Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city located in the southwestern part of India, in the state of Kerala. It is often referred to as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” due to its stunning natural beauty and strategic maritime location. Kochi has a rich history and is known for its diverse cultural heritage, which has been shaped by various foreign influences over the centuries.
- Travel around the foremost highlights of Kochi.
- Experience “Niagra of India” Athirapilly Water Falls
- Experience the moving ether of Alleppey
Welcome to your Kochi, popularly known as “THE QUEEN OF ARABIAN SEA”. Upon arrival at the Kochi international airport / Ernakulam Railway Station start on your journey to the hotel in Kochi. Kochi is a major port city, situated on the west coast of Peninsular India. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and Western Ghats on the east. It is an ideal starting point for exploring the breath-taking scenic beauty and age-old charm of the state. Reach hotel & complete check-in formalities. Evening is at leisure.
Overnight stay in Kochi.
Relish delicious breakfast at the hotel let explore a nearby tourist attractions of Kochi by visiting Athirapally Falls, located in Thrissur district of Kerala. Later visit tourist attractions of Kochi like, Mattancherry Palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Net and Kochi Marine Drive.
After visiting the attractions, you will be driven back to the hotel for a comfortable stay.
Overnight stay in Kochi
This morning after a pleasant breakfast, proceed to Alleppey. Alappuzha (Alleppey) is famous as ‘the Venice of the East’. After reaching Alleppey visit, Alleppey Beach & later enjoy boat cruise on backwater. (On Direct Payment basis)
At the end of the day after visiting the lovely sights, you will be driven back to the hotel for a comfortable stay. Overnight at Kochi
Savour the flavourful breakfast and then check-out from the hotel. A unique experience of soul probing expedition through the lush state with this breath-taking Kerala package ends today. You’ll be transferred to the Kochi Airport / Ernakulam Railway Station as it’s time to say goodbye to Kerala with truckloads of memories.
- • Accommodation in the mentioned or similar hotels.
- • Daily breakfast at all places. Rest of the Meals, if any, as per the above.
- • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Vehicle. (Please note that AC will be switched off during hills)
- • All toll taxes, parking charges, driver allowances.
- • All currently applicable hotel taxes except GST @ Current Rate
- Any Air or Rail fare.
- Any other meal not mentioned in price includes.
- Tips & Porterage.
- Any monument entrance fees, camera fees, guide charges.
- Any expenses of personal nature.
- GST @ Current Rate
Kochi is situated on the southwest coast of India, in the state of Kerala. It is a major port city on the Arabian Sea.
The best time to visit Kochi is during the winter months, from October to March when the weather is pleasant and less humid. It’s a great time for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
Kochi is known for its numerous attractions, including the Fort Kochi area, Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Kerala Folklore Museum, and beautiful backwaters.
Kochi is well-connected by air, rail, and road. Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport, and there are train stations and bus services that connect the city to other parts of India
Kochi offers a variety of delicious South Indian and Kerala cuisine. You must try dishes like appam, dosa, seafood curries, and Kerala’s famous sadya (a traditional feast). Street food in Kochi is also popular.
Kochi is generally considered safe for tourists. However, it’s always advisable to take common safety precautions, such as safeguarding your belongings and being aware of your surroundings.
Kochi is a great place for shopping, offering items like spices, handwoven fabrics, jewelry, and unique souvenirs. The Jew Town area is famous for antique shops.
While Kochi itself is not known for houseboat rides, you can easily access nearby backwater destinations like Alleppey and Kumarakom, which offer houseboat cruises through the serene backwaters of Kerala.
Kochi hosts various festivals and events throughout the year. The most famous is the Cochin Carnival, which takes place around New Year’s Eve. Onam, the biggest Kerala festival, is also celebrated with enthusiasm.
Yes, there are wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in the vicinity of Kochi, such as Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, where you can observe diverse flora and fauna.