Top Tourist Places To Visit in Kochi

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Kochi

  • Kochi
  • Kerala
  • India
  • Area

    94.88 km2

  • Best Time to Visit

    The tourist season in this city is from August to February. Cochin Carnival and Christmas celebrations in December attract maximum numbers

  • Climate
    It experiences warm tropical climate.
  • Main Languages
    Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and English.
  • Population

    As of 2012, the population was 6,12,343.

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 35 Min : 22.5.
    Winter - Max : 28. Min : 20.
  • Calling Code

    0484

Kochi Overview

Kochi or Cochin is a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerala. This ancient port city has been the battleground for all European powers in India. Titled as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi has been an important port, especially for spice traders. It is referred to as the commercial capital of Kerala. This city has been ranked sixth best tourist destination in India by a travel magazine. McKinsey Global Institute placed Kochi amongst the 440 emerging global cities that will have a 50% share of the world GDP by 2025.

The city has a well-established infrastructure that adds to the economy, with special focus on tourism, sea trade and information technology. Kochi has a vibrant cultural diversity of not just domestic nature but also from influences of Portuguese, Dutch, Arab, Chinese, and Japanese who were prominent trade partners in old days. Tourists can witness this impact at many destinations during their visit here.


Climate & Geography

With a coastline of 48km along the Arabian Sea, this city is situated in the south-western India. The city is almost at sea level with no elevation. Kochi has sprawling backwaters and several islands. The soil types found here are alluvium, brown sands, etc.



Kochi experiences a tropical monsoon climate. Summer months of March and April are very hot. The rest of the summers and winters are moderate. Rain showers from both south-west and north-east monsoon fall heavily in the city.



Transportation

Cochin International Airport is one of the busiest airports of India. It has regular flights from Middle-East and South-East Asia. It has a good frequency of flights to and from many major cities of India. Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town railway stations are located within the city. Many express and passenger trains halt here. Kochi is part of the North-South corridor connected through NH47, NH66 and NH49.



For local travelling Kochi Metro is under construction. The current modes of travel are taxis, autos, bus services, ferries, rented cars and bicycles etc. None of these modes are costly to avail.



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  • 4/5
    18 Apr 2024
    Driver Uttam was with us both as driver and guide for 16 days He was a good driver and a reliable person always present for help We were from Mauritius and did not understand south indian language but we managed with help May God bless him ...more
  • 5/5
    "Awesome 5 Star Service" It was a 5 star service accorded to us with all the bells and whistles though we opted to stay in 3-4 Star hotels. An extremely professional and personalized service that attended to all the minute details and even our smallest requirements. To our surprise, Kamlesh, the owner himself received us on arrival, accompanied us to Kochi and saw us off on our departure. ...more
  • 2/5
    We had very good & safe trip of 8 days from Kochi to Alleppy to Tekkadi to Munnar & back to Kochi. Mr Bino, tour manager was available on phone any time,always ready to help. Mr Jinto, the driver is very cooperative. His driving skill is very good.He also had a fairly good idea about roads,quality of food served in a hotel,fruitful visiting hours of any location and he is not a smoker; while on a tour atleast. ...more
  • 5/5
    I must inform you that the services from Nissi Tours was excellent. The driver Mr Dilip was very nice & gave us a awesome drive right from Kochi to Kovalam in six days. Must take care of such person. Looking forward to get such services in near future. Warm Wishes Sujit Ganguly ...more

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for a Kochi trip?
    3-4 days is sufficient to explore the main attractions and experience the culture of Kochi.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Kochi?
    Cochin International Airport is the nearest major airport, while Ernakulam Junction is the primary train station for Kochi.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Kochi?
    Kochi can be reached by air, train, and road. Cochin International Airport and Ernakulam Junction are the primary transportation hubs.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Kochi?
    The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, a contemporary art festival, is a major event in Kochi. The Cochin Carnival and Onam festival are also celebrated with great enthusiasm.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Kochi?
    The top tourist attractions in Kochi are Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, and St. Francis Church.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Kochi?
    Must-try local dishes in Kochi include appam with stew, seafood delicacies, and Kerala-style biryani. Some popular restaurants are Fort House Restaurant, Malabar Junction, and Kashi Art Cafe.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Kochi?
    Kochi offers a wide range of accommodations, including luxury hotels, budget hotels, homestays, guesthouses, and beach resorts.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Kochi?
    Yes, Kochi has a well-established public transportation system with buses and ferries serving as popular modes of travel.
  • What are the transportation options available in Kochi?
    Kochi offers various transportation options, including buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws, ferries, and rental bikes or scooters.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Kochi?
    Malayalam is the primary language spoken in Kochi, but English is widely understood and spoken in tourist areas.
  • What is the best time to visit Kochi?
    The months between October and February offer pleasant weather, making it the best time to visit Kochi.
  • What activities can be done in Kochi?
    Visitors can enjoy activities like exploring historical sites, boat rides in the backwaters, attending cultural performances, shopping for spices and handicrafts, and trying traditional Ayurvedic treatments.
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