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Travel Tips

VISA – A must for entry into Kerala, India. You are requested to contact the Indian Embassy/High Commission in your country. In case you are taking extension tours, please ensure you have a multiple entry stamped visa.

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
February – May (Summer) 24–33 Degrees Celsius
June– September (Autumn) 22–28 Degree Celsius
October– January (Winter) 22–32 Degree Celsius
For a five-day weather forecast, 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 1,2,5,10,20,50,100,500 and 1000.
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, High Peak– 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 – Police – 100, Fire – 101, Ambulance – 101

Entry to Wildlife Reserves – Prior permission to be obtained from the Conservator of Forests.