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Travel tips

01. Visas

Carry your visa for entry to India/Kerala on your holiday. For further clarifications, contact the Indian High Commission. For visa extension, contact Office of the Commissioner of Police, Thiruvananthapuram. Ph: 0471-2320579.

02. Water

Even though tap water is purified, it is better to drink bottled drinking water or drinking water from houses/restaurants. It is not advisable to drink water from slow moving streams, lakes or dams. Mineral water is available in sealed bottles.

03. Temple codes

Footwear inside the temple and entry into the sanctum sanctorum is banned in all the temples. Other customs and codes of conduct and dress in temples across the State vary from each other. Some temples do not permit entry to non-Hindus, while some do. Shirts for men and pants are banned from some temples and allowed in some others. Where they are banned, men have to be in mundus and women, in saris, half-saris or long skirts.

04. Footwear in houses.

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

05. Emergency numbers

Police control room: 100 Fire station: 101 Ambulance: 101

06. 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

07. Demonstrativeness in public

Behavior demonstrating affection in public like hugging or kissing is not an accepted practice in Kerala.

08. Money

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

09. Nudity

Nudity is not allowed in any Kerala beach.

10. Ayurvedic treatment

If you wish to undergo Ayurvedic treatment, it is very important to ensure that you go to an authorized centre.

11. Wildlife sanctuaries

To visit a wildlife sanctuary, prior permission has to be taken from the concerned authority of the sanctuary. For further enquiries, contact: The Chief Conservator of Forests, Thiruvananthapuram 695014.

12. Banks

Banks are open for transaction from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs on all days except Sundays (10.00 to 12.00 hrs).

13. Best time to visit

High season: October to April - Monsoon. Rejuvenation program’s: May to September

14. Travel wear

Cotton outfits, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, etc..

15. Credit cards

Main hotels, restaurants and shopping centers honor major credit cards

16. Currency

Indian Rupee (INR)

17. Drugs

Heavy punishments including imprisonment are imposed for possession of narcotic drugs.

18. Food

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

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