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In 2018 I was lucky enough to spend two weeks travelling around Kerala, a region in the south of India, as part of Kerala Blog Express. It was my first proper press trip as a full-time blogger and I loved it.

I loved the experience and I loved exploring this part of India, which often gets overlooked in favour of the famous northern regions. I loved Kerala because it’s a very friendly place, with beautiful tea plantations and calm backwaters.

That said I would love to go back to India one day and tick off the Taj Mahal from my travel bucket list. Here you will find all my top travel tips for Kerala and India. 

Quick travel facts about India

Where is India? India is a country in South Asia.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to India via SkyScanner.

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in India: Types C&D – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital city: New Delhi

Best time to visit: The best time to visit India is between October and March, when there are no monsoons and the weather is mostly warm and dry.

How to travel around India: India is a pretty huge country and it ultimately depends on how far you need to travel. For long distances you can find cheap national flights on SkyScanner.

For shorter distances there is a fairly efficient train and bus system. We spent a night in a sleeper train during our trip and it was a very interesting experience (at the time I’d never really stayed in a hostel dorm either, so if I managed it then you’ll be fine too!)

If you’re travelling with a group of friends you can also rent a car or minivan with driver, to ensure maximum comfort and flexibility.

Visa requirements: Before travelling to India you need to apply for a tourist e-visa. You can apply here.

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