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Begin an enchanting journey through the treasures of Kerala with a wide array of Kochi tour packages offered by Thrillophilia. We offer an exquisite collection of hand-crafted itineraries that introduce you to the richness of Kochi's cultural heritage and natural splendour.

Nestled along the Malabar Coast, Kochi, also known as Cochin, stands as the commercial hub of Kerala, exuding a captivating blend of historical significance and modern vibrancy. With Thrillophilia's carefully crafted itineraries, you can explore the city's illustrious past, characterised by Dutch and Portuguese influences. Evident in architectural marvels like the Old Harbour House, Mattancherry Palace, Bolgatty Palace, and the Jewish Synagogue, the city showcases a rich heritage as well. Kochi embraces modernity alongside its culture and traditions, featuring upscale boutiques, art galleries, and esteemed museums like the Hill Palace and Kerala Folklore Museum.

These Kerala packages extend beyond sightseeing, offering immersive experiences in Kochi's vibrant markets, indulgent Ayurvedic massages, and captivating cultural performances such as the Kalaripayattu martial art as well as the renowned Kathakali dance drama. Thrillophilia's Kochi trip packages open up the gates to a memorable experience in the backwaters, pristine beaches, and the artistry displayed at the Kochi Muziris Biennale as well. Catering to diverse interests and ensuring an unforgettable sojourn in this coastal paradise, we also include accommodations, local transfers and sightseeing, some meals, and cent percent support for optimum convenience during travelling.

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Best Time for Kochi Tour:

You can visit Kochi all year round as it enjoys a moderate, slightly humid climate, surrounded by lush greenery

1. Peak season: Winter in Cochin offers delightful weather, ideal for exploring Kerala and escaping crisp chills. Peak tourism might increase expenses. Perfect for couples, the cosy climate and scenic beauty elevate the experience making it romantic. Temperatures range from 17°C to 33°C, making it great for outdoor activities, especially for beach lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

2. Shoulder season: During Kochi's monsoon season, the city gets abundant rainfall, creating picturesque landscapes of the lush greenery. Ideal for nature enthusiasts, the pleasant weather allows enjoyable sightseeing. You can marvel at the surreal visuals of showers breathing life into the serene surroundings including hills and coasts.

3. Waning season: Kochi's summer, from March, sees temperatures around 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. It is the waning season for Kerala tourism, offering discounted expenses of lodging and airfares. The bright vistas during this time are sure to mesmerise you while travelling here with our Kochi holiday packages.

How To Reach Kochi:

1. By Air: Several flights operate from the Cochin / Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery, connecting the major Indian cities and international destinations. Air India, Indigo, and Vistara operate daily flights from this airport to Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, and Hyderabad. The airport is located just about 25 km north of Kochi city, and can be easily reached by bus and taxis.

2. By Rail: Kochi has three railway stations: Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town, and Cochin Harbor Terminus. There are several direct trains from various parts of the country that operate daily trains to Kochi. Ernakulam railway station is the nearest station, roughly 6.7 km away from Cochin, accessible by road in about 15 to 20 minutes.

3. By Road: Cochin has strong road connections to major South Indian cities like Bagalore, Madurai, Coimbatore, Thiruvannathapuram, and Pondicherry. It is roughly 694 km from Chennai, and 565 km from Bangalore, accessible via the NH47 that passes through Kochi. The NH17 connects the city to Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kozhikode, Mangalore, and Goa. You can opt for state bus transport systems, or simply hire a car to reach Kochi from nearby places

Places to Visit on a Kochi Tour:

1. Fort Kochi- Included in Kochi packages, Fort Kochi is a former fishing village that has been turned into a European township in India. It is regarded as one of the most vibrant cities in the country by both locals and tourists from around the world. Surrounded by Dutch cottages and split farms that are reminiscent of a bygone era, you can witness the divine hues of vermilion and scarlet during the sunset at the fort.

2. Mattancherry- Also known as the Dutch Palace, Mattancherry is one of the prime attractions on a Kochi tour. It is a Portuguese palace that showcases historic significance and the architectural style of Kerala. The palace also houses a museum displaying artifacts and murals depicting the rich history of Kerala and portraits of the Rajas of Kochi. When you enter the attraction, you can admire the exquisite flooring made with traditional materials like burnt coconut shells and lime.

3. Lulu Shopping Mall- One of the largest malls in India, Lulu Shopping Mall is a paradise for shopaholics in Kochi. With 225 outlets, a 2,500-seater food court, top brands, and fine-dining restaurants, it offers a luxurious shopping experience. The mall features a 9-screen Cineplex, amusement rides, an ice skating rink, and a 12-lane bowling alley, which is an ideal retreat for people seeking indulgence and entertainment.
4. Malayattoor- Malayattoor is a significant destination on a Kochi trip that holds great religious significance as a convergence point of land, river, and mountain. It houses the renowned Malayattoor Church dedicated to St. Thomas, who is believed to have prayed at this shrine. Pilgrims from across southern India visit this holy site to see a life-size statue of the Saint and his footprints imprinted on a rock. 

5. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary- Located in the heart of the city, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Spanning 2.74 hectares, it features a shallow tidal lake connected to Kochi through a canal. During the migratory season, the sanctuary attracts numerous migratory birds that contribute to the rich biodiversity of the area. With its dense mangrove forests, Mangalavanam acts as the green lungs of Kerala that keep pollution at bay and offers a serene retreat amidst the bustling city.

6. Jew Synagogue- Also known as the Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Synagogue is one of the must-visit tourist destinations through Kochi packages. It boasts a rich history since it is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. On your visit to the attraction, you can go through the Scrolls of the Law, gold crowns, Belgian glass chandeliers, and other precious artifacts on display.

7. Cherai Beach- Located in the suburbs, Cherai Beach is a serene and clean beach that offers a delightful experience on your visit to Kochi. With calm waves and low tides, it serves as an ideal location for swimming and water sports activities. The beach also offers a scenic walkway that allows you to indulge in leisurely strolls and yoga sessions.

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8. Andhakaranazhi Beach- Situated in a coastal village near Pattanakkad, Andhakaranazhi Beach is a hidden gem on the Kochi packages. This non-commercialized beach offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. You will discover a striking white and red lighthouse that stands tall on the beach, guiding seamen at night.

Things to Do on a Kochi Tour:

1. Explore the beautiful Marine Drive- One of the must-do activities on a Kochi tour is to explore the beautiful Marine Drive. Upon visiting, you can take a soothing walk along the beach and enjoy the breathtaking views of the backwaters and the Kochi harbor. You can also indulge in a delicious meal or sip a cup of coffee at the various restaurants and cafes dotted along the drive.

2. Admire Mattancherry Palace- Paying a visit and exploring the Mattancherry Palace is another one of the beautiful things to do in Kochi. Here, you can marvel at the exquisite architecture and explore the Kerala murals showcasing the rich history of the Rajas of Kochi. In addition, you can learn about the royal heritage of the region by witnessing the different artifacts of the palace.

3. Visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary- If you are a nature lover and bird enthusiast, a visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is an activity that is worth considering in your Kochi packages. Located near the picturesque Vembanad Lake, this sanctuary is home to a diverse range of bird species, including migratory birds from around the world. You can take a walk along the pathways of the sanctuary or enjoy a boat ride on the tranquil lake while spotting the fascinating avian residents. 

4. Visit the museums of Kochi- Visiting the museums of Kochi allows you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. You can pay a visit to the Kerala Folklore and Theater Museum to see the three different architectural styles across its three floors. Delving into the Indo-Portuguese Museum also provides you with an insight into the history and culture of Portuguese.

5. Do snorkeling in Kochi- During your Kochi trip, you can indulge in the lesser-known adventure of snorkeling and discover the vibrant underwater world of this city. Through this thrilling activity, you can experience the beauty of marine life in places like Kovalam and Thiruvankulam. Even if you are a beginner, expert guidance and safety measures will ensure a memorable and safe snorkeling experience. 

6. Explore the Jew Town in Kochi- You can embark on a captivating journey through the bustling Jew Town in Kochi. If you are a shopaholic, food enthusiast, and antique lover, you can dive into the rich history while exploring the markets filled with treasures from around the world. From Chinese to Indian and Arabic to European, the unique antiques at this place will leave you astonished.

7. Enjoy Kathakali performance- Enjoying Kathakali performance is yet another amazing thing you can include in your Kochi packages. Known for its vibrant costume and elaborate makeup, it offers you a chance to experience this cultural treasure with regular performances that bring to life the stories from Hindu epics. You can explore the backstage preparations and get a glimpse into the artistry behind this enchanting dance form.

8. Try out the best cafes- If you want to indulge your taste buds on a delicious tour, you can try out the best cafes included in the Kochi packages. From luxury restaurants to charming beachside cafes, you can visit any of these, savor the flavors of Keralan cuisine, and explore the vibrant street food scene.

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How much does the Kochi package cost?

There are a variety of Kochi Tour Packages that you can choose from in accordance with your liking and preferences. The 6-day 5-night  ones will cost you about INR 20,000, per adult, while the 3-day Kochi Tour Packages are priced at approximately INR 12,000 per adult. If you wish to go for the cruise, our packages will cost you approximately INR 32,000. All of them are inclusive of major expenses such as local transport, some meals, comfortable stays, and guided sightseeing tours as well as some activities.

Is Kochi expensive to visit?

No, Kochi is not an expensive place to visit. The costs of the various Kochi Tour Packages can vary in terms of choice of transfer and activities undertaken. The stays can range from budget-friendly to luxurious, catering to various preferences. The basic amenities and local transportation are reasonably priced, however the costs may alter depending upon the style of travel, food diets, and the choice of enjoying exclusive experiences.

Is 2 days enough for Kochi trip?

You can cover the major interesting sites of Kochi if you spend 2 days in Kochi. Venture through must-visit sites such as the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets, which hold a rich legacy of the communities here dating back to the 15th century. Book the Kochi Tour Packages that suit you best and embrace the splendid sunset at Fort Kochi Beach while witnessing the remnants of Fort Immanuel. Discover the profound history at St. Francis Church, the final resting place of Vasco da Gama, and visit Vasco House, believed to be his residence. Santa Cruz Basilica, Paradesi Synagogue, and the Dutch Palace also offer glimpses into Kochi's captivating past. Don’t miss the enthralling Kathakali performance at Kerala Kathakali Centre or the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, a grand contemporary art exhibition that occurs biennially, showcasing diverse artworks from around the world.

Is 3 days enough for Kochi?

Yes. Three days in Kochi can offer you with an array of captivating sights and experiences for having an enriching vacation. You can engage in diverse activities ranging from enjoying the mesmerising Kathakali dance performances, to thrilling adventure sports like snorkelling and diving. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the rich culinary scene, from delectable seafood specialties to the fusion of traditional flavours of Kerala. Choose Thrillophilia’s best Kochi Tour Packages to make the most of each day, as every day presents a unique set of must-visit spots. This includes temples, museums, bird sanctuaries, and serene beaches, ensuring a fulfilling exploration of Kochi's vibrant culture and heritage.

What is the cost of trekking in Kochi?

There are a variety of trekking tours available that are included in our Kochi Tour Packages. The costs are based on factors like the trek's duration, the chosen route, guides, equipment rental, and additional services. On an average, a basic day trek like the Meesapulimala Trek and Camping, or the Laxmi Hill Trek, might cost around INR 1,000 to INR 4,000 per person, covering guide charges, permits (if required), and basic gear. Longer or more specialised treks could range from INR 5,000 to INR 15,000 per person, inclusive of accommodation, meals, guides, and specialised gears.

What is Kochi famous for?

Kochi is famous for its rich cultural heritage, diverse religious sites, and picturesque location near the Arabian Sea. Known as the 'Queen of Arabian Sea', it boasts stunning natural beauty and a vibrant waterfront. The city is also renowned for its ancient churches, mosques, and temples that reflect its multicultural history and architectural marvels.

Is it safe to travel to Kochi?

Absolutely! Kochi is generally considered a safe destination for travellers across identities. As with any place, it is wise to exercise basic precautions like being aware of your surroundings and avoiding wandering alone late at night. Utilising local advice for exploring unfamiliar areas is a good practice too. Maintain a basic decorum and public decency, to blend in the authentic culture of the place. Your travelling sense and awareness will certainly help you navigate through and enjoy your trip with ease.

How many days are enough to explore Kochi?

To fully explore the city and its popular spots, it is recommended to allocate at least 2 days for your Kochi tour. Within this time frame, you can immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, visit historical landmarks, explore the backwaters, indulge in local cuisine, and experience the charm of the city at a relaxed pace.

Which are the best temples to visit in Kochi?

1. Ettumanoor Shiva Temple- Ettumanoor Shiva Temple is a popular Hindu temple in Kochi known for its stunning Dravidian art adorning the walls. Constructed in dedication to Lord Shiva, this ancient temple attracts a large number of visitors.

2. Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple- Included in Kochi packages, Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is a famous Hindu temple that attracts devotees throughout the day. Dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, the temple worships her in three different forms. The Makam Thozhal festival is a recommended time to witness the vibrant atmosphere of the temple.

3. Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple- Situated in Tripunithura, Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple showcases original artwork and layouts from ancient times. This well-preserved temple stands as a testimony to the artisans' craftsmanship.

4. Vaikom Mahadeva Temple- Vaikom Mahadeva Temple is a highly revered Shiva temple in Kochi that is believed to fulfill the wishes of devotees. Considered a part of the Powerful Trisome, this temple attracts a myriad of tourists during the Vaikathashtami festival.

Which are the best waterfalls to explore on a Kochi tour?

1. Areekkal Waterfall- Areekkal Waterfall is a picturesque waterfall in Kochi that is known for its scenic beauty and tranquil surroundings. It offers a peaceful escape amidst the lush greenery and is easily accessible from the city centre.

2. Athirapally Falls- Often referred to as the Niagara Falls of India, Athirapally Falls is a stunning waterfall that captivates with its glistening waters cascading over rocks. Surrounded by the Western Ghats, it also serves as a habitat for endangered species of hornbills, making it a popular spot for bird enthusiasts.

3. Vazhachal Waterfall- Vazhachal Waterfall is a popular tourist attraction and a favorite picnic spot for locals. Surrounded by the Sholayar ranges, it offers a breathtaking view as the River Chalakudy splits into three branches and plunges into its rocky bed.

4. Cheeyappara Falls- Located on the Kochi-Madurai Highway, Cheeyappara Falls is known as one of the largest waterfalls in Kerala. Its seven tiers of cascading water and the serene surroundings of verdant green woods make it a sight to behold.

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