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Best Things To Do in Cochin

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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    Cycling Tour in Wayanad
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    About the Activity:Get away from the scrambles of your daily routine with an off road cycling trip in Wayanad, Kerala; revel in the beauty of natural greenery prevailing in the locality.2-3 hours of cycling along the plantation trails which are rugged and wavy will defin...

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Cochin

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Traveller Tales From Cochin

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Rati Gill

27 November 2013

Paragliding took me to great height and i was flying without wings , moreover Everyone was looking so tiny from the top...waoooo i loved it Guys dont miss this out if you are in kerala.... nd dont forg

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Gudakesha Bhattathiri

16 August 2014

Our guide was really very experienced and knowledgeable and the pilot as well. I did thi for the first time and i felt amazing. paragliding is operated on a motored structure with a a parachute attache...

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Suma Devar

12 May 2015

The enchanting of birds kept our trekking adventure fresh. Our trek started from the silent valley in Munnar which is a fabulous place.

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Rageshwari Deshpande

15 March 2014

There are some point which are really difficult to embark upon in Munnar hills. Our camp point is quite near to the Munnar town. Before starting the trekking we need to book the treks in Forest departm...

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Manisha Dhawan

14 June 2014

Awesome views from the peak pount, everything was looking so beautiful from the top. Trekking along the though trails and exploring the beautiful tea plantation was really nice feeling!

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Annapurna Gowda

18 July 2014

Paragliding is something that is done for a short time but it gives you a lifetime memory....It was a wondeful experience. And i must ppreciate Tandem which is a very attractive place, as a tourists de

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Shresthi Iyengar

17 January 2015

My money spent on this trip was totally worth it . I stayed there for 2 days stay, and discovered beautiful specis of birds including Indian Pitta, Malabar Trogon, Malabar Barbet, Srilankan Frogmouth ,...

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Dhanu Patil

09 June 2014

we were a group of seven people went to discover this beautiful place. I totally loved it guys and i think you will loved it too. The dense forest adventure including the edamalayar forest, periyar riv...

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Nanda Mehra

13 September 2014

The sanctuary is quite easily accessible from the Kochi International Airport so we had no problem. Thanks to the instructor who led us through the the mysterious jungle and explored the beautiful Sali...

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