Travel tips for visitors to Kerala

Kerala is known as God's own Country. Kerala is one of the best place to spend memorable time with your family & friends. Kerala is also a good place for honeymooners. Find some helpful tips to visit Kerala.

Kerala is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. God's own Country as the southern coastal state is fondly known as; has the charm of breathtaking beaches, alluring backwaters, mystic hill stations, thrilling wildlife adventures and wealthy heritage of culture, history and society.

Kerala tourist attractions take you to the blessed locations of Alleppey Backwaters, Munnar, Kumarakom, Wayanad, Thekkady, Kochi, Kovalam and Kozhikode. You can add on to your trip according to your interests.

A trip to Kerala must be definitely tried and here are the top tips to visit Kerala.

Weather: Kerala is blessed by pleasant weather all around the year. Monsoons are a good time to go if you would want to indulge in Ayurveda therapies. However, be aware of some of the inconveniences due to the flood and rains during the monsoon.

Clothes & Accessories: Kerala due to its huge geographical diversity does not fit a particular climate zone. Generally you must include cotton clothing, eye-wear, caps, insect repellent cream/lotion, shoes/ mild sandals, moisturizing cream and sun-block cream compulsory. If you are travelling to hill stations, do carry wool clothing.

Water: Have a bottle of water with you at all times. Make sure that the closure is not interfered with when buying standard nutrient water containers.

In Public Places: India is a very traditional nation and doesn't agree to any kind of public display of affection. Kissing or hugging in public places are generally not entertained.

Money: For money it's better to carry credit cards, ATM cum debit cards, travelers' cheque and other source aside from keeping small change. Most of the popular resorts, shops and dining places agree to major credit cards so you are not hassled.

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Food: Do make sure to take pleasure from some of the genuine India dishes, garnished with unique herbs and spices or herbs, while you are here. Northern India dishes are quite different from their southeast and Southern alternatives. In fact, each area has different types of dishes and methods of cooking, quite unique from the other. Do create sure to take pleasure from the local expertise when you journey. Kerala is a destination of gastronomic delights (Restaurants in Kochi). The local platters are nothing but heavenly. You have to taste seafood, tender coconut and rice for the best local experiences.

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Dress code in temples of Kerala: If you are going to a temple, please do make sure that you understand the policies concerning that particular temple before going in. Each temple has its own guidelines and codes of conduct that must be totally honored. In common, non-Hindus are prohibited from coming into most of the temples. Wearing shoes and particular type of clothing inside the temple property are also totally prohibited.

Nudity: Nowhere in India is bare skin allowed in community venues. Nudity is totally prohibited in all the seashores in India.

Ayurvedic Therapy: Tourists head to Kerala for Ayurvedic restorative treatments. A lot of fake Ayurvedic centers have come up, so good care must be worked out to confirm the credibility of the places before you book your therapy. You must consult a certified Ayurvedic practitioner before you enter into any sort of Ayurvedic treatment. To prevent any serious adverse reactions, the therapy must be properly personalized based on your health background and body conditions.

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Guest Author: Varun Agarwal27 Jun 2016

These are good tips. It is totally illogical asking to remove shirts while inside temples. This is not practised anywhere except Kerala. Would like to know what is the reason why this practise still exists in Kerala?

Guest Author: CM26 Jun 2018

Great article, thanks!
How can I tell if an Ayurvedic spa is credible or not? I am from Canada.

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