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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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Ragotham singh manohar

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  • Ragotham singh manohar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 readers

"A must visit for every Indian" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Today
The best thing about the "God's own country" is the nature by itself. The fresh air, which is very unique in India, the incredible infrastructure (including skyscrapers) and the friendly nature of the people (that includes their traditional value) makes it as one of the best places in India. A must visit for every Indian.
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Saravana Prakash

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  • Saravana Prakash
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 12 Reviews
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"A nice place to enjoy" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Cochin was the place where you can enjoy the boating beautifully where you can visit the island and port from the boat. And the cost of boating is also cheap. Also the places you can visit is wonder la theme park and lulu mall. The both places are fantastic to enjoy in Cochin.
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Rajesh nair

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  • Rajesh nair
  • 2 Reviews
  •  132 readers

"Awesome place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One of the best cities of kerala where the modern blends in well with the old traditional kerala. CommercialIsation and development is on its way, all one can hope is it doesn't take away from the picturesque locales. But still Nammalude kochi is nammude kochi.
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K.mahesh dutt

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  • K.mahesh dutt
  • 5 Reviews
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"Very cost effective" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Kochi is a nice place. Has great beaches, super malls. Very cost effective. Also you can book a car and travel to backwaters like Alleppey, Kumarakom. You can also visit temples like Guruvayoor, Kalady, Thruster etc. You have plenty of hotels to dine. Particularly my road has lot of shops. Also you can buy clothes from many shops in almost any area.
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Mayank Meenketan

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  • Mayank Meenketan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1278 readers

"Enjoyable trip"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I visited Kochi for a business trip a few days back. It is fast-developing city with longs stretches witnessing metro rail construction. The city has some very good restaurants and malls. We had our lunch at the Malabar Hotel near the airport. The food is decent, especially their chicken biryani and fish fry.
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Ajeet Singhaniya

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  • Ajeet Singhaniya
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 36 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
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"Beautiful City To Enjoy"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kerala, a state situated in South of India, popularly known as "God's Own Land". It contains a beautiful city Kochi. City is very well situated and surrounded by Kochi Beach. City is extremely connected to waterways, city have all the facilities and well connected to all means of Transport. During day time it's hot and humid but evening it's really awesome weather. It is just 10Km from Ernakulam Town. Speciality of food is Dosa, idli and awesome Kerala meal. Ideal time to visit is Feb-March, overall a nice city to enjoy.
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Amal kumar Chatterjee

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  • Amal kumar Chatterjee
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Cochin is good city to explore. The old Cochi is very old and there are many attractions to visit. The Chinese fishing net is a popular tourist attraction. You can select live fishes which was caught just now and it will be fried within no time. You can take a boat ride for total tour of Cochin harbour (twice daily at 09:30 and 14:30) that will take you to all the Islands including Fort Cochi or you can take a boat ride to see the sunset at the Arabian Sea and if your luck is good you can see some dolphins also. The harbour looks excellent in the evening when all the lights are on. You can do a good shopping of sarees and gold jewellery in Cochin city market.
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Jigna shah

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  • Jigna shah
  • 3 Reviews
  •  409 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Except for backwaters and few places near Fort Cochin, there is not much to do. The temp was around 35 degree Celsius and I recommend to take covered house boat if one planning to do so. Also the place is very clean and people here are quite co-operative. There are few good restaurants with breathtaking view near Alleppey. Also, Ernakulam temple is beautiful.
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Siddharth Srinivasan

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  • Siddharth Srinivasan
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 19 Reviews
  •  613 helpful votes
  •  59983 readers

"Good place to go!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good place for city life. Hot and humid. Nice attractions to visit. Well maintained City. Cochin harbour was a nice place to visit to spend evening time. Ernakulathappar temple was another major attraction. Dutch palace and Tirupunithura palace were other major attractions A nice place to spend a day.
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Dhanashri Latthe

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  • Dhanashri Latthe
  • Lives in Islampur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3692 readers

"Best place in Kerala"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Cochin is one of the most popular place in kerala. Cochin is famous for their airport. Their beaches. Their cleanliness. Cochin is very clean and beautiful place. Lullu market is also speciality of Cochin. It's ever best for visit. Must visit. Marina beach is very nice beach.
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