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About Kochi

Kochi, also known as Cochin, is situated on the south-west coast of India and is the commercial, financial and industrial capital of Kerala. A vibrant port city, it has a long history of trading, dating back to as long as 600 years.

Being the first European colony in colonial India occupied by the Portuguese, you will be able to spot the influences of Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, and Chinese heritage dotting the city. This beautiful town is a haven for art lovers with some of the best art galleries being found here. Shopaholics will not be disappointed either with a host of shopping hubs and vintage stores offering one of a kind pieces.

Kochi boasts of some of the most serene white sand beaches in all of India. With a host of restaurants, pubs, heritage sites and palaces, there is a lot to do in Kochi. Plan a trip between the months of October and February as winters are by far the best time to visit the city with weather being perfectly pleasant.

About Kochi Airport

Cochin International Airport is an international airport serving the city of Kochi. It is located at Nedumbassery which is about 25 km northeast of the city. It is the largest airport in the state of Kerala and was declared as the 4th busiest airport in terms of international traffic. The airport’s Terminal 3 is the 4th largest terminal in India.

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  • Places To Visit
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1. Willingdon Island

One of the largest manmade islands in India, this charming island links Kochi port to other international and national ports. Surrounded by the stunning backwaters of Kerala, this port was named after Lord Willingdon, the British Viceroy of India. With luxurious hotels, this island is the perfect escape for anyone seeking solace.

2. Fort Kochi

Home to the Chinese fishing nets, Fort Kochi is a seaside town located in the south-western part of Kochi. Take a peaceful stroll along the shoreline of the fort that is marked with Chinese fishing nets and sailing boats. You will also find beachside stalls churning out some of the most appetizing fresh seafood. When in Fort Kochi, do not miss a trip to St. Francis Church where the Portuguese trader Vasco Da Gama was buried.

3. Marine Drive

The most popular hangout in Kochi, Marine Drive is a walkaway spreading out to about 3kms where you can walk leisurely while enjoying the scenic beauty. Witness the striking sunset or shop at the shopping centres and malls surrounding the drive.

 

Go on a cruise

The immensely famous Sunset cruise is not to be missed when in Kochi. With mesmerising islands, historic warships, glorious bridges and a fantastic view to complete your journey, you are sure to have an extraordinary experience.

Take a road trip

Take a scenic trip to the backwaters, which is an easy 90 minutes drive from Kochi. You will be left spellbound as you are surrounded by the serene beauty of backwaters, lined with coconut trees to complete the stunning view. It is a trip worth making.

Explore

Visit the famous Mattancherry Palace built by Portuguese in 1557 featuring Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits. Take a trip to the Jewish Synagogue, the oldest Synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations; for the lovers of history, do not miss the Indo-Portuguese Museum, a combination of Indian and Portuguese culture and architecture.

Food

With a mix of authentic coastal cuisine influenced by different cultures from around the world, the food in Kochi is a culinary delight. When in Kochi, do not forget to try the traditional puttu and kadala, appam and stew for a truly local experience.