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Kerala is busy yet slow paced. The long distance is always best by Train. More details about the routs and timings are available from www.indianrailway.com Medium distances could be covered by the state run buses. Taxis are available at every nook and corner if you are willing to spend Rs 15 per kilometer. Air Conditioned SUV's are also available for your comfort. Smaller distances can be best covered by the popular AutoRicksahs plying the roads. Boats are also available as ameans of transport in coastal areas. Common sense and general precautions shall always apply wherever you travel in Kerala. Always check all facts before venturing out. People are generally friendly and helpful. However the difference betwen the have's and have nots will be evident as you tour the state. I can only say that you let yourself go with the flow and enjoy My Kerala to the fullest!

Travelers Guidelines for Responsible Tourism released by http://www.keralatourism.org

  • Do an in-depth research on the customs and practices of God’s Own Country before you plan your visit
  • Appreciate the culture of the land and its tradition
  • Be polite to the native people and appreciate their habits
  • Learn a few basic words of greetings and polite phrases in the native language before your visit
  • Respect the diverse religious and social customs of Kerala
  • Observe the local laws and codes of the land that might damage the environment or affect the culture of this place
  • Try to actively involve yourself in the cultural and environmental concerns of Kerala and cooperate accordingly
  • Avoid trying to purchase or own things which are not legally permissible or might be protected
  • Do not force entry into prohibited or restricted areas that will disrupt the ecology or the cultural sentiments of the land
  • Conserve energy by minimizing the use of fans, lights, geysers etc. whenever not required
  • Avoid overuse, wastage and pollution of water, contributing to the global conservation of water resources
  • Avoid littering public places and ensure that waste is disposed only in bins earmarked for the purpose

What to Wear

  • Kerala is Humid most of the time. Cotton loose airy clothes are preferred.

Safe Beaches

  • The Safe beaches is Kerala are either Kovalam or Varkala. Kappad Beach near Kozhikode or Cherai Beach near Kochi are also considered safe.

Types of Stay

  • You can stay at star hotels which will all have air conditioned (A/C) as well as non A/C rooms. A/C would not be a priority, particularly if the rooms had fans and openable windows.
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