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What to do in Kochi
Kochi, known as Cochin before, is a series of islands where the sea and peaceful rivers meet to show you old world charms and leisure. It’s rich in culture, history, and it’s also your gateway to wonderful Kerala of south India.
One of the most popular activities in Kochi for both locals and tourists is to cast a Chinese fishing net into the sea. You get a chance for a fun adventure helping fisherman raise and lower their nets into the sea.
Hop on a ferry next and drop by one of Kochi’s many wonderful islands for just a few Rupees. You can wander the huge man-made island of Willingdon or enjoy the beaches and fantastic views of Fort Kochi in Vypeen.
Revisit the city’s past as you stop by St Francis Church and Santa Cruz Basilica. Be surprised by the extensive collection or art and culture at Kochi’s Kerala Folklore Museum. Then browse through the exhibits of the Indo-Portuguese Museum and Maritime Museum.
When in India, you have to sample their rich cuisine. Eat the most delicious veggie or meat kati roll at Dal Roti. You won’t be able to resist sharing this fried and flaky goodness on social media. Don’t forget to enjoy a cuppa masala chai tea too.
End your trip on a relaxing note and reward yourself with a world-renowned Ayurvedic massage and a sunset cruise around Kochi.
When to visit Kochi
The best time to visit Kochi is during winter from October to February, when you can enjoy the most pleasant temperatures in the city. To save even more money on airfare, book your flights for February to March and May to June because they’re the cheapest times to fly to Kochi.
Australian passport holders need a visa to fly to India and travel to Kochi. Visit The High Commission of India in Australia to find out how you can apply for your India visa and Smartraveller for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Kochi
Your flight will be bound for Cochin International Airport, where you can ride a taxi or bus to reach the city proper. Travel around Kochi easily by taxi, auto-taxi, bus, train, auto-rickshaw, ferry, bicycle, and booked tours.
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