• Travel Tips
  • Kerala
  • Climate
  • Visa
  • Air Connectivity
  • Accessibility
  • Location
  • Miscellaneous
  • General

    Kerala, the southern state of India has 14 districts or administrative divisions. The major cities are Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. It is served by three airports, providing international and domestic connections.

    Location: Southwestern tip of India.
    Area: 38,863 sq km.
    Population: 31,84,1374
    Capital: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
    Language: Malayalam. English is widely spoken.
    Religion: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
    Time: GMT +5:30
    Currency: Indian Rupee

    Police helpline

    While traveling on Highways + 91 98461 00100
    While traveling in Trains + 91 98462 00100

  • Kerala
    Kerala's interaction with outside world started way back in 3000 BC. People from far away lands got attracted to its spice-scented shores. Seafarers from far-off lands, like the Arabs and the Chinese were the first to establish trade links with Kerala. Visitors to Kerala still continued with the arrival of the Dutch in the 15th century followed by the French and the British.

    Located in the Southwest tip of India, the State of Kerala is flanked by the Western Ghats to its east and the Arabian Sea to its west. With an area of 39,000 sq km, Kerala has a tropical climate with two rainy seasons. The state has 14 districts and has a coastline of 575 km and is endowed with 41 rivers.

    Popularly known as 'God's Own Country', Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the "50 destinations of a lifetime" and one of the "Thirteen Paradises" in the world.

    Kerala is one of the few states in India to have a diverse geographical setting. The land features the cool, mist laden highlands with rolling grass lands and evergreen forests. The midlands are occupied by plantations of rubber, areca nut and pepper, while the lowlands has a predominance of paddy and coconut cultivation and the coastal plain dotted with fishing villages.

  • Climate
    Summer: February - May ( 24 - 33째C )
    Monsoon: June - August ( 22 - 28째C ) and October - November
    Winter: November - January ( 22 - 32째C )

  • Visa
    All the foreign Nationals visiting Kerala (India) are required a valid Indian Visa. Visas can be applied in person or by post at the High Commission of India based in the country from where the candidate intends to depart for India.

    Issuing authority:
    The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuance of Indian visas to foreign nationals for their visit for various purposes. Visa application form is available at the office of Indian Embassy in the country where the foreign national resides.

    Visa requirements:
    The following documents are required for obtaining Indian Visa.

    •    Original passport valid for at least 6 months
    •    Visa fee
    •    Two passport-size photographs
    •    Supporting documents, where necessary
    •    Duly completed visa application form
  • Air Connectivity
    The city of Thiruvananthapuram is well connected by air from all major Indian cities and Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Colombo, Singapore.

    Airlines Destinations Terminal
    Emirates Dubai International
    Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi International
    Qatar Airways Doha International
    Kuwait Airways Kuwait International
    Air Arabia Sharjah International
    Oman Air Muscat International
    Silk Air Singapore International
    Sri Lankan Airlines Colombo, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangalore, Chennai, Doha, Dubai, Kochi International
    Air-India Express Mumbai, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah International
    Air Asia Kuala Lumpur, Dammam, Kochi, Kozhikode International
    Air India Mumbai, Riyadh International
    Indian Airlines Sharjah International
    Kingfisher Airlines Colombo [begins November 2010] International
    Jet Airways Dammam International
    Maldivian Male International
    Monarch Airlines London-Gatwick [charter; seasonal] International
    Tiger Airways Singapore [begins November 2010] International
    Air India operated by Indian Airlines Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai
    Indian Airlines Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai Domestic
    Kingfisher Airlines Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai Domestic
    Jet Airways Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai Domestic
  • Accessibility

    •    Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) International Airport is about 18 km
    •    Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) Central Railway Station, is about 22 km
    •    Nedumbassery International Airport, Kochi is about 238 km (5 hours by road)

    We take care of you for the entire duration of your stay with us including pick up from Trivandrum Airport/Railway station/Bus station, and our travel desk will assist you in planning other sight seeing trips, backwater trips you may wish to take on. Please note trips are restricted in special treatment days.

  • Miscellaneous
    Preferred clothing Kerala has a hot and humid weather through out the year with little variations in temperatures. It is best to wear cotton and light clothes while in Kerala.

    As you will be oily after treatment, we will give a green gown to wear. Please bring the suitable sandals to wear after treatment.

    Conduct in public The people of Kerala are very simple by nature and feel offended if someone offends their feelings. Thus, avoid any kind of public display of affection, wearing provocative clothes, etc. during your stay in Kerala

    Power voltage The power voltage in Kerala is 240 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. You can always buy a voltage converter, if the devices you are carrying do not work on 240 Volts. One can get a voltage converter in most electrical shops in Kerala. If you can, get one from your home.

    The plugs used in Kerala are usually the round pin variety instead of the flat pin type that is used in most of the countries in the West. We would suggest that you buy a combination plug adapter.