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This beautiful City of Kerala lures travellers with its museums, palaces, temples, beaches and tranquil backwaters. A wonderful blend of modernization and tradition, Kochi tour packages stand out owing to its numerous tourist destinations and diverse culture. One of the most iconic place here is the Fort Kochi, a region that transports travellers to the old-world era. The old streets, historic churches, Chinese fishing nets operated by fishermen and museums located at Fort Kochi charms the visitors. Some of the well-known places worthy to be explored here are Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Church, Fort Kochi beach, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace.
The streets at Fort Kochi are good to stroll by and know more on the region. Some of the popular streets are Rose Street, Princess Street, Tower Road, Burger Street, etc. These roads captivate the visitors with colourful buildings, colonial bungalows and walls murals lined along. The handicraft shops at the Kalvathy and Jew street at Fort Kochi are equally popular and a hit with tourists. There are many shops selling an array of amazing arts and crafts.
Marine Drive, Bolgatty Palace, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Pallipuram Fort, Vasco Da Gama Square are the other well-known attractions in Kochi tour packages. A little distance from Kochi lies Cherai beach wherein one can swim and take long walks. Dolphins can also be spotted, if you are lucky. Though travellers visit Kochi all through the year, the place gets particularly crowded during in May and between the months of December and January. While the City gets torrential rains between May–October, the weather is dry between the months of December –March. If you are visiting the place in the month of December, do not miss out to witness the vibrant Cochin Carnival held in Fort Kochi every year. The festival is characterized by colourful street parades, music and dancing.
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Which are the most romantic things to do on a Kochi honeymoon tour?
Considered to be one of the most scenic beaches in Cochin, Cherai beach flanked by coconut groves, expanse of paddy fields, and the Chinese Nets lying on the shore is ideal for a romantic evening.
- Collect the seashells, admire the glorious sunset, dip your feet in the waves or take a stroll along the beach with your loved one.
- Another romantic place in Kochi that leaves one in awe is the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary.
- Spend a day by watching the birds and colourful butterflies fluttering in and around.
- Along with Cherai, explore the lovely Munambam Beach. Besides beach walk, one can indulge in kite-flying here.
What are the top attractions on a sightseeing tour in Kochi?
Fort Kochi, a settlement housing Chinese Fishing Nets, colonial buildings, churches and colourful streets is one of the top tourism attractions in Kochi. Situated about 13 km from city, the place reflects European style when it comes to the architecture of colonial buildings and prominent structures.
- The Dutch Palace (also known as Mattenchery Palace) is another top attraction among visitors. The Structure built in N?lukettu style, the traditional Kerala style of architecture features Kerala Temple murals, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.
The other sightseeing places at Kochi are Marine Drive, Vembanad lake, Ernakulam Shiva temple, Kerala Folklore museum and SNC Maritime Museum.
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Which are the famous localities for a shopping tour in Kochi?
- A bargain-hunter's’ paradise, Kochi has many shopping streets and centres wherein one can find souvenirs at throw-away prices.
- A must shopping stop is the Bazaar Road that runs from Fort Cochin to Mattancherry. Along this 2-km stretch of road, one can the famous Kochi spices, traditional south Indian cooking utensils , fresh pulses, clothes and more.
- A more of a commercial centre, Mahatma Gandhi road or MG Road is a place for buying junk jewelleries, accessories and clothes.
LuLu Mall is another hangout place among shopaholics. Here one can find an array of branded goods and during festivals, the shops offer goods at great discounted prices.
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What are the best areas for a food tour in Kochi?
- Savour the Kochi specialities such as Thoran, Banana Chips, Kaalan, Paachadi and Pootu, fish fry , Kerala parathas and more by stopping over at some of the famous eateries of Kochi. The places to check out during a food tour include
- The Drawing Room at St Francis Church Road
- Fusion Bay at KB Jacob Road, Fort Kochi;
- Arca Nova at Calvathy Road
- Dhe Puttu at Edappally.
For a midnight food craving visit the ever-bustling MG Road in Ernakulam. One can gorge on dosas of different varieties, fish fry, puttu and other local delicacies from the hotels and restaurants lined up across the street.
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Which are the best pilgrimage tours in Kochi?
- There is no dearth of pilgrimage places in Kochi. The City teems with temples, churches and other sacred sites.
- One of the most popular and oldest Church built by Europeans in India – St Francis Church is visited by locals and tourists round the year.
- Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi that was built by the Portuguese in 1505 is yet another popular religious spot. The architecture and interiors of the structure leaves the visitors in awe.
- Dharmanath Jain Temple at Mattancherry is considered to be one of the holy places for the Jain community.
The other pilgrimage spots include Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Ernakulam Shiva Temple and Thrikkakara Temple.
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Which are the best cycling tours in Kochi?
- There are many guided cycle tours available in and around Kochi. These tours Kerala gives tourists a chance to explore culture, heritage and countryside.
- To watch some of the daily activities of the people such as coir making, fishing, duck farming and more, hop on the cycle at Fort Kochi and ride towards the beach road heading south.
- Cycles on rent are available in and around Fort Kochi.
- The other places in Kochi that are good to explore by cycle are St Francis Church Road, KB Jacob Road, Dutch Palace and narrow streets of the city.
Apart from tourists, cycling is a popular activity among locals here. Most rent-a-bicycle outlets charge Rs 100 approximately for a day.
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Which are the top cultural experiences in Kochi?
Take part in the cultural tour of Kochi to know its rich history and culture. A visit to the Kerala Folklore Museum does just that. A stroll to the museum introduces one to the history of Kerala, its culture and heritage. Built in three different architectural styles, the Malabar, Cochin and Travancore, the museum has over 4000 artefacts. The top most floor of the museum is where one can enjoy stage performances of traditional dance forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, and Kalaripayattu. Cochin Cultural Centre is another great place to stop by to witness the rich culture and watch the traditional dance performances.
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What are the top houseboat stays in Kochi?
- Kerala's unique houseboats, also known as Kettuvalloms can be found in plenty at Kochi.
Tourists opt for houseboat stays to discover the enchanting backwaters surrounded by lush greenery and important landmarks of the city. The houseboat can be opted for a few hours to days together depending on the interest of the travellers. Many operators run houseboat packages that include a full day-sightseeing tour in Kochi, multiple houseboat packages that includes a tour of neighbouring attractions such as Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam and Kumarakom. The KSINC (Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation Ltd) also offers boat cruises in the back waters of Kochi from Marine Drive.
What are the best wildlife experiences in Kochi?
Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary which is a two-hour drive from Kochi is one of the popular sanctuary in South India. Besides birds, one can spot a vast range of flora and fauna making the journey memorable and exciting. As the route is accessible through roads; one can reach the place by either taxi or bus from Kochi. The dense vegetation, natural landscapes along the route leaves one mesmerized. Apart from witnessing wildlife inside the sanctuary, one can also spot small beasts roaming in and around the woods. Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary located 45 km far from Kochi is another place to visit for an enchanting wildlife experience.
Kerala is bestowed with several precious destinations nestled amidst mother nature. One such adored treasure being, the Cherai beach, which is spread across 10 KM and is one of the most admired beach by visitors in Kerala. Situated in the suburbs of Kochi, Cherai is gifted with the splendour of nature in contrasting hues. Cherai beach attracts a lot of local and foreign tourists because of its tranquil surroundings. The less-crowded beach is the place to go to for solitude and a few cherished moments of harmony with nature. The beach is lined with lagoons, backwaters, coconut groves and few luxury resorts.This pristine and immaculate beach has low tides making it accessible by tourist of every age throughout the day for various activities and water sports. This is the only beach where the Sea and backwaters are seen to merge in a single frame enhancing its panoramic beauty. Cherai beach is considered to be one of the cleanest beach in the country, added to its gentle waves making it an ideal beach for swimming in clean water. The beach has an alluring walkway dotted with greens and sufficient seating arrangements for weary legs. The beach is stippled with seating areas made out of dried hay and wood for visitors to revel in the beauty of the ocean.Evenings have a divine effect on the beach, the light blue sky turns crimson making it a place where nature translates it’s beauty into something serene and soothing where the only hymn heard is the rhythmic sound of waves constantly lashing against the land. Cherai beach offers a magnificent view of the sunset across the horizon, resembling a ball of hot fire melting away amidst the mighty ocean to return yet again the next day.Cherai beach takes pride in its traditional Seafood cuisine, the beachfront has several eateries and restaurants treating their guests to fresh catch of the day with elan. Try out Karimeen, fresh crab and oysters cooked the classic way and squids, tiger prawns and Kingfish dished out with perfection. The beach has a lot of activities to keep the visitors on toes, ranging from parasailing, speed boat, banana boat, bumpy boats and much more which is conducted with great safety and care of international standards. If activities with an adrenaline rush aren’t your kind of entertainment to keep you engaged, indulge in Yoga and meditation on the beach.Breathing fresh air from the ocean refreshes the entire being from tip to toe with a feeling difficult to express in words. The most scintillating beach of Kerala has every possible attribute that a visitor looks for, making it a place to visit by the tourist of every genre. Adventure seeker, memorable moments with family and friends, the traveller in search of solace, couples, a bunch of teenagers and people in their twilight years, everybody has a thing or two to cherish at the Cherai Beach.Best time to visit:There is no particular season to visit Cherai beach as it is in its glory throughout the year enticing visitors. It is recommended to visit Cherai beach to watch the sunset either while strolling or sitting on a rock to enjoy the grandeur of the ceremony.Early mornings risers can be privy to the divine sunrise and can also enjoy an hour of meditation or yoga on the beach which is serene and the only visitors are the chirping birds and incessant lashing of waves. Late afternoon or dusk could be an ideal time for photo enthusiasts to capture the dramatic sky changing colours against the backdrop of Chinese fishing nets, which make for exclusive frames.How to reach Cherai beach:Cherai beach can be easily approached from different cities as it is well connected with sufficient communication infrastructure. Cherai beach is on the Vypin Island, which can be easily accessed by both water and road. The Goshree Bridge from Ernakulam can be used to reach this beach, on the other hand, the backwaters connecting different islands, also make it easier for tourists to reach the Cherai Beach by boats. There are boats that ply between Vypin Islands and Ernakulam High Court Jetty, boats also leave every 15 minutes from Cochin Fort to the Cherai Beach.Things to do at Cherai beach:The small town located on the northern fringes of Vypin island has a lot to offer to the adventure-hungry tourist. Cherai is not only popular for its beach but also its surrounding places which consist of backwaters, fascinating hamlets showcasing village life from close quarters, lagoons and islands. There is enough action around to keep the visitor on the toe and carry back cherished memories of Cherai.Soak in the Sun and Sand at the beach: Water lovers can sunbathe on the charming beach for hours reading their favourite book or go for swimming as the sea is considered to be safe for water activities with low waves. Organisers on beach conduct various water sports of international standards with high safety parameters like snorkelling, motor boat, canoeing and water scooters. Nature lovers will be enthused watching Dolphins frolicking the sea, while photo enthusiasts can frame it to perfection.Village tours: The little hamlets are so inviting and full of life with daily hustle and bustle, the best way to explore Cherai is to hire a bicycle for a day and gallivant the villages watching little munchkins running around, children dressed in uniforms walking towards their school accompanied by a family member, women busy with their daily chores and fishermen walking towards their home with huge fishing nets on their shoulders.Village walks can give an even closer look of the natives here leading a simple yet meaningful life. Kite flying is taken very seriously in Cherai, thus the annual Kite flying festival is celebrated with great pomp and joy where people from every age group participate for fun and enjoy every moment of their favourite sport.Backwaters: The backwaters can be easily accessed at Cherai which has been a major tourist attraction since decades for international as well as domestic tourists. The backwaters reveal a lot about the natural diversity of this place along with the historical and geographical charm of this place. The striking beauty of Cherai can be unleashed when on a houseboat or on a cruise in a traditional canoe which helps one explore the deepest.The backwaters are the backbone of this place where even a major part of transportation happens through water, thus one can watch daily commuters ferrying, newspapers, fresh vegetables, live stocks being carried from one place to another using the traditional mode of transport.Gorging on local delicacies: A place is best explored through its local cuisine, plunge into a gastronomic journey sampling the various specialities that the locals serve. This part of the country is known for its seafood cuisine, dig into juicy tiger prawns, mussels, crabs and lobsters freshly cooked and served to perfection. Appam with stew, Karimeen, Malabar Parota, Kerala style beef fry and Kerala style Meen molee are a few native dishes which should by all means.Shop a truckload: A holiday is incomplete without shopping for the specialities of a place. Shop for a host of art and craft mostly eco-friendly and locally made by skilled artisans. Pack a goody bag of exotic spices like cardamom, cloves, pepper and turmeric, don't miss out on a few kilos of Cashew nuts and banana chips which are indigenous to this place. Art craft has carved a special niche in this area, buy knick-knacks like Kathakali masks, coconut coir products, miniature wooden boats, traditional Mundus and Nettipottam, used to decorate temple elephants. Places to visit in & around Cherai beach:The real charisma to Cherai is not only its beach but also its surrounding places. After you have earned your tan at the Cherai beach, it is time to explore the neighbouring places to have a complete feel of Cherai.Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple: It is the only Chaturmukha temple in Asia which draws tourism due to its religious relevance where Lord Subrahmanyam is worshipped. The major attraction of the temple is towards the beginning of the year, where around 30 caparisoned elephants march to mark the occasion.Azheekkal Sree Varaha temple: It is yet another temple to drop by to worship Sree Varaha, remember to visit the intricately designed and beautiful chariot within the temple premises. If time permits, do visit the Thiruvanchikulam temple and the Kodungallur Bhagawati temple.Basilica of our lady of the snow: established in 1503 by the Portuguese. 5th of August every year marks the annual feast of the Basilica with an eight-day feast on 15th August.Pallipuram fort: one of the oldest structure in the area reminiscing the Europeans. It was built by the Portuguese in the early 16th century, which was later captured by the Dutch in 1661. The remnants of the three-storied hexagonal church are still sturdy and narrate several tales of an era bygone.Paliam Dutch Palace: the traditional house of the Paliathu Achans, which has been converted to a Museum draws people craving for history. The two storied building now houses chronicles of history, letters and artefacts of the family and the important events that took place.Munambam beach: Fishing Harbour in the north of Vypin Island offers a panorama of fascinating sights to behold. It is the most popular venue for Kite flying and has a plethora of activities on offer like nature trails, village walks, fishing and picnic. You can also buy fresh catches from the Fisherman’s wharf directly. The Munambam reak and water point is an extremely captivating place where the Periyar river confluences with the Arabian sea making it a great sight to watch for hours with Chinese fishing nets in the backdrop.Paddy fields of Cherai: they are grown much below the sea level by farmers toiling day in and day out. The swaying lush green paddy fields in the nearby locality, not only makes for a picture postcard moment but also gives an opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the neighbouring places. The fresh green of the Paddy fields merges with the dark green of distant trees looming over the fields and then amalgamating with the open blue sky somewhere in the horizon. A perfect place to be in, where you can be one with nature