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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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Ashish Shukla

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"Old city with a difference" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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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  • 3 Reviews
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"Kochi Tour" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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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"Kochi" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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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Maya Divakar

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  • Maya Divakar
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 1 Review
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"God's own Country"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kochi is a fantastic holiday spot! The greenery is amazing and one feels in commune with nature. The ongoing metro construction causes traffic jams which is the only minus point.
Fort Kochi is lovely (as always) ... It is like stepping back in time with quaint shops selling antiques and authentic Kerala cuisine.
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"Thankyou for keeping useful information"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Hi, we read about cochin from different sites, and we thought, just go there. For our reference, we took a print out of your detailing about cochin, its saved our time to find out the places. Thanks for keeping nice content. I wish, in next travel, will experience your hotels also ..
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"Good"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kerala is the best place to visit with family and friends ,, beach is good but the best thing to do in Cochin is beach & houseboat, it's cool & relaxing.
Kochi is the most beautiful city of state Kerala. Our trip to Kerala was amazing, out of this world, breathtaking and memorable.
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Paramjit singh

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"Country of God"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Cochin Kerala is the best place to visit with family and friends ,, beach is good but the best thing to do in Cochin is backwater tour wonderful lake Bembnad, it's heaven on earth cool and clear water the local boat sailed by two persons amazing and birds were chirping, the local food on banana leaf was a new experience, on beach of Fort Kochi Chinese fishing nets are wonderful to watch, very friendly people, May long live the friendship of people of Cochin Kerala
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Venkatesh r

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"Gods own country"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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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Vidyun Prabhakar

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"Hotel Kochi Caprice"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I guess the only place for a family of 4 where they can stay in one room.
Located close to MG road which makes travel easier to visit places
Good staff
Good hospitality
Very clean rooms
Worth the stay
Cons
No active restaurant you will have to order food and the wait time is something that they should work on
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Vidyun Prabhakar

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"Hotel Kochi Caprice"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I guess the only place for a family of 4 where they can stay in one room.
Located close to MG road which makes travel easier to visit places
Good staff
Good hospitality
Very clean rooms
Worth the stay
Cons
No active restaurant you will have to order food and the wait time is something that they should work on
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