GoKerala.in

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Cochin

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Kerala

682019

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FAQ

We have been serving the tourism industry for over 15 years.

Kerala is located in South Asia. To be precise, Kerala is the southern tip of India, bordered by the Indian Ocean in the south, the Arabian Sea in the west, the Bay of Bengal in the east, and the Himalayan Range in the north.

The diversity of the geographical features of the state has resulted in a corresponding diversity in the climate. The High Ranges have a cool and bracing climate throughout the year, while the plains are hot and humid. The state basically enjoys 4 types of climates such as winter, summer, South West monsoon and North East monsoon.

Kerala experiences pleasant weather throughout the year. However, the ideal time to visit Kerala would be in the months of October to March.

- During Summer (April-June) it is 26 - 33 degree Celsius
- During Monsoon (July-September) it is 22 - 27 degree Celsius
- During Winter (October-March) it is 24 - 32 degree Celsius

- June  August (Off Season)
- September – November (High Season)
- December – January (Peak Season)
- February – May (High Season)

Kerala is a paradise in itself; no wonder it is referred to as “God’s Own Country”. Kerala offers sun kissed beaches, emerald backwaters, idyllic hill stations, exotic wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls, Ayurvedic health spas, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historical monuments, mouthwatering cuisines, and a whole lot more.

ES. Though, Kerala is a conservative state, it is generally relaxed towards tourists clothing. Clothing worn by Keralites varies slightly from region to region.

Men frequently wear little more than a broadcloth dhoti (a simple white garment wrapped around the legs), worn as a loose loincloth. The more affluent and urban dwellers generally are more inclined to wear tailored clothing, including various types of trousers, jackets, and vests.

Most women wear a saris (a straight piece of cloth draped around the body as a long dress) and short blouses. Many of the women in urban areas wear pyjamas (full trousers) with a long blouse and a veil. Western style of clothing, like jeans and T-shirts are gaining popularity.

Kerala, being a major tourist destination in India, is well connected with other parts of the country. Kerala is well accessible by air, rail and road

There are 3 airports in the state of Kerala - Trivandrum International Airport, Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery, and Karipur Airport, Kozhikode.

- European Carriers
Lufthansa, Swiss Air, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Al Italia, KLM/North West, Austrian Airlines, Finn Air, Scandinavian Airlines.

- American Carriers
American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines.

- Asian Carriers
Emirates, Etihad Airways, Gulf air, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, SriLankan Airlines.

YES. Foreign Nationals require a Visa to enter India. You should get in touch with the Indian Embassy or Indian High Commission located in your country for the same.

NO. However, we have partnered with most of the renowned hotel & resorts in each of the destination serviced by us. We can arrange for a stay as per your specific requirements.

Almost all of our packages include pick up services from the nearest airport or the railway station.

YES. You can surely custom design the holiday packages as per your preferences. Though you can customize any of the locations you want to visit, you will have to select the hotels & resorts featured in our hotel & resorts list only. For more information, please contact us.

YES. We can arrange for stay packages to any of your preferred hotels mentioned in our list of hotels & resorts.

You can use the “Reservation” option available on our website for reserving any of the services offered by us. Please do not forget to provide the details for the following headings: number of people traveling, arrival date, departure date, service required, and the preferred accommodation type.

Using the “Reservation” option available on our website, you can reserve tour packages, hotels, cars and homestays.

Using the “Plan Your Trip” option, you can customize the holiday packages by specifying the locations you would like to visit and the type of transportation you require.

YES. All the hotels & resorts and houseboats featured in our tour packages have Western Toilets.

For reserving a customized package, other than what is mentioned on our website, you can send us an email (info@gokerala.in) with your requirements or use the “Contact Us” option available on our website.

YES. Air conditioning is available at all the hotels & resorts featured in our website except at Thekkady (Periyar) & Munnar.

Payment can be made by Cheque / Demand Draft / Credit or Debit Card. For more information, please contact us.

NO. Bathtub is not available at all the hotels & resorts featured in our packages. Though, at some of the hotels, the luxury rooms do have bathtubs.

As Thekkady (Periyar) & Munnar are located at high altitudes, these places have a very cool and pleasant climate. Hence, air conditioning is not required at these places.

NO. Floating cottages are cottages that though built over a floating deck on the backwaters, are actually anchored firmly to the mainland. However, houseboats are giant country boats, with one or two bedrooms, that cruise in the backwaters.

NO. All of our houseboats do not have upperdecks. On your advance request, we could certainly arrange for a houseboat with an upperdeck. However, kindly note that none of the luxury houseboats will have an upperdeck.

Houseboat is reserved on exclusive basis only and not on shared basis.

The houseboat crew takes utmost care to meet the needs of the tourists. They have also been given special training in first aid and life saving techniques, if any emergency arises. Hence, houseboat stay is absolutely safe.

YES. The houseboats do operate during the monsoons. However, if it is pouring heavily, houseboat cruise will not be possible under any circumstances.

Normally, there would be 3 crew members in the houseboat, namely - A Captain, an oarsman, and a cook.

The food menu can be customized as per your preferences. If you are a pure vegetarian, we will make sure that only vegetarian dishes are served to you

YES. Both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food is available at all of our listed hotels & resorts.

Food safety depends a whole lot on the place you are having it. Non-vegetarian dishes served in good restaurants are absolutely safe. Take great care while having food from the street side stalls. Though the food might taste good, these places generally serve food of dubious quality.

If you are from a foreign country, you might find it difficult to accustom yourself to the drinking water available here. Hence, we advise that you pick up a bottle of mineral water, which is cheap and widely available, and usually provided in flasks in hotel rooms. Order the same when you are at a restaurant. As far as possible, avoid drinking any kind of water or juices from roadside carts and vendors.

All of our listed tour packages are exclusive and not part of any group tours.

Generally, the car and the chauffeur will be at your disposal till the end of your trip. In some unforeseen cases, the car or the chauffeur might change.

In tourist restaurants or hotels a 10% service charge is often added to your bill, in which case there is no need to offer a tip. In smaller places, where tipping is optional, you need to tip a few Indian rupees only, and not a percentage of your bill amount. It is customary to tip waiters, porters, guides and drivers.

YES. We do operate group tours. For more information, please contact us.

Our website would be the best method for reserving our tour packages. If you want to customize a package, kindly send an email to info@gokerala.in. Though you can customize any of the locations you want to visit, you will have to select the hotels & resorts featured in our hotel & resorts list only.

NO. For reserving kindly use our website’s “Reservation” option or send us an email at info@gokerala.in for reserving any of our hotel and tour packages.

We have ensured that all our chauffeurs understand and speak either English or Hindi or both.

YES. By providing a photocopy of your identification details, you can get a mobile phone connection from most departmental stores and often from small roadside stores. The service provided by these private companies is at par with the best in the world.

Sending an email to info@gokerala.in, would be the best mode of communication to contact us.

NO. Our packages include expenses that are necessary to operate our package requisites as mentioned on the website. All other personal and optional expenses are to be borne by the tourist.

YES. However, it would be best if you could send us an email (info@gokerala.in) with all your queries about any of our hotels or tour packages.

YES. You can go through all the listed testimonials of our customers at the “Guest Reviews” section of our website.

NO. Our office premises will be closed on Sundays and public holidays. You can contact us on any of the working days from Monday to Saturday between 10:00 hrs and 17:30 hrs.

NO. The packages are designed as per the arrival date of the tourist.

NO. After 18.00 hrs, sightseeing is not possible at any of our featured destinations.

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