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Travel Tips

essential travel things

Visa

There is no limit to forex which can be brought into the country but if the overall foreign exchange amount brought in to India by a passenger, whether Resident Indian, Non Resident Indian or foreigner, is in excess of USD 10,000/- or its equivalent, a Currency Declaration Form (CDF) has to be filled in at the Airport Customs on arrival.

Access

Kerala is well served by air, railways and road. The international airports in Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin and Kozhikode connect Kerala to all major international destinations.

Time

5 1/2 hours ahead of GMT

Weather

Kerala has a pleasant sunny tropical climate. The average temperatures are

May (Summer) 24–33o CSeptember (Autumn) 22–28o CJanuary (Winter) 22–32 o C

click on http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather

Money

There is no limit to forex which can be brought into the country but if the overall foreign exchange amount brought in to India by a passenger, whether Resident Indian, Non Resident Indian or foreigner, is in excess of USD 10,000/- or its equivalent, a Currency Declaration Form (CDF) has to be filled in at the Airport Customs on arrival.

Currency

Indian Currency is Rupees.

Rupee denominations are of 1,2,5,10,20,50,100,200,500 and 2000.

For up-to-date currency conversion rates, click on the following link

http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic

Credit Cards

A wide range of credit cards are accepted in all major hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Peak Season



September– May,


December 15– January 15.

Travel Kit

Cotton outfits, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen lotions

Drugs

Strictly prohibited

Ayurveda

It is advisable to approach Ayurvedic centers approved by the department of tourism.

Food

Apart from the traditional Kerala meals and tempting seafood, a variety of Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisines are offered in all standard restaurants.

Water

Advisable to drink purified water. Avoid drinking water from streams, lakes or dams.

Emergency Telephone
numbers

100

101

101

Entry to Wildlife Reserves

Prior permission to be obtained from the Conservator of Forests.