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Air Connections

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (Ph: 0471-2501424) 

.Domestic flights (direct): From/To: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai
.International flights (direct): From/To: Colombo, Maldives, Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain, Doha, Ras-al-Khaimah, Kuwait, Riyadh, Fujairah, Singapore

Air India Ph: 2310310
Indian Airlines Ph: 2370238
Jet Airways Ph: 2500710


Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery (Ph: 0484 - 2610113)

.Domestic flights (direct): From/To: Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Agathi, Bangalore
.International flights (direct): From/To: Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dhahran, Bahrain, Riyadh, Muscat

Air India Ph: 2610050
Indian Airlines Ph: 2370238
Jet Airways Ph: 2610037
Emirates Ph: 2384610

Karipur Airport, Kozhikode (Ph: 0483 - 2710100)

.Domestic flights (direct): From/To: Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore
.International flights (direct): From/To: Sharjah, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Ras-al-Khaimah, Kuwait, Riyadh, Fujairah

Air India Ph: 2715646
Indian Airlines Ph: 2710189
Jet Airways Ph: 0495 - 2740052

Airlines Operating in Kerala

Domestic Airlines

International Airlines

Indian Airlines 

Air Maldives

Sahara Airlines   

Air India

Alliance Air

Qatar Airways

Jet Airways   

Air Lanka

  Gulf Air
  Kuwait Airways
  Saudi Arabian Airlines

        

Singapore Airlines

Inland Travel

Rail Travel

Southern Railways forms part of the largest railway network in Asia. Southern Railways covers the States of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and a small portion of Andhra Pradesh. Several express and passenger trains operate from the major stations of:

. Trivandrum

. Trichur

. Kollam

. Calicut

. Kottayam

. Malappuram

. Ernakulam

. Kasargod

Road Travel

Buses

The State Government operates a wide and extensive network of buses connecting not only the interiors of Kerala but also some neighbouring States. Private bus operators also ply frequently. Buses, both State owned and private also operate within the city/town facilitating easy and fast movement.

Taxis

Taxis operate in all major towns of Kerala. Pre-paid taxi facility is available in certain places. 

Auto Rickshaws

Auto Rickshaws are another form of easy transport in Kerala. 

Water Travel 

Kerala is abundantly blessed with water bodies, which serve as a means of transport, especially in Central Kerala. Motorboats, ferries, country boats frequently navigate along the waters of Kerala. 

Useful Phone Numbers

Police 100
Fire 101
Ambulance 101
Telephone Enquiry 197
Railway: General/Reservation/Arrival 131/132/133
KSRTC Central Bus Station - Thiruvananthapuram 0471-2323886
KSRTC Central Bus Station - Kochi 0484 - 2372033
KSRTC Central Bus Station - Kozhikode 0495-2723796

Healthcare 

No precautions like inoculations are necessary for travel to India and Kerala in particular. However, travellers are best advised to consult with their healthcare provider before embarking on the journey.   

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that the following check-ups be done before any travel

.medical—obtain prescriptions for medication according to length of stay, and obtain advice from your physician on assembling a suitable medical kit
.dental
.opthalmological-pack spare spectacles
.other according to specific conditions (e.g. pregnancy, diabetes)

A medical kit would come in handy and should be made an indispensable part of your baggage. The medical kit should ideally include routine medications, if any, anti-pyretic, anti-histamine, pain killers, medications for upset stomach, band-aids, antiseptic, thermometer, insect-repellent, sunscreen and suntan lotion. 

 WHO Guidelines vis-à-vis medical kit

. This kit should include basic medicines to treat common ailments, first-aid articles, and any special medical items that may be needed by the individual traveller.

.Certain categories of prescription medicine should be carried together with a medical attestation, signed by a physician, certifying that the traveller requires the medication for personal use. 

. All medicines should be carried in the hand luggage to minimize any risk of loss during the journey. A duplicate supply carried in the checked luggage is a safety precaution in case of loss or theft.

. Toilet items should also be carried in sufficient quantity for the entire visit unless their availability at the travel destination is assured. These will include items for dental care, eye care including contact lenses, skin care and personal hygiene.

Safe packaged drinking water of various brands are available in Kerala.  Alternatively, tourists are advised to boil water before drinking. 

Food

Restaurants in Kerala offer a delectable fare. Traditional Kerala cuisine is the main attraction. The restaurants however cater to various cuisines, national, international, vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Clothing 

Light cotton clothes are the recommended wear in Kerala.

General Travel Tips
.Wash hands often with soap and water.
.Drink only bottled or boiled water, or carbonated (bubbly) drinks in cans or bottles. Avoid tap water, fountain drinks, and ice cubes. 
.Eat only thoroughly cooked food or fruits and vegetables you have peeled yourself. 
.Don't eat food purchased from street vendors
.Don't drink beverages with ice.
.Don't eat dairy products unless you know they have been pasteurized.
.Don't share needles with anyone.
.Pay special attention to mosquito protection between dusk and dawn. This is when the type of mosquito whose bite transmits malaria is active.
.Apply insect repellent to exposed skin.
.Do not put repellent on wounds or broken skin.
 

 

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