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hotel guests on boat ride at dusk
Guests of the Lagoona Davina hotel in Trivandrum float across rippling waters at dusk.
Photograph by Macduff Everton
Kerala TravelWise

In TRAVELER’s April issue seasoned India traveler, Anthony Weller, visits Kerala for a taste of the southwestern region of India. Here we offer the best links on traveling to Kerala.


Entering India
India Government
Information on entry requirements for India

Getting There
India Ministry of Tourism
Brief description of transportation options to Kerala

Making Telephone Calls
AT&T World Traveler-India
Current country and city calling codes—with dialing instructions

Determining Time Difference
Time and
Direct link to the current time and date in Bangalore, India

Checking Weather Forecasts
Direct link to the current weather forecast for southern Kerala


Where to Eat
Rough Guides
Direct link to a glossary of food terms used in India

Where to Stay
Kerala Tourism
Accommodations throughout Kerala

Hotels Kerala
Comprehensive guide to accommodations throughout Kerala

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation
Kerala’s largest hotel chain with links to accommodations throughout Kerala

How to Get Around
Kerala On-line
On-line guide to traveling in Kerala—including the southern railway

Things to Do

Kerala Tourism
Listings of beaches, backwaters and monuments

Kerala Tourism
Descriptions of Kerala’s popular destinations, with photos of each

Cultural Events
Kerala Tourism
Listing of fairs and festivals throughout 2005

Introduction to Ayurveda therapy, Kerala’s well-known cultural activity—with a listing of resorts

Travel Guides

Language Tools
Kerala Tourism
Basic translations from English to Malayalam—Kerala’s official language

Map Links
Kerala Online
Links to maps of each of Kerala’s districts


Magazines & Newspapers
Links to Malayalam and English newspapers

For More Information

Kerala Department of Tourism
Official on-line version of the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala monthly newsletter


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