What is the best time to visit Kochi?

Kochi, the southern city of Kerala has optimum temperatures throughout the year, which means visiting Kochi during any time of the year, would work for travellers. However, Best time to visit Kochi is said to be from the months of October to March which comprises of the winter season for the city. Summers and monsoon, although a tad difficult due to the extremes, are equally attractive in Kochi, especially for budget travellers.

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Monthly Weather in Kochi

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 22 32
February 22 33
March 25 34
April 26 35
May 25 34
June 24 31
July 24 31
August 24 31
September 24 31
October 24 32
November 23 32
December 22 31

Kochi in Winter (October - February)

Although there is not much change regarding weather and temperature in Kochi, the winter season is said to be the ideal season for visiting this coastal city. The temperatures during October to February lie between a pleasant 17 degree Celsius and 33 degree Celsius. This makes the climate in Kochi comparatively cooler. Due to this many individual who are averse to the heat or just tired of the countries sweat-inducing weather, prefer to visit Kochi during this time.
Kochi Skyline
Kochi Skyline
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Kochi in Monsoon (July - September)

Monsoons in Kochi last from July to September. These months are a happy medium between the winter and the summer season. Kochi receives an average amount of rain during the monsoon months, which neither troubles nor disturbs the straggling tourists from their activities. However, temperatures during the monsoon season may be a little higher than those in the coming winter months. The average temperature during the monsoon months falls somewhere between 24 degree Celsius and 28 degree Celsius.
Cheenavala Fort Kochi
Cheenavala Fort Kochi
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Kochi in Summer (March - June)

The summer season in Kochi is said to be an offseason for the city. This is because though Kochi’s temperature does not rise above 37 degree Celsius, the weather is still extremely humid and warm. This may make most people uncomfortable and dishearten them enough for them not to relish in the beauty of the city. However, as the summer months of March to June are an offseason for Kochi, it also means that there will be a lesser crowd and more deals on hotels, flights etc., that would urge you to visit the city.For precautions, do take the light cotton wear and some sunscreen lotion along.
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Events in Kochi

Onam Feast, Thrikkakara Vamanamoorthy Temple

August - September

If you want to witness harmony at its best, be sure to attend the Onam feast at Thrikkakara temple which cuts across all religious barriers. Celebrated over 10 days, the temple is considered the centre of onam celebrations all over the world. Each day has its own special significance and rites are performed in accordance with that.

Kochi Muziris Biennale

12th December 2018 - 29th March 2019

The Kochi Muziris Biennale, a significant art exhibition of India, is set around different areas of Kochi including galleries, heritage buildings, public parks, halls, and other spaces. A mix of Indian as well as international artists, all with very different experiences in art, come together to present their artworks in the form of films, paintings, photographs sculptures, sketches, fashion exhibits, music, dance, drama and many more. These exhibits are carefully curated by different professionals every year. Running for three months, every alternate year, Kochi Biennale is now its fourth edition.

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