Essential Information About Kerala
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Kerala Tourist Information
List of important information as suggested by Lakhs of travelers
Before leaving for your tour, take note of this Kerala tourist information so that you may enrich your vacation with the best of experiences. Offering an in-depth understanding of the state and its many attractions, these Kerala facts will help you explore the state thoroughly and feel at one with Nature.
Nightlife in Kerala: Though Kerala doesn’t boast much of a nightlife, one can still find few bars, pubs, and discotheques in Kochi which make up for an ideal spot for night-crawlers. Any good Kerala travel information would tell you to check out places like the Ava Lounge in Dream Hotel, Armoury Bar, and Seagull for a fun-packed night. With special offers on booze, ladies nights, and delectable snacks, these places ought to be on every party animal's must-visit list in Kerala.
Food in Kerala: The food in Kerala is definitely something to write home about. From seafood to pure vegetarian fare, from the sweetest of desserts to the spiciest of snacks, Keralan cuisine can send you into tizzies of food ecstasy. The endless list of delicacies includes Quail Eggs, Appam with stew, Puttu and Kadala Curry, Spicy Chicken Fry, Kerala Prawn Curry, Mussel Stir Fry and Fish Molee. The fresh seafood is best enjoyed at shacks near the beaches of Kerala. If you want your meal to be prepared as per your convenience, the staff of the shack will be more than happy to oblige.
Those with a sweet tooth must try the Kerala halwa - a variation of the world famous Turkish delight. It is available in several flavors ranging from the traditional mango and dates to the more daring pineapple and pista. Since these are travel-friendly, don’t forget to buy some to take back home. Other must-try Keralan sweets include Payasam, a South Indian version of Kheer, Rawa Laddu and Chatti Pathiri.
Shopping in Kerala: Kerala is perfect for pampering your shopaholic side. Some of the best things to buy in Kerala include spices, chocolates, dry fruits, handicrafts, sarees, and tea. The best city for shopping is Kochi, which has housing stores representing all the cities of the state and offering their specialties for purchase. You can also buy inexpensive knick-knacks and souvenirs from other cities you visit. For instance, you can buy Kathakali masks in Munnar, coconut oil from the local shops of Alleppey, and spices of all varieties in Thekkady.
Traveling within Kerala: When looking up information on Kerala, don’t forget to check out how to travel within the state. Personal auto-rickshaws, shared autos, and taxis are easily available. In addition, the well-paved roads shall provide a smooth, enjoyable traveling experience within the state. Village roads, however, are not very well lit at night, so try to avoid traveling at night.
Ayurvedic therapies in Kerala: One of the most interesting facts about Kerala is that people come to the state for Ayurvedic massages and therapies that help alleviate health issues, other than enjoying a great vacation. Make sure you give yourself such an experience at least once!
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Trip to KeralaThe trip was nice. the cab driver behavior was very good. I will recommend him again. the houseboat and Munnar queen hotel was average. Zuri resort experience was very beautiful.
Trip to KeralaAll things were superb. Good hotels with good food. Houseboat was most amazing specially fish fry dish on boat. Services across all places were good n staff were helpful too. I would also like to specially mention our Driver – Rajeev ,such a humble person,he added more fun to the trip. His driving is safe, superb and even the small restaurants or stops that he took for breaks were good . He was extremely co-operative, understanding and was genuinely helping us (communication with local peoples at shops) with whatever we were expecting in our trip to Kerala. View of tea garden was awesome.. All things were superb. Good hotels with good food. Houseboat was most amazing specially fish fry dish on boat. Services across all places were good n staff were helpful too. I would also like to specially mention our Driver – Rajeev ,such a humble person,he added more fun to the trip. His driving is safe, superb and even the small restaurants or stops that he took for breaks were good . He was extremely co-operative, understanding and was genuinely helping us (communication with local peoples at shops) with whatever we were expecting in our trip to Kerala. View of tea garden was awesome..
Trip to KeralaHotels were great except back water ripples, their service was very poor and food was not good at all, food charges were way too high based off of quality of food. thank you. I would rate back water ripples 1 Star but all other resorts and villa were great, their service and food was great. Hotels were great except back water ripples, their service was very poor and food was not good at all, food charges were way too high based off of quality of food. thank you. I would rate back water ripples 1 Star but all other resorts and villa were great, their service and food was great. Hotels : GoodCab & Driver : ExcellentServices of Travel Agent
Trip to Keralatrip was well organized and all the hotel we're cooperative ...Our Driver was quite co-operative infact he helped us to explore other places
Trip to KeralaThe trip was awesome and especially Kerala Tour Plan follow up is excellent. All hotels was good and Houseboat stay was excellent their all food is also good but i love to stay again in Rivulet Munnar their rooms, service everything was awesome. Last but not list our Driver, he is very nice person, Hindi speaking, and very helpful to us, thanks to him. I would love to book again trip with Kerala Tour Plan in Monsoon. Thank you very much Kerala Tour Plan for making our Honyemoon trip awesome.
Trip to KeralaThere was lot of chasing done by travel triangle for this. Bookings were arranged well in time. Well coordinated by Mamta and Sanjeev. Was not knowing about this earlier...worth the money and time spent. Green woods resort Thekkady is a very good property suggested by you. Do not recommend India vacation houseboat to any of your guests ... No activity planned for the evening...they were not switching on the AC till 9pm...worst part of the trip...could have been better managed
Trip to KeralaThe hotel in Cochin was not up to the mark. There was a strange smell in the whole hotel. Overall a nice trip, rest of all hotels were great. The driver was nice but one the first day, I expected us to cover some parts of munnar but except for spice garden nothing else was covered and we reached hotel at 3. No extra sites were covered even if we had time. Also in kumarkom also we reached our hotel at 3 after shikara ride. nothing else was covered. Although we enjoyed the stay at the hotel but since we had more time we could have covered other sites in kumarkom. munnar and kumarkom stay along with munnar's landscape.
Trip to KeralaTravel agent have not change my munnar resort that I have not like that resort. Full trip was excellent except munnar resort(river tree).
Trip to KeralaI had booked my kerala trip with Rasoone travels through Travel Triangle. Everything staring from pickup till the end of the trip was very well organised and executed. Thanks to Rasoone travels team for making my trip wonderful and memorable. Behaviour of cab driver throughout the trip was one of the important factor in making my trip more memorable. He took us to several places which were not even planned in itenirary and fully cooperated with us even when we got late due to kids.
Trip to KeralaTravel agent was no where helpful. Every time he just cut a sorry figure and said nothing can b done. Houseboat was good and the driver was very helpful and cheering throughout the trip
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Sharing a houseboat or having one exclusively to yourself depends on the package you have taken. Share your requirements with the travel agent in advance to avoid last minute hassles.
With most airlines imposing a 20 kg limit on baggage, one must make sure to not bring excess baggage. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant are a must have, apart from airy cotton apparels and comfortable footwear. Also make sure that you leave enough space inyour bags for taking back home souvenirs from the state.
Some temples in Kerala do not allow photography of the idols and the temple premises. Also, Indian government prohibits photography of bridges and hydroelectric projects in the state
The off season in Kerala is from April to May, during which time it is too humid for comfort. The monsoon season here is from June to August.
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