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 ambiance of Kerala.
Fort Kochi, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Cherai Beach, Mattancherry Bird Sanctuary, St. Francis Church, and Chinese Fishing Nets are few captivating attractions to visit in Kochi that will take your breath away.What is the best time to visit Kochi?
Kochi has a different charm in different seasons. Though it can be visited all around the year, the Monsoon season is a great time to visit Kochi and admire the city in its rain-washed splendor.
What are some of the best places to visit in Cochin for families with kids?
Wonderla Amusement Park, Kerala Kathakali Centre, Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple, Kashi Art Gallery, and Kerala Folklore Museum are some of the best places to visit in Cochin for families with kids.
What are the top activities in Kochi?
Exploring the beautiful Marine Drive, enjoying the magnificent view of Chinese Fishing Nets, taking a ferry ride, being a part of Kathakali performance, and taking a walking tour at Fort Kochi are some of the top activities in Kochi.
|Best time to visit||Climate||Accessories/Seasonal Clothing||Festivals|
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.
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|
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
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)
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.
Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kochi, Alappuzha, Calicut, Wayanad, Coorg, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Mararikulam, Athirapally Arriving 13th Jan Departing 26th Jan. Please advise good itinerary and price.
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WIll the houseboat experience include all meals and cruise from which destination?
We offer Premium or Deluxe Houseboat in this Package
How is the jungle camp in Thekkady? What all does it include?
Adventure seekers can enjoy a thrilling jungle camp at Thekkady. You can opt for the night camp programme of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and experience the dense forest around. The programme offers comfortable tents for visitors in the middle of evergreen dense forests. The camping takes place in the midst of Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills; where one can experience trekking and even taste the tribal cuisine prepared by the local tribe (Urali). You can even get to interact with the local tribal people and get to spot some rare species of wildlife.
The rates quoted by Premium and Deluxe Houseboats is very different in Kerala. What is the difference between Premium and Deluxe Houseboats
There are multiple differences with respect to interiors and service. Premium house boats is similar to 4 star resorts and will be having better interiors and furnishing, food menu with more options and cruise time will be slightly more. However deluxe houseboat will be similar to 3 star resorts and will have standard interiors and furnishing. In deluxe house boats, AC will be usually operated only at night from 9 PM to 6 AM , whereas in premium houseboats AC will be operated for 24 hours . The cost difference is there , however if you are not on a show string budget, then we recommend premium houseboats
Is Varkala a good option for swimming lovers?
Yes Varkala is a great place to swim in non monsoon seasons . It is a Cliff Beach and cleaner than Kovalam