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hi everyone

we have just booked a 3 wk tour of kerala doing from what i can gather the usual things mysore, ooty ,thekkady, kochi ect, i have noticed not all of our hotels have a bar, is beer / wine readily available or will i struggle to watch the sun go down with a beer.

regards brian

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1. Re: alcohol

Beer will be available in most places but maybe not all places. I suggest you keep a bottle of wine or whatever your tipple is in your suitcase for emergencies, and stock up as and when required.

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2. Re: alcohol

dont worry. beer will be available in most places.

your hotel,restuarant,tuk tuk drivers etc can arrange it for you apart from various beer parlours & bars.

also there are govt stores selling all kind of liquid in all major towns.but not recommended because of very long queue.

also as posted by brave,its a good idea to carry one in your hand .

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3. Re: alcohol

In Kerala, liquor is sold through government shops called Beverages outlets. Normally you find a long queue outside these shops. I would never recommend you to stand in that queue for getting liquor. You an also get it from the bar, where the prices would be almost double or more. So, it's better you keep one in hand always.

On the 1st of every month the liquor shops have to be kept closed as per administrative instruction of Government. Other holidays are Gandhi Jayanthi, Commemoration Day of Mahatma Gandhi, Samadhi day of Sree Narayana Guru and Birth Day of Sree Narayana Guru.

It would be better you carry enough staff with you. In Kerala the permissible quantity of liquor that can be possessed and carried is 3 litres of Indian Made Foreign Liquor, 7.8 litres of Beer, 7.8 litres of Wine.

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