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Other Info
  • Internet Availability:Good
  • STD Code:0484
  • Languages Spoken:Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English
  • Major Festivals:Onam, Christmas, Kochi Carnival, Vishu, Diwali , Vinayaka Chaturthi, Malayatoor Perunal and Navaratri
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Kochi Overview

  • Ideal Trip Duration: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Best Time to Visit Kochi: October to March
  • Peak Season: Oct to Jan
  • Weather Info: Moderate, during summer it will be little hot
  • State: Kerala

About Kochi

Kochi is known famously as the “Queen of Arabian Sea”. Located near the south-west coast of India, Kochi or Cochin is a place where it has a history about commercial trade since the last 600 years. Kerala’s capital - Kochi is a place where there is a rush of industrial and trading activities. Feudal Lords followed to rule the city after the Chera Dynasty that was based on Kochi. 

The city has an influence of Arabs, Phoenicians, Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese and the British as well. A flock of islands has art galleries, upmarket stores and is a cosmopolitan town. The city has a tinge of Vintage and Pop altogether. It has pubs, shopping, pubs, restaurants, and more. 

Culture

The capital of Kerala is a versatile place to reside. It has a mixed flavor of tradition and cosmopolitan culture. It has a large number of individuals as a resident of the city. And, the crowd is widely diverse. A large part of the Jewish community resides here, who are very important for Kochi’s business circles. Kochi is the home of many famous Malayalam writers and also social activists like Sahodaran Ayyappan. 

Places to visit in Kochi

The tourist attracting spots of Kochi are:

Mattancherry Palace: Also famous by the name Dutch Palace, it is a museum showing the miscellaneous articles of Kochi Rajas. 

Fort Kochi: It is situated in a coastal area. The place holds every single bit of cultural change in Kochi. 

Jewish Synagogue: Also known as Mattancherry Synagogue, it is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. It has rare antiques which include beautiful chandeliers, brass railed pulpit, clock tower and many other Chinese masterpieces.

Chinese Fishing Nets: It is one of the most famous and iconic attractions of Kerala.

Willingdon Island: One of the largest human-made islands in India is Willingdon Island.

Cuisine

Kochi’s cuisine is similar to a typical Kerala cuisine. One would find Appam and Stew and in delicacies Fish Molly and Fish Peera the most. The dishes that should be a must on your list are Thoran, Banana Chips, Kaalan, Paachadi and Pootu, which is made of bananas and rice flour.

Kochi, the Queen of Arabian Sea, is a must-visit for travelers. Kochi will provide you with a fantastic view of the sea, backwaters and a touch of the ancient buildings. 

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Top 4 Places to Visit in Kochi

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Cherai Beach

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