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)
There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that visitors can bring.
Banks are open for transaction from 10:00 - 14:00 hrs on weekdays and from 10:00 - 12:00 hrs on Saturdays.
Main hotels, restaurants and shopping centers honor major credit cards.
GMT +5:30 Hours
Best time to Visit
High season: September-May
Monsoon Rejuvenation Programs: June-August
Cotton outfits; hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion etc.
Heavy penalties including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.
Go only to those Ayurveda centres that are classified/approved by the Department of Tourism. Click here to see the list
All standard restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including Continental, Chinese, Indian and typical Kerala fare.
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.
Police control room: 100
Crime Stopper: 1090
Fire station: 101
Kerala Police Message Center: +91-9497900000
While traveling on Highways: +91-9846100100
While traveling in Trains: +91-9846200100
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 is not allowed in any Kerala beach/Public Places.
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.
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