Situated on the south-west coast of India, Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala.
A gaggle of islands interconnected by ferries, this cosmopolitan town has upmarket stores, art galleries and some of the finest heritage accommodations. In a true vintage-meets-future fashion, pubs, restaurants, shopping hubs and futuristic stores crowd Ernakulum, Jew Town and Fort Kochi while palaces, beaches, temples and heritage sites marking their presence too. Kochi is also an important place to see Kathakali and Kalarippayattu performances and annual Biennale Festival.
Popular Questions And Answers on Kochi
Q. How to reach fort kochi from airport and where to find rental vehicles in fort kochi?
And from where to catch bus to Munnar?
2 years ago
There is prepaid taxi counter in Airport or Volvo bus service (Government Operated) is available from Airport to Fort Kochi though service not frequent. There are plenty of home stays available in Fo (Read More)rt Kochi and you can check availability of rental vehicles with them.
Volvo bus service is available from Fort Kochi and bus stands in Ernakulam to Munnar. Ernakulam KSRTC bus stand and Vyttila Hub. Or please take a bus to Kothamamglam from above mentioned bus stand and from there frequent buses available to Munnar.
Q. Which is the best place to stay in kochi ?
2 years ago
Kochi has many accommodation options for travellers with various budgets. Please refer to the Hotels Tab above to view the different types of hotels and homestays in Kochi.
Q. What are some hangout places in Kochi?
3 years ago
You might want to go to tandav which is sort of a bar cum nightclub. Or relax at the Subhash Bose Park or eat some really good chicken and chill with friends at Chick King. There are a lot of places (Read More)you could go to in the city depending on your needs.
12 months ago
Kochi being the commercial hub of Kerala is one of the best cities in India. It has an it park, a ship building yard, a seaport, a marina, a transshipment terminal and many other industries.
3 years ago
Something a lot of people don’t appreciate about the coastal city-it’s Churches! The Jewish synagogue, the Santa Cruz basilica and dozens of other churches offer some beautiful paintings and frescoes (Read More) to admire-visiting during Christmas season is quite the experience.The boating and Fort Kochi need no introduction. The language barrier can be quite a struggle, but still manageable in Kochi as it’s one of the more commercialized cities of South India ( Naval Command, Fort Kochi, NLU Kochi, etc).The beaches within the city and it’s access to nearby backwaters such as Alleppey and Munnar make this city a must for the sea-lover.
2 years ago
Nestled on the seaside, Fort Kochi is a relic of bygone times and stands with its well-preserved colonial architecture lining its narrow cobbled streets. Chinese fishing nets dot the coastline with f (Read More)ish vendors selling their fresh catches opposite ubiquitous carts hawking souvenirs and knick-knacks for tourists to take something home. Photographers throng at sunset time to capture the quietly majestic scene. Cafes and boutiques are spread out through the area and it is a past-time of many to go hopping from one cafe to another and walking along Fort Kochi?s streets. The Kochi Muziris Biennale is a two month period during which art installations from all over the world are showcased in the many art galleries throughout the area, and is a celebration of Fort Kochi?s rich diversity. Jew Town, one of the first Jewish settlements in India and the Jewish synagogue within it, is also a major tourist attraction. One can also choose to stay in the beautiful colonial-era buildings that served as lodging for British Raj bureaucrats, as many of them have been repurposed into hotels.