"Colourful Cochin (Kochi)" Top 5 Page for this destination Kochi by PierreZA

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Tickle all senses

Kerala is different to any other place I've visited before in India. Kerela is on the West Coast (the Malabar Coast) of South India. Kochi is a city consisiting of a few islands, and Ernakulam on the mainland.
Experience the smells, sights, natural beauty, art and customs of this wonderful place.
A friend and I stayed in Fort Cochin for 5 nights. It is easy to do daytrips from here. There is also a lot to do in Fort Cochin, but don't forget to visit Ernakulam for a different experience.
Great south Indian cuisine, art forms like Kathakali, Jew Town, Backwaters, Religious Festivals and many more are there to experience.
I just returned from my second visit to Cochin (Oct 2008). The most obvious change, is that all the "you buy - we fry" fish stands are removed. It is a pity, as it created a lovely atmosphere, especially during the evenings. According to some of the fish sellers, it was a government decision.

Ten things to do, see, experience.

1. Backwater trip
2. Kathakali performance
3. Visit Jew Town
4. Ayurvedic treatment
5. Food, food, food
6. Take a sunset cruise
7. Attend a festival
8. Visit religous sights and buildings
9. Shopping
10.Do make time to visit Ernakulam

Usefull links:
www.cochin.org
www.keralatourism.org

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great People, Food and many more
  • Cons:Humidity and heat during March when we visited
  • In a nutshell:Can't wait to go again!
  • Last visit to Kochi: Oct 2008
  • Intro Updated Jan 17, 2009
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2010 at 5:54 AM

    Hello, my friend! Thanks for your great page, Pierre!

  • Bohemedream's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    I am heading back to India in the spring...your pages are very helpful !! Thank you !! I plan to go to Cochin and Kerala this time around !! Cheers !!! One of these days, maybe next year, I plan to come to Africa !!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2009 at 5:53 AM

    India is still on my wish list. Lovely page nice tips. Just uploaded many tips about my recent trip to Turkey. Would appreciate if you could visit and rate me ;-)

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2008 at 11:46 PM

    Pierre- this place fascinates me. Your page is very informative-its amazing to realise that there is sill a Jewish Community here.On our next trip(2010 and already being planned)we are going to Kerala. I will use your tips for sure!

  • tremendopunto's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    You will love Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. But your great informative page gets me more interested in Kerala now!

  • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2008 at 7:11 AM

    Great page on Kerala... It does seem very very cheap... especially the ferry.. haha. Will hopefully get to check it out one day. G

  • Behi's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 1:52 PM

    whole religion gathered in Kochi, is there Parsi/Zoroasterian in Kochi??

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2007 at 10:43 AM

    Yours is a great Kerala page. Kerala is always on my wish-list, but I would need at least 12 days, which is difficult for me. Thank you for visiting my Laos page.

  • GenuinelyCurious's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 12:23 PM

    Very nice Kochi overview.

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2007 at 2:12 PM

    Great reading your pages on india and kerala.Hope to visit South africa soon....G'day from sydney

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