Thinks to remember while travelling Kerala

Money

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

Banks

Banks are open for transaction from 10.00 – 15.30 hrs on weekdays and from 10.00 – 12.00 hrs on Saturdays.

Credit Cards

Main hotels, restaurants and shopping centres honour major credit cards.

Time

(Hours fast (+), slow (-) on IST) USA: - 10.30, Germany: - 4.30, Canada: - 10.30, France: - 4.30, Australia: + 4.30, Spain: - 4.30, UAE: - 1.30, UK: - 5.30

Best Time to Visit

High Season: September – May
Monsoon Rejuvenation programmes: June – August

Travel Kit

Cotton outfits: Hats, Sunglasses, sunscreen lotion etc.

Drugs

Heavy penalities including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.

Ayurveda

Go only to those Ayurveda centers that are classified / approved by the Department of Tourism.

Food

All standard restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including Continental, Chinese, Indian, and typical Kerala fare.

Water

Top water is purified and quite safe to drink. It is not advisable to drink water from slow moving streams, lakes or dams. Bottled water is also available.

Emergency Numbers

Police Control Room: 100

Fire Station: 101

Ambulance: 101

Police Helpline
While travelling on Highways: 9846100100
While travelling in Trains: 9846200100

Temple Codes

Some temples do not permit entry to non – Hindus. Strict dress codes are followed in most of the temples. Footwear's banned inside the temple premises.

Nudity

Nudity is not allowed in any Kerala beach.

Smoking

Smoking is banned in public places.

Footwear in Houses

Visitors to most Kerala houses leave their footwear inside before entering the house.

Demonstrativeness in Public

Behaviour, demonstrating affection in public like hugging or kissing is not an accepted practice 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

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