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Cochin Travel Guide

Fast Facts
Fast Facts

It is located in the state of Kerala. Cochin International Airport connects this city to the rest of the world.

Did You Know
Did You Know

It is a major port city and the chief commercial center of India. It is the chief spice trading center of the country.

Must Do
Must Do

Shopping, sightseeing tours, dining


Situated in the state of Kerala, Kochi is one of the most beautiful cities. Popularly known as Kochi, this city is the chief port city and the principal commercial center of the country. You can site Cochin at the district of Ernaculum. In Kerala, it is the second largest city and is the chief spice trading center of the country. Black pepper and cardamom are largely traded with other countries.

Climate of Cochin

Cochin in Kerala is located at the seaside and enjoys a pleasant climate. The city enjoys a moderately hot and humid climate. It is because of the favorable climatic condition that the city is widely visited by travelers from all over the country. The best time to visit Cochin is during December to February.

Transportation in Cochin

Cochin is well connected to other parts of the country. It has a brilliant network of transportation. Cochin International Airport receives regular flights from all over the world. It facilitates both the national as well as the international travelers. Ernakulam Junction and the Ernakulam Town are the two major railway heads in Cochin. The roads of the city are also properly developed. Regular buses ply on the roads of Cochin. The buses are cheap and reliable. To get around the city, you can also avail buses, taxis and autos.

Tourist attractions in Cochin

Cochin has numerous places of attractions, which are worth visiting. Explore the city to the fullest and admire the natural beauty of the place. The peacefulness and serenity of the place draws in large number of travelers. Some of the major tourist spots include the following:

  • Hill Palace Museum
  • Museum of Kerala History
  • Pareekshith Thampuran Museum
  • Fort Kochi
  • Mattancherry
  • Willingdon Island
  • Vypeen and Gundu islands
  • Bolgatty
  • Chinese fishing Nets
  • Dutch Palace
  • St. Francis Church
  • Jew Street and Synagogue
  • Santacruz Cathedral
  • Art Complex
  • Thirumala Devaswom Temple
  • Ernakulam Siva Temple
  • Kanjiramattam Mosque
  • Pallipuram Fort
  • Cherai Beach

Shopping in Cochin

Shopping is the most important activity in Cochin. There are several craft and antique stores in Cochin, which allows bargaining. You can buy souvenirs both for yourself and your loved ones. There are several handicrafts available, which are worth buying. You can find jewelry items and clothes within reasonable budget.

Dining at Cochin

Taste the delectable delicacies typical of Cochin and stimulate your taste buds. Visit the eateries in Cochin and splurge on the delicacies. The chief restaurants, which are located in Cochin, are as follows:

  • Pizza Hut
  • Hot Plate
  • Dawat - E - Khas
  • Brindavan - Palarivattom
  • Chic King
  • Varkeys
  • KFC

Hotels in Cochin

For a comfortable stay, you will find a number of hotels to put up a stay. There are various range of hotels available, to suit your requirements, taste and budget. Some of the major hotels include Brunton Boatyard, Malabar House Hotel, Ballard bungalow, Hotel Fort Queen, Koder House, Taj Malabar, Casino Hotel and Dream Catcher Home Stay.

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