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Cochin Carnival In Kochi

Lose yourself in the festivities of Cochin Carnival
Tourism in Kochi

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Oct - Feb

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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 and beautiful architecture around the town. However, these are all things that tourists can find elsewhere as well, but the carnival promises to be ultimate fun. Promoted by the district tourism promotion council, the Cochin carnival is an exemplification of the festive spirit and cheer of the people in this part of the world. A holdover from the colonial times, the Cochin carnival is a blend of cultures from Portuguese to Punjabi to the local Malayali with some aspects of Dutch culture sprinkled in as well. The carnival of Kochi is a true testament to the diversity and culture present in even the smallest pocket of India and a must experience for those travelling through the country at this time.

The Cochin carnival has a number of attractions in the shape of events and competitions. Some of the competitions included in the Cochin carnival schedule are beach football, beach bike race, kayaking, swimming, marathons and even boxing and wrestling. These give a wonderful edge to the festivities with some healthy competition spicing up the Kochi new year carnival. The main event of the carnival is the beautiful parade that is held on the last day with all sorts of dance forms and colorful displays on show. This is preceded throughout the week by similar displays and fairs over the course of the Cochin carnival. The message of the carnival is that of peace, prosperity and tranquility. All this is showcased through the cultural displays over the course of the event. All this and more makes the Cochin carnival one of the must visit events for anybody planning a trip to the wonderful state of Kerala.

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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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    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 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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    • Trip to Kochi

      It was a good experience with Travel Values. However, the credit goes to Travel Triangle to connect me with Travel Values. We reached at Kochi for our 4N5D Honeymoon trip on 1st Oct'19 and we met Firoz bhai (driver). He was brilliant. Thanks to my agent. We had enjoyed a lot, exceeded our expectations. We can't tell so much as we felt there.
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      Bhaskar Sinha

      Guru sahay lal nagar, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Hotels - Kovalam Hotel Ocean Bay was the bad experience. It was too unhygienic , unhygienic breakfast and washrooms , not good breakfast. Allepey Houseboat - House experience was worst. The only good part was our cook otherwise nothing was happening their. Firstly we were picked up late by 30 mins after waiting , cruise driver was so irresponsible he stopped the cruise at dot 5 PM and left for his home ,we hardly enjoyed cruise ride, TV was not working , washrooms were dirty, rooms were suffocating and stinking .In the morning we checked out early and have to pay auto charges on our own to have drop at the drivers pick up point as cruise driver was unavailable. Ideally drop should have been arranged by cruise team. As per the itinerary, we were supposed to have candle light dinner but no arrangements were done for it. We just spent one day their without any memories and enjoyment. Kochi, Munnar and Tekkady hotels were good and as per our expectations. We will rate them 4* as per the services and hospitality provided. Ocean Bay Resort will be rated as 2* and Butterfly Cruise which was arranged for us as 1*. Driver friendliness and proper guidance and support throughout the trip. He made our journey happening.
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      Shikha Gupta

      Pune, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      I took a package for Kerala (Munnar, Alleppy and Kochi). Overall my trip was good. But the hotel which was allotted is not in Munnar (its 30 km. away from it - Adimali). At Alleppy we opted for stay at Houseboat - it was not so great. Quality of bed & toilet were worst. Journey & food was good. Cab driver was friendly and cooperative, took us to the places as per itinerary & one additional place.
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      Bandi Pavan

      Hyderabad, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Hotel in Alleppy was super awesome Home stay at Thekkady was truely good Munnar hotel had to change because the one decided was not available despite booking and then the hotel swapped was not upto the mark so the travel agent gave an insta remedy and changed it on spot but travelling took some extra time and effort, At fort kochi the hotel Was good but the quality of food was pathetic . Camelot Hotel will never go out of my memories good ambience nice and comfy stay excellent food quality super efficient staff and truely felt pampered
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      Anant Padiyar

      Chandigarh, 10 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Had a wonderful 5 day trip to Kerala. Service from King forest Holidays was impeccable, i dint have to call them even once, everything was arranged well and hassle free. Special thanks to King forest Holidays for making our trip so memorable. Hotels, car, houseboat & driver were very good. I strongly recommend this travel agent. Thanks to travel triangle for the coordination. We went on a 5 day trip to Kerala. which covered Kochi, Munnar, Thekkaddy and alleppey. thoroughly enjoyed.
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      Suhasrockz

      10 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      We were on 5 days package and below is the detail review 1. Hotels/stay: All hotels provided are located in best vicinity and surrounded with amazing Kerala's beauty. Not in hustle bustle of tourist place. Hence 5/5 2.Travel: We got sedan for our 5 days travel in Kerala .I specially wanted to mention Driver name Anish.He is such a nice human being. He has helped us with best prices wherever we had visited.He has many many many local connections and contacts to provide you best service. At many places he was allowed without ticket just to take our pictures. He has tremendous knowledge about many tourist places,best food places and affordable shopping places. Best part is he was more enthusiastic to make our vacations memorable. He is damn courteous,humble and honest.He has never refused any of our out of itinerary request or extra places. He genuinely earned 5/5 3. Best part about this travelling agency is you just have to tell them your requirement and budget they are so flexible that they make it accomodate and adjust all the things according to your pocket and requirements. ****Just give them single call and check all the possible options*** Thanks for making our vacations memorable. 1.Our Driver cum friend Anish 2.Munnar 3.Kathakali and Kalari art 4.Elephant bath 5.Kerala ayurveda therapies 6.Fort kochi stay
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      Swapnil Gadekar

      Pune, 15 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      We selected Deva Travel House for our Kerala trip from 30 th September to 4 th october.Right the planning stage till the final departure from Kochi the trip was so immaculately managed and executed that it will remain ever imprinted in my mind’s eye as bright as the blue fermament. They delivered whatever they promised and it was worth the premium that they charged.I must thank Shafy who coordinated during the entire trip and personally came to the airport to greet and meet. Our driver Siraj was a gem of a person. Extremely sober,gentle and polite. We were picked up from Kochi airport and driving through the beautiful valleys we reached our resort Rivulet. The villa was so beautiful and well located amidst the lap of Mother Nature that given an opportunity I can stay there for ever.The staff was very hospitable and caring. Next day we visited adventure kingdom where we enjoyed a lot. Later we visited Ripple tea museum and the estate manager there gave a very good understanding of how tea is processed. We then visited some dams and gardens and after overnight stay we started for Thekaddy. On the way we visited Periyar spices and Ayurvedic garden where our guide Sheba gave an excellant tour of the plantation. We then checked into our hotel Sarovar portico ( Poetree) which was too good.We then visited Periyar National park which was a bit disappointing. During the boat safari we could see only deers. No sight of tigers or elephants. But after the dismal show at Periyar national park we went for the Kalaripattu show. I must say I have never seen anything like this in my life. It is a must go for all visitors. After overnight stay we started for Alleppey which was the most awaited part of our trip. Our luxury houseboat did not disappoint us. The staff was very nice and during the cruise we got some prawns and crab from the shore which was nicely cooked and served by our chef. After spending a memorable night in the houseboat. Ext day morning we headed for Kochi. The sight seeing was disappointing and after lunch at Grand hotel we decided to spend some time in lulu mall. The mall is nicely built and houses all brands for almost all consumables. Finally we departed from Kochi to our home in Bangalore with sweet memories of the short Kerala Trip. Thanks Travel Triangle and Deva travels for facilitating the excellant trip.
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      Aranab Ray

      Kochi, 15 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Hi, This is Rohit, i booked my trip with duniya zamana for tour to karala from 21 sep however trip was good but as per commitment made by agent not fulfilled at the time of trip like as i booked premium houseboat inclusive flower bed decoration, candle light dinner and cake but they provide me deluxe house boat and rest service not provide to me, another thing that in my itinerary the included cherai beach but in kochi person informed me that cherai beach is not in my tour plan, overall services provided by tour operator was very poor however hotel was good and driver cum guide shameer salim provided by hira travels was very co-operative and helpful. But if tour operator agent are giving such false commitment then i think that traveltriangle is going to lose it's goodwill. So traveltriangle do something to save your goodwill.
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      Rohit Kumar

      Delhi, 15 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Raisoone Travels team provided excellent travel package for my Kerala trip (2 days munnar and 1 day alleppey and 1 day kochi). I had opted for this agent via travel triangle and they provided me decent quotation as per my requirement. Mr. Ranjan from the team understood my requirement and updated the quotation accordingly. The execution of the itinerary was also perfect right from stay, travel to site seeing. A perfect and clean house boat stay was also arranged which was beyond my expectation. They helped me get reservation the hotel I requested for as well. Overall it was a highly satisfying experience deal with Raisoone Travels. Thank you Ranjan and Team for making the trip memorable. :-) Houseboat Stay was beyond expectation and Our driver was too good.
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      Jimrankhan

      Madurai, 19 days ago

    • Trip to Kochi

      Our group are appreciated your services because hotels are well cleaned and staff are very nice especially house boat staff is very very nice Very nice experience in house boat in Alleppey and best enjoy in Kochi hotel because it's location is opposite marine drive
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      Santosh Koodi

      New delhi, a month ago

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    The main event of the carnival is the New Year's Day procession that takes place. Apart from this, many competitions like beach bike race, beach football, wrestling, boxing, cycle race, bullet race, kayaking, swimming and marathon races are held. There are also art shows, food stalls and culutral performances to make the festival wonderful. 

    The carnival usually happens from December 23- January 1st, so it lasts about 10 days. 

    Cochin Carnival is always held in the last week of December in Fort Kochi, Kerala. 

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