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Kochi Backwaters

A stretch of picturesque and lovely islands, lagoons, small rivulets and swinging coconut palm trees, Kochi is among the best backwater destinations in Kerala. A cruise on the local ferries through the winding waterways to several quaint spots like the coconut plantations and the coir villages are the main tourist attractions of Kochi. It is famous by the name “Queen of the Arabian Sea” and forms a group of islands on Lake Vembanad. These open out into the Arabian Sea to form one of the finest natural harbours in the world.

Best time to visit Kochi Backwaters

Winter months, i.e. October to February is the best time to visit Kochi backwaters. The temperature goes down and makes the ambience of this place cool and calm. There is no rainfall and one can enjoy the natural beauty all around.

How to reach Kochi Backwaters

Cochin International airport is the main airport, which is connected to prominent places in the country. One can take a cab to reach the desired location. Ernakulam Junction is also connected to prime railroads in the nation like Delhi, Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and Trivandrum. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation also runs buses from major cities. You can also reach Kochi by means of the ocean from cities like Goa, Mumbai, Colombo and Male, among others.

Nearby attractions

Make the most of trip to Kochi backwaters and visit these places nearby -

  • Paradesi Synagogue
  • Fort Kochi
  • Mattancherry Palace