How To Reach Kochi
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How To Reach Kochi
Blessed with beautiful nature, Kochi is one of the most popular destinations that gets thousands of visitors every year. If you are planning a trip to Kochi, you would surely want to know how to reach Kochi. Reaching Kochi is not a hassle as the port city enjoys excellent connectivity with neighboring states through various means of transport.
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.
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.
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.
|Distance||By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|Alleppey to Kochi||N/A||N/A||1.0 hours||1.0 hours||N/A|
|Kolkata to Kochi||N/A||3.0 hours||40.0 hours||36.0 hours||N/A|
|New Delhi to Kochi||N/A||4.0 hours||37.0 hours||42.0 hours||N/A|
|Pune to Kochi||N/A||2.0 hours||N/A||24.0 hours||N/A|
|Bangalore to Kochi||N/A||1.0 hours||10.0 hours||10.0 hours||N/A|
|Mumbai to Kochi||N/A||1.0 hours||20.0 hours||24.0 hours||N/A|
|Hyderabad to Kochi||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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FAQ's of Kochi
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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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