Fly from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah to Kochi (Cochin) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) airports with Emirates, Etihad and Air Arabia. Air-India Express also runs a direct flight from the UAE. Flights from Dhs.1,200. Emirates also flies to Kozhikode (Calicut) from around Dhs.1,600.
Most visitors must obtain a single or multiple entry visa (valid for between 15 days and six months) prior to arrival in India. Apply online with BLS visa service.
One hour 30 minutes ahead of the UAE.
Tropical Kerala is pleasant to visit for most of the year. The hottest months are March to May, when temperatures can reach 37°C. The monsoon season brings torrential rain from June to August.
Malayalam; English is widely spoken.
Indian rupee (INR)
100 INR = Dhs.6.5
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Polio.Malaria tablets are recommended.
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