Transportation in Kerala, India
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Transport Network of Kerala
National highways of India NH 17, 47 and 49 pass through the state of Kerala.
The public mode of transportation in Kerala comprise of Kerala Road Transport
Corporation Buses (KSRTC Bus), privately owned buses (commonly called us Private
Bus), boats and trains.
Kerala is fully covered with roads of all sizes. Another major mode of
transport is the Railways. There are more than 200 stations in Kerala from
where you could board a train to reach any city of Kerala.
For smaller journeys you can always hire the Taxis (Yellow Taxis and Tourist
taxis) locally available at all road junctions. For much smaller transport,
there are plenty of Auto Rickshaws (3 wheelers) available in most roads.
For luxurious group trips (about 50 people), we suggest you to rent Luxury
coaches which will be fitted with drinking water jars, video shows, music
systems, Air Condition, seat top lights and fans etc.
There are few kinds of charges such as toll charges for newly constructed
bridges, parking charges at some locations, entry fees and ferry charges.
For off time usage there is night halt charges. Waiting charge is also
another charge to pay if your taxi or autoricksaw have to wait longer periods.
Taxis Tourist taxis are also available throughout Kerala. Yellow-top taxis
Rent a Car facilities are common in all big cities and district
headquarters. You can get a driver driven rent a car or self driven rent a
Autorickshaws are aailable at selected stands in most towns and villages.
Major Airports of Kerala are Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. There
are plans for Kannur and Pathanamthitta Airports. Kochi is the major port
in Kerala from which Ships travel to nearby island of Lakshadweep.
In Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam, there are lots of Boat services
to move people through the back waters.
At some part of Kerala, ferry's will be used to cross over the rivers. These
ferries takes people and vehicles across rivers where the bridges are not yet
Kerala Shipping and
Inland Navigation Corporation Ltd(KSINC)
Miscellaneous Photos from Kerala Roads
A Bus Stop
Police in action
Roads are for walking, shopping, and traveling...
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