Booking

We will contact all applicants within seven days of the deadline date (15th November). If your application is successful we will ask you to pay the full fee of 750€ to secure your place.

You can also pay in 2 installments if this is easier for you. Please note this in your application and we will contact you to discuss details.

Payment can be made online via Paypal or via bank transfer (details will be provided after successful application).

Visas

Visa options include:
   - visitors/tourist visa
   - Electronic Visa (e-visa)
Both options must be applied for and obtained before travel. Please check with the Indian Embassy within your own country, which you should be able to find online.

Local culture

Kerala has been a popular destination for travellers for a long time, especially the historic town of Fort Cochin. There are no particular restrictions with regard to dress, but locals tend not to wear sleeveless tops or very short shorts/dresses.

Language

The language spoken in Kerala is Malayalam. Many people speak some English, especially those working within the tourist industry, so you should be able to make yourself understood in English.

Money

The currency is rupees. You will be able to exchange Euros, USDollars, GBPounds, or other currencies at the airport with no problem. Please be advised: it is a good idea to notify your bank of your travel plans if you want to use your bank card to pay or to withdraw money while in India.

Health

Please consult your doctor well in advance of your trip regarding necessary vaccinations or other medications you may need to bring with you. Please also ensure you have purchased adequate medical insurance before you travel.

DISHA Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your place by six weeks before the event (by 3 December 2018) we will refund your place in full, less an administration fee of 100€. If you cancel less than 6 weeks before the event (after 3 December 2018) we will retain 50% of the full fee (375€). If you cancel less than 4 weeks before the event (after 17 December 2018) we will retain 75% of the fee for your place (560€).

If for any reason we have to cancel your place in the course or the event is cancelled, we will refund your fee in full.

Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance in the event of cancellation or other unavoidable circumstances.