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How To Reach Kerala From Kolkata

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How To Reach Kerala From Kolkata

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Kolkata to KeralaN/A2.0 hours37.0 hours37.0 hoursN/A

Kerala is a great location for a vacation. It has an ideal weather all year round. It is a coastal area, so it offers not only water sports and things to do on the beach, but also offers a plethora of other activities to do. Tourism in Kerala has always been high as it is such a perfect place to go to. Thousands of travellers go from Kolkata to Kerala every year with their families and friends.  If you are looking for an answer to how to reach Kerala from Kolkata, you have come to the right place.

Kolkata To Kerala By Air: The flight from Kolkata to Kerala is 2 hours 50 minutes long. The Kolkata to Kerala distance is around 2,262 Kms.

Kolkata To Kerala By Train: Travelling by train is an affordable and convenient option. The question of how to reach Kerala from Kolkata can be answered in a simple manner. There are direct trains from Kolkata to Cochin (Ernakulam). The distance from Kolkata to Kerala by train is 2286 Kms and it is an overnight journey. The train’s starting point is the Howrah Junction Railway Station. The time taken normally is about 40 hours 35 minutes, but in an express train, it takes only about 37 hours, after which you will reach Ernakulam in Kerala. From there, you can hire a cab to your hotel. The Howrah to Kerala train ticket price starts from INR 850 for sleeper class to INR 3500 for second class AC. There are several Kolkata to Kerala trains to choose from, and the Howrah to Ernakulam premium train is a popular choice.

Kolkata To Kerala By Road: If you really are in the mood for a long road trip, you can travel from Kolkata to Kerala by road. It is a 37 hour long drive via National Highway 16. The roads are very well maintained and you will have no logistical problems. You will find small eateries along the way and you can stock up on those during your journey. A road trip can be a great addition to your Kolkata to Kerala tour plan.


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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

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.

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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