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How to Reach Kochi

To visit the various tourist attractions of Kochi, you need to know how to reach Kochi. Here's how to reach Kochi by train, road and air.

Kochi By Air:

Kochi has its own airport, named the Cochin International Airport, situated 20 km away at Nedumbassery. The international and domestic flights available here connect you to different parts of the globe.

Kochi By Rail:

The main railway station is Kochi railway junction, while the other station is at Kochi Harbor Terminus. By rail, Kochi is linked with important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.

Kochi By Road:

Kochi is well-connected to its nearby cities and other states. Trips to Kochi from major cities like Mumbai, Mangalore, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, and Kozhikode can be easily planned via road.

Travel by Own Car

The sights are really beautiful if you choose to travel by your car. You can experience the glamor of the cities and the serenity of villages.

Fastest Routes:

Munnar to Kochi by Road:

The traveling route between Munnar to Kochi is extremely beautiful. You can easily plan a weekend trip to Kochi from Munnar. The fastest route from Munnar to Kochi is via NH85.

Munnar to Kochi by Road Distance Travel Time
Fastest Route : Munnar - Udumalpet Road - Willingdon Island - Kochi
125 km (approx.)
03 hours 38 minutes (approx) 

Fastest Route: Munnar - Udumalpet Road - Willingdon Island - Kochi

Distance: 125 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 03 hours 38 minutes (approx.)

Attractions along the route - The Blossom International Park, Karadippara View Point, Pottas Farm World, Valara Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls

Restaurants along the route - Hotel Sri Nivas Restaurant, Rapsy Restaurant Munnar, Pepper Salt, Farmyard Restaurant, Ira Restaurant and Bakers

Road Conditions:  Munnar to Kochi roads are smooth and provide a bumpy-free ride.

Alleppey to Kochi by Road:

Traveling from the backwaters of Alleppey to the urban city of Kochi lets you relish the beautiful scenery along the way.

Alleppey to Kochi by Road Distance Travel Time
Fastest Route : Cullen Road - Convent Square Junction - Thoppumpady Road - Kochi
53 km (approx.)
01 hours 15 minutes (approx) 


Fastest Route:
Cullen Road - Convent Square Junction - Thoppumpady Road - Kochi

Distance: 53 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 01 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

Attractions along the route - Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, Chellanam Beach, St. Mary’s Forane Church, Marine Drive Kochi

Restaurants along the route - Cafe Pumpkin, Hotel Aryaas Veg, Gandhi’s Restaurant, Mariya Restaurant, Indian Coffee House

Road conditions: Alleppey to Kochi roads are nice and smooth. There is traffic on this route during the daytime but offers a lonely drive at night.

Mysore to Kochi by Road:

Kochi is a wonderful place to visit from Mysore. You can witness a lot of attractions along this route that suit the tastes of different types of tourists.

Mysore to Kochi by Road Distance Travel Time
Fastest Route : Mysore - Nanjangud - Begur - Gundlupet - Bandipur - Theppakadu - Gudalur - Nadugani - Chungathara - Wandoor - Pattikkad - Pattambi - Thrissur -Chalakudy - Ernakulam - Kochi
345 km (approx.)
09 hours 17 minutes (approx) 


Fastest Route:
 Mysore - Nanjangud - Begur - Gundlupet - Bandipur - Theppakadu - Gudalur - Nadugani - Chungathara - Wandoor - Pattikkad - Pattambi - Thrissur - Chalakudy - Ernakulam - Kochi

Distance: 345 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 09 hours 17 minutes (approx.)

Attractions along the route - Mysore Palace, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Kauthuka Park, Conolly’s Plot, Needle Rock View Point

Restaurants along the route - Mahesh Prasad, Prestige Huts Restaurants, Chillies Restaurant, Minha Restaurant

Road conditions: Mysore to Kochi roads are in good condition so that you can drive smoothly. You will enjoy a great ride with scenic views.

Bengaluru to Kochi by Road:

Bengaluru to Kochi is considered one of the best road trips in South India. Drive through the Western Ghats and cross several national parks and forests along the way.

Bengaluru to Kochi by Road Distance Travel Time
Fastest Route : Bengaluru - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Bhavani - Perundurai -  Avinashi - Malumichimpatti - Palakkad -  Alathur - Chalakuddy - Aluva - Kochi
550 km (approx.)
10 hours 44 minutes (approx) 


Fastest Route:
 Bengaluru - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Bhavani - Perundurai -  Avinashi - Malumichimpatti - Palakkad -  Alathur - Chalakuddy - Aluva - Kochi

Distance: 550 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 10 hours 44 minutes (approx.)

Attractions along the route - Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Government Aquarium, Palakkad Fort, Sankagiri Fort

Restaurants along the route -JW Kitchen, Alba, The Cascade, Farzi Cafe, Merak

Road conditions: Bengaluru to Kochi road conditions are good. It offers beautiful scenery of the Western Ghats and enhances your trip.

Kottayam to Kochi by Road:

Plan a weekend getaway to Kochi from Kottayam. The views are amazing and you will have a fun time along the route.

Kottayam to Kochi by Road Distance Travel Time
Fastest Route : Kottayam - Kumarakom Road - Cheepunkal - Kaipuzha Muttu - Cherthala-Thanneermukkom Road - Poonam Velli - Thuravaroor - Ezhupunna - Kochi 
62 km (approx.)
01 hours 41 minutes (approx) 


Fastest Route:
Kottayam - Kumarakom Road - Cheepunkal - Kaipuzha Muttu - Cherthala-Thanneermukkom Road - Poonam Velli - Thuravaroor - Ezhupunna - Kochi

Distance: 62 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 01 hours 41 minutes (approx.)

Attractions along the route - Kumarakom boating, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kakkathuruthu Island, St. Thomas Church, Kerala Folklore Museum

Restaurants along the route - 12 to 12 Bar-Be-Que, The Punjabi Restaurant, Haco Restaurant, Currymeen

Road Conditions: Kottayam to Kochi roads are smooth. There are several bridges along the way that beautify your road journey.

About Kochi

Kochi, earlier known as Cochin, is renowned as the Queen of Arabian Sea. Kochi is nestled on the coast of the Arabian Sea in central Kerala. The most cosmopolitan city of the state, Kochi is the Commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Kochi is a charming mélange of many exotic cultures like the Portuguese, Jewish, English, French, Dutch and Chinese. To be at this city on your Kerala tour, you have to know how to reach Kochi.

There are several interesting tourist attractions of Kochi that are worth a watch on your Kochi Tour. Some of the popular tourist attractions of Kochi are the St. Francis Church (India's oldest European Church), Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Bolghatty Palace, Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Paradesi Synagogue (Oldest synagogue in the commonwealth), the huge Chinese Fishing Nets, and the Cochin Carnival held in the last week of every year.

Modern Kochi comprises of the old port city called Old Cochin including Mattancherry, Ernakulam mainland, Fort Kochi, Edapally, Kalamassery, Thrikkakara, Kakkanad and Tripunithura.