Apr 18, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Where to stay in Kochi
Also known as Cochin, the Indian port city of Kochi is a place of vibrancy and wonder often described as the Gateway to Kerala.
Perched on Indian’s coast with the Arabian Ocean, the city offers plenty for modern day travelers after years of playing host for hundreds of years to traders and explorers. Today the traders are in the local markets selling everything from trinkets and souvenirs to handicrafts and platefuls of delicious local cuisine – great fun to experience when soaking up the local atmosphere.
Sun lovers will enjoy the fun to be had under the palm trees on Cherai Beach and Fort Kochi Beach, while those who like to get under the cultural skin of a city will be fascinated by the spiritual triumvirate of the Cheraman Mosque, the Sri Krishna Temple in Gurvayoor and St. Francis Church.
The various European influences are prevalent along the coast with the the historic towns of Mattancherry and Fort Cochin being the most popular with tourists looking to spend a little time away from the mainland hub of Ernakulam.
Getting between Mattancherry Palace and Fort Cochin is a pleasurable bicycle trip or a casual walk, while auto rickshaw trips are available around Ernakulam. Taxis are also plentiful with scooters and motorbikes also readily available for rent from a number of agents.
Read our guide to the Best things to do and places to visit in Kochi.
The Taj Malabar truly embraces Kochi’s sea-faring traditions with a location on Willingdon Harbour that offers stunning views over the nearby harbour. An elegant hotel combining modern luxuries, the property also features recently-renovated guestrooms and suites.
The Ayana Fort Kochi is a luxury boutique hotel created from a 200-year-old courthouse in the heart of Fort Kochi and boasting stunning art deco styling. The historic surroundings are a throwback to the days of the merchants, while the modern day touches – such as morning yoga sessions on the roof at sunrise – add extra spice to your stay.
Located close to the beach, this budget price, three-star hotel can be found between Kochi and Mattancherry with attractions such as the Jain Temple, the Spice Market and Mattancherry Palace all close by. The hotel also offers a business center and fitness facilities.
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I really liked the aesthetic of Kochi. The green mixed with the buildings was a beautiful sight, even when it came to houses overtaken by nature. The fishing area was interesting, although very messy.
During your time in Kerala you'll want to spend a few days exploring Kochi, including the waterfront, the churches, the markets, and the food scene. Much calmer than many other Indian cities.
Very calm and it's a must when u come to Kerala since it's a specialty the backwaters
This city is amazing located at the river banks .. Looks great .. Nice to visit with family and friends ..