Most Recommended Places to Visit in Kochi

Kerala, being the Gods own country got its name because of  enticing sights and attractive nature  beauty. With this peculiar attribute, adding the rich heritage an d culture, Kochi tops the one of the most visited tourist attractions  in Kerala.

Kochi’s means of life revolves around the Arabian Sea  known to be Queen of Arabian Sea. Her culture is blended with Portuguese, Jewish, English, French, Dutch and Chinese influence. Since the best homestays in Kerala is here, accommodation in Kochi is quite easy, where even homestays near lakeshore hospital is  available.

The best places to visit in Kochi comprises of :

  • Fort Kochi
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Jew town
  • Jewish synagogue
  • Bolghatty Islands
  • Marine Drive
  • Hill Palace Museum
  • Cherai beach


One can  reach Kochi city by flight  in Nedumbassery Airport which is  20 Km away  and can arrive by train in Ernakulam  railway station. Several homestays provide facility for accommodation in Kochi with reasonable prices. Kochi is famous for the best homestays in Kerala.


Fort Kochi

Being the unavoidable  beach destination gives you the calm and peaceful atmosphere along with windy nature. One can enjoy a beautiful  walk on the coast of Fort Kochi. Another peculiarity  is the scenic view  of separation of Fort Kochi, Ernakulam and Mattanchery islands. The distance from Ernakulam to FortKochi takes around approximately 20 Kms.


Mattancherry Palace

Also known as Dutch palace, built in 1555 AD by Portuguese  is popular in its architecture style. It had been built by traditional  Kerala hindu temple  structure as a gift to the King  Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi. It is 10 Km away from the Ernakulam city and entry timings  are 10.00 AM–1.00 PM, 2.00 PM–4:30 PM keeping Friday a holiday.


Jew town

As the name mentions, it is named after giving protection to jews from Kodungallore by King of Kochi in 1524. This is one of the best spot for antique products lovers, where the  narrow street is packed with shops and a walk through the lane can take you to an exploration of  the culture and  heritage of European, Arab, Indian etc. Best time to visit this area is evening, stretching to night giving a delightful ambience of lights.

Jewish synagogue

Situated very near to Jew town, carries a historical importance being the very oldest in existing synagogues. This monument is rich in its antique and architecture features appealing to  tourists. Entrance time restricted from morning – 10  to 12 and  afternoon – 3 to 5 except Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish holidays.


Bolghatty & Vypeen Islands

A small island with lush green and tranquil atmosphere is worth visiting. The Bolgatty Palace famous for its royal and rich building structure. The scenic view of Bolgatty Palace on the island  surrounded with backwaters fills the heart. Now this palace is under the authority  of KTDC running as a resort.


Marine Drive

Marine drive is the popular destination for a leisure evenings. A walk through this spot, overlooking the backwaters, sailing ships and boats

gives you an immense pleasure. Rainbow Bridge, Chinese Fishing  Net Bridge add beauty to this place  making unique in its creation. It is just about 3 Km from Ernakulam.


Hill Palace Museum

Kerala’s largest archaeological museum, is situated in Thrippunithura, named as Hill palace museum. This palace covers the area of about 55 acres. Museum has huge collection of antique and royal belongings of Cochin maharaja, was built in 1850 AD. It takes 12 km  distance  from southeast of Ernakulam to reach and is open to public all days except Mondays.


Cherai beach

It is one of the most visited beach delivering charming beauty of sunset and sunrise. Adjoin of  backwater and sea is a captivating  view, where coastline extends about 15 Km. It is situated 35 Km  away from Ernakulam. This beach is ideal for relaxation, especially to spend time with family, friends.

To reach these places, homestays will be the choice for accommodation in Kochi. There are several other places to visit in Kochi. Make your journey to Kochi a memorable  one, selecting the top rated homestays in Kerala, getting in touch with right tours and travels. We are glad to give all necessary guidance and details required for your picnic.

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