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Places to Visit in kochi

The coastal city of Kochi has been a port since 1341 and Arab, Chinese, and European influences can be seen in its architectural monuments due to its business with merchants from these countries over the centuries. A hub of commercial and cultural activity today, Ernakulam is the urban centre of the city. Along with this, one must visit the Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, and the Mattancherry Palace. Deem your trip incomplete if you don't see the Chinese fishing nets- fishing net installations in the city. Although you get the best of Kerala cuisine in Kochi, there are also many restaurants serving multi-cuisine dishes. A popular choice among people is the Kashi Art Cafe in Kochi. Explore the best places to visit in Kochi to an have an incredible experience.

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    October - March
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Attractions in kochi

Kashi Art Gallery

Kashi Art Gallery

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 2 hours

Kashi Art Gallery is located on Burgher Street near the Fort Koch...
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Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is popular not only for its livel...
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Kanjiramattom Mosque

Kanjiramattom Mosque

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Kanjiramattom Mosque is located in Ernakulam district of Kerala. ...
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Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi

Heritage

Spend approx 2 hours

Also known as old Kochi, Fort Kochi lies to the southwest of the ...
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Places to eat in kochi

Ginger House Restaurant

Ginger House Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 800

Walking around Jew Town in Mattanchery, you will find many curiou...
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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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Kashi Art Cafe

Kashi Art Cafe

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 600

As you step in through the doors of Kashi Art Cafe, you are left ...
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Nightlife in kochi

Mattancherry Bar

Mattancherry Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Located at the very edge of Willingdon Island and overlooking the...
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Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 800

With the state government imposing many restrictions on the pubs ...
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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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Holiday Packages In kochi

  • kochi
    Memorable Karnataka & Kerala
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.23,799
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kochi
    Riveting Kerala - Deluxe
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.40,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kochi
    Pleasant Kerala - Standard
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.20,399
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In kochi

  • kochi
    Affordable Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.7,849
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kochi
    Family Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.9,499
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kochi
    Sightseeing Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.9,599
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Popular Domestic Destinations

  • manali
    manali
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,750
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • goa
    goa
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.3,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kashmir
    kashmir
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.5,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in kochi

  • Surabhi Inn
    Surabhi Inn
    Cochin
    One night from
    Rs.2,500
  • LA CASA BY PEARL PALACE
    LA CASA BY PEARL PALACE
    Cochin
    One night from
    Rs.3,000
  • Ramada Resort by Wyndham Kochi
    Ramada Resort by Wyndham Kochi
    Cochin
    One night from
    Rs.5,000
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Popular Flights To kochi

    • HBXHubli
      COKCochin
    • Indigo
      6E-7935
    • 13:10 15:10
      Non Stop
    • 02h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,212
    • BLRBengaluru
      COKCochin
    • Spicejet
      SG-3738
    • 16:55 18:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 30m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,556
    • HYDHyderabad
      COKCochin
    • Indigo
      6E-6251
    • 15:00 16:35
      Non Stop
    • 01h 35m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,776
    • TRVThiruvananthapuram
      COKCochin
    • Indigo
      6E-644
    • 10:45 16:35
      1 Stop
    • 05h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,989
    • IXEMangalore
      COKCochin
    • Indigo
      6E-2176
    • 12:10 15:40
      1 Stop
    • 03h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,578
    • VGAVijayawada
      COKCochin
    • Indigo
      6E-6856
    • 13:40 22:15
      1 Stop
    • 08h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,870
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Kochi Places to Visit

Kochi, a beautiful city situated on the south-west coast of Kerala, is one the best holiday destinations for tourists. Here are some suggestions for things to do in Kochi.

Kochi Escapades
There are many fascinating places to visit in Kochi, which are of colonial and historical significance. One of the main attractions is Mattancherry Palace, Portuguese palace museum located on the Palace Road in Mattancherry. Its architectural style resembles a traditional Kerala house with colonial influences. You can also visit Mangalavan Bird Sanctuary, which is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers, that houses different kinds of resident birds, migratory birds and mangrove vegetation. Cherai Beach is a tranquil beach located on the northern-end of Vypin island, where you can get a lovely view of the sea and backwaters. It is famous for its beautiful sunset point, shores of golden sand and coconut groves. Other popular places to visit in Kochi include Chinese Fishing Nets, Bolgatty Palace and Kalady.

Delight your palate
Kochi offers many authentic delicacies for food lovers. One of the must-try Kochi food items is Avial, a healthy curry, prepared with the slices of different vegetables, curd, garlic and coconut. Another relishing dish is Karimeen Pollichathu, one of the most common dishes served in Kerala houseboats. Pazham Pori is a famous Kerala snack made with ripe banana slices dipped into wheat flour and deep fried, which is the best munch to have with tea. One can also try Kallummakaya, Neyappam, Sadya and Chuttuli Meen. Paying a visit to the local restaurants is one of the top things to do in Kochi. Some of them include Elphinstone Road in Fort Kochi that serves varieties of sea-food and Oceanos Restaurant in Fort Nagar that serves soups, sandwiches and salads.

Best Places to Visit in Kochi



Electric Nightlife
Kochi has a vibrant nightlife buzzing with fun and entertainment. Visit Arabian Nights for hookah bars with an Arab feel or enjoy at Mattancherry Bar overlooking the harbour. Enjoy a night out with friends at pubs such as Velocity, famous with the young crowd or dance your heart out at discotheques such as Tandav At Le Meridien and Glow. You can also visit Swirl, a famous bar at Marine Drive or spend some time grooving at Longevity, one of the oldest bars with a tasteful décor.

Shopping options in Kochi
A ‘Kochi things to do’ list has numerous options for shopaholics. Shopping malls and boutiques in Kochi serves you with all kinds of branded accessories and trendy clothes. For a luxurious shopping experience, head towards LuLu Mall in Edapally, which hosts more than 215 outlets including an ice skating rink, restaurants, a bowling alley and a food court. Jew Town in Kochi is the best place for antique and craft stores that include various kinds of interior artifacts and Indian sculptures. For local and street shopping in Kochi, head to Bazaar Road or Broadway.

Add this list of best things to do in Kochi to your itinerary and have a fantastic time in this fascinating city.
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