Cochin, currently known as Kochi, is located on the southwest coast of India in the state of Kerala, overlooking the Arabian Sea. The city’s gorgeous beaches, stunning backwaters, remarkable coastline, vast spice estates, huge tea plantations and rich wildlife make it a tourist hot spot with picturesque landscapes. The history of British, Chinese, Portuguese and Dutch rule in Cochin has blessed it with a beautifully mixed and vibrant culture. Owing to its immense beauty, rich culture and fascinating history, the city has become quite popular as a tourist destination. A holiday in Cochin offers you an opportunity to explore and experience the natural beauty, cultural vibrancy and stunning architecture together. You can have an unforgettable trip with attractive Cochin tour packages.
Popular Cochin Tour Packages
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|High Tea, Spices & Wilderness Tour Packages
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|Exotic Kerala Tour Packages
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|High Tea, Spices & Backwater Tour Packages
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|Kerala Calling Tour Packages
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|Kerala Kaleidoscope with Kanyakumari Tour Packages
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Cochin tourist places
There are a lot of places to see in Cochin. The best Cochin packages offer a chance to cover all the prominent tourist spots of the city. Mattancherry Palace, erected by Portuguese in 1557, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Cochin. It is the highlight of the city’s architectural and historical heritage. Built in 1568, Paradesi synagogue is one of the longest-standing Jewish houses of worship in the Commonwealth countries. The synagogue boasts of several rare and unique antiques like gold and silver crowns, ancient copper plates, Belgian glass chandeliers, a clock tower, oriental hand-woven carpet and the first five books of the Old Testament. Exploring the city’s gorgeous and peaceful beaches such as Fort Kochi Beach, Munambam Beach, Andhakaranazhi Beach, Veeranpuzha Beach and Cherai Beach should be a major part of your Cochin trip. Vypeen Island is one of the most inhabited and rapidly growing areas of the city and has some popular tourist attractions like the Azhikotta Fort and the lighthouse at Ochanthuruthu. Athirapally Falls, also known as the Niagra of India, is Kerala’s largest waterfall that offers a mesmerising sight. Veegaland, renowned for being India’s first theme park, is an exciting amusement park full of fun and thrilling rides. You can also explore Pallipuram Fort, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Kadalkkara Lake Resort, Marine Drive, Bolgatty Palace, Wonderla Amusement Park, Willingdon Island and Areekkal Waterfalls during your holiday in Cochin.
Being the financial, industrial and commercial capital of Kerala, Cochin is also known as ‘the queen of the Arabian Sea’. A Cochin holiday is an incredible way to delve into Kerala’s captivating landscapes, diverse culture and rich history. The city is lined with upmarket stores, pubs, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and shopping malls. It also offers mouth-watering South Indian cuisine. Cochin tour packages will let you experience the beauty and diversity of this marvellous city on an enchanting trip.
Best time to visit Cochin - Owing to Kerala’s vicinity to the sea, a holiday in Cochin is a pleasant experience all year round. But, the best season to visit Cochin is winter or between the months of October and March. A Cochin trip in summer and monsoon can be a bit inconvenient due to extreme weather conditions.
How to reach Cochin - The best way to reach Cochin is by booking a flight to Cochin International Airport. The airport is connected to major cities across the world.
Things to do in Cochin
There is a never-ending list of things you can do during your Cochin holidays. Enjoy the captivating view of the Chinese fishing nets during your Cochin trip. As per the legends, a Chinese explorer, Zheng He, introduced these nets to the local fishermen in the 14th century. You can even learn to use these nets from the local fishermen. You can watch or play with baby elephants at the Elephant Training Centre in Kodanad. Witnessing a Kathakali dance performance and a Kalaripayattu performance should definitely be on your Cochin itinerary. Take a relaxing ferry ride and visit various islands like Vypeen, Willingdon and Vallarpadam Islands. Delve into the history by visiting Cochin’s museums like Folklore Museum, Hill Palace, Museum of Kerala History and Indo-Portuguese Museum. Appreciate the city’s stunning architecture and mixed culture in the form of magnificent churches and temples like Shiva Temple, St. Francis Church, Malayattoor Church, Gowreeswara Temple, Santa Cruz Basilica Church, Chottanikara Bhagavathy Temple and Ernakulam Mahadeva Temple. Take part in thrilling activities like Go-Karting and snorkelling. Shopping on Princess Street is a must-have experience on a Cochin holiday. Good Cochin packages ensure a fun holiday with a myriad of activities to participate in.