Guide for booking hotels in Kochi:
Kochi, known as the “Queen of Arabian Sea”, is one of the most picturesque destinations in Kerala. It is spread over a series of islands and crisscrossed by the sea and backwaters, and one can witness the perfect blend of old-world charm, leisure and cosmopolitan culture here. However, staying in one of the heritage architectural style villas adorned with wood-beamed ceilings and delicate wood carvings makes your visit to the city unforgettable.
Hotels in Ernakulam are popular choices if you visit Kochi for the first time. The area is a 15 minutes drive from Kochi and has plenty of budget and mid-range hotels. It is located close to the railway station and bus stand and the hotels are easily reachable by foot. Besides hotels, the neighbourhood is packed with shops selling handicrafts, spices and simple Keralan eateries.
Marine Drive Road is a top pick for luxury hotels. Placed in a fantastic location, minutes away from Marine Drive, the hotels offer elegant rooms with aesthetic views of the verdant gardens. Plus, staying at the hotels in this area allows you to explore MG road, a popular shopping hub in Kochi. Fort Kochi and Willingdon Island Road also have a few luxury hotels and boutique hotels featuring a combination of the traditional culture and Indian heritage with over-the-top amenities. If a relaxing stay overlooking the Arabian Sea is your choice, look no further than beach hotels and resorts on Cherai beach. The beach has many properties on the shore offering decent amenities, good hospitality and activities like cycling, fishing and yoga classes. In addition, heritage architectural style villas in Edappally, a 30 minutes drive from Cherai beach, are ideal for a group vacation.