The ocean and heavenly skies of Cochin

The ocean and heavenly skies of Cochin

When in Cochin, go fishing like the locals!

When in Cochin, go fishing like the locals!

The sprawling Dutch cemetery

The sprawling Dutch cemetery

Romantic ride in a houseboat

Romantic ride in a houseboat

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • Adventure Buffs
  • Lovebirds
  • Nirvana-aah
  • Family Fun
  • Beach Bums
    • Language

      Malayalam, Tamil, English
    • Altitude

      At Sea Level
    • Time zone

      IST
    • Theme

      Beach

A world of dazzling beaches, radiant backwaters, exquisite cuisines, exciting festivals and a zestful culture; Cochin truly is a reflection of God’s Own Country!

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  • Beaches

    The beaches of Cochin are a fun place to be. The ocean, the palm trees, the sandy beach and the crashing waves make for a relaxing experience. Beach activities include beach volleyball, surfing, swimming and jet skiing.

  • Cochin Carnival

    Perhaps the best time to be in Cochin is during the New Year. The atmosphere during this time is electrifying owing to the Cochin Carnival. Scintillating dance performances, animated shows, concerts and mesmerizing parades light up this extraordinary carnival.

Be prepared

  • Humidity

    Humidity is common in all coastal cities in Kerala and Cochin is no exception. Make sure you carry light cotton clothes and sunscreen along.

  • Spicy food

    Although quite popular with most tourists, Cochin’s coastal spicy food may cause some discomfort to people who aren’t used to it. When dining in a restaurant, ask your server for less spicy options.

Describing It

A vibrant culture and thriving port business symbolise the city of Cochin. This coastal town lends credence to Kerala’s claim of being God’s Own Country. Cochin has been bequeathed with many fond names; Queen of the Arabian Sea, Gateway to Kerala, and other local sobriquets.

As a tourist destination, Cochin serves a variety of interests. Get a dose of fun and adventure at Fort Cochin beach and Cherai beach on the island of Vypeen or indulge in your spiritual side at Sri Krishna Temple in Gurvayoor, St. Francis Church, and Cheraman Mosque. Much of Kochi lies at sea level, with a coastline of 48 km. Nature buffs can capture the sparkling colours of wildlife at the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary.

No holiday experience can be complete without shopping at the local market and gorging on local cuisine. From handicrafts to branded apparels, Cochin packs a punch when it comes to shopping. The mouthwatering local cuisine in Cochin is guaranteed to please your tummy and the senses.

Cochin is a destination embellished with all the elements required to make your holiday an extraordinary one – come and enjoy yourself in God’s own backyard!