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The state of Kerala is a narrow strip located along Arabian Sea in the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula. The state has been crisscrossed by a number of water bodies (popularly known as backwaters). This has given birth to internal water navigation systems, which also work as the major trade ways in the state. These backwaters of late have become the major tourist attractions of Kerala and people have started offering luxurious houseboat accommodations to the visitors.

By Air
Reaching to Kerala is not a difficult thing. Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital, is connected to most of the major airports in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore. As the Thiruvananthapuram is an international airport, there are considerable connections to gulf countries also from this airport. Kochi and Calicut are other two airports connected from air to other cities in India.

Airports - Thiruvananthapuram / Kochi / Kozhikode

Seaport - Kochi

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, Rivadh, Fujairah, Singapore
  • Air India Ph: 2310310-Indian Airlines Ph: 2318288
  • Jet Airways Ph: 2300710 2300860
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: 2610030 Indian Airlines Ph: 2371141
  • Jet Airways Ph: 2610037

Karipur Airport, Kozhikode (Ph: 0483-271 1323)

  • Domestic flights (direct): From/To: Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore
  • International flights (direct): From/To: Sharjah, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Ras-al-Khaimah, Kuwait, Rivadh, Fujairah
  • Air India Ph: 2712401 Indian Airlines Ph: 2710100
  • Jet Airways Ph: 2712373

By Rail
Rails are another good way of moving inside and from the outside Kerala. There are around 200 railway stations in Kerala connecting most of the places in the state to places in the other parts of the country and inside the state. Long-distance express trains connect important places in Kerala to places outside the state like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata.

By Road
Roads in Kerala are in much better shape than other states in India. Major modes of road transport are buses, tourist taxis, cars, and local taxis and autos. State is connected with other parts of South India by a number of National Highways. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh are some of the neighboring states that are easily connected to Kerala through roads.

By Water
From Cochin (Kochi), there are regular ships venturing towards the Lakshadweep Islands. Inside, backwaters of Kerala act not only as a popular transportation medium but are tourist attractions in themselves. These internal water navigation systems are today the single most popular travel product 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

KSRTC Central Bus Station - Kochi

KSRTC Central Bus Station - Kozhikode

Best time to visit

  • High season : December - May
  • Monsoon Rejuvenation Programmes : June - November
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