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A prominent port city in South India, Cochin or Kochi is fondly known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea.' The city is a harmonious blend of modern city life and traditional charm. The main part of the city is a fast-growing metropolis, an evolving software hub of the country. As you leave the fast lanes of the city and move to the outskirts, you see a quaint village life where the people live in traditional houses, on the banks of the lakes and lagoons interspersing this district. \r\n\r\nThe massive Chinese fishing nets bringing up a hefty catch, from the bottom of the lagoon, is indeed a sight to behold. Mattancherry is a part of Kochi that showcases the hospitality of the people of this region. A visit to the Jewish District and the Jewish Synagogue is a must in Mattancherry. The Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace, and Kerala Folklore Museum are the other attractions, in Kochi. Refresh your spirit with a stroll along Cherai Beach and Marine Drive. Witness the bewitching beauty of Bolgatty Palace and relish the unique flavors of Kerala cuisine, while in Kochi.

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  • Best time to visit kochi The best time to visit Cochin is during the winter season, from October to March. The temperature ranges from ...Read More
  • How to reach kochi Cochin has its own international airport which is around 29 km from the city. It is accessible from major inte...Read More
  • Transport In kochi The transportation in Cochin through local bus network is efficiently managed by Kerala Road Transport Corpora...Read More
  • People of kochi The people of Cochin are known as “Kochiites” and most of them follow Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. But th...Read More
  • Languages of kochi The official language of Cochin is Malayalam but a majority of the population is well-versed in English as wel...Read More
  • History of kochi The history of Cochin dates back to 1102 A.D. when the Kulasekhara Empire was broken up and Cochin state was f...Read More
  • Culture of kochi The culture of Cochin has been continuously evolving with the influence of Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese and Britis...Read More
  • Weather of kochi Cochin has a tropical monsoon climate with varying levels of humidity throughout the year. The summer season s...Read More
  • Map of kochi Cochin map shows that it is situated on the southwest coast of India. The city has an area of 94.88 sq km. The...Read More

Best Places to visit in kochi

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Bolgatty Palace

Bolgatty Palace

Heritage

Spend approx 1 hour

Bolgatty Islands, also known as Mulavukad, forms part of Kochi. P...
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Indo-Portuguese Museum

Indo Portuguese Museum

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 1 hour

Architecturally and artistically significant, the Indo-Portuguese...
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St. Francis Church

St. Francis Church

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

St. Francis Church was built in 1503 and holds a great significan...
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Fort Emmanuel

Fort Emmanuel

Heritage

Spend approx 1 hour

Fort Immanuel lies on the shores of the Arabian sea because of wh...
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Cafe Jew Town

Cafe Jew Town

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 350

Get ready for a unique dining experience at Cafe Jew Town in Matt...
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Teapot Cafe

Teapot Cafe

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 300

Tucked away in a quiet street in Fort Kochi, Teapot is an enchant...
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Fort House Restaurant

Fort House Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

On the look-out for the perfect place to take your partner for a ...
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Frys Village Restaurant

Frys Village Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400

Frys Village Restaurant in Kochi is reminiscent of the local peop...
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Longevity

Longevity

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 2000

One of the oldest bars in the city of Kochi, Longevity is very po...
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Glow

Glow

Discos

Cost for Two - INR 2500

Are you ready to show off that perfect dance move? Head to Glow, ...
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Ava Lounge Bar

Ava Lounge Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2500

Ava Lounge is a part of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kadavanthara. T...
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Nasha - The Bar

Nasha The Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2500

The Metropolitan Hotel is an unassuming one in downtown Kochi. Bu...
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6 Historical Places In Kerala That’ll Take You Back In Time

6 Historical Places In Kerala That’ll Take You Back In Time

Palaces and churches make Kerala a historically significant destination!

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7 Architectural Marvels In Kerala That Are Sure To Leave You Mesmerised

7 Architectural Marvels In Kerala That Are Sure To Leave You Mesmerised

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27 Sep 2018  | 3-minute read
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Explore Cochin’s Dance Forms And Subtle Cuisine On Your Next Trip

Visit Cochin to witness the strongest impact of the rich cultural heritage of the place in its fascinating art and culture.

29 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read

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Holiday Packages In kochi

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    Kerala Calling
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Amazing Kerala Tour Backwaters, Safari & Hills
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.25,838
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Nature's Bounty and Leisure in Kerala-Standard
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.23,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In kochi

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    Affordable Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.7,849
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kochi
    Romantic Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.9,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kochi
    Family Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.9,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in kochi

  • Metro Residency
    Metro Residency
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    One night from
    Rs.1,050
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    Flora Charishma Residency
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    One night from
    Rs.2,200
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    Shalom Residency
    Cochin
    One night from
    Rs.1,800
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Popular Flights To kochi

    • BLRBengaluru
      COKCochin
    • Air Asia India
      I5-1451
    • 06:05 07:10
      Non Stop
    • 01h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,333
    • TRVThiruvananthapuram
      COKCochin
    • Indigo
      6E-7256
    • 21:25 22:10
      Non Stop
    • 00h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,744
    • CNNChulman
      COKCochin
    • Indigo
      6E-7959
    • 06:30 07:35
      Non Stop
    • 01h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,072
    • CCJKozhikode
      COKCochin
    • Air India Express Airlines
      IX-474
    • 21:00 21:45
      Non Stop
    • 00h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,986
    • GOIGoa
      COKCochin
    • Indigo
      6E-901
    • 23:30 00:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,355
    • HYDHyderabad
      COKCochin
    • Air Asia India
      I5-1527
    • 11:45 22:20
      1 Stop
    • 10h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,672
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