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Kochi Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport. It is also India's 4th busiest International Airport. The airport, known for its unique Kerala architecture, has two terminals, one for Domestic and other for international. Both are located side by side, interconnected via a Central Block terminal.
By Rail: Nearest railway station: Ernakulam Town Station and Ernakulam Junction Station. Kochi is well connected by train from all parts of India. Most Kerala-bound trains have a major stop here.
By Road: Kochi is well connected by road from all parts of the state as well as other major cities. Three major national highways, NH 66, NH 544 and NH 49, connect Kochi with other parts of country. Kochi is accessible from all southern parts of the country as well as other parts of the state, through the extensive state run Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus services and services of neighboring state transport corporations.
What to do?

Water Sports is popular in Kochi, particularly in Fort Kochi beach and Cherai beach where water skis/jets and water scooters are available.
Go Karting at airport.
Beach volley-balls, beach-football, Water ski and biking at Fort Kochi beaches.

What to see?

Chinese Fishing Net - Serves as the offical icon of Kochi and are a testimony of relations between Ancient Chinese Empires and the Kochi Kingdom.
Hill Palace Museum - The erstwhile Kochi Maharaja's palace, now converted to a large museum along with a small zoo. Has paintings and epigraphy from the collections of the Travancore & Kochi royal families. This is the largest archaeological palace in South India with more than 500 artifacts divided into 16 galleries. The highlight of the Palace is the display of multi-billion worth Cochin Royal Crown and Crown Jewels.
Santacruz Basilica - The first European Church built in Asia, by the Portuguese in 1502, also the first Cathedral of Asia and seat of second Catholic Diocese in India.
St. Francis Church - Constructed by the Portuguese in 1503 and the burial place of Vasco da Gama (his remains were later transferred to Lisbon). His tombstone can be seen inside the church.
VOC Gate - The only remains of the office of Dutch East India Company is this large wooden gate with a monogram.

Best time to visit

October, November, December, January, February, March, April

Famous For

Backwaters

Kochi Reviews

Kochi tourism
Mar 30, 2018 11:19 PMRead (via Android App)
Heavy traffic, uncleaned place, do not talk to local people, go through a travel agent, hot and hummidity place, avoid auto, pick uber or ola, d'nt get in local bus, there is no foot path to walk for side seen, bad smell, heavy dust in atmosphere, from air port to kochi city you will get metro r...Read More

Snatchers hub
Nov 22, 2017 05:18 AMRead (via Android App)
Hello friends today I share my worst experience to youme and my mother went to kochi on 12 nov 2017 for my job interview we already booked hotel from raipur by sanjay tours and travels we stay 2 day in hotel landmark room service was good rooms are well clean and mantained I like itafter finishi...Read More

Nothing much attractive as described.
Feb 12, 2016 05:59 PMRead
I dont understand why people die for seeing Fort Kochi. There are other locations in Ernakulam where u are able to see a lot of things and enjoy the beauty of nature and the greatness of the ancient.Here you can see the China nets where people fish and sell the live fishes they get. There ar...Read More

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My small time in kochi
Feb 12, 2018 01:08 PMRead (via Mobile)
Hlo friends today I am sharing my experience in kochi. I and my family went to nedumbassery airport in kochi to pick my father's brother coming from Dubai. After picking him from airport. We decided to visit kochi, kochi is the number one tourists place in Kerala. There are many place to visit T...Read More

Wonderful Place In Kerala
Nov 03, 2017 10:18 AMRead
Kochi is one of the wonderful place in Kerala. I have visited here so many times with my friends, family and relatives.  We can easily reach here by flight, train and bus so we need not to worry about to come here. The nearest airport is Cochin international airport. The main attraction of Kochi...Read More

Spice garden of india
Aug 23, 2017 02:26 AMRead
If you are touring Kerala then Kochi is a must go place in your list. a very important port city to the southwest of this country, and a very important spice trading center of this country.Kochi is well connected through Rail, air, and road.Kochi has its own airport and the nearest railway s...Read More

Rocking city of Kerala
Jun 23, 2017 03:54 PMRead (via Android App)
Am from thrissur but I would say rocking is kochi. Best city for local sight seeing in kerala. We can see lot more places on there. Like fort kochi, hill palace, lulu mall & lot more. Adventure parts like off road racing, kayakking, and more. Hotels & Accomadation are very good. And we get cheap...Read More

Good place with high maintenance.
Jun 14, 2017 01:46 PMRead
We actually stayed in Ernakulum for about 2 weeks and enjoyed.The food was good and at average price.We went to few churches and also the lulu mall which is the biggest in asia.The beaches though were very far and we had to travel about 18 km's to reach any beach. The hotel we stayed...Read More

Review on Kochi
Feb 13, 2017 11:12 PMRead
Kochi is a major city in Kerala, India.To access Kochi I recommend that you take a flight to the nearest airport to it or train to the nearest station to it and then hire a taxi or you can go in a bus to reach Kochi. The nearest station to kochi is Ernakulam Town Station or Ernakulam Junctio...Read More

THE BEST PLACE TO VISIT KOCHI
Jan 05, 2017 03:08 PMRead
The coachi is one of the best costal city of india it is also known as the queen of arabian sea and it was the spices trade among centuries I once seen in the magzine of the koachi wen I visited there in the year2015 and it was a very nice city I ever seen and trains and buses are easily avilabl...Read More

Kochi
Jan 03, 2017 07:19 AMRead (via Android App)
Kochi is wonderful and very beautiful city. My college trip on kochi visting on 22 January 2014. Mi and my friends very happiness and very enjoying at the place kochi. Kochi are located in Indians state of kerala. Kochis people's very friendly and helpful people. Koichi is most famous and very n...Read More

The Fort Kochi
Feb 21, 2016 02:52 PMRead
I just completed my trip to Kerala few days ago with my friends.Our package was booked by private Tours and Travels agent.One of the itinerary was Kochi city.Kochi is also called Queen of Arabian Sea because of maritime history probably.Dutch, British and Portuguese were come to Kochin from sea ...Read More

Cochin
Feb 12, 2016 03:09 PMRead (via Android App)
This is the great place to visit in kerala. Many places nearby Cochin to see. Whether of Cochin is very pleasant and great food options.Old church,  big mall called Lulu which is largest shopping mall in India, also Cochin fort you can visit. Very famous Shiva Tempe also situated here, inter...Read More

Queen of the Arabian Sea Its COCHIN, My Cochin
Nov 13, 2015 05:34 PMRead
I am happy to write something about the "Gateway Of Kerala", and this is not from my inspiration, this is all from ma experience with my City, Cochin, Cochin, Yes this one of the most beautiful place in Kerala, Let share some of the beautiful insights of Cochin.About Cochin or Kochi:Koch...Read More

Lovely place
Feb 20, 2019 04:34 PMRead
A cute city growing into a metro. One of the most liveable cities in India with the friendliest people. Lot of places of historical significance. nice tourist attraction, #1 destination in Kerala. Fort Kochi and Mattanchery are another world, with a variety of food and cultures existing together...Read More

Kochi
Feb 06, 2017 01:07 PMRead
Kochi is a vibrant city city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin...Read More

Cochin or kochi
Sep 14, 2016 04:32 PMRead (via Android App)
Last year I visited kochi it is a beautiful city. The biggest mall like lulu mall is here. Me and my friends had shopping I this mall. We visited all other attractions. The best thing we found in this area is the food is very good quality and very tasty. Very famous coconut water is very tasty a...Read More

Ultimate destination
Feb 12, 2016 11:45 PMRead (via Android App)
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 specialty of Cochin. It's ever best for visit. Must visit. Marina beach is very nice beach.

God's own country must be beautiful
Feb 11, 2016 04:08 PMRead (via Android App)
The best part of my visit to Kerala was the stay at Fort kochi. I am a history buff and the history that was present in kochi was beyond my imagination. The colonial areas with roadside restaurants was reminiscent of European steel of architecture. The synagogue and the old gullys were as Indian...Read More

Kochi...
May 23, 2015 05:57 PMRead
Kochi is the place in kerala.that we are hearing about this place since from our childhood .yes!truely kochi.worth this popularity.!this is the best place for tourist attractions.it attracts many tourists every year.even some people from abrod visit this place every year.Even am one of the v...Read More

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