60 Best Things to Do in Cochin in 2020 (985 Reviews)

Kochi also known as Cochin is all about its busy ports has a .lot of history associated to it underneath its façade. The Best Things To Do in Cochin would be to admire its beauty, soaking in a little of the old world charm, visit its culture, art and free spirited adventure. Whoever visits Kochi gets mesmerised by its shades displayed through the city’s many medieval architecture, heritage buildings, old mosques, synagogues etc. This small and vibrant city located by the Malabar Coast has vibrant charm to which many tourists get attracted to. Kochi is also a major port city on the south-west coast of India by the Laccadive Sea. In these parts there are a collection of tiny islands and peninsulas along the shore of the Arabian Sea, this areas have centuries of history associated with it starting from the invasion by foreign powers like the Arabs, Dutch, British, Chinese and the Portuguese. The city boasts of a lively culture scene as well, where tourists can also catch the best of Kathakali and Kalarippayat Arts. Kochi is the biggest city in Kerala and one must visit the place to learn the rich history of colonial India and its trading prowess.

Kochi is a great place to gather experiences, a little far from the city one gets to experience thrilling adventure activities like Zip-lining. Cruising & sailing, jeep safari and rock climbing. The city’s religious spots such as the Chottanikara Bhagavathy Temple or the Santa Cruz Basilica are much known for their intrinsic designs and architecture. Among the Best Things To Do in Cochin sightseeing prominent places like the Pardesi Synagogue, Cherai Beach and Fort Kochi are top rated.

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Night Camping with Campfire in Wayanad Flat 10% off Featured
Night Camping with Campfire in Wayanad Flat 10% off

1D/1N

Wayanad

About the activity : Have you ever wondered what the true beauty of Wayanad looks like, at any time of the day? On your next weekend, experience an exciting night camping experience in Wayanad with camping at Bansurian in this hilly forested paradise! Arrive at the meeting point near Chundale in Wayanad by 05:00 PM and you will be taken to the campsite later.Gaze at the beautiful stars as you lounge in the tranquillity and serenity of the hills and forests of Wayanad! Enjoy with your close friends and family as you relax in the peaceful ambience of the thick and lush forests in Banasura. Dine on a delicious Dinner as the wonders of nature envelop you into a peaceful stupor and lull you into a happy trance-like state! Experience adventure and thrill in Wayanad on your next holiday and revel in pure, unadulterated excitement!The next morning, wake up to the gentle tweets of birds and experience the fresh air around and have breakfast at 09:00 before you wind up the camping expedition.How to reach?Located near the city the campsite is easily reachable by public or private transportMin number of people required to book:- 4
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INR 1,999

INR 1,799

Camping And Cycling Tour In Wayanad Featured
Camping And Cycling Tour In Wayanad

2D/1N

Wayanad

About the activity : Let the pedals and the helmets roar on your next weekend away from the humdrum of city life.Explore the beauty of Wayanad with an exciting cycling and camping tour in this beautiful hilly region. Strap on your helmets and let the adventurer in you explore the barbed plantation trails and the waterfalls, nearby rivers, forests etc.While here, you can also revel in an amazing camping experience and let the wonders of the beautiful place take you over.Indulge in a delicious dinner and enjoy the amazing cuisine that is placed before you. The package includes food and accommodation in tents.
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INR 3,099

Trekking and Forest Camping in Munnar Featured
Trekking and Forest Camping in Munnar

1D/1N

Munnar

About the activity : Munnar never fails to impress you! The beauty of this lovely place is unparalleled and leaves you in awe at all times! Head for an exciting half day trek and forest camping experience in Munnar with your loved ones and revel in the beauty and tranquility of the place while enjoying the adventure as well! Guests will go for trekking after lunch (lunch not included).  Once the guests reach the top of the mountain and spend up to an hour on top of the mountain. From the top of the mountain, guests can see the whole Idukki district and all the sightseeing points in Munnar that are sure to take your breath away.  Guests need not go to sightseeing from this point as they can see everything from the top.  In the evening, guests will trek down to the camp site and will enjoy the night stay in the forest with usual camping activities of campfire, music and more! Meal Types: Dinner and next morning Tea only Accommodation Types: Tent standard type on double/triple sharing Activities: Trekking, Camping, campfire with music and nature stay Difficulty Level: moderate 
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INR 3,500

INR 3,299

Jeep Safari In Munnar Best Seller
Jeep Safari In Munnar

7H

Munnar

Grab immense delight in the stunning beauty of the lush green region with this pleasing jeep sightseeing in Munnar. Rejoice in the beautiful environment and serenity enveloping this entire place along with your friends and family. A perfect getaway destination that lets you travel through abundant tea estates wrapping the mountain ranges. About the activity :There are a wide set of things that can be done in Munnar for experiencing an immense delight. Head for an exciting jeep safari in Munnar and enjoy a great adventure in the beautiful terrains of this hilly paradise. Explore Munnar and enjoy jeep safari across the tea city. Don't miss out the chance to explore Munnar and visit places such as Mattupetty, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Top Station, Tea Plantation, Yelapetty, Flower Garden.You can also embark on an exciting tea factory visit on the top of the mountain. Indulge in photography and spend quality time with your loved ones upon this trip and let yourself go in the beauty of Munnar!Timings: 9:00AM - 4:00PMNote: Minimum 2 persons are required to book this package and the maximum number is 6.
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26 Ratings

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Border Hiking in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Best Seller
Border Hiking in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

9H

Periyar

About the Activity: Border hiking in Periyar takes you through undulating terrains of this beautiful region. Get ready to witness the grand beauty of majestic mountains surrounding this beautiful place from all sides. Trek through narrow pathways that provide you with best views of the lofty mountains, green pastures and stunning valleys that will further make you trip worth remembering! This trekking program takes you on a trekking spree through well-acclaimed Periyar tiger reserve – get ready to witness exotic wild animals roaming freely in the jungles. For a nature lover, this place is certainly a true paradise – apart from the diversified animal kingdom, you can also get the best views of beautiful birds and butterflies adorning this region. Border hiking in Periyar takes you through lush-green thickets crowned at a height of around 900-1200m. Hike through winding trials, listen to chirpings of the birds on distant mountain ranges and explore the treasure of silence while trekking here with friends and family. A perfect getaway destination, away from the humdrum of city life prepare yourself to get dazzled in the lap of Mother Nature like never before with an enthralling Border hiking in Periyar.Starting Point: Entrance Gate/ Bamboo Grove CottageEnding Point: Entrance Gate/ Bamboo Grove CottageTimings: 8 AM to 5 PMCapacity: Min 2 | Max 10
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Bamboo Rafting Adventure in Periyar Best Seller
Bamboo Rafting Adventure in Periyar

9H

Periyar

About the Activity: - Enthrall in a relaxing bamboo rafting adventure in Periyar Tiger Reserve while relaxing in this nature’s abode with friends and family. Embark on this amazing experience - the technique for this water activity is pretty simple, all you need to do is just float in the water.- Feel the cold water splashing on your face as you indulge in bamboo rafting in Periyar. This amazing water sport requires a basic level of fitness, thus, providing an opportunity to almost everyone to taste the bounties of water sports. While here, you will be guided by trained experts who will help you in all the basics of bamboo rafting such as riding the raft and gliding through the waters. Enjoy this rejuvenating activity right from dawn to dusk – lose yourself in the lap of Mother Nature for an unparalleled experience.- While in Periyar tiger reserve, delight in a trekking experience through luxuriant forest sprawling throughout the region. Walk through narrow pathways and witness the best views of the lush-green thickets enveloping the place, lofty mountains surrounding your stay here. Enthrall with family and friends in this amazing bamboo rafting in Periyar tiger reserve with friends and family. Starting Point: Boat landing pointEnding Point: Boat landing pointTiming: 8 AM to 5 PMCapacity: Min 2 | Max 10
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39 Ratings

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INR 2,940

INR 2,640

Full Day Kochi Sightseeing Tour Flat 25% off Best Seller
Full Day Kochi Sightseeing Tour Flat 25% off

8H

Cochin

About the Activity: Start your tour by getting picked up at around 9 AM and explore the glory of the city of Cochin.Visit places like Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi Beach, Jew Town & Marine Drive, etc.Skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed down paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes and swaying coconut palms. Picking up all the pieces together and creating a beautiful trail of Kochi sightseeing, we bring unmatched cultural experience with amazing tales to understand the lifestyle of this city.Places Covered:Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and St. Francis CSI ChurchFort Kochi Beach, Bastion Bungalow and Chinese fishing netMattancherry Palace and St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian ChurchJew TownAspinwall House and Indo Portuguese MuseumErnakulam Shiva TempleMarine DriveMangalavanam Bird SanctuaryBasilica Of Our Lady Of Ransom and Kochi International MarinaHill Palace MuseumChottanikkara Devi TempleSt. George's Forane Church and Lulu MallPick up & drop:Within 12 KM radius of Fort KochiNote:Min 2 pax are required to book this package.
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27 Ratings

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INR 550

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary Featured
Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

2D/1N

Thrissur

Located in the district of Thrissur, Chimmony wildlife sanctuary has the watershed areas of two rivers. Kunumali and Mupliyam rivers are bounded by hills. It comprises of several kinds of flora and fauna. Chimmony Wildlife in India is set near the Peechi Vazhani wildlife in kerala. There are around 110 different kinds of birds including 22 kinds of migratory birds. The water body of this sanctuary is the abode of 31 various species of local fish. Apart from this many a rare species of endangered orchids and herbs like Mara Manjal (tree turmeric) and analivegam adds to the biodiversity of this sanctuary.
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27 Ratings

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Wildlife Tour in Kerala for 2 Days Featured
Wildlife Tour in Kerala for 2 Days

2D/1N

Cochin

Start from Kochi either from hotel or airport. Move towards bird sanctuary of Thattekkad. Located at the lowest altitude, this evergreen forest of Thattakkad sanctuary houses 280 species of colorful birds. It is one of the low altitude evergreen forests. Birdlife includes various birds such as white bellied tree pie, grey hornbill, rufous babbler and several water birds. Apart from this, the wood of this sanctuary is now the agricultural and plantation regions. The areas give some sights of various avian. Thattekad is the most abundant bird habitat of India.
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40 Ratings

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40 Ratings

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Short Adventures Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Featured
Short Adventures Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

2D/1N

Munnar

A unique habitat for vulnerable huge whined squirrel of India, Chinnar is thorny scrub forest with xerophytes species. It is set in the rain shadow realm of the Western Ghats of Kerala. Abundant in its wildlife in kerala, Chinnar sanctuary is blended with deciduous woods. You can do hiking in the forests of Chinnar. Famous for its herds of Bisons, this sanctuary has wet grass lands. You can find the diversity in the forests. Several animals like elephants, hanuman monkey, sambar, and spotted deer can be encountered easily when you travel from Karimuthi to Chinnar. ​
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26 Ratings

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Stay at C G H the Marari Beach near Alleppey
Stay at C G H the Marari Beach near Alleppey

3D/2N

Alleppey

About the Activity:A local, famed fishing village is Mararikulam near Alleppey, a new entrant to the list of holiday destinations. The Marari Beach, a four star resort is offering you a peaceful stay along with the endless sand beaches lined by the swaying palms and the local regions where Kerala tradition is persisting very vibrantly.This is a beach resort which has an authentic Ayurveda centre the guests can just relax and indulge in rejuvenating therapies.Let your body and soul get free with the Yoga classes held here at sunrise and sunset. The resort is well equipped with a swimming pool, tennis court, badminton court, beach volleyball, gift shop and a doctor on call. Marari Beach Resort can also arrange for a cycling tour of the village and cooking classes for guests.The resort has 52 spacious cottages comprising Garden and Pool Villas. The cottages are separated by generous stretches of open park land, resembling a typical cottage, identical to a local fisherman's hut but with the incomparably luxurious interiors. All cottages are air conditioned and have double or twin beds and a tea/coffee machine. The bathrooms are open-roofed courtyards replete with modern plumbing and hot and cold running water. In addition to these, the Pool Villas have a cozy living room with a private pool. Luxury is indeed overflowing here.Check in by 02:00 pm and check-out by 11:00 am on the third day of your stay.
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26 Ratings

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26 Ratings

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INR 17,000

Stay at C G H Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom
Stay at C G H Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom

3D/2N

Kumarakom

About the Experience:Kumarakom in Kerala is a famous houseboat tourism centre, the villages on the lakeside are brimming with the traditional lifestyle and lip-smacking cuisines of Kerala in its purity.Head to stay at Coconut Lagoon for three days which the package is offering you, where you would be reaching only through water.Cross the majestic Vembanad Lake via a clunky wooden boat and while you arrive at the resort, the lobby will welcome you with the reconstructed 19th century architectural style with a stone jetty attached to the mansion.Check in to your room at Coconut Lagoon which acts as the savior of harmony with the nature around.Enjoy walking through the butterfly garden, a little experiment, it is a space with natural moisture, sunlight and a profusion of wild flowers. In Coconut Lagoon, the heritage spirit reflects in every nook and corner from the carved woods of the ceilings to the brass work on the doors.Board a boat to relish the sunset views on the lake as well as indulge in a birding session to take a look at the multi colours of migratory birds arrive in Kumarakom every year.Make your steps according to the Kalarippayattu artists show their forte before your eyes and enjoy the soothing music of Tabla and other Indian musical instruments.Check-in by 02:00 pm and check-out by 11:00 am on the third day of your stay.
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28 Ratings

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28 Ratings

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INR 17,000

Stay at C G H Spice Village (5 Star) in Thekkady
Stay at C G H Spice Village (5 Star) in Thekkady

3D/2N

Thekkady

About the Activity:Thekkady in Kerala is a caring parent of a dense forest and the endangered flora and fauna. The flocks of cattle, elephants and other wild animals freely roam around the green grasslands on the banks of the vast lake.Head to enjoy the faultless beauty of Thekkady with a three day stay at Spice Village which introduces the essence of a mountain tribal village, re-structured in the way suiting the modern day traveller. Though the interiors are maintained as a tribute to the ancient ways of life, the comfort level offered is much beyond your expectation.The modern plumbing, comfortable beds, hot showers along with the unfiltered views of the green nature are the features Spice Village puts forth before its guests.Imagine the space where Hewn stone replaces shag carpets,the chirping of rare birds fills the space of television and the continuously flowing mountain breeze will let you forget what air conditioning is all about.Check-in by 02:00 pm and check-out by 11:00 on the third day.
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25 Ratings

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25 Ratings

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INR 15,000

Stay at Eighth Bastion (4 Star) in Fort Cochin
Stay at Eighth Bastion (4 Star) in Fort Cochin

3D/2N

Cochin

About the Experience:Eighth Bastion is a pristine property located at a distance of 1 minute walk from the beach in Fort Cochin, Kerala. The Chinese Fishing nets which are the symbol of Fort Cochin outside is 200 meters away from the property.Enjoy a peaceful stay at Eighth Bastion that features a seasonal outdoor pool, garden and a business centre.Also, it is equipped with free wi-fi and the rooms are made comfortable with a balcony, air condition with a seating area, a desk and safety deposit box.The private bathroom includes free toiletries and shower. The property is dedicated to operate 24-hours to assist guests with luggage storage, laundry and ironing service. Tour desk at the property helps the guests with currency exchange and sightseeing.In addition to it, the in-house restaurant, East Indies serves a variety of Indian, Indonesian and Sri Lankan cuisines. Experience the most comfortable stay which helps you escape from all the humdrum you have been going through with the chilled breeze from the mighty Arabian Sea.Check-in at 02:00 PM and check-out at 11:00 AM on the third day of your stay.
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23 Ratings

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23 Ratings

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INR 16,000

Stay at Brunton Boatyard ( Four Star) in Fort Cochin
Stay at Brunton Boatyard ( Four Star) in Fort Cochin

3D/2N

Cochin

About the Experience:Brunton Boatyard is a peaceful property located at a distance of 12 minute walk from the beach in Fort Kochi, Kerala. The restored Victorian shipyard on the Cochin Harbour has everything any kind of tourists or traveller is looking for. It has perfectly equipped air conditioned rooms allowing you to capture the exotic sea views.A 1-minute walk from Fort Kochi-Vypeen Ferry Terminal will take you to the property which has an outdoor pool and Ayurvedic massage treatments centre.The spacious rooms are all equipped with a TV, ironing facilities and hairdryer. Private bathrooms are maintained well with hot-water showers and toiletries. 24-hour room service is also available. There is this History restaurant that serves Cochin cuisine, while grilled seafood are offered at The Terrace. Other dining options include cocktails at The Armoury Bar, as well as English tea at the Quadrangle cafe on the outdoor area.During the three day exclusive stay of yours, you are going to get the charismatic sunset cruise every evening at 05:30 PM on the Brunton Boat.Fort Cochin has been welcoming the various cultures for many centuries which came from China, Arabian, Holland, Portugal, France, England and so on. You will be able to enjoy a culinary lecture demo of the effects of this mixture of culture had on the traditional food items. It happens at 06:30 PM every evening. Check-in to the property around 02:00 PM and check-out at 11:00 AM on the third day.                                                                                    
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24 Ratings

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24 Ratings

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INR 20,300

Day Cruise in a Deluxe Houseboat: Cochin to Alleppey
Day Cruise in a Deluxe Houseboat: Cochin to Alleppey

4H

Alleppey

About the Activity:The majestic Arabian Sea is just peacefull lying on the west and on the other side a plethora of Boat Racesakes, lagoons and fresh water lakes and rivers. We are talking about Alleppey, the one-of-a-kind district with immense natural beauty. The traders' hub once it was, Alleppey has still its potential to attract thousands of travellers from all over the world. To have the maximum of this natural extravaganza, you are invited to join a houseboat cruise for four hours. Start your cruise from Cochin in a deluxe houseboat.Now, Alleppey is a predominant backwater tourist centre, a famous host of the boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Enjoy the tour of the land of lush paddy fields, Kuttanad which is called the rice bowl of Kerala and is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.The package includes food, accommodation and unlimited fun throughout the activity.
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40 Ratings

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40 Ratings

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INR 14,000

Tea Valley and Munnar Hill Station Tour
Tea Valley and Munnar Hill Station Tour

3D/2N

Munnar

About the Activity:Munnar, a tiny hill station in Kerala is quite famous among international travellers as well because of its serenity and colourful landscapes enhances by the vast tea estates.Grab your tickets fast to head to this quiet greenery on your next vacation and spend an imaginary level three days exploring the breathtaking natural beauty.Start your trip from Cochin and take a road trip to reach Munnar which shows you amazing sights on both the sides of the road, quite impressive and dream-like for many reasons.Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Tea Museum etc are the major highlights you will be going to rediscover with this tour.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the whole trip.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 6,800

Kalaripayattu Experience In Munnar
Kalaripayattu Experience In Munnar

1H

Munnar

About the Activity : Have you ever wondered what the brilliant culture of the south holds in store for you? This holiday, witness an exciting Kalaripayattu show in Munnar with your friends and family and see the unique and sophisticated styles of the men as they swish their swords and shields and fly in the air in a sophisticated style! This is one of the oldest fighting styles in the world and is the traditional martial arts sport practiced in India! It has served as an inspiration behind the creation of the world famous Kung fu. Experience the different techniques of Kalaripayattu, as the experts display the different body controls, their flexibility and the different exercises involved in this splendid art! These men will show you the intricate fighting skills with their bare hands and leave you in awe as they glide mid air and clank swords and other weapons!
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35 Ratings

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Full Day Tour In Munnar
Full Day Tour In Munnar

1D

Munnar

About the activity : Munnar is a place that can take your breath away and transport you to a whole new world! The quaint architecture and the ambience of a place that is steeped in history and misty clouds, there are several aspects to what makes visiting Munnar an amazing experience! Enjoy a full day trip through Munnar and explore various sights such as the famous Nursery Garden, Photo Point, and Jungle Honeybee Nest. There are several marvels of architecture such as the Madupetty Dam, Boating Point, Echo Point, Cinema Shooting Point, Elephant Arrival Spot, Gundala Dam/Lake, Yellapatti Farm, Top Station and Tea Museum which will delight you. Once you visit these, you can proceed to enjoy a wildlife experience in Eravikulam – Rajamalai National Park, Anaimudi Peak, Nilgiri Tahr, Blossom Park and Pothameduand sunset view point. While here, you can click amazing photos and relax in the sprawling beauty of the place!
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Mountain Trekking And Tea Garden Visit In Munnar
Mountain Trekking And Tea Garden Visit In Munnar

4H

Munnar

About the activity : The mountains of Munnar call you to explore them on your next holiday away from the humdrum of city life! Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams namely, the Mudrapuzha, the Nallathanni and the Kundala at about 1600m above sea level, Munnar has proved to be a haven of sorts for all those who wish to run away from the blistering heat of the city! The sprawling acres of tea plantations and the misty clouds in the place have attracted many visitors from all over the country and abroad! The different mountains and peaks such as the Anamudi and other sites such as Top station and Chinnakanal have proven to be a treat for the travellers eyes!  Engage in an exciting mountain trekking and tea garden visit in Munnar on your next trip here and revel in the amazing tranquillity of nature! Activities: Trekking and Tea Plantation Visit Difficulty Level: Easy
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36 Ratings

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36 Ratings

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cochin Things To Do

  1. What are the best things to do in Cochin?

    Kochi is a town distinct of all major towns in Kerala. The town is associated with a lot of history and tourist visit this town to enjoy some memorable time soaking in the past and discovering new things like the Chinese Fishing Nets. It is a fun experience. When in Kochi one must visit the Mattancherry Palace and the famous Jewish Synagogue, which is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.

    The Kathakali dance performances are a treat to watch for the dance form speak a lot about the age old culture. Shopping can be a great recreation activity where in Kochi, tourists can shop for local made artefacts.

  2. What are the best adventure activities to do in Cochin?

    Kochi is a prominent port city in the state of Kerala, the city offers great architectural splendours on display and other than this it is also host to many other exciting adventure activities. Kochi is home to South India’s first PADI authorized dive centre called Scuba Cochin.

    This centre offers various PADI certification courses from open water diver to instructor level and daily dive trips. One can venture out on an exciting high altitude mountain cycling adventure in Munnar around 150 kms from Kochi. Chokramudi trekking provides panoramic views and is a promising trek for all adventure lovers.

  3. Which are the best destinations for a wildlife safari in Cochin?

    Periyar wildlife sanctuary is much known for its large Elephant population and a thrilling safari here can be a great addition to your vacation in Kochi. Get the experience of a lifetime on a thrilling elephant safari at Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Nagarhole also offers wildlife safari experiences to its visitor, it one of South India's best Tiger Reserve.

    The harbour city of Cochin, offer numerous getaway opportunities, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary offers to its tourists numerous safari experiences of which include jeep safari and elephant safari.

  4. Which are some famous campsites near Cochin?

    Since Cochin is just like any other city, folks staying here do feel the need to go out away from the cacophony of the big city. Camping is a favoured activity in and around Kochi with new campsites coming up every year at picturesque locations.

    The Hornbill Camp is set amidst a coconut grove on the banks of the Periyar River, consists of cottage tents overlooking the lowland forests of the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad in Kerala. Chinnar Valley is the only rain shadow of the Western Ghats of Kerala near Idukki boasts of good camping sites. Silent Valley Camping is also famous near Kochi.

  5. Which are the most adventurous places for trekking near Cochin?

    Cochin is a port city but it is also blessed with the Western Ghats owing to which the regions outside Kochi offer great hiking trails. Ramakalamedu Trek in Idukki offers a panoramic view of the picturesque villages of Kambam and surrounding places on the slope of the Western Ghats.

    Rajamalai is one popular place for trekking in Munnar. Other adventurous treks near Kochi includes Top Station in Munnar from where one can get 360 degrees view of the Western Ghats.

  6. Where can I enjoy cycling in Cochin? Which are some famous routes?

    Many tour operators in Kochi like the Art of Cycling offers unique cycling, walking and hiking tours across the city. Cycling tours around Kochi makes one explore the culture and heritage of a the historic port city, These guided bicycle tours are conducted by professionals who provide speed bikes with helmet.

    Popular bicycling routes in Kochi are Willingdon Island and Fort Kochi- Allepey Route where the route passes through several rural villages and fishing communities.

  7. Which are some best sites for birding in Cochin?

    Athirampally Falls in Kochi is a great side for birding rare birds like the Malabar whistling thrush, black headed oriole, pied wagtail, black drongos and more. The Vembanad Lake is known for being a great spot for sighting wetland birds and hornbills.

    The Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, located within the city, is an ideal spot for bird watching too. A large number of birds can be spotted at the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary where one can spot many species of birds including Rose ringed parakeets, crow pheasant, and magpie robin.

  8. Which are some famous markets to shop in Cochin?

    LuLu Shopping Mall located in Edappally is among the biggest malls in Asia and is a tourist hotspot. Kochi is also stocked with shopping markets selling knick knacks, apparels, souvenir and more such items. There are many shops along Bazaar Rd, selling spices, pulses etc and the Broadway are a series of narrow lanes selling varieties of clothes and spices which are famous in kochi. At M.G road, one can buy stuff ranging from clothes to cosmetics to knick-knacks.

    For jewellery shopping, visitors can head to Jewel Junction which is famous for its jewellery showrooms. Among other known shopping markets, Marine Drive road, the Streets around Synagogue at Fort Cochin and the GCDA shopping complex are top rated ones.

  9. Where can I do fishing in Cochin? What is the best time to do that?

    The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi make up a very popular tourist attraction. At the fixed land installations, which are used for a very unique and unusual method of fishing, local fishermen show tourists how to use the nets.

    One can try this fun activity in return for a nominal fee. Later on in the day, guests are allowed to purchase the morning catch, if requested the fishermen can also get them cooked at additional prices. One can also explore the virgin beauty of Kerala backwaters and the Njarakkal Aqua fish farm in Cochin promises great fishing opportunities.