Travel Information.

The State of Kerala is located in southern India, on the Malabar Coast. Kerala is best known for its unique network of backwaters; a self supporting eco-system vibrant with aquatic, plant and bird life that meanders past palm tree-fringed rice paddies and villages, before flowing into the Arabian Sea.

Address

THE OBEROI MOTOR VESSEL VRINDA, KERALA

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda C - 46 / 452 (II), Bristow Road Willingdon Island, Cochin - 682 003 Kerala, India

+91 0484 308 1000, +91-11-23890606

reservations@oberoigroup.com

Distance.
From Cochin International Airport
Details
Distance 73 km
Driving time 1 hours 30 minutes
Directions 73 km
  • Follow Airport Road to NH544 in Athani
  • Head south towards Airport Road/Domestic Terminal Road
  • Exit the roundabout onto Airport Road
  • Pass by Melto Creamery (on the left)
  • Follow the NH544 and NH66 to Tiruvizha Thuruthankavala Road in Cherthala South
  • Turn left onto the NH544
  • Slight left to stay on the NH544
  • Continue straight to stay on the NH544
  • Pass by Federal Bank Pathadipalam Branch (on the left)
  • Turn left onto the NH66
  • Pass by Mustang Motors Private Limited (on the left)
  • Keep right to stay on the NH66 (Partial toll road)
  • Pass by St Augustines H.S.S. (on the right) and continue for 35 kms
  • Continue on Tiruvizha Thuruthankavala Road. Drive to Poojaveli Thuruthan Kaval Road
  • Turn left onto Tiruvizha Thuruthankavala Road
  • Turn right at Thuruthenkavala Jct onto SH40
  • Turn left at Kayipuram Hotel onto Kayippuram Jetty Road
  • Go past the pharmacy (on the right)
  • Turn left at Thottumugham Temple onto Poojaveli Thuruthan Kaval Road
  • The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda will be on your right
 
Cochin International Airport
From Ernakulam Railway Station
Details
Distance 48 km
Driving time 1 hour 5 minutes
Directions 48 km
  • Take Warehouse Road and Sahodaran Ayyappan Road to the NH66 in Vyttila
  • Head north on Karshaka Road
  • Turn right towards Warehouse Road
  • Turn left at the first cross street toward Warehouse Road
  • Turn right onto Warehouse Road
  • Continue onto Market Road
  • Turn right onto Gandhinagar Road
  • Turn left onto Alunkal Road
  • Turn right onto Kaloor - Kadavanthara Road
  • Pass by Akshaya Hospital (on the left)
  • Turn left after Kadavanthara Jct (on the left)
  • Pass by Muscat Tower (on the right)
  • Follow the NH66 to Tiruvizha Thuruthankavala Road in Cherthala South (38.3 kms)
  • Turn right onto the NH66
  • Keep right to stay on the NH66 (Partial toll road)
  • Pass by St Augustines H.S.S. (on the right) and continue for 34.8 kms
  • Continue on Tiruvizha Thuruthankavala Road. Drive to Poojaveli Thuruthan Kaval Road
  • Turn left onto Tiruvizha Thuruthankavala Road
  • Turn right at Thuruthenkavala Jct onto SH40
  • Turn left at Kayipuram Hotel onto Kayippuram Jetty Road
  • Go past the pharmacy (on the right)
  • Turn left at Thottumugham Temple onto Poojaveli Thuruthan Kaval Road
  • The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda will be on your right
 
Ernakulam Railway Station
Weather in Kerala.

Kerala is known for its pleasant, year round climate.

Overview
Seasons of year Season time Maximum temperature Minimum temperature Rainfall
Summer march to June 97°F (36°C) 90°F (32°C) Nil
Winter November to February 82°F (28°C) 64 °F (18°C) Nil
Monsoon June to August 95°F (35°C) 68°F (20°C) 726 mm
Other travel information.
Immigration

All international visitors to India (except those with a Nepali or Bhutanese national passport), must have valid passports stamped with current visas. For more information on visa categories and applications, please visit the Government of India online portal for visa applications here .

It is mandatory for all international visitors to India to register with the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office within 24 hours of arrival. The hotel will scan your passport photograph page when you check in and take care of this service for you.

Visa on arrival

The Visa on Arrival (enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation) facility is available for travellers visiting India from 43 countries. For more information on the Visa on Arrival facility, please click here to visit the website of the Government of India.

Currency.

The unit of Indian currency is the Rupee. For up to date information on exchange rates, please click here.

We would be happy to help with foreign currency exchange in India. Please ask the concierge upon arrival.

There are plenty of international ATMs in all major cities in India. International credit cards are also widely accepted.

Please note: It is prohibited to take Indian currency out of India.

Recommended clothing.

If you are travelling to Kerala during the summer months, we recommend you wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics. During the winter months, you may wish to carry a sweater or shawl for the evenings.

Language.

English is widely spoken in India. Staff at the airport, hotels, restaurants and shops will most often be fluent in English.

Hindi is the official and most widely spoken native language in India. It is most concentrated in the northern states. Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada prevail in the south.

Customs allowances.
Currency

Visitors of Indian origin and foreigners aged above 10 years who reside in India can carry INR 45,000 (when the country of origin is Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar or China, the currency allowance is INR 6,000)

International visitors (over 18 years) from every other country can carry USD 10,000 or the value of USD 5,000 in other currencies, per person into India.

Duty free goods
Duty free allowances per person (over the age of 18) are as follows:

  • Alcohol: 2 litres
  • Cigarettes: 100 pieces
  • Cigars: 25 pieces
  • Tobacco: 125g

Passengers aged over 18 can also carry one laptop computer.

Customs duty is leviable at 36.05% on the valuable of dutiable goods in excess of the allowance.

Restricted items
  • Maps and literature where India's external boundaries have been incorrectly drawn;
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
  • Goods violating any of the legally enforceable intellectual property rights;
  • Wildlife products;
  • Counterfeit currency;
  • Specified live birds and animals.
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