Kochi (Cochin)

Queen of the Arabian Sea

14.1/5(362 Ratings)

Kochi (Cochin) Tourism

Kochi (Cochin) is famous for

Kochi is a well-established commercial port having a long history. The historical Kochi Attractions include the Fort Kochi which itself is a hub of various Kochi tourist places like palaces and famous churches. The lakes and lagoons in nearby Alleppey are fascinating. One can either enjoy a ride or stay in the beautiful houseboats. Try local seafood delicacies and the traditional Sadya on a plantain leaf.

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Reviews (362)

"The Cultural & Experiential Hub of Kerala"

Shubham agnihotri

Shubham agnihotri5.0/5

8 reviews

Super City

Awesome Historic city with lots of places to see. Ford Kochi was specifically fantastic and the restaurants and food options are way too good. Kochiis definitely a place for the people who would like to explore Kerala. . There are places like Jew town and they're market street and even the Kochi local market fresh market vegetable market. It is a very unique experience and it is highly recommended to actually explore the city by walking as there are so many places that you will see it is just mind blowing

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Hridika bhartia

Hridika bhartia5.0/5

3 reviews

Self drive car rental made easy and painless

AVS Car Rental gave us Self Drive Car. Excellent service. Taking the car and handing it back was painless and clean. No problems. Thank you Robin (9072999669), for providing such good services. The only problem was their lack of web presence. The car we took was Ford Aspire. It gave us a mileage of 11. The car was good, though had wheel alignment problem and a weird noise at high speed (more than 60.

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Kochi (Cochin) Overview

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.

Photos of Kochi (Cochin)

Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi (Cochin)

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Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi (Cochin)
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