Kerala

Things to know before traveling to Kerala

Geography: Flanked by the Arabian Sea on the west and the mountains of the Western Ghats on the east, Kerala is undoubtedly the most beautiful place one can ever experience. This peninsular poetry sits in the southernmost  lap of India and extends north-south along a coastline of 580 km with a varying width of 35 to 120 km approx. Imbued in the hot and wet coastal plains gradually rising in elevation to high hills of ever so soothing western ghats. Kerala has access to numerous backwater lagoons and lakes that put a surge on the beauty quotient of the place. Vembanadu lake living in the state of Kerala with an area of 260 sq.km turns out to be the longest lake of India.

About Kerala: Blessed with plush beaches and some of the most exotic places, it has got all the ingredients to acquire peace in today’s stress bloating life. Serene geographical features, impeccable cultural heritages and world class hospitality makes it a standard bearer for all the other getaway destinations.

Climate: Kerala stands in midst of greenery and mostly dons tropical climate. Situated in tropic region, it experiences humid tropical wet climate by major part of Earth’s rainforests. Kerala receives an average rainfall of 118 inches (3,000 millimeters) annually. Summers (February-May) and Monsoon (June- better part of October), it carries pleasant whether which easily dissipates all the hassles of life and put you in the state of peace.

You must know below points before you travel to Kerala

Ideal Duration6 Nights – 7 Days
Ideal SeasonBetween September to March
Off SeasonApril to Aug
Nearest AirportsCochin, Trivandrum, Kannur, Calicut
Capital of the stateTrivandrum
Neighbouring statesThe Indian state of Kerala borders the states of Tamil Nadu on the south and east,
Karnataka on the north and the Lakshadweep Sea coastline on the west
Famous forTea-Coffee Plantations, Serene Beaches, Fishing, Dams, Backwaters and dense forests
What to buySpices, Banana Chips And Cashew Nuts, Tea and Coffee, Aroma Oils, Coir Handicrafts,
Shell Showpieces, Kathakali Masks, Jewelry, Nettipattam, Kasavu Mundu And Dresses
ExperiencesAyurvedic treatment, Backwater cruising, Boating, Elephant ride, Jeep Safari, Aqua Tourism
What to carry while travelingInsect repellent
Light, loose, cotton or linen clothes
Woolens, scarf/muffler, caps, jackets
Umbrellas
Swimming costumes
Comfortable footwear – Flip Flops
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Medicines(Prescribed by doctors) like Avomin to avoid vomiting in ghats
Sanitizer
Water Bottle
Snacks
Power Bank
Spacious bags
Enough Cash
Tissue papers
Mouth Freshers
Flight tickets
Detailed Itinerary of the tour plan
What not to do while traveling to KeralaDo not carry Unwanted baggage
Avoid unlicensed “massage parlours” masquerading as Ayurveda health clinics.
Avoid country hooch. Stick to beer
Avoid hole-in-the-wall eateries
Take off your footwear when you enter a place of worship or someone’s home
Do not dress in revealing clothes
Don’t point at people
Don’t drink water from random places
Don’t make physical contact with strangers
Don’t wander alone at night
Do NOT litter, and DO bathe every single day
Make your own drinks or in front of your eyes even at a public place
Stay away from secluded places (though there are none now, but still!)
Stay away from drugs
Do not do any “romance” in the public if you go with your partner
Local languagesMalayalam, English
Useful Keywords forHello: halēā Hello Namaskaram 
Yes: Athe
No: Venda, Alla
Thank you: Nanni
Welcome: Swagatham
Pure veg: Sudha sasyabukh
Non Veg: Mamsa buk
Eggs: Motta 
Vegetables: Pachakkari
Stop: Nirthu
Move: Adangu, Chalikku
Slow: Pathukke
Fast: Vegam
Cost: Vila
Medicine: Marunnu
ID Documents to carryIndians: Aadhar Card, Driving lisence, Passport
Foreigners: Passport and valid visa
Ideal forHoneymoon, Family
Suitable airlinesIndigo, Spicejet, Air Aisa, Air India
Public Holidays (Regional) Tentative*Jan: 
Mannam Jayanthi
Apr:
Maundy Thursday
Vishu

Jul:
Kara amkkadaka Vavu

Aug:
Ayyankali Jayanthi
First Onam
Thiruvonam

Sept:
Third Onam
Fourth Onam
Weekly Off for tourist placesMondays ( For most of the tourist places)

Unique Travel Tips for These 5 Indian States

From north to south & east to west, India is blessed with a variety of scenic natural landscapes. In the north, there are plenty of hill stations in the foothills of the great Himalayas. Also, including island territories, India is blessed with approximately ten thousand kilometers of coastline hosting many beautiful beaches. The Central part of India is full of rivers, historical, religious monuments, national parks and many more amazing things. There are many <> hill stations in southern India situated in the arms of western ghats.

When you visit the below mentioned Top 5 Indian states from the tourism point of view, these unique tips may help you a lot while planning your tour and actually traveling to these destinations.

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