Do's & Dont's When You Are In Kerala
1. Kindly do not forget to carry a pair of sandals with you for wearing when you are inside the house. The normal footwear which you wear outside may not be allowed to be used inside the house. If you are not carrying one with you, we will help you to purchase one from the local market.
2. Before travelling by a taxicab or autorickshaw please enquire with us about the distance, route and approximate fare to your destination. Always pay by the meter. However your cabbie may ask for one and a half times the fare if you are travelling after 9 P.M. Tip the driver only if the service has been extraordinarily helpful. Try to avoid travelling after dusk.
3. Unattended luggage at the bus station, railway station, and other public areas can take a walk if you are not careful. Do use the cloakroom facilities available.
4. In Kerala, we confine our display of affection to the privacy of our house. Kissing in public is not socially accepted and nudity and topless wear are not allowed on our beaches.
5. Most temples in Kerala are not open to non-Hindus and visitors. Some do allow entry into the ground but not inside the sanctum. If you are lucky enough to be allowed in, you will have remove footwear and the men must remove their shirts and vests. In our temple women have to wear saree or traditional kerala dress to get inside the temple. Salwar/churidhar/jeans, etc are not allowed.
6. Use only Government approved/authorized paying guest accommodation.
7. Use only approved beaches for swimming. The other beaches have dangerous under-currents.
8. The purchase of ivory in any form is illegal and liable to prosecution.
9. Any activity relating to any banned drug including soft drugs is illegal.
10. Hunting in any form is illegal.
11. Smoking in Public place is prohibited.