State of Kerala Warnings and Dangers

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State of Kerala Warnings and Dangers

  • Begging

    Like most poorer countries, begging is the norm, but don't let yourself feel bad about no giving to these people. The majority of the people are hard working and will not beg, but there are always those that see the tourist as an easy meal ticket, like anywhere in the world you go.On the beach you will find all sorts of odd people begging, like one...

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  • Xmas and New Year

    At this time of the year, we found that many young men travel here for the holidays. Not a problem, it is there country after all. The problem is however, that quite a lot of them love nothing more than to hound and grab a sneaky feel of a visiting fair skinned holiday maker.We found this out to our horror while walking along the sea front bars in...

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  • Reptiles & Other Insects.

    Be ware of insects, reptiles and amphibians in kerala. You will find everything from frogs, snakes, mosquitoes, millepedes, centipedes and what not. The place is alive with all dfferent coloured insects. I myself have experienced having a snake in my compound. Although people told me that it is not poisonous...but then who knows what else is in...

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  • Mosquito...

    Its not that bad as else where but when it rains it attracts mosquitoes..so dont forget mosquito repellent creams.Have some pills for stomach upsets or acidity as you will be trying different cuisines.Taxi is expensive so bargain.The gift shop at the resort, please bargain. You can get it very cheap even though the price quoted at first might seem...

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  • Like Elephants? Good.., but take care...

    Do you like elephants??? Good.But take care while touching it or feeding yourself alone....without the 'Paappan' ( the usual master of the elephant ).Usually the elephants wont do any harm to you.But sometimes it will be dangerous if you try to touch it or even trying to feed it yourselfSo take care.

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  • Warning while visiting Temples

    - People belongs to Non-Hindu religion are not allowed in most of the Kshethrams ( Temples). In some Kshethrams entry is allowed into the ground but not inside. But some allows every one to go inside. So, you must enquire if entry is permitted to you please follow the following points >> enquire if you can take a photo or capture movie ...

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  • Not for the squeamish!

    Kerala is probably the only Indian state, where the cow is not sacred. While travelling from Kovalam to Periyar we passed a few cow herds with their Tamil owners, walking along the road .We learnt that these men walk for 6 to 8 days from Tamil Nadu, sell their cattle in Kerala, then set back on foot to their homes.En route we passed through a few...

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  • Varkala beach

    Watch out in the evening, the light is not what it should be, you need a flashlight and it is easy to find in the stores around the beach, you could easily fall down the cliffs....to be continued

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  • beach kids

    Just be aware that if you are nice to the kids selling stuff on the beach, they will be with you for the rest of your time there. They were very good company at times however it got quite exhausting, hence our regular trips to the Ashok Hotel.

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  • Terrible Roads

    The roads are terrible! This makes for a very rough ride. During the monsoon, it becomes a very rough and messy ride. If you are driving, please drive very carefully, as the drivers on these particular roads are known to be very very fast and rash.

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  • Mobile

    Since u will be travelling to the remotest villages and town, its a rarity that you will find a fixed fone line, so make sure u carry a mobile along with you. In case you get lost in the jungle, have to stay on top of a tree since the tiger is waiting for you if you come down, or simply to keep in touch with folks back home. Here, however, u see my...

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