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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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   binu raman

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  •    binu raman
  • Lives in Kannur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  201 readers

"A city with all facilities, but with lesser pollution" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Cochin, is a beautiful city for people who come for sight-seeing, especially with some portions of the city made by connecting different islands via bridges. Every portion is very much accessible, and it's a great place for enjoying your holidays. You can find any kind of food or shopping destinations, and at the same time, the cost of living in this city is much cheaper compared to any other metro cities in India. Also the traffic and pollution in this city is much lesser when compare to other cities. Only that the roads in the city are damaged in different areas due to the Metro rail work that's under progress. If you're here, you should surely make a visit to the Marine drive park, and if possible should surely take a boat ride in the sea. Also you should surely make a visit to places like the Willingdon Island, Fort Kochi, the Bolgatty Palace (now a hotel) at Bolgatty Island, etc. Which are very much inside the city itself. If you like roaming around and doing shopping in malls, then Lulu mall at Appall is a place you should never miss.
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Praveen kumar Karanala

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  • Praveen kumar Karanala
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  390 readers

"Munnar: Great romantic place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We travelled from 16th to 19th June. We arrived at Kochi airport from Bangalore and travelled to Munnar after visiting ethereally water fall. A real beauty lies in Kerala and drizzling whether greets you all way along.
We visited, Ethereally waterfall, Cheyappara water fall, Munnar, Kochi, alleppey & Trivandrum.
Many travellers are confused whether to travel during monsoon. But, we have experienced best during rainy season.
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Subrato roy

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  • Subrato roy
  • 3 Reviews
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"Nice place for a vacation"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I suppose this is a good destination for a vacation. I came to the city for work and did not have time much time to go around seeing places but whatever I could see was breathtaking - greenery & water fronts. There is a fabulous shopping mall that I went to, called Lulu mall - experience was awesome.
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Anisha Annamala

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  • Anisha Annamala
  • Lives in Coimbatore
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"Magical Kochi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kochi is a magical city. The experience is different for everyone. It houses every type of leisure place that caters to every type of personality.
From the old Kerala, Dutch and Portuguese Heritage, Temples and Churches, art galleries, beautiful streets which depict a mix of Kerala and foreign architecture, the beaches, theme parks, a close look at the Naval Ships, Old Palaces that still preserve the old heritage, shopping marts, spas, crafts to cuisine; Kochi is The Holiday Destination.
My favourite past time in Kochi is to roam around the streets of Fort Kochi and Mattanchery, bracing the warm and cool sea breeze. The best dining spot is Kayees Biriyani Shop, locally known as 'Kayekka the Kada' followed by a long walk through the marine drive walkway after getting down at the Ernakulam Boat Jetty.
Cherai Beach, about 20 kms from Kochi, is the most blissful place I find to rest my mind and soul.
Another good place to dine is 'Ifthar' hotels at edapally.
I would definitely recommend everyone who passes by Kochi to spend at least a day in this beautiful city.
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Rajangam kannan

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  • Rajangam kannan
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"Good place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Cochin is very good place to visit but regarding food please do not order a single plate of non veg, non veg is very bad even though fish curry also we are not able to eat, biryani items are very bad but veg item are good and we went to one Saravana Bhavan hotel. Food was very nice, it is located on the way to airport.
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Rohith swaminathan

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  • Rohith swaminathan
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  •  608 readers

"Beautiful place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Beautiful place to visit. The beach, the people, the fishing nets. The place has a lot of heritage and natural beauty. The beauty and presence of the wind and the waves can be felt. Large ships and boats can be seen. Ferry is available to other islands like mattancherry and vipin.
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Syed mohamed

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  • Syed mohamed
  • 2 Reviews
  •  456 readers

"Good place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good for a day trip. Mattanchery, LuLu, Marine Drive, Fort Kochi and numerous bazaars are must visit in Kochi. Very good for shopping, shall find economic price dresses and fashion accessories. Also lot of food destinations available, like Barbeque Nation, Lulu food court etc.
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Vivek Bhatnagar

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  • Vivek Bhatnagar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
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"Beautiful city surrounded by Beaches and Churches"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Cochin or Kochi is a very beautiful city surrounded by Beaches and Churches. One must thoroughly explore Kochi. Experience the age old Chinese Fishing nets, walk alongside the beaches, experience. Please check the review of the hotel before check-in. South Indian food of the city is excellent. Please try to book your hotel near airport if you are travelling by flight.
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Prasanna Rs

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  •  20 helpful votes
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"Gateway to Kerala, must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Cochin or Kochi is a very beautiful city surrounded by Beaches and Churches. One must thoroughly explore Kochi. Experience the age old Chinese Fishing nets, walk alongside the beaches, experience the beautiful city with many Malls and Supermarket. City is very clean and neat.

Kochi is well-connected by Rail, Road and Air. It is served by Ernakulam North and Ernakulam South Railway stations. Kochi airport is one of the tabletop airport, located away from the city.

Visit Fort Kochi beach, walk on the shore of marine drive. Get yourself lost in the Jew Town for antique shopping. Wonder the Marvel of Chinese fishing net, experience the beautiful sunset on the beaches of Kochi.

Visit Hill Palace museum. Cochin King Palace is now converted to Museum. There is a beautiful man made island William Island. Enjoy the beauty of Human art.

Give a visit of St. Francis Church, Jain temple, and many other Hindu temple located within the City. All are worth spending time.
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Raj Varma

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  • Raj Varma
  • Lives in Mapusa
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  • 36 Reviews
  •  185 helpful votes
  •  224997 readers

"A lovely city with a variety of attractions"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The city is full of lovely places to discover. The food joints are great serving authentic traditional cuisines from North to South. Places for shopping like malls offer great rescue from having to hunt around for your needs. Nearby is fort kochi and the splendid backwater and sunset cruise run by the government itself.
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