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About Kochi

  • AttractionsChinese Fishing Nets

  • Best SeasonSeptember - March

  • Ideal Duration3

  • LanguagesMalayalam, English

Cochin has many unique and interesting tourism destinations that attract visitors and tourists for holidays and tour packages. The port city is blessed with innumerable tourists places which are of interest related to history, nature, luxury, or adventure you cannot miss during your Kochi tourism. There are a plethora of Kochi tourist places that attract a large number of visitors every year mainly because of their unspoiled natural beauty.
 
The attractions in Cochin include Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Bolghatty Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Cherai Beach, Hill Palace Museum, Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, and Malayattoor Church. The best place to stay is Fort Cochin which still keeps alive its ancient Jewish traditions, the Santa Cruz basilica, Mattancherry Palace, St: Francis Church, and much more. The Jews Street and Chinese fishing nets are a must see.
 
Cochin is the starting point of most of our tours and the best time to visit Cochin is from September to March.
 

Kochi Tourist Places

Spread over a series of islands and crisscrossed by the sea and backwaters, Kochi tourism has forever been on every traveler’s wishlist and brought people from faraway lands to its shores.

Cochin tourist places offer a lovely blend of colonialism and local flavor to their visitors.

Beautiful churches, 500 plus years old fishing nets, impressive museums, fascinating synagogues, and more. It is difficult to choose just a few from the many attractions in Kochi.

Fort Kochi: A historic town in the port city that has retained many remains of the bygone era tops the list of Kochi places to visit. 

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary: Known as the ‘Green Lung of Kochi’, this ecologically sensitive area located in the Mangrove forests is one of the best places to visit in Cochin.

Cherai Beach: A combination of both backwaters and the sea, Cherai Beach is one of the most visit Kochi tourist places that is a swimmer’s paradise. 

Mattancherry Dutch Palace: One of the finest attractions in Kochi of Kerala style of architecture interspersed with colonial influences.

St. Francis Church: Known for its beautiful architecture and ambiance, St. Francis Church is believed to be one of the oldest churches built by Europeans in India which is a must-visit during your Kerala tourism.

Chinese Fishing Nets: A common sight in the backwaters of Kerala especially around Fort Kochi, Chinese fishing nets are one of the must-visit attractions in Kerala. 

There are many places to visit in Cochin to admire and experience the ambience of Kerala. 

 

Best time to visit Kochi

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
  Best time to visit Climate Accessories/Seasonal Clothing Festivals
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The best time to visit Cochin is just after monsoons, from October to March when everything in the city is Green. Covered in a carpet of green, Cochin comes alive during the rains making it the best time for Kochi tourism. However Kochi is an all season destination and you can see tourists from all over the world in Fort Kochi, which is the most popular tourist place in Kochi.

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The temperature varies from 19 °C to 31 °C (63 °F to 91 °F) making the temperature suitable for a holiday in Kochi.  When you visit Kochi, expect occasional rains and carry comfortable casual clothes.

Kochi tourism during the monsoon is a must for those who want to witness the perfect blend of an old-world charm and electrifying beauty of the modern-day world.

How to Reach Kochi

Kochi is well connected to major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai , Bengaluru and Kolkata through road, train and flights . Kochi also has an international airport and is well connected to middle east, USA, UK and all major countries in the world . Koch is the gateway to major tourist places in Kerala like Munnar, Alleppey, Kumarakom and Thekkady.

  Distance By Air By Road By Train
Alleppey to Kochi 80 KM 45 Minutes 45 Minutes 75 Minutes
Bangalore to Kochi 525 KM 11 Hours 11 Hours 13 Hours
Trivandrum to Kochi 206 KM 6 Hours 6 Hours 7 Hours
Munnar to Kochi 145 KM NA NA 4 Hours
  • By Flight

    Cochin International Airport (IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCI) is the largest airport in Kerala and one of major gateways to India from other countries. It is also India's 4th busiest International Airport where domestic and international flights ply. Cochin has regular flights to almost all the cities in Middle East and few destinations in Southeast Asia

  • By Train

    Kochi is well connected by train from all parts of India. Most Kerala-bound trains have a major stop here. There are two major rail terminals inside the city limits. Two Major stations are Ernakulam Town Station (North Station), (IR Code : ERN) and Ernakulam Junction Station (South Station), (IR Code : ERS)

  • By Bus

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

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Asked by Nate from, US, October 7, 2021 12:07: PM

Famous in Munnar

What is Munnar famous for?

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), October 7, 2021

Popular as “Kashmir of South India”, Munnar is a beautiful hill station located in Western Ghats at 1700 metres above sea level an is famous for its lush green hills and tea plantations.

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What is Thekkady famous for?

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), October 7, 2021

Thekkady is one of the most beautiful and heartwarming hill stations which is a true treasure trove for visitors.Nestled in the heart of a protected jungle area, Thekkady is famous for its wide variety of wildlife and trekking routes.

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Things to do in Munnar and Thekkady

What are the things to do on the Thekkady and Munnar tour?

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), October 7, 2021

From bamboo boating to energizing night safari through profound woods and from outlandish legacy strolls to finding zest ranches, there are tremendous activities to do on Thekkady and Munnar tour. A safari in Periyar National park, boat cruise across alluring lakes, evergreen tea and plantation visits and bamboo rafting are some of the top things to do on Thekkady to Munnar tour.

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No matter your style, Iris Holidays can help you get the perfect Munnar to Thekkady package deal. Browse through a wide range of Thekkady and Munnar tour packages with exciting deals at Iris Holidays.

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Best outdoor activities in Vagamon

What is the best outdoor activities to do in Vagamon?

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor), October 7, 2021

Untouched by recent developments, Vagamon is a captivating hill station that renders ample outdoor activities for tourists who wish to explore. Trek to Murugan Mala, exploring Vagamon Pine Forests, trekking and camping at Vagamon waterfalls, walk through Barren Hills, boat ride at Vagamon Lake, paragliding, and trekking to Suicide point are the best things to do when in Vagamon.

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