We request you
to carry your visa for entry to India/ Kerala on your holiday. For
clarification, kindly contact the Indian High Commission. For visa
extensions contact Office of the Commissioner of Police, Trivandrum.
There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that
visitors can bring.
Banks are open for transaction from 1000 - 1400 hrs except Saturdays
(1000 - 1200 hrs). Closed Sunday.
Best Time to Visit:
Season: Aug - Nov & Feb - Mar Peak Season: Dec - Jan Off. Season :
April – July (Monsoon Rejuvenation Programmes).
Cards: Main hotels, restaurants and shopping centers
honour major credit cards.
All standard restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including
Continental, Chinese, Indian and typical Kerala dishes.
numbers: Police control room: 100, Fire Station: 101,
[Hours fast (+), slow (-) on IST] USA: -10.30, Germany: -4.30, Canada:
-10.30, France: -4.30, Australia: +4.30, Spain: -4.30, UAE: -1.30
Cochin International Airport: Tel: +91-484-610113
* Domestic Flights (direct): From/To: Mumbai, Chennai, Goa,
Agathi, Bangalore *
International (direct): From/To: Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dhahran,
Bahrain, Riyadh, MuscatThiruvananthapuram International Airport: Tel:
+91-471-502323 * Domestic Flights (direct): From/To: Delhi, Mumbai,
Chennai, Bangalore * International
(direct): From/To: Colombo, Maldives, Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain, Doha,
Ras-al-Khaimah, Kuwait, Riyadh, MuscatKaripur Airport, Kozhikode: Tel:
Domestic Flights (direct): From/To: Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore *
International (direct): From/To: Sharjah, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha,
Ras- al Khaima, Kuwait, Riyadh, Fujairah
Formalities: A Visa is a must to enter India. You can contact
the Indian Embassy/High Commission in your country for this.
It is best to carry your passport with you at all times.
You should also carry travel insurance.
Extensions: Visa Extensions for foreign nationals can
be arranged from an
office situated at Thycaud, 2 kms. away from the central bus station. It
is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and remains closed on second Saturdays of
the month, Sundays and Public holidays.
in Kerala: Kerala has a well-established communications
network with telephone, fax, telex centers and internet cafes on almost every corner,
you to get in touch with any part of the world easily.