State of Kerala Travel Guide

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Kochi

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Thiruvananthapuram

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251,545,57

Munnar

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Kovalam

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156,345,41

Alappuzha

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70,309,47

Calicut

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15,37,6

Ernakulam

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15,14,0

Varkkala

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Quilon

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Cannanore

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12,35,0

Periyar Sanctuary

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Kochi

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  • Chinese Fishing Nets

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kochi Things to Do

    Translation provided by Late Itzhak Hallegua of Cochin. Here rests the Kabblist and famous old man of sanctity Who emanated the light of his knowledge And shines every where n the jewish dispersion (He is) the perfect wise man (and) the righteous person of divnity (he is) the rav and teacher. Nehemia son of the rav and teacher, the wise and...

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  • Old Harbour Hotel

    Kochi Hotels

    It took our breath away when we first arrived. Stunning. Beautifully restored, it gives the illusion...

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  • Changing money at the airport

    Kochi Favorites

    It depending if you prefere using the ATM or changing cash. Inside the building are only Money Changers with bad rates (68 instand of 71,5 Rupies for 1€, November 2015), ATMs are outside in a separat building in front of the airport. If you want to get back in the airport (for the Money Changers) there might be a long waiting line at the security...

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Munnar

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  • Lockhert Gap..

    Munnar Things to Do

    This breath taking place is situated 13 km from munnar. The fresh mountain air, the mist clad hills and panoramic view make it worth of visit.Lockhart Gap (often spelt wrongly as Lock Heart Gap), is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit. This...

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  • Tall Trees Hotel

    Munnar Hotels

    Location - Tall trees is located off the Bison valley road, o the same way as Abad copper castle,...

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  • Eravikulam National Park

    Munnar Things to Do

    This is situated 15 km from Munnar. The 97 sq km park is situated in the Devikulam taluk and is home for the Nilgiri tahr. The anamudi peak is located in the southern region of the park.The is the most sought after destination in Munnar. Claims the first of its kind in Kerala, where the endangered Nilgiri Thar is protected. You can enjoy seeing the...

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Kovalam

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  • Excellent driver for trips near and far

    Kovalam Transportation

    I met Syrus online as I was looking for a driver.We met at the airport by TukTuk and then rented the car. I had a small car with AC for about 1000 rupies a day, I did pay for petrol but the car got good economy.Syrus took me all over kovalam where I was staying and drove me to other places near and far.He made a great companion and was always there...

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  • Taj Green Cove Resort And Spa

    Kovalam Hotels

    The hotel grounds are spread over an area of 10 acres on a hillside. The 59 cottages are dotted...

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  • Massages

    Kovalam Warnings and Dangers

    Kerala is famed for its ayuvedic and medically proven massage therapy, so you have massage centres dime a dozen lining the beach as the interiors near the hotels and restaurants. Some are real good, but most are fake and will try to fleece you with nothing more than a warm scrub. Go to guys which have a license from the tourism dept.

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Alappuzha

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  • Water snakes

    Alappuzha Warnings and Dangers

    At first we got really scared about those snakes, but we then were told that they are water snakes and harmless.They are everywhere by the channels .

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  • Kondai Lip

    Alappuzha Hotels

    Hi, I had gone to this resort for my honeymoon this Jan and is an absolute treat for nature lovers....

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  • Backwaters Cruise

    Alappuzha Things to Do

    Can`t miss this activity.We went on houseboat for just the two of us, and after the whole afternoon wandering on the lake and channels with our pilot and cook we finally stopped for the nigth at their own village where we could get around and experience the daily life of villagers.

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Calicut

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  • Indian Institute of Management

    Calicut Things to Do

    One of the many premier management institutes in India under the banner of IIM is situated in Calicut.The vast campus is situated on a hill and the architecture of the campus is amazing.

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  • Kadavu Resort

    Calicut Hotels

    Azhinhilam Po, Nh Bye-Pass Feroke, Calicut, Calicu

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Calicut Beach

    Calicut Things to Do

    Calicut has one of the longest sandy beachs in the country.Crowds throng the shoreline all day round.A lot of snack and ice cream shops dot the main stretch,A wonderful promenade has been built on the Southern side of the main beach.

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Ernakulam

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  • Ernakulam to Canacona

    Ernakulam Transportation

    If you're wanting to head to Goa - we took the overnight option again, leaving Ernakulam at 2pm, and arriving at Canacona (the most convenient station for Palolem) at 5.30am. You can take a tuk-tuk from there (there was one there at that ungodly hour!), or you could walk - it's only about a mile, and we managed it with fairly heavy rucksacks... by...

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  • Breakfast idli!

    Ernakulam Restaurants

    Just around the corner from Press Club road is this little cafe, mostly serving locals for breakfast. It's a little dim and dingy, but they did do good idli - very popular in South India for breakfast, although they have spread to the north to a certain extent.Idli are often served like this, on a leaf plate!I remember this cafe being very cheap,...

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  • Ferries to Fort Kochi

    Ernakulam Transportation

    The ferry to Fort Kochi goes from near Marine Drive, and should only cost about 2.5 INR (250paise). At the main jetty there are two queues for tickets, one for men and one for women - make sure you're in the right one!

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Varkkala

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  • Daytrip to Trivandrum

    Varkkala Things to Do

    Trivandrum short for Thiruvananthapuram is a quite interesting town and only 45 minutes by train (a bit more by bus) from Varkala. The Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is a short walk from Trivandrum Central train station and the bus terminal next to the East Fort. Very impressive, but only Hindus can enter the temple and also they must follow a strict...

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  • Clafouti Beach Resort

    Varkkala Hotels

    The Clafouti Heritage Resort is one of the nicest looking places on North Cliff, Ayurveda and a...

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  • Caffe Italiano

    Varkkala Restaurants

    The Caffe Italiano is a nice looking place, also having a book exchange. I had a very nice Marlin in lemon butter sauce with salad and pommes frites. Located at the north of North Cliff before Clafouti after the Sun Rise Cafe.

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Quilon

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  • Mukkada Bazaar

    Quilon Things to Do

    Mukkada Bazaar is a series of parallel streets with spice warehouses, metal merchants, rope makers... all busy loading and unloading their goods on brilliantly decorated trucks. It's a hive of activity and well worth exploring.

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  • Fruit & Vegetable Market

    Quilon Things to Do

    This colourful market is just to the west of the Mukkada Bazaar and features shops with nicely organised and colourful fruit and veg displays plus trucks (and even auto-rickshaws) fully laden with bananas. Well worth a visit.

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  • St Peter & St Paul Cemetery

    Quilon Things to Do

    You'll probably pass by this small cemetery with a small chapel when you get off/on the tour boat to go along the Backwaters as it's along the small road that leads to the lake.

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Cannanore

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  • Parassinikkadavu temple

    Cannanore Things to Do

    I had visited this temple in the 90's and was mesmerized by the theyyams and the ritualistic dancing to drum beats.That time i couldn't stay back and enjoy since we had a train to catch.This time i stayed overnight, Saw the colorful theyyams and their psychedelic dance performance in the afternoon went again and saw the next performance in the...

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  • Beach

    Cannanore Things to Do

    The Payyambalam beach is a beautiful beach, an ideal place to spend evenings, irrespepctive of seasons. There was a slight drizzle when we were at the beach, but still a great place to spend time.

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  • Food habits

    Cannanore Local Customs

    When we asked our host to suggest a good place to have authentic Malabar meal on a banana leaf, we had no malafide intention to have it at his place, but he being so gracious he arranged an amazing meal at home, with cooks imported from the neigborhood and food cooked according to Islamic specifications, which had us completely floored and I still...

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Periyar Sanctuary

  • Murikkady

    Periyar Sanctuary Off The Beaten Path

    It is a small town located in Idukki District of Kerala about 5 km from Thekkady. Washed in fresh spice-scented air, Murikkady is panorama of cardomom , coffee and pepper plantations.Murikkady attracts thousands of Tourist towards it due to its serene beauty and environment . Murikkady hills have vast plantations of coffee, cardamom and pepper...

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  • Don't forget your camera!

    Periyar Sanctuary What to Pack

    Small knapsack/camera case A lightweight jacket/ fleece it can be a bit chilly on the water early morning.Sunglasses. hat etc, as the sun breaks through it soon gets hot. sun protectioninsect repellent lots of film! batteries etc....IF you do spot a tiger, it would be a shame for your film/battery to run out! Spare SD cardWide angle/ long range...

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  • Getting to/ from Periyar

    Periyar Sanctuary Transportation

    Although I was on an organised tour, for the independant traveller, buses travel to Kumily from most of the major towns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.Ernakulam ( near Cochin) 6 hour journey 10 buses daily ( 3 are express)Trivandrum 8 hour journey 2 dailyKovalam 9 hours 2 dailyMunnar 5 hours 5 dailyKottayam 4 hours 7 daily (express)From Kumily to Periyar...

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