Visa
Carry your visa for entry to India/Kerala. For Registration and Visa extensions contact the Commissioner of Police (In cities) or District Superintendent of Police (in Districts)

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

Banks

Banks are open for transaction from 10:00 - 14:00 hrs on weekdays and from 10:00 - 12:00 hrs on Saturdays.

Credit Cards
Main hotels, restaurants and shopping centers honor major credit cards.

Time Zone

GMT +5:30 Hours

Best time to Visit
High season: September-May
Monsoon Rejuvenation Programs: June-August

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

Currency
India Rupee

Drugs
Heavy penalties including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.

Ayurveda
Go only to those Ayurveda centres that are classified/approved by the Department of Tourism. Click here to see the list

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 mineral water is recommended.

Emergency Numbers
Police control room: 100
Crime Stopper: 1090
Fire station: 101
Ambulance: 108
Kerala Police Message Center: +91-9497900000

Police Helpline
While traveling on Highways: +91-9846100100
While traveling in Trains: +91-9846200100
 

Temple Codes
Some temples do not permit entry to non-Hindus. Strict dress codes are followed in most of the temples. Footwear is banned inside the temple premises.

Nudity
Nudity is not allowed in any Kerala beach/Public Places.

Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in public places.

Footwear in Houses
Visitors to most Kerala houses leave their footwear outside before entering the house.

Demonstrativeness in Public
Behavior, demonstrating affection in public like hugging or kissing is frowned upon in Kerala.

Wildlife Sanctuaries
To visit a wildlife sanctuary, prior permission has to be taken from the authority concerned of the sanctuary. For further enquiries, contact: The Chief Conservator of Forests, Thiruvananthapuram 695 014, Tel: + 91-471-2322217

Useful Links

  1. Govt of Kerala - http://kerala.gov.in/
  2. Department of Tourism, Kerala Government - http://www.keralatourism.org/
  3. Diplomatic Missions/Consulates in India - http://meaprotocol.nic.in/
  4. Kerala Police - http://www.keralapolice.org/

Traditional Art Form

Kerala Kala Mandalam

Various Art Forms

 Kummatti

 Karkadaka Theyyam

Chavittu Natakam

 Poorakkali

Sarpam Thullal

Tholpavakoothu

Kalaripayattu

South Kerala

• Thiruvananthapuram • Kollam • Pathanamthitta • Alappuzha

Day 1: (Options)
  • Thiruvananthapuram Padmanabha swamy temple, Kuthiramalika palace, Museum complex, Science and technology museum, Veli tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shankhumugham beach

  • Day at the Kovalam beach

  • Ayurvedic massage at a beach resort

  • Picnic at the Ponmudi hills

  • Excursion to Kanyakumari

Day 2: (Options)
  • Kollam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

  • Day at the Thirumullavaram beach

  • Trip to the Palaruvi waterfalls

Day 3: (Options)
  • Day at the Alappuzha beach

  • Alappuzha backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater or beach resort

  • Trip to the Pathiramanal island

  • Visit to the Krishnapuram palace

 

Central Kerala

• Kottayam • ldukki • Ernakulam • Thrissur • Palakkad

Day 1: (Options)
  • Visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

  • Kottayam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

Day 2: (Options)
  • Picnic to the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

  • Visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 3: (Options)
  • Ernakulam sightseeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum, Veega land

  • Sunset cruise

 

North Kerala

• Malappuram • Kozhikode • Wayanad • Kannur • Kasaragod

Day 1: (Options)
  • Day at the Kozhikode beach

  • Ayurvedic massage at a beach resort

  • Backwater cruise

Day 2: (Options)
  • Trek to the Edakkal caves

  • Picnic to the Wayanad hill resorts

  • Visit to the spice plantations

  • Visit to the Pazhassi tomb

  • Picnic to Kuruvadweep

  • Trip to Vythiri

  • Visit to the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary

Day 3: (Options)
  • Watch a Theyyam performance

  • Day at the Muzhappilangad beach

  • Visit to the Kannur fort

South Kerala

• Thiruvananthapuram • Kollam • Pathanamthitta • Alappuzha

Day 1: (Options)
  • Day at the Kovalam beach (Other attractions: shopping, cuisine, Ayurvedic massage)

Day 2: (Options)
  • Picnic on the Ponmudi hills

Day 3: (Options)
  • Kollam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

  • Day at the Thirumullavaram beach

  • Trip to the Palaruvi waterfalls

Day 4: (Options)
  • Alappuzha backwater cruise (cruise through the scenic backwaters of Alappuzha or Thottapally in a houseboat, en route visit temples and churches. Watch rustic life, the art of coir making, basket weaving etc.)

  • Day at the Alappuzha beach

  • Trip to the Pathiramanal island

  • Visit to the Krishnapuram Palace

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater or beach resort

Day 5: (Options)
  • Back to Thiruvananthapuram: Museum complex, Padmanabha swamy temple, Kuthiramalika palace, Science and technology museum, Veli tourist village, Akkulam boat club

  • Excursion to Kanyakumari

 

Central Kerala

• Kottayam • ldukki • Ernakulam • Thrissur • Palakkad

Day 1: (Options)
  • Visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary

  • Kottayam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

Day 2 & 3: (Options)
  • Picnic to the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

  • Visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 4 & 5: (Options)
  • Ernakulam sightseeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum, Veega land.

  • Sunset cruise

  • Trip to the Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls

 

North Kerala

• Malappuram • Kozhikode • Wayanad • Kannur • Kasaragod

Day 1 & 2: (Options)
  • At Kozhikode beach

  • Ayurvedic massage at a beach resort

  • Backwater cruise
Day 3: (Options)
  • Trek to the Edakkal caves

  • Picnic at the Wayanad hill resorts

  • Visit to the spice plantations

  • Visit to the Pazhassi tomb

  • Picnic at Kuruvadweep

  • Trip to Vythiri

  • Visit to the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary

Day 4: (Options)
  • Watch a Theyyam performance

  • Day at the Muzhappilangad beach

  • Visit to the Kannur fort

Day 5: (Options)
  • Day at the Bekal fort and beach

South Kerala

• Thiruvananthapuram • Kollam • Pathanamthitta • Alappuzha

Day 1 & 2:
  • At Kovalam (Other attractions: shopping, cuisine, Ayurvedic massage)

Day 3:
  • Excursion to Kanyakumari

Day 4:
  • Picnic on the Ponmudi hills

Day 5:
  • Kollam Backwater cruise

  • Houseboat Cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

  • Day at the Thirumullavaram beach

  • Trip to the Palaruvi waterfalls

Day 6 & 7:
  • Scenic backwaters of Alappuzha or Thottapally, en route visit temples, churches and watch village life up-close, the art of coir making, basket weaving etc.)

  • Day at the Alappuzha beach

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater or beach resort

  • Trip to the Pathiramanal island

  • Visit to the Krishnapuram palace

Day 8:
  • Pathanamthitta (Visit Aranmula village. Watch the metal mirror craftsmen at work. Witness a boat race, if you are here during Onam.)

Day 9 & 10:
  • AThiruvananthapuram sight-seeing options: Museum complex, Kuthiramalika, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science and Technology Museum, Veli tourist village, Aakulam boat club.

 

Central Kerala - Option 1

• Kottayam • ldukki • Ernakulam • Thrissur • Palakkad

Day 1:
  • Visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary

  • Kottayam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

Day 2 & 3:
  • Picnic to the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

Day 4 & 5:
  • Visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 6 & 7:
  • Ernakulam sightseeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum,

  • Veega land

  • Sunset cruise

Day 8:
  • Trip to the Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls

Day 9 & 10:
  • Visit to the Palakkad fort

  • Trip to the Malampuzha dam

  • Visit to the Fantasy park

  • Picnic to the Nelliampathy hills

  • Visit to the Silent valley national park

 

Central Kerala - Option 2

• Kottayam • ldukki • Ernakulam • Thrissur • Palakkad

Day 1 & 2:
  • Visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary

  • Kottayam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

Day 3 & 4:
  • Holiday at the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

Day 5 & 6:
  • Visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 7 & 8:
  • Ernakulam sightseeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum, Veega land.

  • Sunset cruise

  • Trip to the Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls

  • Visit to the Guruvayoor temple (Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple)

Day 9 & 10:
  • Visit to the Palakkad fort

  • Trip to the Malampuzha dam

  • Visit to Fantasy park

  • Picnic to the Nelliampathy hills

  • Visit to the Silent valley national park

 

North Kerala

• Malappuram • Kozhikode • Wayanad • Kannur • Kasaragod

Day 1 & 2:
  • Visit to the Thirunavaya temple

  • Tali temple

  • Thirumandhamkunnu temple

  • Juma-at-mosque

  • Pazhayangadi mosque

Day 3 & 4:
  • At the Kozhikode beach

  • Ayurvedic massage at a beach resort

  • Backwater cruise

  • Trip to the Thusharagiri hill resort

  • Visit to the Kirtads

Day 5 & 6:
  • Trek to the Edakkal caves

  • Picnic at the Wayanad hill resorts

  • Visit to the spice plantations

  • Visit to the Pazhassi tomb

  • Picnic at Kuruvadweep

  • Trip to Vythiri

  • Visit to the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary

Day 7 & 8:
  • Watch a Theyyam performance

  • Day at the Muzhappilangad beach

  • Visit to the Kannur fort

Day 9 & 10:
  • Visit to the Bekal fort and beach

  • Day at the Kappil beach

  • Visit to Anandasram

  • Visit to the Ananthapura lake temple

  • Valiyaparamba backwater cruise

  • Chandragiri boat cruise

  • Trip to Ranipuram and trekking

 

South & Central Kerala - Option 1

• Thiruvananthapuram • Kollam • Pathanamthitta • Alappuzha • Kottayam • ldukki • Ernakulam • Thrissur • Palakkad

Day 1 & 2:
  • Alappuzha backwater cruise (cruise through the scenic backwaters of Alappuzha or Thottapally in a houseboat, en route visit temples and churches. Watch rustic life, the art of coir making, basket weaving etc.)

  • Day at the Alappuzha beach

  • Trip to the Pathiramanal island

  • Visit to the Krishnapuram Palace

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater or beach resort

Day 3:
  • Visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary

  • Kottayam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

Day 4 & 5:
  • Picnic at the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

Day 6 & 7:
  • Visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 8 & 9:
  • Ernakulam sightseeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum

  • Veega land

  • Sunset cruise
Day 10:
  • Trip to the Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls

  • Visit to the Guruvayoor temple (Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple)

 

South & Central Kerala - Option 2

• Thiruvananthapuram • Kollam • Pathanamthitta • Alappuzha • Kottayam • ldukki • Ernakulam • Thrissur • Palakkad

Day 1 & 2:
  • Day at the Kovalam beach (Other attractions: shopping, cuisine, Ayurvedic massage)

Day 3 & 4:
  • Kollam to Alappuzha backwater cruise (cruise an board a houseboat through the scenic backwaters of Alappuzha or Thottapally, en route visit temples, churches. Watch rustic life, the art of coir making, basket weaving ete.)

  • Day at the Alappuzha beach

  • Trip to the Pathiramanal island

  • Visit to the Krishnapuram palace

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater or beach resort

Day 5:
  • Visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary

  • Kottayam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

Day 6 to 8:
  • Picnic at the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

  • Visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 9 & 10:
  • Ernakulam sightseeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum,

  • Veega land

  • Trip to the Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls

 

South & Central Kerala - Option 3

• Thiruvananthapuram • Kollam • Pathanamthitta • Alappuzha • Kottayam • ldukki • Ernakulam • Thrissur • Palakkad

Day 1:
  • Day at the Kovalam beach (Other attractions: shopping, cuisine, Ayurvedic massage)

Day 2 & 3:
  • Kollam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

Day 4 to 6:
  • Holiday at the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

  • Holidays at the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 7 & 8:
  • Ernakulam sightseeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum, Veega land

  • Sunset cruise

  • Trip to the Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls

  • Visit to the Guruvayoor temple (Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple)

Day 9 & 10:
  • Visit to Palakkad Fort

  • Trip to the Malampuzha dam

  • Visit to Fantasy Park
  • Picnic to the Nelliampathy hills
  • Visit to the Silent Valley National Par

 

Central & North Kerala

• Kottayam • ldukki • Ernakulam • Thrissur • Palakkad • Malappuram • Kozhikode • Wayanad • Kannur • Kasaragod

Day 1:
  • Visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary

  • Kottayam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

Day 2 & 3:
  • Picnic at the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

  • Visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 4 & 5:
  • Ernakulam sightseeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum, Veega land

  • Sunset cruise

  • Trip to the Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls

  • Visit to the Guruvayoor temple (Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple)

Day 6:
  • Day at the Kozhikode beach

  • Ayurvedic massage at a beach resort

  • Backwater cruise
Day 7 & 8:
  • Trek to the Edakkal caves

  • Picnic at the Wayanad hill resorts

  • Visit to the spice plantations

  • Visit to the Pazhassi tomb

  • Picnic at Kuruvadweep

  • Trip to Vythiri

  • Visit to the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary

Day 9:
  • Watch a Theyyam performance

  • Day at the Muzhappilangad beach

  • Visit to the Kannur fort

Day 10:
  • Visit to Bekal fort and the beach

  • Day at the Kappil beach

  • Visit to Anandasram

  • Visit to the Ananthapura lake temple

  • Valiyaparamba backwater cruise

  • Chandragiri boat cruise

  • Trip to Ranipuram and trekking

 

South, Central & North Kerala in Ten Days

All Districts

Day 1:
(Options)
  • Day at the Kovalam beach (Other attractions: shopping, cuisine, Ayurvedic massage)

  • Thiruvananthapuram sight-seeing options: Museum complex, Kuthiramalika, Padmanabhaswamy temple, Science and Technology Museum, Veli tourist village, Aakulam boat club.

  • Excursion to Kanyakumari

  • Trip to the Ponmudi hills

Day 2 & 3:
(Options)
  • Kollam to Alappuzha - backwater cruise (cruise on board a houseboat through the scenic backwaters of Alappuzha or Thottapally, en route visit temples, churches. Watch rustic life, the art of coir making, basket weaving etc.)

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Day at the Alappuzha beach

  • Trip to the Pathiramanal island

  • Visit to the Krishnapuram Palace

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater or beach resort

Day 4 & 5:
(Options)
  • Picnic on the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

  • Visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 6:
(Options)
  • Ernakulam sight-seeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum, Veega land

  • Sunset cruise

  • Trip to the Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls

  • Visit to the Guruvayoor temple. (Only Hindus are allowed inside
    the temple)

Day 7:
  • Day at the Kozhikode beach

  • Ayurvedic massage at a beach resort

  • Backwater cruise

Day 8:
(Options)
  • Trek to the Edakkal caves

  • Picnic at the Wayanad hill resorts

  • Visit to the spice plantations

  • Visit to the Pazhassi tomb

  • Picnic at Kuruvadweep

  • Trip to Vythiri

  • Visit to the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary

Day 9:
  • Watch a Theyyam performance

  • Day at the Muzhappilangad beach

  • Visit to the Kannur fort

Day 10:
  • Day at the Bekal fort and beach

Contact us using the button to the right in case you need help finalizing the itinerary

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