (IATA: CCJ)
In which Cochin International Airport Limited is the most active and well connected with all major cities in India and the world with regular flight services
Kerala railway network is very active with frequent trains connecting the state with the major cities of India. The major railway junctions of Kerala are
Trivandrum Central (TVC), Ernakulam South/Junction (ERS), Shoranur Junction (SRR)
Ans: Kerala is known as the spice bowl of India. It is famous for its rich heritage of tasty food specially sea-food. Well known for spicy versions of non vegetarian dishes Chicken, Meat and Fish (‘Molly’ fish and ‘Karimeen Pollichathu’ Fish). Vegetarian people can try veggie delicacies made with coconut and bananas (Kerala’s ‘Puttu-Kadala’ and ‘Appam-Ishtu). Don’t forget to try Palada Payasam and Halwa which are special desserts of Kerala.
Ans: Kerala is known for its scenic natural beauty, tourist attractions, heritage sites, exotic beaches, backwaters, houseboats rides, densely forested mountain ranges, deciduous semi-deciduous jungles that are home to some rare, plant life wildlife species.
Ans: Kerala Hill station Tourism
Kerala Beach Tourism
Kerala Culture Tourism
Kerala Home Stay Tourism
Kerala Medical Tourism
Kerala Adventure Tourism
Kerala Sustainable Tourism
Carry a tourist map
Do some prior research
While travelling, carry mineral water
Pack clothes which get dry easily during monsoon
Do prior booking to get the best deals
Keep a good quality camera along with tripod and additional lenses
Carry light woolen clothes and sports shoes if Munnar and Thekkadday is in your package
Take necessary safety measures for trekking and rafting.
Do negotiation before hiring a houseboat and check the condition of the houseboat before taking the ride
Always include breakfast in your hotel package.
Take out footwear, headgear, shoes and leather items while visiting any religious place
Don’t wear shoes in sacred areas
Don’t carry heavy luggage with you while sightseeing
Do not carry heavy woolen clothes
Avoid travelling after 7 pm in Munnar and Thekkady due the fog and wild animals, don’t take pictures in restricted areas
Do not add lunch and dinner in your hotel package that will cost you higher price
Don’t enter into anybody’s home without permission during the local village trip.
Ans: Kerala is safe to travel alone anywhere in Kerala during day-time But during night avoid travelling alone due to chances of pick-pocketing etc and do not walk on the streets alone at night.
Ans: Umbrellas/Rain Coats
Witness a Kathakali Performance
Explore the Iringal Crafts Village
Watch a Kalaripayattu Bout
Experience Sandalwood Forests at Marayoor
Enjoy a elephant ride
Watch a Theyyam performance
Enjoy Bamboo rafting in Periyar
Try Ayurveda massage
Do not forget to Sail down Alleppey backwaters
Explore tea Plantations
Try fishing with Chinese Fish net
Cheer a snake boat race ( every year in the month of August and September)
Ride a canoe
Stay in tree house
Paragliding in Munnar
Kayaking in backwaters
Enjoy Onam festival
Ans: Alleppey: Alleppey Beach, Marari Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Pathiramanal, Kuttanad Backwaters etc.
Wayanad: Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Falls, Sentinel Rock Falls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Kuruva Island, Pookode Lake, Lakkidi, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam, Edakkal Caves etc.
Cochin: Fort Kochi, Vypeen Island, Vypin Beach, Cherai Beach, Andhakaranazhi Beach, Marine Drive, Bolgatty Island, Guruvayoor, Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, Hill Palace Museum etc.
Munnar: Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Pothamedu View Point, Anamudi, Blossom Park, Devikulam, Pallivasal, TATA Tea Museum, Vattavada, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, etc.
Kumarakom: Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Pothamedu View Point, Anamudi, Blossom Park, Devikulam, Pallivasal, TATA Tea Museum, Vattavada, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, etc.
Kovalam: Vellayani Lake, Lighthouse Beach, Chowara Beach, Kovalam Beach, Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach, Shanghumukham Beach, Neyyar Dam, Veli Tourist Village, Artificial Coral Reef, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Temple, Padmanabhaswamy Temple etc.
Thekkady: Periyar National Park, Periyar Lake, Gavi, Kumily, Cardamom Hills, Spring Valley Mountain, Pandikuzhi, Chellarkovil, etc.
Kollam: Dutch Quilon, Thirumullavaram Beach, Kollam Beach, Ashtamudi Lake, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Paravoor, Punalur, Thenmala, Mayyanad, Deer Park, Rameshwara Temple, etc
Vagamon: Murinjapuzha WaterFalls, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, ElaveezhaPoonchira, Idukki Arch Dam, Pine Hills, Parunthumpara Point, etc.
Kozhikode: Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Beypore Beach, Kozhippara Falls, Thusharagiri Falls, Thikkoti Lighthouse, Kadalundi, Tali Temple, etc.
Ashtamudi: Ashtamudi Lake, Thevally Palace, Alumkadavu Boat Building Yard, Monroe Island etc.
Bekal: Bekal Fort, Pallikere Beach, Bekal Fort Beach, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Kappil Beach, Hosdurg Beach etc
Idukki: Periyar National Park, Periyar Lake, Idukki Arch Dam, Munnar, Vagamon, Thekkady, Nadukani, Painavu, Gavi, Murikkady, Kulamavu Dam, Anakkara, Hill View Park etc.
Kannur: Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Payyambalam Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, Thottada Beach, Baby Beach, Mopila Bay, Dharmadam Island etc.
Palakkad: Palakkad Fort, Silent Valley National Park, Parambikulam WildLife Sanctuary, Mayiladumpara Peacock Sanctuary, Malampuzha Dam and Gardens, Rock Garden,
Thiruvananthapuram: Ponmudi, Kovalam, Shanghumugham Beach, Aruvi Waterfalls, Akkulam Tourist Village, Veli Tourist Village, Aruvikkara Dam, Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Peppara Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Poovar, Kowdiar Palace etc
Varkala: Paragliding, Varkala Beach, Thiruvambadi Beach, Edava Beach, Kappil Beach, Papanasam Beach, 590 Cliff, Anjengo Fort, Sivagiri Mutt, Janardhanaswamy Temple, Varkala Lighthouse etc
Ans: Spices: You can buy in Kumily near Thekkady, second best area Fort Cochin
Aroma Oils: You can buy in Thekkady, Kumily or Kochi (Spices Board outlet)
Aranmula Kannadi (Mirror)
This mirror is crafted of metal, not glass!
Coconut Coir Products, Banana Chips and Cashew Nuts: You can buy at local stalls, especially in and around Fort Kochi.
Kasavu Mundu: You can buy in local as well as branded outlets all over Kerala. There is also some government. licensed Kerala Tourism outlets where you can get stuff.
It is one of the cleanest states in India according to NSSO
It’s a melting pot of Ayurvedic culture
Kerala has the highest female-to-male ratio
Kerala has the highest literacy rate in the country (93.91%)
Highest number of festivals celebrated in kerala
Kerala is known as the spice coast of India
Ans: English and Malayalam is commonly spoken language of Kerala. Beside that
Malayalam is actually the official language of Kerala. Other languages and dialects spoken across Kerala – Tamil, Hindi and Kannada
Ans: ATM facilities are quite good in the state and You can find the widest reach of Federal Bank within the state. Apart from it
you will also find HDFC, ICICI, SBI and Axis Bank ATMs easily.
Ans: Kerala has good connectivity with major operators like Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone, Idea and Aircel. You can face network issues in hilly regions like Munnar, Thekkady and Wayanad.
Ans: Police: 100
Fire station: 101
Women helpline: 1091
Ans: According to census of India figures,
Hindus: 54.73%, Muslims: 26.56%, Christians: 18.38% and other religion: 0.33%
Keep all important documents
Carry debit/credit cards
Never keep too much of cash while Sightseeing and shopping
Carry less luggage
Save medical emergency number
Check climatic condition of Kerala during your trip
Choose accommodation carefully
respect the local culture and heritage of the state
Don’t forget the dhoti: if you want to enter temples (for men). Women can wear sarees or long skirts
Experience houseboat accommodation during Alleppey trip
Edakkal Caves, Wayanad
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kochi
Kappil Beach, Varkala
Ashtamudi Lake, kollam
Pine Hill, Vagamon
Kolukkumalai Estate, Idukki
Kuruva Islands (Kuruvadweep)
Soochipara Waterfalls, Wayanad
Banasura Sagar Dam
Neeliyar Kottam, Kannur
Ans: Kerala festivals are famous for
vibrant colours, scintillating music, exotic fragrances and century long traditions
Kerala Boat Festival (July to September)
Vishu (14th, 15th, 16th April)
Christmas (23red December to 2nd January)
Makaravilakku Festival (14th January)
Theyyam Festival between) (April to December)
Makaravilakku (30th December to 20th January)
Ans. Here are the most visited beaches of Kerala.
Kovalam Beach for action
Varkala Beach for chill out
Marari Beach for serenity
Kannur Beach for culture
Bekal Beach for luxury
Ans: Yes visa is required for foreign nationals to enter India. You can apply for a visa in Indian embassy or Indian High commission located in your country.
Ans: Houseboat stay is absolutely safe and houseboat crew take care of the tourist as well as they give special training in first aid and life saving techniques to the tourist for the emergency.
Ans: Yes houseboats do operate during the monsoon. In case of heavy rain, a houseboat will not be possible.
Ans: Yes houseboats provide veg and nonveg food. It depends on your preference, if you have chosen a veg meal plan they will serve you only vegetarian food.
Ans: We prefer mineral water bottles which are easily available everywhere in Kerala. Foreign nationals might find it unaccustomed to the available drinking water. If you are at a restaurant avoid drinking any kind of water or juice
Ans: No, Sightseeing is not possible after 18:00 hours at any destination.
Ans: Here is list of major airlines which operate in Kerala
European Carriers : Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Lufthansa, Swiss Air and British Airways etc.
Asian Carriers: Qatar Airways, Oman Air, SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Gulf air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways etc.
American Carriers: Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines.
Ans: Munnar is the most beautiful place of Kerala as well as it is one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in India. Munnar is famous for its scenic attractions and backwater.
Ans: Yes you can wear whatever you’re comfortable in but you will not be permitted to visit religious places wearing shorts. Your knees and shoulders should be covered up to visit religious places.
Ans: Yes, English is a widely spoken language in Kerala after Malayalam.
Ans: Kerala culture is a combination of Indian and Dravidian culture, which is influenced from other parts of India and abroad. Kerala’s culture is the main USP of Kerala tourism, which is focused on arts like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Martial Art of Kalaripayattu.
Ans: Kerala’s climate is humid, wet and tropical. Kerala receives an average annual rainfall of 3107 mm – some 7,030 crore m3 of water, so it’s better to avoid visiting Kerala in the rainy season.
Ans: Kerala is famous for Mohiniattam and Kathakali classical dance forms.
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