How To Reach Kerala

Kerala is a small state located in the south-western part of India. Kerala is edged by a 580 km long coastline. Towards its west, there is the Arabian Sea and towards its east, there is the Eastern Ghats, which act as a differentiation point between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

By Air:

There are three airports in the state:

  • Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 10 km from Thiruvananthapuram (Southern Part of Kerala)
  • Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam (Central Park of Kerala)
  • Karipur or Calicut International Airport, 27 km from Kozhikode (Northern Part of Kerala)

There are 3 more airports which are quite close to Kerala:

  • Mangalore International Airport
  • Coimbatore International Airport
  • Madurai Airport

Kerala is accessible by air from most parts of India, especially from South-Eastern towns, namely Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

By Rail:

There are 200 railway stations which connect Kerala with the rest of India. Every district and town of Kerala can be reached by railways other than its hill stations, Wayanad, Munnar and Thekkady. Railways services also link the state with many metropolitan cities like New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.

By Road:

There are three major highways which connect Kerala with the rest of India i.e. National Highways 17, 47 and 49. These three highways are directly connected with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

By Sea

Prominent history of Kerala speaks about many seaports. One can even reach Kerala via Ship, and the major ports of Kerala are:

  • Cochin Port (Towards the Arabian Sea): Major junction which connects Lakshadweep and India. From Kochi, there are regular ships venturing towards the Lakshadweep Islands.
  • Vizhinjam International Seaport (Towards the Arabian Sea), Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Travel Information