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Kochi Tourism

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Tourism in Kochi

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Oct - Feb

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Kochi Tourism Guide

Regarded as the industrial and commercial capital of India, Kochi (Cochin) is the gateway to several tourists visiting Kerala. Kochi tourism offers travelers a chance to explore this culturally and historically rich port city, which is one of the top five tourist destinations in India as per the World Travels and Tourism Council. In fact, it is one of the best places for one day trip in Kerala. With dazzling beaches, radiant backwaters, exquisite cuisines, and exciting festivals, Kochi tourism will surely give you one of the best experiences of your travel life. You will always remember your time in this city that reflects the true meaning of being in ‘God’s Own Country.' This Kochi travel guide will provide you with all the information, including all Kochi India points of interest, that you need to know before traveling to the city to make your journey to this place memorable. Also, remember to try out some shopping in Kochi.

History of Kochi

Kochi, a small city in the state of Kerala. The history of Cochin includes terrific devastation of Cochin when one of the ports of the city called Kodungallur was destroyed in the year 1341 by massive flooding. It has been serving as the essential commercial trade center of India and was also a center of the spice trade. Various IT firms and service sector has been set up in Cochin lately, which makes it a popular commercial hub of the state of Kerala.

Often called as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea,' Kochi is spread over a series of islands. The sea and several backwaters crisscross the city making it a paradise for nature and peace lovers. Tourism in Kochi is not just limited to its calm waters and greenery; it houses many forts and other attractions making it a rich historical city. Being ruled by dynasties of Arabs, Chinese, British, Dutch and Portuguese in the past, this city is a blend of different cultures. Being a city that has a tradition of various cultures living in harmony, Kochi has never compromised on its modernity and proudly boasts its lifestyle. For those looking to travel nearby Kochi, there are also several places to visit in Ernakulam.

Tourist Places to Visit in Cochin

Cochin Tourism offers you some beautiful tourist places like Kaladi, Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Chendamangalam, Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple, Chottanikkara, Fort Kochi, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets for an incredibly unique sightseeing experience. Also, there are a number of temples that tourists visit on a regular basis. Some of the most visited temples in Kochi are Ernakulatthappan Temple, Poornathrayeesa Temple, Vamanamoorthy Temple, Ettumanoor Shiva Temple, and Kaduthuruthy Shiva Temple.

Culture of Kochi

Kochi’s culture is vibrant due to the presence of people from all over the country. It has an amalgamation of traditional and western culture. Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity religions prevail in the city and various festivals are also celebrated here. The city sells a lot of handicrafts and other antique items which also depicts its culture and traditions.

Local Food in Kochi

Kochi or Cochin has a variety of food options to savor to your taste buds. Some of the best food items to try in Kochi are Kappa, Kallummakaya, sadya, avial, Kerala fish curry, Kerala biryani, and Palada Paysam, and Kerala chicken curry.


Make your holidays in Kerala special with our detailed Kochi tourist guide. In addition to the places to visit, tourism in Cochin also gives travelers some festivals to witness that reflect the socio-cultural life of the city. The most famous festival among travelers is the Cochin Carnival held in the last seven days of the year on account of the New Year of the Portuguese at Fort Kochi. Marine Drive, a glamourous promenade, is one of the best places to visit in Kochi at night. It's a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike.

Moreover, beaches in Kochi are famous its water sports, particularly at the Fort Kochi Beach and Cherai beach. Also, you can go for boating in the backwaters of Kochi that is pretty common for tourists flocking to the city.

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Places To Visit In Kochi

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  • Folklore Museum In Kochi

    The Folklore Museum in Kochi aims at providing education and knowledge to the art lovers, researchers, and travelers from all over the world. This museum is the only museum that is built with exquisite architecture in the whole of Kerala. The wood and bronze sculptures, ancient terracotta, jewelry, paintings from the stone ...

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  • Marine Drive In Kochi

    The Marine Drive in Kochi is as picturesque and as beautifully landscaped as the Marine Drive in Mumbai. It is a cherished spot for both, the natives and the tourists. There is a chill vibe to the place which attracts people to that spot. The backwaters backdrop and the shore lined with anchored ships creates a perfect scen...

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  • Santa Cruz Basilica In Kochi

    Santa Cruz Basilica is a Roman Catholic Church in Fort Kochi and one of the eight basilicas in India, making it an extremely special location for tourists. They visit the Basilica to admire the architectural structure. The architecture resonates with the classic Gothic architecture that can be seen in many Roman countries. ...

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  • Bolgatty Palace in Kochi

    The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) operates a luxurious island resort in Kochi that is the oldest Dutch palace outside of Holland. Read more about Bolgatty Palace timings and history below.

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  • Mattancherry Palace in Kochi

    A double-storeyed structure exemplifying the blend of colonial and Kerala architectural styles faces the tranquil backwaters of Kochi in the neighbourhood of Mattancherry.

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Things To Do In Kochi

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  • Dolphins At Cherai Beach

    The beauty of Kerala tourism and the state in general lies with the beautiful natural scenarios that can be observed here. Home to serene backwaters, lush, green forests and picture perfect beaches, Kerala is a traveller’s delight. Of all those features mentioned before, the most easily attributed one to Kochi is beaches. T...

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  • Snorkeling Trip In Kochi

    Snorkeling in Kochi is a must do, especially if you ar an adventure lover. Kerala is home to an abundance of lovely nature related landscapes. Nothing exemplifies this better than the beaches that can be found in places like Kovalam and Kochi. Kochi has a number of beach related activities for tourists to indulge in. Boat...

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  • Banana Ride In Kochi

    Kerala, being a popular holiday destination with serene backwaters and beaches, is a hotspot for water sports. Depending on the terrain of the location, the things to do in Kerala vary from city to city. If you want to enjoy a banana ride in Kochi, then you are in absolute luck! Thanks to the innumerable beaches here, ind...

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  • Cochin Carnival In Kochi

    The most unique aspect of tourism in Kochi that cannot be found anywhere else is the amazing Cochin carnival in Kochi that takes place in the aesthetically beautiful area of Fort Kochi every year in the last week of December. There are a lot of other reasons to visit Kochi, such as the scenic beaches, wonderful activities ...

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How To Reach Kochi

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By Air

Kochi has a fully solar-power operated International Airport which is located in Nedumbassery- at a distance of 29 km from the city center. Being a major hub for international trade and commerce, Kochi has excellent connectivity to all major cities across India and as well as the world. It is one of the busiest airports in India and the largest in Kerala.

Make sure you book your tickets well in advance as the flights flying to Kochi offer good discounts for early booking flyers. IndiGo, SpiceJet, Indian Airlines, and Vistara operate daily flights from all the metropolitan cities to Kochi. You can easily get buses, taxis and auto rickshaws from the airport to reach your destination.

By Train

Kochi is well connected by train from all parts of India. Most Kerala-bound trains have a stop at one of the two major railway stations in Kochi: Ernakulam Town Station and Ernakulam Junction Station. Kochi has many suburban railway stations where long distance trains stop, such as Aluva, Thripunithura, and Angamally. Book in advance, as trains are usually crowded. Taxis and auto rickshaws are easily available to and from both the stations.

By Road

Kochi is accessible from all southern parts of the country as well as other regions of the state, through the widespread state-run Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus services and services of neighboring state transport corporations.

Apart from government services, numerous private bus companies operate scheduled services to almost all the key cities in South India as well as Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore, etc.<readmore> Kochi is connected to the rest of India via three major national highways; NH 66 (Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram), NH 544 (Salem to Kochi) and NH 49 (Kochi to Dhanushkodi). Kochi is also well connected to other parts of Kerala through various state highways. This network of roads makes it accessible for one to self-drive to Kochi.

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    • Trip to Kochi

      Kochi hotel room was not good Munnar hotel location is good but room given to us was worst. Thikkedy hotel room was good . House boat was good but there was no room decoration. House boat was best memories.
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      Bkjangir

      Jaipur, 25 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Kochi hotel was the worst.Hotels could have been better.Cab service was excellent.
      AR

      Aishwarya R

      a month ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      HoneyMoon Package Visited Kerala in the month of MAY 2019....by "Assure Trips honeymoon package".. We had a excellent tour with lots of fun and memories. throughout 3 days and 4 nights....our agent BONEY suggested very well with a good budget package with excellent resorts, food and the care taken by her was amazing..... And want to tell about our cab driver RIYAZ V who travelled with us for 4 days without any disappointing us... He was very kind, punctual n experienced driver... Finally it was a "wow" trip visiting Kerala... KOCHI and Alleppey Boat House are must visiting places Hi BONEY, Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for planning such a seamless trip for us. Since the time we stepped foot into Kerala, everything went smoothly and we were really amazed at how well everything was taken care of. Thank you so very much for all your help in making this trip such a memorable one for us ! Cheers! VEERESH V M Travelled Date 31.MAY.2019
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      Veeresh Vm

      Bengaluru, a month ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      oh they have a fantastic staff, Priyanka and Amit i interacted with (Funday Holidays). They will be with you right from the beginning till the trip ends, its not just they book your package as per the requirements, they also take care that properties and the itinerary is treating you how you expected and they will try their best to meet your requirements. I am definitely going to recommend this (already have done so) to my friends and families. Thanks for wonderful experience Amit, priyanka and Mr. Biju ( Our cabbie). Biju is a artist, knowledgeable, very flexible as and when required. and a amazing person. Best driver they say he is. Truly he must be i feel. My trip was 4 nights and 5 days, this included stay at premium resorts (best in the town) plus two times meal (recommended for outside travelers, it will be cheaper and better convenient) plus cab from pick up to drop Kochi (pick up from airport and railway station)-Munnar (2N)- Thekkady (1N) - Allepey (1N) -kochi (railway station drop) Funday Holiday justify their name, keep up the good work towards customers.
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      Mayank Mani

      Jaipur, a month ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Thanks for the great and fantstic trip! We booked the kerala trip to kerala in february 2019 ahmedabad to kerala by plane. It was amazing trip where we had enjoyed a lot. We are satisfied with the services provided by the agent. I have planed 5 Days & 4 Nights in Munnar (2N)Thekkady (1N)Alleppey (1N). Munnar is the best hill station. We enjoyed a lot here. We stayed in Seven Springs Plantation Resort which is 10km away from the munnar. Its the best place but time consuming to reach there. The we went to Thekkay and stayed in Periyar Nest Resort. Periyar Nest Resort is the best resort and break fast is too good. We seen kathakali and marshal art here. Then we went to alleppey which is best place for boat. We book AC Deluxe private honeymoon Houseboat and stayed there our full night. We had a honeymoon package so we did candle light dinner and enjoyed a lot. A special mention of Mr. Kuldeep who helped us select premium hotels and resorts for whole of our trip.. Thank you to make this a memorable one!. The one thing I need to mention is that kerala is more time duration because all the areas such as Munnar, allepey, Kochi and thekkady are on distant locations and take 3 to 4 hours to reach.All of it was a Great trip and we all enjoyed a lot!!!
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      Sanjay Vinzuda

      Ahmedabad, a month ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Thanks for the great and fantstic trip! We booked the kerala trip to kerala in february 2019 ahmedabad to kerala by plane. It was amazing trip where we had enjoyed a lot. We are satisfied with the services provided by the agent. I have planed 5 Days & 4 Nights in Munnar (2N)Thekkady (1N)Alleppey (1N). Munnar is the best hill station. We enjoyed a lot here. We stayed in Seven Springs Plantation Resort which is 10km away from the munnar. Its the best place but time consuming to reach there. The we went to Thekkay and stayed in Periyar Nest Resort. Periyar Nest Resort is the best resort and break fast is too good. We seen kathakali and marshal art here. Then we went to alleppey which is best place for boat. We book AC Deluxe private honeymoon Houseboat and stayed there our full night. We had a honeymoon package so we did candle light dinner and enjoyed a lot. A special mention of Mr. Kuldeep who helped us select premium hotels and resorts for whole of our trip.. Thank you to make this a memorable one!. The one thing I need to mention is that kerala is more time duration because all the areas such as Munnar, allepey, Kochi and thekkady are on distant locations and take 3 to 4 hours to reach.All of it was a Great trip and we all enjoyed a lot!!!
      SV

      Sanjay Vinzuda

      Ahmedabad, a month ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Kerala-OverAll experience Good- I want to give complete feedback on trip with pros and cons pros: 1.Travel triangle ppl(ankita Shekhawat-trip advisor for our trip) actively coordinated and quoted decent price(mm travels) compare to other travel agents,she is prompt and helpful whenever needed. 2.Driver allocated for us Mr.Ravi was very good,professional and friendly person 3.Hotel Rooms allocated in Kochi IMA House-good,Sara Hotels and apartments-very good,Thekkady-Tiger roare-good,Munnar summar Castle-average,Lake park cruise houseboat-poor 4.Hotels allocated for us other than Munnar summar castle are very good with reasonable prices for food Cons: 1.Travel Triangle(Mr.Ayush-who spoke to us tried to convince us without giving any option) they changed our itinerary before paying our second installment as it should be Kochi-Munnar-Thekkady-Alleppey-Kochi but changed to Kochi-Thekkady-Munnar-Alleppey-Kochi because of this our travel distance increased as we were travelling with kids but somehow driver opted for short route and our travel journey decreased 2.Hotel Summar Castle Munnar-we are not satisfied with the location and food choices are very less and costed more 3.Lake park cruise houseboat(Alleppey) -poor service- a.Though we communicated our preference of food they served our food at 2.30 as we check in around 1pm b.Power and water were not there until 6 pm as they said inverter was down c.A/C operative time is 9 to 6 they given us at 7 but was not operative most of the time because of rain and power fluctuation d.Morning break fast was worst
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      Bindu Reddy

      Hyderabad, a month ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      I would like to take this moment for appreciation of your efforts to serve people as if they are your own family members while they travel through your company... Thank you so much for all the help and ensuring safety which is first priority... Munnar jungle safari Elephant riding Kochi market roaming
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      Vipul 4290

      Ahmedabad, a month ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      overall experience of our trip was amazing. we were two families of 7 people travelling together but mr. abhinav singh from holiday package had taken good care of our entire trip planning till the time we fly back to mumbai. our first stay at Munnar was awsome at bird valley resort. we have enjoyed sight seeing too. The driver Mr. Roy Joy was fantastic and had amazing driving skill helped us a lot throughout the trip. he was really a well mannered person and suggested us ultimate options to make our trip memorable. morever the experince at houseboat was really mesmerizing. We enjoyed the Food and service too. once again special thanks to abhinav singh for last moment arrangement of the hotel near airport at kochi as our flight got rescheduled in the early morning. with the loving memory of kerala in our heart we fly back to mumbai. a big thank you to travel triangle and holiday package for a memorable trip. an amazing stay in bird valley resort at munnar and mesmerising experince in houseboat at alleppey will be remebered forever ......
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      Vaibhavhirlekar In

      Mumbai, a month ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      The trip was very good. But what we felt is the planning of places(guidance by travel agent) can be done still better..... We were offered munnar-allepey-kochi package. But what we felt is rather it can be made as 2 days Munnar and 1 day Alleppey and kochi Because 3rd day we went to kochi and there was nothing to be visited...... We were disappointed to have wasted 1 precious day..... Whereas we could have utilised it in Munnar, where there are so many places to be visited It would have been really awesome if were suggested 2days Munnar and 1day kochi and Alleppey trip We had wonderful time in Munnar and Alleppey. The sceneric beauty of Munnar is treat to eyes and so pleasing..... Just loved it
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      Naik S Shilpa

      Bangalore, a month ago

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    Banana ride, deep sea diving, snorkeling and backwater kayaking are among the top watersports to try.

    Though Malayam is the most commonly spoken language in Kochi, most locals do understand both Hindi as well as English.

    The best time to visit Kochi is between November and February, when temperatures are most comfortable and the weather is dry.

     

    Start with the very artsy Kashi Art Cafe, hop over for a vegan sandwich to the Solar Cafe, try Norwegian salmon at The Rice Boat, dig into Malabar parottas at History Restaurant or savour traditional Kerala cuisine at the Malabar Junction. Food in Kochi is a delight.

    In Kochi, you can buy antiques, crafts and spices from Kochi and most importantly you can join the Onam Festival or the grand Kerala shopping festival if you're a shopaholic.

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