How to reach Kochi

Kochi is one of the oldest ports in India located in the state of Kerala. It is marked by both Dutch and British influences and is one of the finest commercial and industrial hubs of Kerala. Located in the Malabar Coast of India, this city has also been influenced by the Chinese, Portuguese, and Arabs. The name derives its version from the small lagoons, which are part of its geographical landscape. For over 600 years, traders have been coming here and bringing a part of their country, which has resulted into building up symbols of Kochi: giant fishing nets from China, synagogue, ancient mosques, remnants of the Portuguese and the British.

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Places to Visit in Kochi

  • The Mattancherry Palace- A must visit if one wants to get a close view of the Dutch palaces. Showcasing a blend of Indian and Portuguese traditions, the Indo-Portuguese Museum is an asset for Kochi.
  • Pardesi Synagogue- Built in 1568, this synagogue attracts tourists to its quaint and unique charm and is a mark of the great love that exists in the community.
  • Chinese Fishing Nets- The Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi is a popular attraction. These nets are fixed on land using a unique mechanism and facilitate a specific way of fishing. These nets are 10 meters high. Indeed this is one of the most mesmerizing sites, in existence since the 14th century, exhibited by the fishermen with pride.
  • Jew Town- An ideal place for photography, it is a small area that falls between Mattancherry Dutch Palace and the Pardesi Jewish Synagogue.
  • Princess Street- One of the oldest streets in Fort Kochi, it is a must visit place to absorb in the uniqueness of Kochi. A tourist can find cafes, restaurants, bookstores, tea shops, art galleries, and souvenirs along with people from all cultures.  
  • St Francis Church- The church is located near the Princess Street in Fort Kochi and is said to be the oldest European-built church in India. According to some mythical tales, it had once been the burial site of explorer Vasco de Gama, who died in Kochi in 1524.
  • Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum- This is a private museum located on the outskirts of Ernakulam. Started in 2009, it has three floors, which exhibit artifacts imbibed with state’s heritage, an ideal place to visit if you want to learn more about the culture of Kerala.
  • There are various other places of tourist interest, such as Vypeen Island, Cherai Beach etc.

Weather & Temperature of Kochi

Summer in Kochi begins from March and extends up to June. The temperature in summers is between 20- degrees Celsius to 37-degrees Celsius. July to September marks the monsoon season. Kochi has a hot and humid climate but the winters remain pleasant from October to February. The temperature in winter months ranges between 17-degrees and 33-degrees Celsius.

Best time to Visit Kochi

The best time to visit Kochi is from October to February. December can easily be considered the best month to visit Kochi. Thus winter is ideal for sightseeing and roaming around this beautiful city. Book cheap air tickets to Kochi on Cleartrip!

Connectivity Information

Reaching Kochi By Flight

Kochi is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Cochin at a distance of 28kms.

Airports: Cochin International Airport

Reaching Kochi By Train

You can easily get regular trains to Kochi from other major cities of the country..

Railway Station(s): Ernakulam Town , Eranakulam Jn