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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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    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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  • Cochin Carnival In Kochi

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      The trip was nice. the cab driver behavior was very good. I will recommend him again. the houseboat and Munnar queen hotel was average. Zuri resort experience was very beautiful.
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      All things were superb. Good hotels with good food. Houseboat was most amazing specially fish fry dish on boat. Services across all places were good n staff were helpful too. I would also like to specially mention our Driver – Rajeev ,such a humble person,he added more fun to the trip. His driving is safe, superb and even the small restaurants or stops that he took for breaks were good . He was extremely co-operative, understanding and was genuinely helping us (communication with local peoples at shops) with whatever we were expecting in our trip to Kerala. View of tea garden was awesome.. All things were superb. Good hotels with good food. Houseboat was most amazing specially fish fry dish on boat. Services across all places were good n staff were helpful too. I would also like to specially mention our Driver – Rajeev ,such a humble person,he added more fun to the trip. His driving is safe, superb and even the small restaurants or stops that he took for breaks were good . He was extremely co-operative, understanding and was genuinely helping us (communication with local peoples at shops) with whatever we were expecting in our trip to Kerala. View of tea garden was awesome..
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      Rituraj Koundle

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      Hotels were great except back water ripples, their service was very poor and food was not good at all, food charges were way too high based off of quality of food. thank you. I would rate back water ripples 1 Star but all other resorts and villa were great, their service and food was great. Hotels were great except back water ripples, their service was very poor and food was not good at all, food charges were way too high based off of quality of food. thank you. I would rate back water ripples 1 Star but all other resorts and villa were great, their service and food was great. Hotels : GoodCab & Driver : ExcellentServices of Travel Agent
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      Harmandeep Mand

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      trip was well organized and all the hotel we're cooperative ...Our Driver was quite co-operative infact he helped us to explore other places
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      Kinjalchawda

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      The trip was awesome and especially Kerala Tour Plan follow up is excellent. All hotels was good and Houseboat stay was excellent their all food is also good but i love to stay again in Rivulet Munnar their rooms, service everything was awesome. Last but not list our Driver, he is very nice person, Hindi speaking, and very helpful to us, thanks to him. I would love to book again trip with Kerala Tour Plan in Monsoon. Thank you very much Kerala Tour Plan for making our Honyemoon trip awesome.
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      There was lot of chasing done by travel triangle for this. Bookings were arranged well in time. Well coordinated by Mamta and Sanjeev. Was not knowing about this earlier...worth the money and time spent. Green woods resort Thekkady is a very good property suggested by you. Do not recommend India vacation houseboat to any of your guests ... No activity planned for the evening...they were not switching on the AC till 9pm...worst part of the trip...could have been better managed
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      The hotel in Cochin was not up to the mark. There was a strange smell in the whole hotel. Overall a nice trip, rest of all hotels were great. The driver was nice but one the first day, I expected us to cover some parts of munnar but except for spice garden nothing else was covered and we reached hotel at 3. No extra sites were covered even if we had time. Also in kumarkom also we reached our hotel at 3 after shikara ride. nothing else was covered. Although we enjoyed the stay at the hotel but since we had more time we could have covered other sites in kumarkom. munnar and kumarkom stay along with munnar's landscape.
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      I had booked my kerala trip with Rasoone travels through Travel Triangle. Everything staring from pickup till the end of the trip was very well organised and executed. Thanks to Rasoone travels team for making my trip wonderful and memorable. Behaviour of cab driver throughout the trip was one of the important factor in making my trip more memorable. He took us to several places which were not even planned in itenirary and fully cooperated with us even when we got late due to kids.
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      Travel agent was no where helpful. Every time he just cut a sorry figure and said nothing can b done. Houseboat was good and the driver was very helpful and cheering throughout the trip
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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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