Kochi is the second largest city in Kerala, after its capital. Known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi was an important spice trading center on the west coast of India since the 14th century. With its rich diversity and beauty, it is rated amongst the top three tourist destinations in Kerala. Best time to visit Kochi
The best time to visit Kochi is from October to February, as winter months are relatively warmer than the north. Temperatures range between 17 and 33 degrees Celsius. However, if you visit during summer, you may likely face hot and humid weather. The tropical monsoon hits the city from mid-June till September, during which the city receives abundant rainfall. Hotels in Kochi
Kochi has a variety of hotels for each segment of travelers. While the city boasts of luxury hotels, such as Fragrant Nature hotel
, Trident Hotel, Marriott Hotel, Tea Bunglow, Tissa’s Inn, mid-level hotels also invite tourists. These include Crown Plaza, Casino Garden, Xandri Harbour and Ann’s Residency.
If one is looking for opulence, he can visit the Trident or the Fragrant Nature Hotel. For those who prefer warmth of a home can visit the Tea Bunglow. Restaurants in Kochi
The city has many cafes, restaurants and bars offering seafood and other cuisines such as Chinese, Japanese, Italian and North Indian. If you are particularly fond of Indian and seafood, go to Cassava located at Marriott. If you are fond of music and Italian food, Upstairs Italian Restaurant, located opposite Santa Cruz Basilica, may serve your well. Offbeat things to do in Kochi
• Learn fishing & prawn farming from the locals:
You can visit the backwaters and quaint villages of Kochi and learn how locals fish and farm prawns.
• Visit Jewish Town and Bazaar Road:
A visit to the Jewish Town, located in the bustling port area and a haven for spice trade will enchant all your senses and give a glimpse of the rich spice trade that the region has.
• Ferry ride from Fort Kochi:
An exciting way to tour around Kochi is by the local government ferry. At Rs 4 per ticket and a relaxing scenic ride of 30-40 minutes, you are reminded of the days of the rich voyage taken by explorers. FAQs Q. What are the domestic and international airlines on the Delhi to Kochi route? A. Air India
, Jet Airways, SpiceJet
, IndiGo and Vistara are the flight operators providing non-stop flights on Delhi to Kochi route. Go Air, Emirates
and some other airlines
offer connecting flights. Q. How is the connectivity from Kochi Airport? A. Kochi airport
is located in Nedumbassery. It will soon be connected via the upcoming Kochi Metro in its second phase of development. Currently one can hire a taxi or travel in their private vehicles to the airport. Q. When is the earliest flight from Delhi to Kochi? A.
The first flight from Delhi to Kochi is at 5:35 am. Q. When is the last flight from Delhi to Kochi? A.
The last flight from Delhi to Kochi is at 21:05 pm. Q. Which airlines offer direct flight from Delhi to Kochi? A.
Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo and Vistara offer direct flights
from Delhi to Kochi. Q. Which hotels are closer to the airport? A.
The most popular and visited hotels near the airport are Flora Airport Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Quality Airport, Hotel Airlink Castle. Shopping in Kochi
The city boasts of high streets and old local shopping destinations. Major attractions in Kochi
Kerala Folklore Museum, Mattancherry Palace, Fort Kochi are a few major attractions. About Delhi Airport
T1 and T3 are active passenger terminals at Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi. All international flights are operated from T3 and domestic low-cost flights are operated from T1. Connectivity to Delhi Airport
From Connaught Place, one has to travel about 13 km to reach Delhi Airport
. A dedicated Metro line is available for airport and buses, taxis are also available in good number. Cab services like Ola and Uber are easily available. FAQs Q. What are some of the popular domestic routes from Delhi? A.
Being the national capital of India and an economic hub in the north, it is connected to almost all state capitals. Delhi to Kolkata, Delhi to Chandigarh
, Delhi to Mumbai, Delhi to Chennai
, Delhi to Patna
are some of the domestic routes. Q. Which are the popular airlines flying from Delhi airport? A.
Delhi is on the radar of several prime airliners including the domestic and international carriers. Prime domestic carriers include Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Vistara
and Go Air
. Q. Which are the prominent hotels near Delhi Airport? A.
Delhi Airport is blessed to have an Aerocity near the airport. It has around 16 hotels. Some of the well known names include Hotel JW Marriott, Hotel Airport city
, Novotel, Hotel Delhi Airport Plaza, Hotel Pullman. Other than this, neighboring Dwarka has Vivanta by Taj, Radisson Blue and Welcome by ITC. There are other hotels too such as Hotel Lohmod Hotel
, Le Season etc in nearby Mahipalpur, which is at an approachable distance. Q. What are some of the key attractions in Delhi? A.
For history fans, Delhi is a place to visit. Famous for its monuments like the Red Fort
, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar and India Gate
, there are other major attractions for tourists from all over the world. These include, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mughal Garden, Hazarat Nijamuddin Dargah, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila and Lodi Gardens. Q. What is the best time to visit Delhi? A.
September to November and February to March are most favorable months to visit.