The Ultimate Travel guide for Kochi
India is a place where mountains meet beaches, rain forest meet deserts. If you are a mountain and peace lover then India has Ladakh. If you love to explore deserts and forts then it has Rajasthan. And by any chance, if you are a beach lover then you have Kerala. And Kochi is the heart of Kerala.
Cochin also known as Kochi nowadays is a tourist hub for travelers who plan to visit Kerala. Kochi is known for its backwaters, ultimate mouth-watering delicacies, lovely locals and scenic beauty. Kochi being a coastal city has one of the largest and oldest ports in India with old merchant houses, open courtyards, merchant house heaped with betel nuts, tea, peppercorns, and ginger. Historically, Kochi has a great significance. It is always known as the city which used to export spices, coffee and, coir and imported Western and other cultures in India. Today Kochi as a city is an amalgam of different cultures, religion and, cuisines. And with this travel guide for Kochi, I will be sharing with you
- Best places to visit in Kochi
- Places to eat in Kochi
- And various other vital information’s you might need for this trip
Top 4 Places To Visit In Kochi
Being a city with so much to explore, it is very hard to pin down everything in a single article. That is why; I am going to tell you the best four places to visit in Kochi, which you shouldn’t miss.
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Exploring heritage is one of the best ways to understand a culture. And the best way to experience it is by attending a local Kathakali performance by the professionals. Mark my words, it is an unusual experience which no one would love to miss.
Chinese Fishing Nets
If you haven’t seen Chinese fishing nets, you have missed one of the most fascinating sights that Kochi has to offer. A place where history meets the modern world. It is a place where you will find modern cafes running side by side with the historical Chinese nets which were installed somewhere around 1375AD. A place which is known to be visited during evening time as it provides a fascinating site against the setting sun.
Boat Ride At Fort Kochi
You can’t miss boat ride when visiting Fort Kochi. In Kochi, the boat is not only meant for tourists/travelers, out here boat is a means of communication for local people. There are many options to experience this ride. You can either join locals on their ferry ride which runs from Ernakulam to Fort Kochi or may book a fishing boat for an hour and can enjoy the sunset.
Best Places To Eat In Kochi
Address: Parade Ground Road, Kochi
Price: 800 for two people
Set in an open-sided pavilion, it is one of the most prominent restaurants for people who love western cuisine. There’s seafood based, European style menu is a hit among its regular customers. Plus they have a wine bar too, which serves upmarket snacks with fine wine.
Address: 1/293, Lily St. , Kochi
Specialty: North Indian
Price: 300 for two people
Started by Mr. Ramesh, Dal Roti is one of the famous places to have Indian curries. They have a wide range of North Indian menus. Starting from Kathi rolls to Kebabs to Thalis, they have it all in their kitty. Whether you are a vegetarian or an eggetarian or a nonvegetarian, they serve the best North Indian cuisines to satisfy your taste buds. So if you are craving for North Indian food, Dal Roti should be the place you should go for.
Price: 1000 for two people
I guess, the name says it all. Fishmongers is a paradise for seafood lovers. Just behind the Chinese fishing nets are several fish mongers from where you can buy fish. Then these guys take your selection to one of the restaurants/cafes along Tower Rd. and cook a mouth watering delicacy just in front of you. Having a fresh meal is all we need after a hectic day of travel.
Address: MG Road, Kochi
Specialty: Indian and Asian cuisine
Price: 600 for two people
Grand Pavilion is a retro stylish and an elegant restaurant, which serves amazing Indian and various other Asian cuisines. A place, which serves soulful food to food lovers.
How To Reach Kochi
Kochi or Cochin has an international airport located in Nedumbassery, which is just 30 km’s northeast of Ernakulam.
For domestic travelers, there are regular flights which fly from Chennai, Bombay, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Trivandrum. For travelers, traveling from a different country there are international flights to from Sri Lank, Maldives, Bangkok, Singapore, and various other Gulf states.
Kochi is very well connected with various other parts of India through its railway network and by state-run and privately run buses. Reaching Kochi was never a hard task.
I hope now you have an idea how to travel, where to stay and what to eat in Kochi with the help of this article “A Ultimate Travel Guide For Kochi, Kerala”
Author Bio: A solo backpacker from India, who has been exploring for last 10 years and has a plethora of knowledge and information about this beautiful land & its culture. Follow him through his blog ThePoorNomad, where he shares various travel information’s, hacks, tips & tricks on various destinations in India.
6 Most Famous Handicrafts of Kerala That You Can Take Home as Souvenirs
3 Tips to Make Your Airport Experience a Breeze ( Guest Post )
A story Teller. An adventurer. An explorer. This and much more. Traveling is not my passion, it is my life. And when I am not traveling reading and writing about different places keeps me alive.