Kerala Travel Guide

Kerala is a preferred holiday destination among many tourists. Kerala has tourists not only from different parts of India, but also the world. Kerala often known as ‘God’s own Country’ offers its visitors some breathtaking views, vivid and unique experiences in the lap of nature and a sense of serenity. Hence Kerala is a preferred tourist destination among singles, couples, honeymooners, backpackers, families etc. There is something for everyone here.

Kerala is located in the South of India. It is well connected to the rest of India and the world. So if you are planning a holiday to Kerala, here are some ways you can get into the state.

Nedumbassery Airport Kochi Kerala

By Plane

Kerala has four airports, namely Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) which is the state capital, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kochi (Cochin). All these three airports have flights that serve domestically as well as internationally.

There are about 25 international carriers offering flights to Kerala. Apart from the various international carriers, there are other Indian flights like Air India, Jet Airways, Air India Express and Indigo which fly internationally from all these three airports.

Domestically, these three airports are directly accessible by cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Goa, Mangalore, and Pune.

KSRTC offers shuttle services from the airports to the nearby cities and towns. One can also hire cabs or taxis in Kerala to reach a particular destination from the airport.

By Train

Kerala is extremely well connected by railways to the rest of India, with over 300 trains that connect it to other cities that are far and near.

Train such as Netravati Express, Kerala Express, Ernakulam Durnoto, and Trivandrum Rajadhani are some of the most popular ones.

Since railways are the most popular mode of transport throughout India, trains can be fully booked during the peak seasons and on weekends.

Train tickets can be booked online at www.irctc.co.in. One can also get train tickets at Station counters or through certain authorized travel agents.

One can also go on a South Indian rail tour of the Luxury tourist train ‘Golden Chariot’, which connects many south Indian cities including Cochin and Cochin Backwaters. While other trains are very economical, this train is quite expensive and the price of the 7 night/8 day package tour starts from $5000 per person.

Wayanad Bus Route

By Bus

Another way to get into Kerala from other Indian states is by Buses. There are plenty of inter-sate, government as well as private buses that run daily to and from Kerala. Most of these buses run at nights. They come in different types like AC, non AC, Volvo, Sleeper, Seater etc. Kerala State run buses (KRSTC) have regular Ordinary bus to most of nearby places in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

KSRTC buses run by the Karnataka government are the most common, connecting Kerala to cities in Karnataka like Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore etc.

Similarly, Tamil Nadu State Buses like SETC are also well connected to various Kerala cities.

Roadways

One can also drive in your own vehicle to Kerala from other neighboring states. Kerala is well connected by National Highways such as NH 66, NH 544, NH 766, NH 85, NH 183, NH 744, NH 966 etc.

By Sea

Kochi is a major cruise port city. Many major international cruise ships have Kochi as a stop.