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Cochin Carnival In Kochi

Lose yourself in the festivities of Cochin Carnival

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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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    Maddy Shekar

    Bengaluru

    Maddy's 3 days trip to Kochi

    Overall good experience with travel triangle team, good coordination by Anupam he guided me and suggested places to visit, cab drive was so kind and polite who picked us on time and covered all the tourist places.
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    Kour Dawinder

    New delhi

    Kour's 3 days trip to Kochi

    Overall experience was good however unhappy with planned sightseeing. You should include some more places to explore. Only including 2 3 beaches and some church to visit is not ok for me.
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    Kamathnavyanka

    Dubai

    Kamathnavyanka's 5 days trip to Kochi

    Poetic Review For my very First outing with CDPL/Travel Traingle "Casacade of waterfall & Music in its roar Lush greenery spoke so much in lonely shore Booked 4 days Kerala Package Tour CDPL is the best choice for sure Robin planned our itenary in detail Customized our needs,best facility availed
    Driver served as our guide Enjoyed sight seeing, photo clicks and comfortable ride Houseboat was indeed a relaxing private space Homemade food, Amazing view, Everything was perfectly set in place Robin worked beyond the commitment To make sure we are peaceful and content" Places Visited in package: 1.cheeyapara waterfall 2. valara Waterfalls 3.Eravikullam National park 4.Mattupatty Dam 5.Photo Point 6.Allepy Houseboat 7. marari beach 8. spice garden 9. Visited local market 10. Greenery - Rice paddy field,rubber plantation, ayurvedic massage centre visit etc Special Mention Thanks CDPL-Robin for this exquisite plan for our vacation. Thanks Shihas (Driver ) for comfortable ride and clicking pictures for me. Stay : Hotel Sara/princess de munnar /overnight stay in houseboat was a pleasing experience. Thanks Rivera view houseboating - Nazeer and Vinod for serving us homemade food and lovely ambience . I would give a 5 Star rating for CDPL for making my trip memorable. Good luck for future
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    Bala Subramonian

    Nagercoil

    Bala's 5 days trip to Kochi

    Its a wonderful experience driver sanees and places we visit were super. Houseboats, adventures, elephant rides foods are also super in house boat.particularly we stayed in tree house it was a good experience food made by them and they provide it.
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    Sachinrp

    Kerala

    Sachinrp's 4 days trip to Kochi

    Hotels provided in the package were not good and unhygienic. Rooms were not cleaned properly and had a weird kinda smell. Not at all happy with the service
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    Abhinav Jain

    Udaipur

    Abhinav's 5 days trip to Kochi

    Well. This was an family trip to kerela.The stay, location sanitization,was good at Munnar and Thekkady.But we didn't like it at Allepy .The sight scenary is limited and appealing only up to Munnar.Rest is too hot and stinky throughout due to Fish. Everywhere its too costly for food .Shree mahaveer
    dhaba at Thekkady ,and Allepy was a life saver.Nothing much to say about spice garden,or the jeep safari,or the tea museum..waste of money..the crockery at thekaddy was so stinky and the food was below average.actually could nt eat due to smell from plates and spoons.Most of time spends in moving from one place to another..if you are planning,just plan for Munnar...rest is waste.you can find better in your own city. At goat mountain In ernakulam..walk in mountain along with clouds was awesome.
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    Mominaanjum Mohammad

    Hyderabad

    Mominaanjum's 5 days trip to Kochi

    It was great experience visiting Kerala. And trip organization by Biju(great India vacations) is good.
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    Siddhesh Bhogle

    Mumbai

    Siddhesh's 4 days trip to Kochi

    It was best trip lovely climate superb travel between greenary. Cab driver was superb calm and nice behaviour totally friendly. Hotel also superb looking forward for another trip with you. Thank You Best was Superb Travel between greenary then Places Superb Waterfall Was Best Overall 5 Star experie
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    Rbbhadang

    Cochin

    Rbbhadang's 4 days trip to Kochi

    A very smooth and seamless experience for bookings to travel to hotels and site seeing. The driver was exceptional with calm and informative behaviour. He guided us for must do and can do things by facilitating with time schedule and guidence Both national parks at Munnar and thekkady
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    Ankit Tale

    Mumbai

    Ankit's 7 days trip to Kochi

    The service provided was good but few hotel where not upto mark as mention 3 star hotel while booking. Princess De Munnar and The Golden Sand resort. Else everyhting was good. Not shown some point like Echo or Photo Point in Munnar. The best memory was to visit Ervikulam National Park and the shows
    at Thekkady for Kalaripattu.

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    What happens during the course of the carnival?

    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. 

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