Because Amazon’s prices fluctuate so much and some times so quickly, please don’t be mad at me if you miss this great price! Kerala’s KathakaliKathakali is world renowned dance form originated from the land of Kerala.
I am planning to send my parents (senior citizens) to Kerala in the coming November for 5 nights trip. Shobhit Khurana – I understood your concern, the aim of itinerary suggestion shouldn’t be to cover maximum destinations but in a way the trip should be bit relaxed covering only main destination or tourist places.
Kovalam – for first 3 Nights, it is an awesome beach hardly 16 KMs from Trivandrum, from here they can cover Trivandrum city tourist attractions, Kanyakumari and Poovar Islands in a day’s trip by road itself.
Alleppey – for the remaining 2 nights, they can enjoy calm backwaters on houseboat and visit nearby tourist attractions. Further you can interchange the places like directly go to Allepey from Thiruvanthapuram or Trivandrum and on the return stay at Kovalam beach or add some other nearby destination like Munnar an exotic hill station which is around 280 KMs can be reached through road and by rail or Thekkady which is a wild life sanctuary is around 226 KMs by road. Hello we are in Kerala from 15th to 27th November would be arriving to Kozhikode railway station on 18th would like to enquire if any prepaid cabs available at the station which will drop us to our resort at Wayanad resorts. Shobhit Khurana – No there is no as such prepaid cab service available near railway station such service is at the airport.
I wish to get married to my childhood friend at Guruvayur Temple Kerala, could you please assist me with the info on the same like how many days advance booking required, items to be brought for the marriage purposes, how much time can be spend for marriage etc.
Shobhit Khurana – There is a specific provision for getting married or carrying out matrimonial ceremonies in the Guruvayur Temple which is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Shobhit Khurana – 10 days in Kerala are sufficient to cover 3-4 destinations though you may cover more than that as well but personally in my view that would be in a rush. Shobhit Khurana – here are some tips that will surely help resolving your concerns in regard to currency transaction facilitations in India. We are visiting India for the first time spending vacation with my family in Kerala in November, what is the tipping custom here?
Shobhit Khurana – There are no as such fixed rules here in India in regard to tipping, we do tip our service providers out of contentment or courteousness.
The coastal line of Kerala lengthen around 580 KMs and width wise it varies between 35 to 120 KMs.
Firstly it's the beaches which attract lot of tourism or travellers to opt for Kerala Beach Holiday Packages, the whole coastline is around 580 KMs along with the Arabian Sea containing many small, big, famous, not so famous and isolated beaches including Alappuzha Beach, Bekal Beach, Beypore Beach, Cherai Beach, Dharmadam Island, Ezhimala Beach, Fort Kochi Beach, Kappad Beach, Kappil Beach, Kizhunna Ezhara Beach, Kovalam Beach, Marari Beach (Mararikulam), Padinharekara Beach, Pallikere Beach, Payyambalam Beach, Shanghumukham Beach, Somatheeram Beach, Thangasseri Beach, Thirumullavaram Beach, Vallikunnu Beach and Varkala Beach etc. As per the Hindu Mythology Lord Parashuram who was himself the 'incarnation' of the God Vishnu, who created this beautiful land which is now called 'Kerala'. Malayalam as their language, Kerala has combined influence of Aryan and Dravidian culture also there has been confluences of other cultures especially Portuguese, Dutch and British as it was once ruled by people of these cultures. The state of Kerala is attached with the well sought network of roads and rail attached to all neighbouring states. Client’s FeedbackJoe Persaud (UK) – The total Kerala trip was an excellent one without any sort of hassle or bitter experience to share, both of us are missing Kerala, its people, sceneries especially the houseboat.
Could you suggest which all places to cover, I have already booked them their air tickets Delhi - Trivandrum - Delhi?
Hence your arrival flight should be at Trivandrum International Airport from here you can take a taxi to Varkala which is around 50 KMs and will take around 2 hours drive depending upon the traffic condition. Here you can hire cabs at individual rates which vary a lot as per your negotiation skills. There is a marriage ticket which you need to take at a very nominal amount few hours before you want to get married. The serenity and natural beauty of Kerala can only be experienced in a relax mood, no point covering lot many destinations just for the name sake. Obviously, we will be able to obtain rupees on arrival at the airport but we don't want to carry too much cash, so how will we get additional rupees later on? Always remember to negotiate on the exchange rates as they could vary a bit from dealer to dealer also prefer reputed and government authorised dealers only. The helpers and workers especially in hotels or cab drivers or other people related to hospitality sector will surely expect tips. Second are the backwaters which are unique in a way that they are fresh water lakes formed at the convergence point of the rivers into the sea at many places they share boundaries with the ocean water still they possess fresh water which is natural wonder. Historically there aren't many evidences about how Kerala was evolved but as it is said that it was around 4000B.C.

There are several direct trains as well as long routed trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai etc.
It is a coastal town but not at all like Goa or any other famous tourist oriented coast town of India, Varkala is unique much idealistic place for couples and honeymoon goers. The best way out is to ask the resort to send a cab to airport pickup which will be safest and cost effective.
There are two places (Mandap) inside the temple premises where matrimonial ceremonies takes places also you can avail marriage certificates from the Guruvayur municipality. Domestic flights can be booked online or through tour operator, you should get them booked two months before your travel plans in order to get best rates. Better would be to carry two cards Visa as well as Master though in this mode you won’t be having any control over the exchange rates.
American Express Traveller’s cheques are most popular and easily accepted as a mode of payment also there are other several private foreign exchange dealers like Thomas Cook, LKP etc. Western Coastal Lands, Central Midlands containing foothills and plains and the eastern highlands containing hills and peaks. Some of the backwater regions attracts lot of international and national travellers every year are near Kollam Backwaters, Alappuzha Backwaters, Kuttanad Backwaters, Kottayam – Kumarakom Backwaters, Paravur(Kollam) Backwaters, Munroe island Backwaters, Kasargod Backwaters, Thiruvallam Backwaters, and Kozhikode Backwaters etc. Sign up here [1] to get daily emails that are rich with ideas featuring Amazon Deals [2], frugal, financial, and parenting tips [3], meal planning [4]ideas, freezer meal cooking [5] and more! Its serenity and natural beauty makes it favourite travel place for international as well as domestic tourists.
For that you would be requiring these documents Passport Copy or School Certificate or Driving Licence of Bride and Groom, Invitation Card, Letter from the venue where the function taken place, Two Witness with any ID Proof etc.
Please suggest us which all places or districts to cover in Kerala, I am bit confused in this regard.
Moreover every major hotel or resort where you will be staying provides this facility, it is highly recommended to utilize the same. Our goal behind this extensive content website is to provide maximum information about various tourist attractions under one roof so that the traveller not only can compare the best suitable places to visit but also get in touch with us in case they require any further information upon a tourist place or hotels or travel options or itinerary etc. Third major travel attraction of the state is the immensely beautiful Hill Station of Kerala that attract so many bookings of Kerala Hill Station Tour Packages around the year. Since inception it was a trade oriented land, it is said that it had strong trading setups with other civilizations including the Sindhu Valley Civilization.
As tourism is one of the major source of revenue for the government or otherwise hence please do check the cultural event calendar of Kerala before planning your trip to the place as it is likely that you may get a glimpse of all aspects including art, music, dance and literature under single roof in the form of any government sponsored event to promote the culture. Sometimes due to heavy tourist rush towards the state the number of trains plying to several districts or important parts of Kerala is increased with prior notifications on railway stations and Indian Railway's website. It is the only place where one can experience the landscapes beauty where cliffs or hills are merging into the sea coast lines.
We would like to make use of domestic flights instead of buses or trains, to make use of our time as much as possible, unless there is a particular rail or road route where the travel is so picturesque that it shouldn't be missed.
Regarding hotel’s cashless bookings, no prominent hotel provides you this facility but surely some of the reputed groups of hotels have the facility of booking cancellation without any major penalty or cancellation charges if done 48 or 72 hrs before the date of arrival Taj Group of hotels is one such. Though in certain hotels or hospitality service providers already include separate service charges in the bill itself then it is not necessary to give tips to individuals accordingly.
We are committed to make your 'vacations in Kerala nothing less than excellent with sweetest memories throughout forever'. The reason being breathtaking views, greenery, recreational activities, flora and wildlife sanctuaries etc. Malayalam cinema has also grown in the recent years with increasing numbers of films and budgets now the movies shot in local language getting acclamation in other parts of India as well as prominent award functions abroad.
Road wise there are frequent services of luxury buses and ordinary buses to travel to Kerala and state tourism buses to take you from one tourist attraction to another though roads in India has always been a matter of concern though most of the highways and inner roads are in good condition across the state. It has white beaches which are not only mesmerising but also much cleaner than comparing to some other famous coastlines or beaches. Also please suggest how soon we should book the domestic air tickets to get maximum rates benefits and can we book room in the hotels without paying them in advance? All you have to do is make hotel booking online through their website read through their booking cancellation terms or take assistance of travel operator who could handle all this on your behalf like itinerary planning, hotel bookings, local travel assistance, tour guide option etc. It has a network of 44 rivers also a very unique topography that includes coastline, rivers, lakes, backwaters, hills, dense green forests etc.

Then came the 7th Century which is better known as 'Sangham Period' famous for as the period of poetry and literature, during this period a lot was done in the field of writing etc.
Music wise the state has its distinct style like almost every other state in India, the classical Malayalam music is about complex ragas and related lyrics but now influence of cinema has transformed or influenced the music as per the public demand or global styles. Airport wise also it is well connect to the world, It has three airports catering to all international and domestic flights i.e. You should visit Cochin, Munnar, Kovalam and take back flight to London from either Cochin International Airport or Thiruvanthapuram International Airport.
Some of these hill station are Ayyampuzha hill station at Ernakulam District, Kodanad hill station at Ernakulam District, Kuttampuzha hill station at Ernakulam District, Malayattur hill station at Ernakulam District, Thattekkad hill station at Ernakulam District, Devikulam hill station at Idukki District, Munnar hill station at Idukki District, Mattupetty hill station at Idukki District, Chinnakanal hill station at Idukki District, Ramakkalmedu hill station at Idukki District, Nedumkandam hill station at Idukki District, Udumbanchola hill station at Idukki District, Painavu hill station at Idukki District, Kumily hill station at Idukki District, Thekkady hill station at Idukki District, Kuttikkanam hill station at Idukki District, Peermade hill station at Idukki District, Vagamon hill station at Idukki District, Aralam hill station at Kannur District, Iritty hill station at Kannur District, Ranipuram hill station at Kasaragod District, Aryankavu hill station at Kollam District, Kulathupuzha hill station at Kollam District, Thenmala hill station at Kollam District, Kottancheri hill station at Kasaragod District, Mundakayam hill station at Kottayam District, Poonjar hill station at Kottayam District, Kodencheri hill station at Kozhikode District, Peruvannamuzhi hill station at Kozhikode District, Thamarassery hill station at Kozhikode District, Thiruvambadi hill station at Kozhikode District, Thusharagiri hill station at Kozhikode District, Vellarimala hill station near Thiruvambady in Kozhikode District, Nilambur hill station at Malappuram District, Agali hill station at Palakkad District, Nelliampathi hill station at Palakkad District, Charalkunnu hill station at near Kozhencherry in Pathanamthitta District, Chittar (Pathanamthitta District), Gavi (near Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta District), Maniyar (near Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta District), Seethathode (near Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta District), Kerala Hill Station Tour Package to Ponmudi (Thiruvananthapuram District), Vithura (Thiruvananthapuram District), Athirapally (Thrissur District), Malakkappara (Thrissur District), Vazhachal (Thrissur District), Vettilappara (Thrissur District), Kalpetta (Wayanad District), Kerala Hill Station Tour Package to Lakkidi (Wayanad District), Mananthavady (Wayanad District), Muthanga (Wayanad District), Sulthan Bathery (Wayanad District), Tirunelli (Wayanad District) and Kerala Hill Station Tour Package to Vythiri (Wayanad District) and hill station at Agasthiyamalai. From 7th to 9th century the period is known as post Sangham period though it was similar to Sangham period in many ways but this period saw instability in the Kingdom's political scenarios.
Kalarippayattu a form of martial art from Kerala has gained lot of global fame and adherence. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Cochin International Airport (CIAL) Nedumbassery and Calicut International Airport Karipur. The nearby Varkala town is rich in the ancient culture and traditions with a famous 2000 year old Vishnu temple is also near to the beach where every year thousands of devotees visit. Also I must suggest you to travel through Konkan Railway while travelling from Mumbai to Kerala, the journey is awesome though bit tiring as it takes near about 18 hours but surely every minute would be worth spending as the entire rail track goes through one the picturesque surroundings of south India. Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, and Thiruvananthapuram. Last but not the least is wildlife sanctuaries which attract thousands of international and domestic tourist or wildlife enthusiast every year opting for Wildlife Safari Tours.
Then for the next three centuries it was known as Kulasekara period which also saw the decline of the Cholas and the Pandya dynasties. Hence it wouldn't be wrong saying that Kerala is one of the best and easy accessible tourist places in India, so little research before coming here in 'God's own country' can surely give you the best possible options to travel.
Overall Varkala, is a place where you can experience almost all the features of Kerala in terms of beaches, backwaters, estuary, forts, palaces etc. Among which Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur and Kozhikode are the major cities. These forest or wildlife sanctuaries are homes to elephant, tigers, leopard, deer, Nilgiri Tahr, and Grizzled Giant Squirrels etc.
This for followed by division of the Kerala into various small provinces which were once the part of the Chera Kingdom.
This martial art form stage demonstrations are part of almost every major cultural events across Kerala especially for tourists or travellers. Moreover for the travel adventure enthusiasts Varkala offers a wide range of adventure activities including Para jumping, board surfing, sailing and kayaking, cycling through the long coastal cycling zone etc. In 1498 Vasco da Gama landed in Kerala which was followed by other Europeans arrivals in the search of new land.
As per the story it is celebrated upon the homecoming of the mighty King of Kerala 'Mahabali' and in honour of Vamana Avataar of Lord Vishnu.
During this period there were many small or big wars took place with the provincial rulers. Spices, wealth and attached trading benefits were the major interest which attracted the Dutch to come to this Land. They remained in supremacy until the British Empire arrived in around 1760s, motive was same to conquer maximum land and get monopoly upon spices which were no less than gold in terms of value. Though there were certain local revolts or wars against British Empire but all went in vain. Then the famous freedom movement happened in India which was led by Mahatma Gandhi and other famous freedom fighters, in the year 1947 India including the Land of Kerala got independence from British rule. In the year 1949 two princely states of Cochin and Travancore were joined together to form a single state and on 1st November 1956 the name 'Kerala' came into existence for the same.

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