Visa: To visit India it is necessary to obtain a visa before arrival in the country. Tourist visas are available for a 3 or 6 month period and can be for single or multiple entries. Please allow sufficient time to obtain your visa, especially during high season in India which runs from December to February.
Temperatures and average rainfall: Winter starts with the end of the monsoon from the end of November until mid to end of February. The temperatures start climbing toward the end of February which marks the beginning of Summer and continue until the end of May.
The Southwest monsoon is the main rainy season of Kerala. This season begins at the end of May or early June with the outset of the southwest monsoon winds and lasts till the end of September. The North east monsoon, is during the months of October and November and sometimes lasts till December.
|Temperatures & average rainfall in Kerala|
|Average temperature||Max||Min||Average rainfall|
|South east monsoon||30ºC||19ºC||2250-2500Mm|
|North east monsoon||35ºC||29ºC||450-500Mm|
Comfortable, loose cotton clothing, for the coastal areas and warm clothing for the mountains, as well as comfortable shoes with a good sole. Sun glasses, sun hat, (sun screen and insecticide is readily available here). A small first aid kit, although chemists here are well stocked. It is advisable that women do not show legs and shoulders in public, especially outside of the tourist areas and in temples. To enter any temple you must remove your shoes.
Trivandrum is an International airport that has frequent connections to Europe via the Golf countries.
Flights also connect to Trivandrum from Europe via Chennai or Bangalore in south India.