About Kochi

Kochi City TourThe city tour of Kochi or Cochin is a traveler’s first step on the land where many travelers sighed and marvelled on the rich and endowed resources of India. The coastal Kochi along side the Arabian Sea became the first Indian destination for many travellers including Greeks, Romans, Jews, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, etc in ancient history. Over the centuries, Kochi has taken ahead the legacy and seasoned itself as a great gateway to the God’s own country.

Even when the travellers step on to the Kochi International Airport, they get a straight view of Netipattams, the famous golden gear of elephants used in state festivals. This is done to recreate the Kerala ambience and a colourful festive welcome.

Famed for its Chinese fishing nets, forts, palaces, old churches, synagogues, river islands, lagoons, beaches and green cover, Kochi tour is a great way to begin a tour to enchanting Kerala.

Kochi Tour Attractions

Backwaters of Kochi – Kochi is known for the lakes, lagoons and backwaters that lie parallel to the Malabar Coast. The stretch from Kochi Azhi to Munambam Azhi comprises the serene Kochi backwaters, locally known as Veeranpuzha. The longest lake of India, Vembanad, located in between Willingdon Island and Vallarpadam forms an important element of Kochi Backwater stretch.
Coachin TourKathakali Dance Performance – If a tourist visits Kochi, then Kathakali Dance Performance should not be missed during Kochi Tour. Termed as a God dance, this 300 year old dance form combines features of ballet, opera, miming and masque in a larger than life format. The dance form is staged as a narrative performance based on the stories from puranas and ancient texts. The staged performance is one of the great attractions of a tour to Kochi.
Fort Kochi – Shrouded in history, Fort Kochi forms the timeless footprint on the land of Kerala. Located in a small estuary, this fort is starting point to explore the legacy of Kochi city in the form of cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, the Santa Cruz Basilica and The Mattancherry Palace.
Hill Palace – Hill Palace is a large archaeological museum in Kerala situated in Kochi’s outskirts. Built in 1865, this Palace Complex consists of 49 buildings including an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children’s park.
Kochi tour Mattancherry Palace – Mattancherry Palace is an oldest specimen of Portuguese architecture in India. Built around 1545 CE for the King of Kochi, this palace complex is built in traditional Nalukettu Kerala architecture mixed with Portuguese and Oriental influences. The complex also has three temples dedicated to Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva along with Bhagwathi Temple in its central courtyard. It was later renovated by the Dutch in 1663, making it known afterwards as Dutch palace.

Jewish Synagogue – The oldest synagogue of Commonwealth countries, Paradesi Synagogue or Mattancherry Synagogue is the most prominent and visited pilgrimage site of Jewish belief.

How to Reach Kochi
  • By Air – The Gateway to Kerala, Kochi is connected nationally and internationally through Nedumbassery International Airport, which is just 20 km away from the city. Many domestic and international flights operate and connect Kochi worldwide.

  • By Train – Kochi enjoys strong rail connectivity with its three major railway stations namely Ernakulam Junction in South, Ernakulam Town in North and Harbor Terminus on Willingdon Island.

  • By Road – The commercial capital of Kerala, Kochi is well connected through a network of national highways and state highways. The three major national highways passing through Kochi are NH-47, NH-17 and NH-49.

Climate – Lined by the Arabian Sea, Kochi enjoys moderate climate with heavy showers.

Excursions of Kochi Tour

Alleppey (Alapuzha) – Alleppey or Allapuzha has an alluring charm that can only be felt and experienced while indulging in the maze of lagoons, backwaters, rivers and canals.

Kochi City informationsThe city receives a lot of tourist footfall who want to travel back slowly into time. Traditionally one of the main transportation alleys in the interiors of Kerala, backwaters and houseboats offer a rejuvenating experience for tourists visiting the state. The famous snake boat race during Onam harvesting festival is also held here.

Cheruthuruthy – For performing arts and purveyors of classical dance forms like Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Thullal, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and many more, Cheruthuruthy is the base destination. Famous for Kerala Kalamandalam - the world famous art and dance academy, the place is known for imparting training in such art forms.

Kodanad – Located in the lower ranges of the Western Ghats, rural Kodanad alongside River Periyar is famous for its adult and baby elephant training activities.

Guruvayoor – The sacred town of Guruvayoor is known for it's much revered for its Sree Krishna Temple, the fourth biggest temple in India in terms of the devotees visiting per day. Also the site is a base camp for 65 large elephants. Known as the property of Lord Guruvayurappan, these domesticated elephants stay at the nearby fort known as Punathur Elephant Palace exclusive to them. Watching elephants having their bath, eating food, playing with other inmates is a sight to see. During their annual Gajapooja, (elephant worship), one can witness the splendour of these elephants in Guruvayoor.

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Munnar – Refreshing tea gardens and cardamom plantations at misty Munnar give a new identity to Kerala which is known worldwide for Backwaters. The highest peak in South India, Anai Mudi is also in Munnar.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady – Located in the East of Kochi, Thekkady is famous for Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary featuring exotic species of elephants, bisons, antelopes, samburs, monkeys and bears in their natural habitat. A boat ride through the manmade lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam offers a unique way to observe these animals in their natural surroundings. Also, spice gardens featuring cardamom, cinnamon, clove and black pepper can also be explored in Thekkady.

Athirapally – Giant milky waterfalls define the immaculate beauty of Athirapally, known with a sobriquet of Indian Niagra Falls. The site also served as a backdrop for some Hindi feature films with its giant waterfalls and small rapids.

Kumarakom – Famous for its backwaters, Kumarakom is set amidst the backdrop of Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala.

Thiruvananthapuram – The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum came into limelight recently with the excavation of riches in the secret treasures at Padmanabha Swami temple offers sneak-peak into the royalty of Travancore Kings. The city is also a base point for Kovalam beach, one of the best beaches in Kerala.

Lakshadweep – An archipelago of thousand islands, Lakshadweep is famous for underwater adventure for scuba diving through its three reefs. It can be directly explored in through sea links to Cochin. Miles and miles of sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut groves form the backdrop of laid-back Lakshadweep.

Where to stay
  Taj Residency (5 star) The Renaissance (4 star) Hornbill Camp - Thattekkad (3 star)
  Taj Malabar (5 star) Presidency Hotel (4 star) Hotel Fort Queen (3 star)
  The Trident (5 star) Hotel Gokulam ParkInn (4 star) Harbour View Residency (3 star)
  The Le Meridien (5 star) Hotel Abad Metro  (4 star) Hotel Abad Plaza - a City Hotel (3 star)
  Dream Cochin (5 star) Mermaid Hotel (4star) Hotel Arches in Fort (3 star)
  The Mercy (5 star) The Avenue Center (4star) Kalari Kovilakom Palace (3 star)
  The Woods Manor (5 star) Travancore Court (4star) Kamyakam Haven Resort (3 star)
  Casino Hotel (5 star) Hotel Cochin Durbar(4 star) Quality Airport Hotel (3 star)
  Hotel Brunton Boatyard (5 star) Hotel Times Square(3 star) Yuvarani Residency (3 star)
  Lotus8 A’part Hotel (4 star) M.V. Vrinda (LuxuryCruise) (3 star) The Metropolitan (3 star)
  Abad Fort (4 star) Cherai Beach Resorthotel (3 star) Koder House (2 star)
  The Avenue Regent (4 star) Abad Airport Hotel(3 star)  
  Poovath Hotel (4 star) The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda (3 star)  
       

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