Kerala Investment Support Desk
Kerala, a State in the Republic of India, has 14 districts or administrative divisions. The major cities are Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. There are three airports in the state which provide international and domestic connections.
Here is some quick information on Kerala which will be useful for travellers visiting the State.
Area
38,863 sq km, which is 1.27% of India's total land area and is located at the Southwest tip of the India's main land
Climate
Weather Tropical
Summer February - May[24 - 33 degree celsius]
Monsoon June - September [22 - 27 degree celsius
Winter October-January [22 - 32 degree celsius]
High Season December-May
Travel Formalities
A Visa is a must to enter India. You can contact the Indian Embassy / High Commission in your country for the same. It is best to carry your passport on you all the time. You may also carry a travel insurance
Language
Malayalam; however English is widely spoken and understood by the fully literate populace of Kerala
Major Cities
Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi(Ernakulam district) & Kozhikode (Calicut)
Communications
Kerala has a well-knit communications network. With telephone, fax and internet centres in almost every corner. Enabling you to get in touch with any part of the world easily
Health Centres
Hospitals and health centres in Kerala offer world-class facilities
Time
Kerela is 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of GMT , 4 hours and 30 minutes behind Australian Standard Time and 10 hours 30 minutes ahead of American Standard Time
Currency
In Kerala, as elsewhere in India, the currency is the Indian Rupee (100 paise). All major credit cards find wide acceptance.
Access
By air :- The International airports at Trivandrum (now Thiruvananthapuram) , Kochi (Cochin) & Calicut (now Kozhikode) facilitate easy access by air. Direct flights operate from Singapore, Colombo, Maldives, Kuwait, Muscat,Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dehran, Riyadh, Doha and Bahrain
By rail :- All major tourist destinations and important cities of India are well-connected by rail to Kerala.
Food
Most restaurants, coffee shops, eateries or cafes offer a Cosmopolitan fare for Chinese, Continental, Indian or American. You can find many who specialize in Kerala Delicacies

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