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Kerala Tourist Information

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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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    Christo Wilmon

    Chennai

    Christo's 3 days trip to Kerala

    Trip is totally wonderful, The schedule charted out by travelmania was fabulous and each and every minute details of the trip were given attention to. Special mention to Kiran Sati who provided all the details with in no time. Thanks to the whole team.

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    Khozem Zaki

    Indore

    Khozem's 5 days trip to Kerala

    Resort in Munnar was very nice, And House boat in Alleppy was also great with good food and hospitality. Only rooms in Thekkady was not so perfect, As I was expecting. In terms of view, interior & size Also there was a lack of communication with driver, Could not understand language English or Hindi

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    AmaR Rana

    Bangalore

    Ama R's 7 days trip to Kerala

    Hi Team, I would like to provide my views for this trip. All booking and everything by travel agent was perfect but the "Ayur Garden and Spa" disappointed us they even didn't greet us as per quote or not even by welcome drink after long journey. Similarly same hotel didn't have facilities of spa. Food quality is ok. Specially for this hotel i am rating it as 3. Since "Deshadhan hotel" in Varkala it's really awesome and really enjoyed. Pagoda resort was again ok and houseboat was good. All other sevices are really great and we enjoyed a lot. Thank you for everything.

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    Palakparmar

    Ahmedabad

    Palakparmar's 8 days trip to Kerala

    Kerala trip was amazing... We enjoyed a lot. Well organized by Mr. Avinash. And very very special thanks to our driver Mr. Ajit bhaiya.He is best guide. He made lotzzzzzzzz of efforts to make our trip more beautiful. He help us in shopping . He click such a nice pic of ours. in all days during trip Ajit bhaiya is more excited than us to show us more n more beautiful places. Wonderful experience.. Thanks to all... Each n every memory is much more special

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    Sai Sampath

    Pithapuram

    Sai's 3 days trip to Kerala

    Should give complete information about food in munnar castel disappointed Jeep Safari and bout house

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    Princy Ebenezer

    Chennai

    Princy's 4 days trip to Kerala

    We planned for 4days 3 nights trip to Kerala with family members. The hotels arranged for the stay was really impressive. we even had delicious meals arranged by the hotel staffs. On the first day we stayed at North centre, Ernakulam the service was really good. Second day the house boat they promised was swapped for whatever that was available at the time which was bit disappointing yet we managed to have great time even though the service in houseboat was not pleasent. Staffs were not friendly. On the third day we stayed at Falcon crest resort where the service was extraordinary. Such a pleasant place to stay. We faced a few problems. The cab arranged for us initially met with an accident right before we started our journey so at the last minute our travel agent has to arrange whatever available. The itinerary given to us and the one given to our cab drivers differed in a way that our itinerary included sightseeing in vagamon in the package where as the one given to the cab drivers only talked about dropping us in the falcon crest resort and picking us up the next morning. So they demanded extra money to take us to sightseeing. We contacted our travel agent regarding this issue, he said he will sort it out i don't have to worry and he asked us not to pay extra so we promised the cab driver that this issue will be sorted out. So they took us to sightseeing we had a good day and the next day due to certain reasons ( i really have no idea what ) the travel that took 5 hrs usually according to the hotel incharge and cab drivers, took 7 hrs for us there was no traffic too the cab drivers spoiled our entire day on purpose we didn't get to go for any sightseeing still we didn't make a complaint and yet kept asking the travel agent if the issue regarding itinerary was sorted. Our travel agent said they spoke to concerned person and it's not necessary for us to pay any money. But this was not sorted out for the cab drivers or atleast according to them, they didn't receive any call regarding this. So they purposely made us to reach the railway station on the neck of the moment. Our return train was at 9.45 we reached the station at 9.15 and the driver started demanding for money. We contacted our travel agent and suddenly he was out of reach. We called him multiple times he didn't just pick up the call. Then we reached out the agency which provided cab driver. His response was not proper so we had to call another travel agent from namaskaram travels who finally picked up and said the same thing as said by my travel agent " dont worry mam you don't need to pay extra we will sort it out" so we made the travel agent to speak to the cab drivers but still they haven't sorted it out.. there was no time left and we had to leave if we had to catch the train so we spoke to both the travel agent and cab agency and left the drivers leaving the issue un solved. In the meantime the behavior of one of our drivers was not good. On the night they dropped us to falcon crest hotel they got drunk and passes mean comments on few our family members ( ladies ) and that one guy continued to follow them from the parking till outside of their rooms .. the men in our family stayed with them the whole night for protection...This was brought to our notice only at the end of our trip so we couldn't raise any complaint earlier. That driver's name as provided by travel agency is added below for reference. Driver: Mr. Nisar KL 41 H 1597 Mobile - 9745274646 Mobile - 9400184600 Kindly take this to your consideration and kindly do a BACKGROUND check on the drivers before allocating them. And i felt that the travel agents where not responsible enough. Even when they had enough time to sort the issue out they didn't. So kindly dont show this kind of behaviour to others. The only best thing about this trip was our stay at Falcon crest resort. The ambience and hospitality they provided was extraordinary.

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    Nitish Sri

    Hyderabad

    Nitish's 6 days trip to Kerala

    Great experience and amazing Places seen in kerala,The Travel Agent Sagar Srivastava was helpful throughout and easy to reach out to all the time. The driver was very good and polite. The Hotels are Awesome.. They have covered all the places mentioned in Itinerary. Thank you MAXIS HOLIDAYS for memorable trip.. Hope to plan more trips with them..!!! Great experience and amazing Places seen in kerala,The Travel Agent Sagar Srivastava was helpful throughout and easy to reach out to all the time. The driver was very good and polite. The Hotels are Awesome.. They have covered all the places mentioned in Itinerary. Thank you MAXIS HOLIDAYS for memorable trip.. Hope to plan more trips with them..!!!

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    Satish Patnam

    Hyderabad

    Satish's 5 days trip to Kerala

    Booking was smooth with BookItForgetIt and all things were arranged well. Only thing I had to follow up was for the pickup from airport to my stay in Kochi on the first day. Only problem was with the food in Kerala as everywhere in the hotel all items are with no salt and no . A bit disappointing on that front. In Alleppey, on the boat house, we were told to buy the fish if we want other than what they were providing. Boat house stopped at a small market place to buy and we had a shock when we heard the rates. Fish rates are like Rs. 1200 / per kg in that state where there is plenty of them. We can get the same fish for Rs. 600 - 700 /- even in Hyderabad.

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    Narendra Nadh

    Bangalore

    Narendra's 3 days trip to Kerala

    1.Before confirm the trip,i asked about the drive whether he can speak English or not they said that he can speak English but the driver don't know English . 2.Driver don't know the tourist places in Kerala.

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    AMIT NEMA

    Vadodara

    Amit's 5 days trip to Kerala

    Travel value is having a rude behavior after the payment done. They shows there support more to the hotel team rather than customer satisfaction. On the house boat service was pathetic and travel value shows support to the house boat owner. No one has to go with Travel Value services they have a cheap quality service and they cheat the customers.

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    Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary operating timings are 07:00 am to 10:00 am and 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm.

    During the off-season, hill stations like Munnar are cool enough to travel to. However, places such as Alleppey and Kumarakom are pretty hot for a visit. Monsoon season does not see a lot of tourists but the lush greenery all around will ensure tourists will have a great time.

    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.

    The entry fee for Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is INR 110 for adults and INR 40 for children.

    A variety of exotic species of wildlife can be found at Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary like elephants, civet cats, jungle cats, tiger, panthers, wild dogs, monkeys, and many other such animals.

    August to March is the best time to visit Kerala for backwaters.

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