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Kochi (Cochin) Tourism

Kochi (Cochin) Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • Pincode: 682001
  • District: Ernakulam
  • Language: Malayalam
  • STD code: 0484
  • Weather: Summer 24 to 38°C, Winter 23 to 37°C

History of Kochi

Kochi is a well-established commercial port having a long history rooted back to the 13th century. It has been attracting traders and travellers from as long as 600 years. Famous for giant fishnets, Portuguese houses and ancient mosques. It came into being after its separation from the Kulashekhara Empire. Between the Arabian sea and the Western Ghats in the Ernakulum District of God's own country Kerala, it has been ruled by a number of rulers including Portuguese and the British.

People and Culture of Kochi

The South Indian culture is totally reflected in the city formerly called Cochin. The port is busy with a number of fishermen and traders. The majority of the people here talk in Malayalam, however, there is a complete mix of Hindus, Christians, Muslims who live here. The art and literature are deeply rooted in this culturally rich city. The famous Mollywood cinema has also its base in this city.

Things to Do in Kochi

There are a number of places to visit in Kochi. The historical Kochi Attractions include the Fort Kochi which itself is a hub of various Kochi tourist places like palaces and famous churches. Also, during the Kochi tour, you will be able to confront a number of Museums showcasing art galleries. The sightseeing in Kochi can be enthralling with a visit to the Backwaters of Kochi and Fort Kochi beach. The lakes and lagoons are fascinating. One can also enjoy the ride and stay in their beautiful houseboats. Also, one of the best places to visit in Kochi is the Marine Drive where one can relax near the Vembanad Lake and witness the picturesque sunset and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge. This place is like a picnic spot in Kochi. The people who like sports like Football and Cricket can also visit the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The list of places to see in Kochi are many, but many people prefer spending idle time watching the serene lakes and lagoons on this beautiful island.

Food and Shopping in Kochi

The delightful aroma of South Indian Dishes served in the traditional manner will definitely mesmerize the tourists after a long day Kochi sightseeing. Every mall has a food court, hence every shopper can definitely hang out there and try some delicacies and desserts which are special in Kochi. There are a number of fashion stores for the people to shop outfits. Besides Kochi being a spice hub, there are special streets which sell these commodities each spice market is marked with a very pleasant aroma of these spices. The spices act like best souvenirs to carry back home. Shopping for spices is one of the best things to do in Kochi.

Accommodation in Kochi

There are a number of hotels, villas and resorts available near Kochi places to visit, which have all the facilities required for the tourist’s convenience. Some of the good ranking hotels include Vivanta by Taj, which delights the customers with an awesome view of the Cochin Harbour. Besides, even there are many budget hotels for lodging purposes. For travellers wondering how to reach Kochi, transport options like bus, train and flight can be chosen.


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Murali

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  • Murali
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  164 readers

"Cochin a new look" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Been to Cochin just two days with family. City is mostly clean, better roads, plenty of high grade restaurants, uber and ola services with new cars are best choices for reaching distances with nominal rates. Auto fares are low compared to other cities for a budget traveler. Don't miss Marine drive and walk down Broadway for anything you want at Wholesale prices. 30 min drive to famous Bagavathi temple at Chottanikkara.
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Shyam

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  • Shyam
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  51 readers

"Overall good" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Kochi is a wonderful area, nice places are there, first plane the trip and booked in advance. Kochi toure is completed after staying one night in a boathouse at alleppey. But be aware about taxi and tempo driver. And special cheater was ola cabs. This ola cabs are very good service in town but when you go to near by area they will drop you but don't go to receive you even after booking in ola cabs.
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Jay  Tom

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  • Jay Tom
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 6 Reviews
  •  202 readers

"Largest city in Kerala"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's not only largest but Kochi offers some fantastic places to visit. There are few very famous tourist places like jewish synagogue, fort Kochi beach, Mattancherry, Marine drive etc. I went there for the bi annual art display by prominent artists from all over the world. That is also an attraction. Overall any traveller will enjoy this cool city. Kochi has some good hotels and nice restaurants.
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Umang Kardani

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  • Umang Kardani
  • Lives in Gandhinagar
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  • 27 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Nice city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Loved the city I visited Kochi fort and place.
And two beaches of the city.
Also seen some part of Ernakulam city.
Boat ferry from Kochi to Ernakulam was awesome you can see Kochi port and some other better places, also you can see Indian Navy Base.
There is very good beach in Kochi that I loved.
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Mani Km

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  • Mani Km
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 4 Reviews
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"Hotel Review"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nice hotel and good service. Location is apt to travel any place in city. Food is good and cheap at the restaurants out side the hotel campus. Swimming pool also neat and clean. My family really enjoyed the stay. Once metro is complete we can travel any place in front of the hotel
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Rajendra kambli

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  • Rajendra kambli
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
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"Located nearby Ernakulam station. Nice place."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We stayed at YMCA, Chittor, Kochi. Really its a very nice place. Centrally located at Ernaklam. Nearby Marine drive place. Its hardly 1 km from YMCA. Marine Drive is a walkway. Its a very beautiful & safe place for walking at night also. Visited LULU Mall, its a 6 km from YMCA. Lulu mall is a very beautiful mall. 2Nd largest mall in world. All brand shops are there. Then visited Fort Kochi also. Old & nice fort.
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Sudhakar nishanka

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  • Sudhakar nishanka
  • 3 Reviews
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"Beautiful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Kochi is very beautiful place. When in Kochi, must go to Wonderla. This is a nice place for adventure games. Beach is not so good very dirty but the fishing with Chinese net is really amazing. Subhas park is very good. Travelling with Jetty really gives good experience.
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Ashish Shukla

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  • Ashish Shukla
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 241 photos
  • 53 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
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"Old city with a difference"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Cochin or Kochi or Ernakulam city is one of the biggest city of Kerela. It is the hub for business and is considered to be the working capital of Kerela. You will find both crowded and calm places here in Cochin. I stayed 2 days in Cochin and I found it as a city with a glorious past with a better future. If you go in the city you will find all sorts of amenities there .. And if you come towards the sea, you will find relax environment. No wonder why there are so many foreigners roaming around the sea beaches and enjoying with their friends and families.
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Nand kishore Prasad

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  • Nand kishore Prasad
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Kochi Tour"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2016
It is a very beautiful place to see. Very nice experience during our leisure tour. Me and my wife enjoyed every visiting spots in and around Kochi. The backwater boating in Allepy gave us a nostalgic experience. People around here are cooperative with Tourist.
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Jish Mith

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  • 9 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Kochi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 19, 2016
Kochi is the most beautiful city of state Kerala. Our trip to Kerala was amazing, out of this world, breathtaking and memorable.
Go to the St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets, The Beach, Dutch Cemetery, The Navy Maritime Museum. Then head to the Santa Cruz Basilica, Indo Dutch Museum, the Bishops house.
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