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Kochi Tourism & City Guide

"If China is where you make your money, then Cochin surely is the place to spend it."- Nicolai Conti, Italian Traveller (Middle Ages) 

This adage best describes the port city of Kochi. Kochi formally Cochin is the commercial capital of Kerala, glories in the title of “QUEEN OF THE ARABIAN SEA”. Kochi has been luring wanderers and traders for over 600 years and remains a living homage to its varied colonial past:. Giant fishing nets influenced by Chinese merchants, 16th century synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese houses built half a millennium ago make Kochi a favoured tourist destination. 

Kochi is a perfect place to spend time, soaked in history, perusing art galleries and stay in some of the finest heritage accommodations. This port city on the Malabar Coast has a blend of medieval Portugal, Dutch and an English country village. Welcome to Kochi Travel Guide. A guide to Kerala`s most cosmopolitan city, Kochi City Guide fuels your dream to a perfect holiday in Cochin. The all-inclusive-trip-planner, the guide has well-crafted-exhaustive sections on how to reach, round trip, eating and many more. Additional sections on important numbers of Cochin and useful facts, come handy for travellers and fills the bill to a complete traveller-friendly-site.
Welcome to the Gateway of Kerala—Kochi/Cochin

How to Reach

How to Reach Kochi

Cochin / Kochi, being an important centre for both trade and tourism in Kerala, is well connected by air, rail and road. The increasing number of domestic and international tourist traveling to Kochi every year is a proof that Kochi is easily accessible and stress-free. 

Important Distances from Kochi
Place Distance
Thiruvanthapuram 220 km
Kozhkode 225 km
Bangalore 510 km
Kumarakom 100 km
Alappuzha 71 km
Munnar 150 km
Kottayam 75 km
Thrissur 80 km
Kollam 147 km
Palakkad 150 km
Chennai 731 km

One can reach Kochi by any of the three modes mentioned here. 

How to Reach Kochi by Airways: A number of domestic and international flights operate for Cochin / Kochi International Airport which is located at Nedumbassery. The airport connects the city with the other major cities not only within India, but also across the world. Due to the facilities provided to passengers at the Airport, it is reckoned amongst the best airports in India. More... 

How to Reach Kochi by Road: Kochi is situated at a distance of approximately 540 km from Bangalore, 195 km from Coimbatore, 684 km from Chennai, 397 km from Mysore and 300 km form Ooty. Kochi`s outstanding road connectivity makes it easily accessible from the rest of the southern states. The National highway 47 passes through the city. More... 

How to Reach Kochi by Railways: There are 3 railway stations in Kochi, namely Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town and Cochin Harbor Terminus, which connect it to all small and big towns and cities of Kerala and other parts of India. More...

Attractions

Kochi Attractions & Sightseeing

Kochi important distances

There are several places worth seeing in Kochi. Kochi is a gaggle of several small islands so a leisurely walk through the city could be a good option to discover historic Fort Kochi. The colorful and eventful town of Kochi is believed to be an incomprehensible fishing village that became the first European township in India.
The port city is believed to be built by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British. The result of these cultural influences can be seen and observed by seeing the several Indo European architectural structures.
Cochin is a must see destinations amongst most of the tourists visiting Southern India. It is also preferred amongst the tourists as it provides them with abundant excursion options. You can visit ancient palaces, temples and churches Cochin, like Fort Cochin and St Francis Church. Chinese Fishing Nets etc is another prime attraction. Most of the places in the city are well connected by road or boat jetties.

The tourist interest in Kochi can be primarily classified into three categories 

Beaches in Kochi

The two beaches of Kochi, Cherai beach and the fort Kochi beach are famous amongst the tourist for the relaxed ambience and clean sandy atmosphere. The beaches of Cochin are shallow and are ideal for swimming. >>>More 

Kochi Religious Places

Kochi is a city where people of all religions and culture live together in peace and harmony. The various places of worship Poornathrayeesa Temple of Hindus, St. Mary`s Church and Santa Cruz Cathedral of Christians and Jewish Synagogue of Jews are worth a visit. Apart from there are some other religious places that are worth witnessing. >>>More 

Other Attractions in Kochi

Apart from the religious places and the beaches there are several other places in Kochi, which are worth a visit. The Chinese fishing nets represent a unique way of fishing, the Fort Kochi and the Bolgatty palace speak of the history and the museum of Kerala recounts the history of the land are some of the destinations of interest in Kochi.>>>More

Driving Direction

Driving Directions Kochi

The Kochi is one of the most popular cities in Kerala, South India abounded by the lush green trees. This city is also one of the best commercial hub where the people can find various manufacturing industries. Archaeological museum, Bolgatty Palace, Fort Kochi, Jewish Synagogue, Kaladi and Mattancherry Palace are the well known attractions of the region. September to April are the best months to visit Kochi. Nedumbassery International Airport is just 23 Km from the Kochi. The National Highways and State highways connects the major parts of the cities with various parts of India. The bus and taxi services are also available for the travelers who want to travel by road respectively.

Kiomoi Must Dos

Kochi - Kiomoi Must Dos

If you are in Kochi then the following should be in top of your must do list.

  • Learn Kathakali - At Kerala Kathakali center you can view a Kathakali performance and can even learn some lessons in Kathakali dance, music and make up.
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  • Shopping – you can shop here for handicrafts, spices and clothes along M.G. road, Broadway, Jew town.
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  • Ayurvedic Treatments - Take a course of relaxing Ayurvedic treatments and massages at the ayurvedic hospitals or centers.
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  • Sailing – Sailing along the scenic backwaters of Kochi can be done. The boat ride is known as the Kettuvallom.
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  • Swimming - Cherai beach is famous for swimming as it has a long stretch of shallow waters. Or you can just lay in the soft sand lapping up the sun.
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  • Dawn at the Fishing Nets - A visit to the fishing nets at the Cherai beach is worth witnessing. The dawn and sun set is very beautiful at the beach
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  • Visit Amusement Park - A visit to the south India’s largest amusement park- Veega land. Children will love this place.
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  • Elephant Safari – It can be done at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The surrounding jungle scenery is a breathtaking experience.
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  • Puppet Shows - One can enjoy the Yakshagana Bombeyattu puppet shows everywhere across Kochi. The puppet shows are performed almost on a daily basis.
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  • Take a Walk: A walk around the port city of Kochi is bound to be rewarding. During the daytime the city streets are full of new adventures that one can enjoy. The several hilly backdrops of the port city are home to many picturesque waterfalls. These are the ideal places for a fun family day out.
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  • Enjoy Water Sports - Along the beaches of Kochi the tourists can enjoy the water sports like, wind surfing and power boating.
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  • Mud Therapy- It is one of the most energizing natural experiences, which, brings a glow to your skin and relaxes your mind. The mud therapy treatments are available at the Kavil Bhavan Yoga and Cultural Centre within the city.
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  • Healing Baths – They can be taken at the waters of the Nelliyampathy forests and the mineral springs of Varkala.
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  • Bird Watching – Bird watching can be done as the bird sanctuary at Kochi is home to hundreds of bird species. Also you can get to spot several migratory birds, which make their way to western India each year.
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  • Canoeing - The best ways to see the backwaters of Kochi and the life of the locals living here is Canoeing.
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  • Paragliding – Paragliding can be done around the city of Kochi. You can have the panoramic views of the diverse landscapes around Kochi.
Accommodation

Accommodations at Kochi

Cochin is an alluring tourist destination as well as a major trading centre of India. The city is visited by a number of tourists and business travelers both domestic and international tourists every year. Both the high-end tourists, who like traveling lavishly, and those who travel on a shoestring budget visit the city on regular basis. In order to cater to needs of both the categories, all kinds of accommodation facilities are available in the region. A choice is available ranging between 5 Star, 4 Star, guesthouses, budget hotels and so on. One can easily find suitable accommodation in Kochi. 

Guest Houses

Apart from hotels there are other places to stay in Kochi, which includes numerous guesthouses. The guesthouses offer travelers with good lodging facilities at a nominal price. The food available here is also reasonable. 

Hotels

There are several options to stay in Cochin when we talk in terms of staying in a hotel. A choice can be made between five or four star hotels and on the other hand staying in a budget hotel. Most of the budget hotels offer travelers with all the basic facilities. 

Eat n Dine

Kochi - Eat n Dine

Cochin cuisines comprise an impressive assortment of mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, having a distinct taste and flavor. There are many good restaurants in Kochi serving these. Try out "pachadi" `thoran` or "kaalan", while eating out in Cochin. As bananas are found in abundance here, it happens to be a very crucial ingredient in the majority of Cochin cuisines. Kallappams or Vellayappams are traditional rice flour pancakes eaten during meals in Cochin.

Being a port city, Cochin also offers a variety of rich non-vegetarian cuisine comprising of an impressive range of seafood delights like `Meen vevichathu`. There`s also a host of dishes made of chicken, lamb and fish. The rich base of coconut makes Cochin cuisine very delicious and gives it a special flavor of its own. Apart from these, there are also many fast food eating joints in Kochi like Pizza Hut, Chic King, Hot Breads et al. Or you can also try out the multi cuisine restaurants, where they also serve continental, Thai and Chinese. 

Try Local Cuisines Here

  • Sri Krishna Cafe (Gujerati road, Mattanchery) - Stuffed Parotta & Vegetable Masala Dosa.
  • Art Cafe - Banana and Chocolate cakes.
  • Arya Bhavan - Basic Tamil food
  • Palms Restaurant (Metropolitan) - Local cuisine.
  • Pandhal (MG road) – Multi cuisine
  • Renaissance (MG road) - Continental, Chinese and Thai food, and Indian dishes.
  • Tharavad (Willingdon Island) - Variety of cuisines
  • Some other good restaurants in Kochi are Salt N Pepper, Solar Cafe, Fort House Restaurant and Kashi Art Cafe
Shopping

Shopping at Kochi

As Kochi is well known for its handicrafts you can find exclusive collection of items like figurines, colorful bead jewelry, mats, bangles and other goods made up of coir, wood, bamboo, shells, brass, ivory and sandalwood.
You won`t find many shopping malls in the city but still; there are a number of places where you can find branded goods and garments. If you have a planned to buy a specific item then its better to ask from a local person. If you are running short of time and want to shop for some sovereigns then you can visit MG Road. Here you will every thing ranging from textiles, readymade garments, jewelry, toys, home furnishing, handicrafts, decorative items etc.
Wood carved items and the brass diyas (standing upto waist level or even higher) can be seen at every shop and are tmust buy. Kerala`s mirrors are famous around the globe, they are beautifully decorated with shells. Snacks like jackfruit chips and banana chips are must also buy items.
You can find several beautiful handicrafts displayed in the shops, most of which have been simply crafted from things grown locally, such as coconut, bamboo, cane and so on. 

What to Buy

  • Ethnic textiles woven by hand
  • Metal ware
  • Camel-bone carvings
  • Wood carvings
  • Articles made of coconut shells, bamboo cane
  • Embroidered screw pine mats
  • Spices
  • Brass diyas
  • Mirrors orkannady
  • Snacks like jackfruit and banana chips

Stop And Shop Here

  • M.G.Road
  • Broadway
  • Marine Drive
  • Coir Board Showroom on Mullasherry Canal Road. 

Government Emporiums:-

  • Kerala State Handicraft Apex Society, M.G.Road
  • Kerala State Handicrafts Development Corporation (Kairali) M.G.Road
  • Khadi Gramaudyog Bhavan, M.G.Road, Eranakulam -Surabhi, the State Handicraft Society Emporium
  • Eranakulam Market - Spices Board

Book Shops:

  • D.C. Books, Kurian Towers, Banerji Road
  • Current Books, Press club Road
  • Higginbothems, Iyyattil Jn. Chittor Road. 

Timings

  • Shops open at 10 a.m. and close around 8 p.m.
  • Generally all shops remain close on Sundays.
Festivals

Festivals in Kochi

Cochin Carnival Indira Gandhi Boat Race
Malayatoor Perunal Festival Attachamayam

Cochin Carnival

Center of Activity: Fort Kochi

Time: Last week of December

USP: A massive procession of caparisoned elephants, games and partying
Cochin Carnival which is held in the last week of December is long awaited by the residents of Kochi. The Village of Fort Cochi is decorated up like a bride. The tourists from all over the globe get together at Fort Kochi to celebrate the fair.
During the ten daylong carnival several games, fairs and parties are organized. The highlight of the carnival is the immense procession on the New Year`s Day. People of every age group participate in the procession wearing fancy dresses. Beautifully decorated elephants accompanied by drums and music lead the procession.
During the 10 days of festival, the city is mostly decorated with white color decoratives. Several unplanned competitions taking place on the streets of the village is a common site. Kalam Vara (Rangoli, floor drawing), tug-of-war, bicycle race, swimming in the sea, beach volleyball are some the competitions which take place during the festival. The celebrations continue till midnight of December 31st ending up with fireworks marking the grand finale. 

Indira Gandhi Boat Race

Center of Activity: Cochin Backwaters

Time: Last week of December

USP: Boat race

Indira Gandhi Boat Race is a water sport-cum-festival held every year. Not only Indian tourist but also the tourist from all over the world collect here to witness and cheer the participants. Apart from the tourists the media crew from all over the country come to do coverage.


The streamlines shaped boats are used in the race, which makes them run fast. However, the boats used in the Indira Gandhi Boat Race are known as the Vallam Kali. The term Vallam Kali or Vallamkali means `Boat Game` in Malayalam. The festival is conducted not only because of a tradition but also to boost tourism in the state of Kerala.

Usually, a boat used in the race is operated by four helmsmen, 25 singers and 100 to 125 oarsmen, who row in harmony to the fast rhythm of the song of the boatman. 

Malayatoor Perunal Festival

Center of Activity: Malayatoor

Time: March / April

The festival is celebrated on the first Sunday after the Easter. The festival is organized at the Catholic Church at Malayatoor, which is situated near Cochin. The church is dedicated to the follower of Jesus Christ, St Thomas and the festival is celebrated to remember his visit at the church.

Malayatoor Perunnal is one of the major festivals of Kochi and the devotees from around the globe flock here to attend the festival. Tourists and locals attend the festival to have spiritual happiness and satisfaction 

Attachamayam

Center of Activity: Tripunithura, near Kochi

Time: August/ September

The festival is celebrated in remembrance of the renowned victory of the Raja of Kochi. The festival of Attachamayam is celebrated on the eighth day of the Malayalam month of Chingam (August or September). The festival is celebrated through out the port city where as the main attraction is at the historical town of Tripunithura, near Kochi. A grand procession that is full of pomp and show is taken out during the festival. Various folk dance and music competitions are organized in the colorfully decorated town.
The festival is also known as Athagosham and is celebrated for a week. The festival attracts many tourists from India and abroad.

Useful Facts

Useful Facts of Kochi

Location – Ernakulam District

State – Kerala

Area – 95 sq. km.

Climate – Hot and humid climate.
Heavy rain during June to September
Drizzle from October to December

Temperature - 20°C-35°C

Languages – Malayalam, Tamil, English, Hindi (people understand it but cant speak)

Best Time to Visit – October and April

Main Festivals – Kochi Carnival, Jewish Festival,

Attractions – Chinese fishing, Matancherry, Willingdon Island, Cherai Beach, Hill Palace Museum, Vasco House.

Clothing -Light cotton clothes

Language – Malayalam, Tamil, English, Hindi (people understand it but can’ speak)

Nearest Airport – Nedumbassery airport Kochi

Nearest Railway station – Ernakulam

STD Code – 0484

Pin Code – 682001

Tips to Remember

  • Don’t forget to carry an umbrella as the city is near the equator and the sunrays are direct.
  • Carry mosquito net and mosquito repellents.
  • Don’t try swimming in the sea if you do not know swimming.
  • Avoid excessive luggage
  • Take care of your belongings
  • Keep important numbers handy.
  • ATM - almost all Private/ Public sector bank atms.
  • Avoid - Guides and touts.
  • Beware of practitioners of black magic around the religious places.
  • Always carry your purse close to your body, or your wallet in an inside front pocket or wear a money pouch as there are several incidences of snatching.
  • Fix a fare with the autos and taxis in advance as they can charge you more then normal.
  • If traveling by boat jetties then confirm the timings.
Tourist Offices

Tourist Offices in Kochi

Name Address Telephone No.
KTDC Tourist Reception Centre Shanmugham Road Cochin -682011 0484-353234
Kerala Tourism Information Counter Nedumbassery Airport, Kochi 0484-2611308//2611309
Kerala Tourism Information Office Kamalkkadavu, Fort Kochi  
Dist Tourism Promotion Council Old Collectorate Building Park Avenue Road Kochi-11 0484-2367334/2383988
Tourist Information Counter Department of Tourism Government of Kerala Government Guest House Near St Theresa College Shanmugham Road, Ernakulam 0484-2360502
India Tourism Govt. of India Tourist Office Willingdon Island, Cochin 0484-2340352
Tourist Information Counter Kochi International Airport Angamaly 0484-2610115
Department of Tourism Tourism Complex 2, Wallajah Road, Chennai 044-25369789
KTDC Tourist Reception Centre TTDC Complex 2, Wallajah Road, Chennai 044-25388639
Sports Lakshwadeep Tourism Administrative Office, Willingdon Island, Cochin 0484- 2668387
Local Holidays

Local Holidays in Kochi

Public holidays in Kerala for the year 2009
Date Festivals
07-01-2009 Muharram*
26-01-2009 Republic Day
23-02-2009 Shiva Rathri
09-03-2009 Milad-I-Sherif
09-04-2009 Maundy Thursday
10-04-2009 Good Friday
14-04-2009 Vishu
01-05-2009 May Day
21-07-2009 Karkkadakavavu
15-08-2009 Independence Day
01-09-2009 First Onam
02-09-2009 Thiruvonam
03-09-2009 Third Onam
04-09-2009 Fourth Onam
11-09-2009 Sree Krishna Jayanthi
21-09-2009 Sree Narayan Guru Samadhi
28-09-2009 Vijaydashmi
02-10-2009 Gandhi Jayanthi
17-10-2009 Deepavali
27-11-2009 *ID Ul Zuha
25-12-2009 Christmas

The calendar is provided for the purpose of information and Kiomoi doesn’t stand responsible in-case of any discrepancy. Please verify with other sources. *Exact date for Muslim Holidays depends upon the moon.

Bank ATMS

Bank & ATM in Kochi

State Bank of India

CALVETTY ROAD,
FORT KOCHI,
KOCHIN,
KOCHI, KERALA - 682001

FORT AVENUE,
TOWER ROAD FORT KOCHI,
OPP TO POLICE STATION,
KOCHI, KERALA - 682001

PB NO 587,
INDIRA GANDHI ROAD,
WILLINGDON ISLAND,
KOCHI, KERALA – 682003 

HDFC Bank

HDFC House,
M G Road,
Ernakulam,
Cochin 682 015 

HSBC Bank

Pulikkal Estate,
M. G. Road,
Pallimukku,
Kochi - 682 016 

ICICI Bank

A.P.Corporation,
BPCL Pump,
Opp Apollo Type Factory,
Kalamassery P.O.,
Kalamassery

Ground Floor,
Opp. Edapally Church,
Edapally,
Ernakulam, Kochi

HPCL Outlet,
Bank Junction,
Opp Canara Bank,
Alwaye, Kochi – 683101

Ground Floor,
Tranquil Towers,
Kakkanad,
Kochi - 682030.

Holiday Checklist

Kochi Holiday Checklist

Those Backwaters, rivers, beaches, forts, pilgrimages send tempting vibes!!! While you have made up your mind on these holidays, set aside all your temptations and quickly take a fleeting glance at the things-you-do prior to your travel date. Here is the list. 

Before leaving your house

  • Empty your letter box
  • Fix up security for your house or ask some one to look after
  • Water your plants and ask some one to take care of it
  • Ask your newspaper vendor and milkman to stop supply
  • Clear out the fridge.
  • Switch off the electric appliances
  • Empty out kitchen, waste/dust-bin and kitchen area
  • Lock doors and windows
  • Recharge your mobile or carry coupons
  • Carry traveller’s cheque or ATM cards
  • Pay all due bills
  • Turn off gas/water/
  • Call up the taxi driver/railway station/hotels and other important numbers to confirm and re-confirm
  • Rail Tickets and travel documents should be checked twice 

Packing your luggage

  • Woollen/cotton clothing
  • Extra towels
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Night wears
  • Raincoats
  • Wrappers
  • Bath robes
  • Jumper and track suits 

Equipment

  • Battery Charger
  • Camera
  • Mobile
  • Mobile Charger
  • Torch/Emergency Light
  • Headphones 

Miscellaneous

  • Brochures or holiday book
  • Sunglasses
  • Sewing kit
  • Important stationary(scissors, tape and glue)
  • Film rolls and digital chargers
  • Ear Plugs
  • Watch
  • Umbrellas
  • Address Book
  • Shoulder bags/ Safety pins
  • Important Telephone Addresses/Travel Consultant
  • Few non perishable eatables
  • Medicines
  • Books / magazines to read
  • Binocular 

Essential Documents

  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Diving License
  • Maps/ directions(when in car)
  • Itinerary/Directions
  • Photocopies of documents
  • Traveller’s Cheque
  • Passport/Visas (For travelling abroad)
  • ID Cards 

Health/Hygiene

  • Small First Aid kit
  • Sickness Pill
  • Mosquito and insect repellent
  • Vitamin and medications
  • Pain Killers/Balm
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Anti-infection lotion
  • Toiletries
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3 Anshuman45 Suggest us a nice train from Bangalore to kochi on 12 august 2011. <p>Hello :-)</p><p>Thanks for your query in Kiomoi, </p><p>Name &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Type&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; From &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dep &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Arr &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Travel Time &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dep Days <br />12677&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; BangaloreCity-Ernaku...Exp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SBC*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ERS*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 16:55&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10h 40m<br />12777&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hubli-Kochuveli Week...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; YPR&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 15:20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ERN&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:05&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10h 45m<br />06346&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; BangaloreCity-Ernaku...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Spl&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SBC*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 17:15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ERS*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11h 5m<br />12684&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ernakulam SF Express&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SBC*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 17:15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ERS*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11h 5m</p><p>Good Day !!!</p>
<p>Hello :-)</p><p>Thanks for your query in Kiomoi, </p><p>Name &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Type&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; From &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dep &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Arr &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Travel Time &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dep Days <br />12677&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; BangaloreCity-Ernaku...Exp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SBC*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ERS*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 16:55&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10h 40m<br />12777&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hubli-Kochuveli Week...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; YPR&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 15:20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ERN&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:05&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10h 45m<br />06346&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; BangaloreCity-Ernaku...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Spl&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SBC*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 17:15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ERS*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11h 5m<br />12684&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ernakulam SF Express&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SBC*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 17:15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ERS*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11h 5m</p><p>Good Day !!!</p>
Nimith J
<p>Dear Anshuman, </p><p>Thanks for your query, </p><p>Bangalore Express is suitable for your query, </p><p>Good Day !!!</p>
sojanc
3 Erics I am coming to kerala for my family visit kindly tell me only 5 cities which i must visit i have total 9 days for kerala ! <p>Hello Erics,</p><div>Thanks for your query in Kiomoi,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>You must visit, &nbsp; Trivandrum,&nbsp;Aleppy,&nbsp;Kochi,&nbsp;<wbr></wbr>Thekkady and Munnar.</div><p>Good Day !!!</p>
<p>Hello Erics,</p><div>Thanks for your query in Kiomoi,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>You must visit, &nbsp; Trivandrum,&nbsp;Aleppy,&nbsp;Kochi,&nbsp;<wbr></wbr>Thekkady and Munnar.</div><p>Good Day !!!</p>
sojanc
<p>Dear Erics,&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks for your query in Kiomoi, </p><p>Kerala will be hit by south west monsoon by end of May or by First week of June and the Rains are very heavy. There are several places to visit in Kerala the most beautiful Kovalam Beach near Thiruvanantpuram,The best Hill station of south Munnar.The periyar wild life at Thekady and the back water at allappy and Kumarakom. I dont know whether due to monsoon you will be able to enjoy the gods own country kerala. Otherwise also the climate will be hot and humid except at the hills of Munnar.</p><p>Good Day !!!</p>
PP Jain
2 BirjuPatell Want to enjoy sight seeing in Kochi and we want to stay in Kochi at decent hotel give information about hotel tariff and services. <p>Dear sir,<br /><br />Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest you decent <a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_kochi.htm">Hotels in Kochi</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm">Fort House, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_hotel_pearl_continental_kochi.htm">Pearl Continental Hotel, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_brunton_boatyard_kochi.htm">Brunton Boatyard, Kochi</a></p><p>These are the very decent hotels in Kochi, for hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact&nbsp; Kiomoi Team, you can mail us at [email protected] or call us on 9958891364 OR 91-120-4666444, our travel expert would be happy to assist you.</p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/travel-guide/kochi/attractions-63-0.htm">Sight seeing places in Kochi</a><br /><br />Good Day!!!!</p>
<p>Dear sir,<br /><br />Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest you decent <a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_kochi.htm">Hotels in Kochi</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm">Fort House, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_hotel_pearl_continental_kochi.htm">Pearl Continental Hotel, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_brunton_boatyard_kochi.htm">Brunton Boatyard, Kochi</a></p><p>These are the very decent hotels in Kochi, for hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact&nbsp; Kiomoi Team, you can mail us at [email protected] or call us on 9958891364 OR 91-120-4666444, our travel expert would be happy to assist you.</p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/travel-guide/kochi/attractions-63-0.htm">Sight seeing places in Kochi</a><br /><br />Good Day!!!!</p>
Kiomoi
3 Bhaktavar we have made a plan for Alleppey kochi and Munnar we want to know what would be the cheapest and safe way to reach these place & accommodation for 1 or 2 day each. <p>Dear sir,<br /><br />Thanks for your query, below i am giving you link of the hotel you can check it.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_kochi.htm">Hotels in Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_alleppey.htm">Hotels in Alleppey</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_munnar.htm">Hotels in Munnar</a><br /><br />For hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact&nbsp; Kiomoi Team, you can mail us at [email protected] or call us on 9958891364 OR 91-120-4666444, our travel expert would be happy to assist you.<br /><br />Very soon you will get another answer of your query.<br /><br />Good Day!!!!</p>
<p>Dear sir,<br /><br />Thanks for your query, below i am giving you link of the hotel you can check it.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_kochi.htm">Hotels in Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_alleppey.htm">Hotels in Alleppey</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_munnar.htm">Hotels in Munnar</a><br /><br />For hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact&nbsp; Kiomoi Team, you can mail us at [email protected] or call us on 9958891364 OR 91-120-4666444, our travel expert would be happy to assist you.<br /><br />Very soon you will get another answer of your query.<br /><br />Good Day!!!!</p>
Kiomoi
<p>Hello,</p><p>Thanks for your query in Kiomoi, </p><p>The cheapest way to visit these places are bus and train. but there is no train to munnar. also this is hill area. so bus is suitable. Both are safe also.</p><p>Good day !!!</p>
sojanc
2 sravan whats the distance between yernakulam junction and amrita university and how can i travel? <div>Hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Thanks for your query in Kiomoi, </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The&nbsp; distance&nbsp; between&nbsp; Errnakulam&nbsp; junction&nbsp; and&nbsp; amrita&nbsp; university is approximate 10 km only. is&nbsp; your enquiry for about Amrita Hospital? This is at near Edappally Railway gate, Ponekkara.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Good Day !!!</div>
<div>Hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Thanks for your query in Kiomoi, </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The&nbsp; distance&nbsp; between&nbsp; Errnakulam&nbsp; junction&nbsp; and&nbsp; amrita&nbsp; university is approximate 10 km only. is&nbsp; your enquiry for about Amrita Hospital? This is at near Edappally Railway gate, Ponekkara.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Good Day !!!</div>
sojanc
2 laamleena53 I live in new delhi, i will go to kochin, i want to know Train name timing and dates in jan month, please suggest me sight seeing places and decent hotel for two person. <p>Dear sir,<br /><br />Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest you decent <a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_kochi.htm">Hotels in Kochi</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm">Fort House, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_hotel_pearl_continental_kochi.htm">Pearl Continental Hotel, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_brunton_boatyard_kochi.htm">Brunton Boatyard, Kochi</a><br /><br />These are the very decent hotels in Kochi, for hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact&nbsp; Kiomoi Team, you can mail us at [email protected] or call us on 9958891364 OR 91-120-4666444, our travel expert would be happy to assist you.<br /><br />very soon you will get another answer of your query.<br /><br />Good Day!!!!</p>
<p>Dear sir,<br /><br />Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest you decent <a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/destination_kochi.htm">Hotels in Kochi</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm">Fort House, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_hotel_pearl_continental_kochi.htm">Pearl Continental Hotel, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_brunton_boatyard_kochi.htm">Brunton Boatyard, Kochi</a><br /><br />These are the very decent hotels in Kochi, for hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact&nbsp; Kiomoi Team, you can mail us at [email protected] or call us on 9958891364 OR 91-120-4666444, our travel expert would be happy to assist you.<br /><br />very soon you will get another answer of your query.<br /><br />Good Day!!!!</p>
Kiomoi
3 hussain125 i am in hyderabad, want to make plan for Alleppey, kochi and Munnar we want to know what would be the cheapest and safe way to reach these places, and cheep hotel in kochi. <p>Dear sir,<br /><br />Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest you decent hotels in Kochi<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_the_old_courtyard_kochi.htm">www.kiomoi.com/idl_the_old_courtyard_kochi.htm</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_time_square_hotel_kochi.htm">www.kiomoi.com/idl_time_square_hotel_kochi.htm</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_time_square_hotel_kochi.htm">http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm</a></p><p><br />These are the very decent hotels in Kochi, for hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact&nbsp; Kiomoi Team, you can mail us at [email protected] or call us on 9958891364, our travel expert would be happy to assist you.<br /><br />very soon you will get another answer of your query.<br /><br />Good Day.</p>
<p>Dear sir,<br /><br />Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest you decent hotels in Kochi<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_the_old_courtyard_kochi.htm">www.kiomoi.com/idl_the_old_courtyard_kochi.htm</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_time_square_hotel_kochi.htm">www.kiomoi.com/idl_time_square_hotel_kochi.htm</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_time_square_hotel_kochi.htm">http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm</a></p><p><br />These are the very decent hotels in Kochi, for hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact&nbsp; Kiomoi Team, you can mail us at [email protected] or call us on 9958891364, our travel expert would be happy to assist you.<br /><br />very soon you will get another answer of your query.<br /><br />Good Day.</p>
Kiomoi
<p>Dear Sir,</p><p>You can arrive at Cochin (Kochi) Either by Flight or Train and From There keep an expereinced driver cum guide with you for going all these places. </p><p>Cochin-Munnar (140Km)</p><p>Munnar to Alleppey (200Km)</p><p>Alleppey-Cochin (70Km)</p><p>Cochin to Cochin airport (40Km)</p><p>If you are keeping a vehicle with you. You can use the vehicle for sightseeing too. or else you will lose very big amount of time for catch public transports.</p><p>Thanks and regards,</p><p>Nithin V.J.</p>
nithinvj
3 beena We are making plan for visit in Kochi and its near by area suggest places to worth visit in Kochi. <p>Dear Beena,</p><p>Thanks for your query,</p><p><strong>Places to see Around Kochi .</strong><br /><br />Chottanikkara Temple<br /><br />Hill Palace Museum<br /><br />Museum of Kerala History<br /><br />Kathakali Performances<br /><br />Parishath Thampuram Museum<br /><br />Vypeen and Gundu islands<br />&nbsp;</p>
<p>Dear Beena,</p><p>Thanks for your query,</p><p><strong>Places to see Around Kochi .</strong><br /><br />Chottanikkara Temple<br /><br />Hill Palace Museum<br /><br />Museum of Kerala History<br /><br />Kathakali Performances<br /><br />Parishath Thampuram Museum<br /><br />Vypeen and Gundu islands<br />&nbsp;</p>
Kiomoi
<p>Dear Beena,</p><p>Thanks for your query,</p><p>kerla back waters<br />allepple back water<br />kochi beaches<br />fishing place vascodagama beach square<br /><br />old harbour houce</p><p>Good Day.</p>
Nimith J
2 cpjain Sir we want some decent room/ accommodation in Kochi <p>Dear Sir,</p><p>Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest best hotels in Kochi,</p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_brunton_boatyard_kochi.htm">Brunton Boatyard, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_best_western_the_avenue_regent_kochi.htm">Best Western the Avenue Regent, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm">Fort House, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_island_hotel_maharaj_kochi.htm"Island Hotels Maharaj, Kochi</a></p><p>These are very good hotels in Kochi, for hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact Kiomoi Team, you can mail us on [email protected] or call us on 9958891364. our travel expert would be happy to assist you.</p><p>Good Day.</p>
<p>Dear Sir,</p><p>Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest best hotels in Kochi,</p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_brunton_boatyard_kochi.htm">Brunton Boatyard, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_best_western_the_avenue_regent_kochi.htm">Best Western the Avenue Regent, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm">Fort House, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_island_hotel_maharaj_kochi.htm"Island Hotels Maharaj, Kochi</a></p><p>These are very good hotels in Kochi, for hotel booking and confirmation kindly contact Kiomoi Team, you can mail us on [email protected] or call us on 9958891364. our travel expert would be happy to assist you.</p><p>Good Day.</p>
Kiomoi
2 sanjosh place of attractions in kerala , we have 3 days visit. <p><strong><strong><p>Dear Sir,</p><div><strong>Chinese Fishing Nets/Vasco da Gama Square</strong></div><div><br /><strong>attractions for Kochi</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Pierce Leslie Bungalow:</strong></div><div><strong>Old Harbour House:</strong> <br /><strong>Loafer&rsquo;s Corner/Princess Street:</strong></div><div><strong>Vasco House: </strong></div><div><strong>VOC Gate:</strong></div><div><strong>Bolghatty Island: Willingdon Island:</strong></div><div><strong>The Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura </strong></div><div><strong>Parikshith Thampuran Museum:</strong></div><div><strong>Vamanamoorthy Temple: </strong></div><p><strong>Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple:</strong></p><p><strong>Good Day.</strong></p></strong></strong></p>
<p><strong><strong><p>Dear Sir,</p><div><strong>Chinese Fishing Nets/Vasco da Gama Square</strong></div><div><br /><strong>attractions for Kochi</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Pierce Leslie Bungalow:</strong></div><div><strong>Old Harbour House:</strong> <br /><strong>Loafer&rsquo;s Corner/Princess Street:</strong></div><div><strong>Vasco House: </strong></div><div><strong>VOC Gate:</strong></div><div><strong>Bolghatty Island: Willingdon Island:</strong></div><div><strong>The Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura </strong></div><div><strong>Parikshith Thampuran Museum:</strong></div><div><strong>Vamanamoorthy Temple: </strong></div><p><strong>Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple:</strong></p><p><strong>Good Day.</strong></p></strong></strong></p>
Kiomoi
2 Chhota places to see in Kochi we will stay only two days in Kochi. <p>Dear Sir,</p><div><strong>Chinese Fishing Nets/Vasco da Gama Square</strong></div><div><br /><strong>attractions for Kochi</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Pierce Leslie Bungalow:</strong></div><div><strong>Old Harbour House:</strong> <br /><strong>Loafer&rsquo;s Corner/Princess Street:</strong></div><div><strong>Vasco House: </strong></div><div><strong>VOC Gate:</strong></div><div><strong>Bolghatty Island: Willingdon Island:</strong></div><div><strong>The Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura </strong></div><div><strong>Parikshith Thampuran Museum:</strong></div><div><strong>Vamanamoorthy Temple: </strong></div><p><strong>Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple:</strong></p><p><strong>Good Day.</strong></p>
<p>Dear Sir,</p><div><strong>Chinese Fishing Nets/Vasco da Gama Square</strong></div><div><br /><strong>attractions for Kochi</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Pierce Leslie Bungalow:</strong></div><div><strong>Old Harbour House:</strong> <br /><strong>Loafer&rsquo;s Corner/Princess Street:</strong></div><div><strong>Vasco House: </strong></div><div><strong>VOC Gate:</strong></div><div><strong>Bolghatty Island: Willingdon Island:</strong></div><div><strong>The Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura </strong></div><div><strong>Parikshith Thampuran Museum:</strong></div><div><strong>Vamanamoorthy Temple: </strong></div><p><strong>Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple:</strong></p><p><strong>Good Day.</strong></p>
Nimith J
2 Sathiyaa our Official group is coming to Kochi and Munnar for visit and want to know their attraction point to visit and how we can come from munnar to kochi......Thanks. <p>Dear Sathiya,</p><p>Thanks for your query,</p><div><strong>Munaar is &nbsp;Approximately have 110 km from Kochi. you can travel by bus or taxi cab.</strong></div><div><strong>munnar is a very nice place and beautiful hill station in south india. the main attractions are, peaks, tea plantations, valleys, dams, cattle farms, eravikulam national park, anamudi, top station...etc.</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Good Day.</strong></div>
<p>Dear Sathiya,</p><p>Thanks for your query,</p><div><strong>Munaar is &nbsp;Approximately have 110 km from Kochi. you can travel by bus or taxi cab.</strong></div><div><strong>munnar is a very nice place and beautiful hill station in south india. the main attractions are, peaks, tea plantations, valleys, dams, cattle farms, eravikulam national park, anamudi, top station...etc.</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Good Day.</strong></div>
sojanc
2 sriramsharma Palani to Kochi road condition and places to see in Kochi we will stay only two days in Kochi. <div>Hello Sir,<br />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Palani to Kochi road condition is better now by NH.<br />The cheapest way to reach Kochi is Train Service.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>The main places to see in Kochi are<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fort Kochi, Mattanchery, Kumbalangi, Willigton Island, Vyppin Island, Vallarpadam Island, Bolgatty Island, Thripunithura, Port, Kothad, Chittoor, Varapuzha, Vyppin, Cherai beach,&nbsp;are the main places to visit&nbsp; in Kochi.</p><p>Good Day.</p>
<div>Hello Sir,<br />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Palani to Kochi road condition is better now by NH.<br />The cheapest way to reach Kochi is Train Service.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>The main places to see in Kochi are<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fort Kochi, Mattanchery, Kumbalangi, Willigton Island, Vyppin Island, Vallarpadam Island, Bolgatty Island, Thripunithura, Port, Kothad, Chittoor, Varapuzha, Vyppin, Cherai beach,&nbsp;are the main places to visit&nbsp; in Kochi.</p><p>Good Day.</p>
sojanc
2 motion Cheapest way to reach Kochi from Bhavani and places to see in Kochi. <div>&nbsp;</div><div>hello sir,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The ceapest way to reach Kochi is Train Service.</div><div>Places you can enjoy in Kochi like....</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Fort Kochi, Mattanchery, Kumbalangi,&nbsp;Willigton Island, Vyppin Island, Vallarpadam, Bolgatty, Thripunithura, Port, Kothad, Chittoor, Varapuzha are the main places to visit&nbsp; in kochi.</div><p>Good Day.</p>
<div>&nbsp;</div><div>hello sir,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The ceapest way to reach Kochi is Train Service.</div><div>Places you can enjoy in Kochi like....</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Fort Kochi, Mattanchery, Kumbalangi,&nbsp;Willigton Island, Vyppin Island, Vallarpadam, Bolgatty, Thripunithura, Port, Kothad, Chittoor, Varapuzha are the main places to visit&nbsp; in kochi.</div><p>Good Day.</p>
sojanc
2 suren95 We have plan for Kochi first we will go silent velly national park then from there we will move to Kochi..is there any volvo bus service and how much would be fare ??? <div>hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>silent velly national park is 200 km away from kochi. if you come from north side first go to silent valley. you will get luxury bus from palakkad near silent velly national park. that buses are long distance buses and some time there is lack of avialability of seats. from there also&nbsp;so many KSRTC super fast and Express services. in luxury&nbsp; buses&nbsp;some times you will&nbsp;pay the&nbsp;fare from coimbatore. that is approximat 250-300 rupees. in super fast buses the charge is below 150 rupees. you will also get train from palakkad to&nbsp;Kochi.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Happy journey.</div>
<div>hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>silent velly national park is 200 km away from kochi. if you come from north side first go to silent valley. you will get luxury bus from palakkad near silent velly national park. that buses are long distance buses and some time there is lack of avialability of seats. from there also&nbsp;so many KSRTC super fast and Express services. in luxury&nbsp; buses&nbsp;some times you will&nbsp;pay the&nbsp;fare from coimbatore. that is approximat 250-300 rupees. in super fast buses the charge is below 150 rupees. you will also get train from palakkad to&nbsp;Kochi.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Happy journey.</div>
sojanc
3 RNJose I would like to know what time would be good to visit in Kochi and Munnar , apart from New year..... i think this would be peak season...if i visit this time then it will cross my budget, suggest goo <p>dear Jose ,</p><p>There is nothing much to see at Kochi But Munnar is one of the best Hill station which can be reached from Kochi or Ernakulam by Road. You will have to travel by cab or bus which will be a 4 hours journey to munnar. November to March is the best time to visit Munnar and leaving aside the christmus vacation the cost do not vary during the year. You can visit now and stay in a hotel which suits your budget. Periyar wild life sanctuary,Mettupaty dam and speed boating,The artistic Tea Garden all over Munnar are the highlight of this hill station best place to just Relax.</p><p>Good Day.</p>
<p>dear Jose ,</p><p>There is nothing much to see at Kochi But Munnar is one of the best Hill station which can be reached from Kochi or Ernakulam by Road. You will have to travel by cab or bus which will be a 4 hours journey to munnar. November to March is the best time to visit Munnar and leaving aside the christmus vacation the cost do not vary during the year. You can visit now and stay in a hotel which suits your budget. Periyar wild life sanctuary,Mettupaty dam and speed boating,The artistic Tea Garden all over Munnar are the highlight of this hill station best place to just Relax.</p><p>Good Day.</p>
PP Jain
<p>Dear Sir,</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks for your query,</p><p>December last week and january first week are very peak rush period. we suggest january third week to vist here.</p><p>Good Day.</p>
sojanc
3 bharatochani House boating charges for two person in Kochi....please answer me...Thanks. <p><strong>Dear Bharat,</strong></p><p>Thanks&nbsp; for your query,</p><p><strong>its around 800 to 2000 per cupels ... depends on types of boats , and distance you travel for site seeing</strong></p><p><strong>Good Day.</strong></p>
<p><strong>Dear Bharat,</strong></p><p>Thanks&nbsp; for your query,</p><p><strong>its around 800 to 2000 per cupels ... depends on types of boats , and distance you travel for site seeing</strong></p><p><strong>Good Day.</strong></p>
Nimith J
<div>hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>it will be approximate Rs.6000/ whole night</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Good Day.</div>
sojanc
2 rahuldas We will reaching Kochi on 5 december want to know about good places to see in Kochi <div>hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>welcome</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Kochi is very nice place. u can spend more time here with great leisure. Fortkochiand Mattanchery are the very nice places.You can visit beaches, Backwaters, Rivers, Museums, Churches Temples festivals, Boating... etc.</div><p>Good Day.</p>
<div>hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>welcome</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Kochi is very nice place. u can spend more time here with great leisure. Fortkochiand Mattanchery are the very nice places.You can visit beaches, Backwaters, Rivers, Museums, Churches Temples festivals, Boating... etc.</div><p>Good Day.</p>
sojanc
2 manjul Me and my wife making plan for Honeymoon in Kochi , we want good Accomodation in Kochi. <p>Dear Sir,</p><p> </p><p>Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest good hotels in Kochi.</p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_abad_airport_hotel_kochi.htm">Abad Airport Hotels, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_best_western_the_avenue_regent_kochi.htm">Best Western the Avenue Regent, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm">Fort House, Kochi</a></p><p>These are very good hotels in Kochi, for more information kindly mail at [email protected] call us at 9958891364. our travel expert would be happy to assist you.</p><p> </p><p>Good Day.</p>
<p>Dear Sir,</p><p> </p><p>Thanks for your query, below i would like to suggest good hotels in Kochi.</p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_abad_airport_hotel_kochi.htm">Abad Airport Hotels, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_best_western_the_avenue_regent_kochi.htm">Best Western the Avenue Regent, Kochi</a></p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_fort_house_kochi.htm">Fort House, Kochi</a></p><p>These are very good hotels in Kochi, for more information kindly mail at [email protected] call us at 9958891364. our travel expert would be happy to assist you.</p><p> </p><p>Good Day.</p>
Kiomoi
2 kgopalan wants to know road condition and travelling <div>hello sir,</div><div> </div><div>welcome to kochi. Which road do you prefer. you can travel through via Coimbatore or Via Munnar. that is Kochi-Madurai Highway. most of the roads are in good condition now. Approximate 5 to 6 hours will be take. have a nice journey.</div><div> </div><div>For more information kindly mail at [email protected] or call us at 9958891364.our travel expert would be happy to assist you.</div><div> </div><div>Good Day.</div>
<div>hello sir,</div><div> </div><div>welcome to kochi. Which road do you prefer. you can travel through via Coimbatore or Via Munnar. that is Kochi-Madurai Highway. most of the roads are in good condition now. Approximate 5 to 6 hours will be take. have a nice journey.</div><div> </div><div>For more information kindly mail at [email protected] or call us at 9958891364.our travel expert would be happy to assist you.</div><div> </div><div>Good Day.</div>
sojanc
2 shaan suggest road route and road condition between Wayanand to Kochi and traveling hours. <div>hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>road is not in good condition in Kochi-Wayanad. the main route is though Thrissur-Pattanbi-Nilambur-<wbr></wbr>Batheri</div><div>or&nbsp; Thrissur- Kuttipuram- Thamarassery-Kalpatta</div><p>You will get Train to Kozhikodu and from there will get bus or taxi cab,. approximate distance is above 350 kms. travelling hours may be more than 7 hours in taxi cab.</p><p>Have a nice day.</p>
<div>hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>road is not in good condition in Kochi-Wayanad. the main route is though Thrissur-Pattanbi-Nilambur-<wbr></wbr>Batheri</div><div>or&nbsp; Thrissur- Kuttipuram- Thamarassery-Kalpatta</div><p>You will get Train to Kozhikodu and from there will get bus or taxi cab,. approximate distance is above 350 kms. travelling hours may be more than 7 hours in taxi cab.</p><p>Have a nice day.</p>
sojanc
2 gyanendra our group are coming to Kochi and Munnar for visit <div>hello,</div><div>welcome to Kerala. Munnar is very nice place and well known hill station in South India. Kochi is also famous in it's attractions and nature beauty. Munnar is 100 km far from Kochi. From kochi u will get Bus or Taxi cab. there is no train service to munnar. taxi fare in medium cars is Rs. 8/ rkm. it may be Rs. 9 to hill stations in season. u can arrange ur return also by these. some hotels &amp; resorts will arrange vehicles to drop you. wish you a happy Journey.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>thank you,</p>
<div>hello,</div><div>welcome to Kerala. Munnar is very nice place and well known hill station in South India. Kochi is also famous in it's attractions and nature beauty. Munnar is 100 km far from Kochi. From kochi u will get Bus or Taxi cab. there is no train service to munnar. taxi fare in medium cars is Rs. 8/ rkm. it may be Rs. 9 to hill stations in season. u can arrange ur return also by these. some hotels &amp; resorts will arrange vehicles to drop you. wish you a happy Journey.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>thank you,</p>
sojanc
2 menonp i will be stay in Lilly Street Fort Kochi ,how far from railway station <div>hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>there is no railwaystation at fortkochi. you can leave at ernakulam junction or town railway station and will get taxi car or prepaid auto service from there. approximate 15 km from ernakulam railway station.taxi charge rs. 8/ running km in car and rs 5/ running km in auto.you will get bus and boat service&nbsp;also to there.</p><br clear="all" /><p>sojan..</p><br />
<div>hello,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>there is no railwaystation at fortkochi. you can leave at ernakulam junction or town railway station and will get taxi car or prepaid auto service from there. approximate 15 km from ernakulam railway station.taxi charge rs. 8/ running km in car and rs 5/ running km in auto.you will get bus and boat service&nbsp;also to there.</p><br clear="all" /><p>sojan..</p><br />
sojanc
2 maitabi I want to base kochi and go to allepey.Please suggest me a decent hotel not too far from the station with all basic amenities. <p>Dear Sir,</p><p><br />thanks for query,below i would like suggest decent hotels near to station. </p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_arcadia_hotel_alleppey.htm">http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_arcadia_hotel_alleppey.htm</a><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_alleppey_beach_resort_alleppey.htm">http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_alleppey_beach_resort_alleppey.htm</a><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_alleppey_prince_hotel_alleppey.htm">http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_alleppey_prince_hotel_alleppey.htm</a><br /><br />these hotels offering rooms within 1000-2000 Rs. for more information kindly mail at [email protected] or call us at -9958891364. our travel expert would be happy to assist you.<br />Have a nice day.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p>
<p>Dear Sir,</p><p><br />thanks for query,below i would like suggest decent hotels near to station. </p><p><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_arcadia_hotel_alleppey.htm">http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_arcadia_hotel_alleppey.htm</a><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_alleppey_beach_resort_alleppey.htm">http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_alleppey_beach_resort_alleppey.htm</a><br /><a href="http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_alleppey_prince_hotel_alleppey.htm">http://www.kiomoi.com/idl_alleppey_prince_hotel_alleppey.htm</a><br /><br />these hotels offering rooms within 1000-2000 Rs. for more information kindly mail at [email protected] or call us at -9958891364. our travel expert would be happy to assist you.<br />Have a nice day.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p>
Kiomoi
2 GauriGhule we want to stay in a hotel which is near or at shammugham road in Kochi. so pls suggest some hotels near to this road only. will it be hot in the month of April. From Kochi we will continue our jpurn <p>Hai,<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hotel Hakoba at Shanmugham Rd,Near KTDC. It is soooooo hot in Cochin.SN Annexe is a moderately good.</p><p>Regards,<br /><font color="#888888">Mohan</font></p>
<p>Hai,<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hotel Hakoba at Shanmugham Rd,Near KTDC. It is soooooo hot in Cochin.SN Annexe is a moderately good.</p><p>Regards,<br /><font color="#888888">Mohan</font></p>
AtulMohan
2 bhaskaranandin i want to conduct a dinner party of around 90 people, i want to know i have to spend to conduct the event at any 5 starer hotel. <p>Dear bhaskar,</p><p>There are many 5 star hotels in Kochi where you can organise a party. </p><p><strong>Hotel Taj Residency </strong>Ernakulam is a leading <strong>five star hotel </strong>in Kochi where you will get fantabulous arrangements at every nook and corner of the hotel and immense tenacity of all the staffs to impress the tourists with its arrangements.</p><p>Four Banquet Halls are there which can accommodate 30 to 80 people in, auditorium-style. There is <strong>an elegant open air venue for parties</strong> up to 275 people. There is also another 40-seater deluxe boat for sunset cruises and private parties. Catering is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meeting breaks and cocktail parties. </p><p>The other one is <strong>Metropolitan Hotel </strong>which is a 3 star hotel. The hotel is also equipped with banquet and conference facilities. Ravi Verma hall at the hotel can accommodate up to 60 people while the Metro Durbar and the Party Room can accommodate 20 pax each.</p><p>You can contact them &amp; they will arrange everything for you.</p><p>EnjoY!!!</p>
<p>Dear bhaskar,</p><p>There are many 5 star hotels in Kochi where you can organise a party. </p><p><strong>Hotel Taj Residency </strong>Ernakulam is a leading <strong>five star hotel </strong>in Kochi where you will get fantabulous arrangements at every nook and corner of the hotel and immense tenacity of all the staffs to impress the tourists with its arrangements.</p><p>Four Banquet Halls are there which can accommodate 30 to 80 people in, auditorium-style. There is <strong>an elegant open air venue for parties</strong> up to 275 people. There is also another 40-seater deluxe boat for sunset cruises and private parties. Catering is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meeting breaks and cocktail parties. </p><p>The other one is <strong>Metropolitan Hotel </strong>which is a 3 star hotel. The hotel is also equipped with banquet and conference facilities. Ravi Verma hall at the hotel can accommodate up to 60 people while the Metro Durbar and the Party Room can accommodate 20 pax each.</p><p>You can contact them &amp; they will arrange everything for you.</p><p>EnjoY!!!</p>
shankey
4 nilesh80 airport to city <p>Dear,</p><p>There is only Prepaid Taxi Service available at Cochin Airport. The fare for Prepaid Taxi to Cochin is around Rs.430/-(To Jose Junction/MG Road).<br /><br />However you can get Autos from outside the Airport and the fare to MG Road Cochin will be about Rs.250/- (You have to bargain a little or else the Auto drivers may try to fleece you).<br /><br />Bus Service to Alappuzha is available at 1030 and 1130 hrs and the buses ply on the Byepass Road without touching the Cochin City proper.<br /><br />Yours truly<br />rcpal</p>
<p>Dear,</p><p>There is only Prepaid Taxi Service available at Cochin Airport. The fare for Prepaid Taxi to Cochin is around Rs.430/-(To Jose Junction/MG Road).<br /><br />However you can get Autos from outside the Airport and the fare to MG Road Cochin will be about Rs.250/- (You have to bargain a little or else the Auto drivers may try to fleece you).<br /><br />Bus Service to Alappuzha is available at 1030 and 1130 hrs and the buses ply on the Byepass Road without touching the Cochin City proper.<br /><br />Yours truly<br />rcpal</p>
RamachandranPaliath
<p>Hi,</p><p>Cochin airport to Jose junction is about 35 Km. Autos are very expensive. Better call taxi-approx. Rs.300/-.Alappyzha buses are going through Jose junction.</p><p>with regards</p><p>Mohan</p>
AtulMohan
<p>THANX!!!</p>
nilesh80
4 Shinto What si the time of celebration of boat race in Kochi. We are planning to visit there & would love to see that race. please let us know. <p>Dear Shinto,</p><p>The Indira Gandhi Boat Race is held on the Ernakulam Lake during the Cochin Carnival in the last week of December. This years Cochin Carnival is already over. But do not lose hope, Kerala is a land of Boat Races and there are many you can enjoy at different times of the year. You can stay at Kochi and travel to these places. Normally all these races are held between July and September</p><p>The two day Aranmula Boat Race is more a water fiesta than a competition, conducted during Onam.<br />The three day annual fiesta on the Payippad Lake, 35 km from Alappuzha. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held in the middle of the Punnamada Lake .<br /><br />Yours truly<br />rcpal</p>
<p>Dear Shinto,</p><p>The Indira Gandhi Boat Race is held on the Ernakulam Lake during the Cochin Carnival in the last week of December. This years Cochin Carnival is already over. But do not lose hope, Kerala is a land of Boat Races and there are many you can enjoy at different times of the year. You can stay at Kochi and travel to these places. Normally all these races are held between July and September</p><p>The two day Aranmula Boat Race is more a water fiesta than a competition, conducted during Onam.<br />The three day annual fiesta on the Payippad Lake, 35 km from Alappuzha. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held in the middle of the Punnamada Lake .<br /><br />Yours truly<br />rcpal</p>
RamachandranPaliath
<p>hi,</p><p>Nehru trophy vallam kali [boat race] is usually held on the second saturday of every august in punnamada lake in alappey district.</p><p>regards<br />nadeera</p>
Nadeera
<p>Dear Sir,</p><p>This year the date for boat race not yet announced. I&nbsp; shall inform you the date when it is announced.</p><p>Regards,</p><p>Mohan</p>
AtulMohan
2 paragpune Transfer from Pearl Continental to Domestic Airport Hi! Yes you can get the auto from there no problem with that. regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidayz
Hi! Yes you can get the auto from there no problem with that. regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidayz
Pradeep P
4 paragpune What's the cheapest way to reach airport from Pearl international Hotel. I have heard that prepaid taxis take a lot of money. I am having my wife and 3 year old daughter travelling with me. Hi! Are you talking about hotel pearl international continental as far as i am concerned going with a family i prefer that you can travel in cab they will charge you to airport drop Rs. 550 to 600 from the Hotel. You can arrange it through Kiomoi and another cheapest way is you can go by bus there are KSRTC bus available but with the wife and kid i better opt you to travel by cab and if need the hotel Kiomoi will also arrange you for that. regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidayz
Hi! Are you talking about hotel pearl international continental as far as i am concerned going with a family i prefer that you can travel in cab they will charge you to airport drop Rs. 550 to 600 from the Hotel. You can arrange it through Kiomoi and another cheapest way is you can go by bus there are KSRTC bus available but with the wife and kid i better opt you to travel by cab and if need the hotel Kiomoi will also arrange you for that. regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidayz
Pradeep P
Thank you pradeep. Oops .. you are correct, i am talking about Pearl Continental which is located at SRM Road, Lisie Junction. Can I not get a drop to the nearest bus stand by Auto rickshaw from where i can get a bus? i have ample time with me between arrival at kochi and flight check-in .
paragpune
hiii I think u are talking about hotel pearl continental. well the best and hassle free way for you to reach airport is to hire a cab.it will charge a moderate amount only. Another option you have is to catch a state transport bus- KSRTC from the depot, but with a three year old daughter, i think it would be bit tough for you because most of the times the buses are overcrowded. regards nadeera
Nadeera
4 aks how to plan my trip Dear aks, From Delhi there are many direct trains to Kochi. Ernakulam is one of the principal railway station in Kochi. You can take Kerala Express(2626) from New Delhi Railway stn, it departs at 11:30 & arrive Ernakulam station at 9:35, It will take around 46h 5m to reach by train( 2 Days later. The other train is Himsagar Exp(6318), it departs NDLS at 14:15 & arrive Ernakulam at 14:35 (2 days later), it will take 48h 20m to reach. As far as hotels are concerned i will advice you to contact kiomoi.com for bookings. Enjoy!
Dear aks, From Delhi there are many direct trains to Kochi. Ernakulam is one of the principal railway station in Kochi. You can take Kerala Express(2626) from New Delhi Railway stn, it departs at 11:30 & arrive Ernakulam station at 9:35, It will take around 46h 5m to reach by train( 2 Days later. The other train is Himsagar Exp(6318), it departs NDLS at 14:15 & arrive Ernakulam at 14:35 (2 days later), it will take 48h 20m to reach. As far as hotels are concerned i will advice you to contact kiomoi.com for bookings. Enjoy!
bahl
thank you bahl for answering so fastly.Can u also tell me about alleppey how should i plan from kochi to alleppey& what is the cost of taking houseboat there?
aks
Dear Aks, Following are the options to reach Alleppey from Kochi:- By Air:- Cochin is well connected to Alleppey. The airport nearest to Alleppey is Kochi at a distance of 64 km north. Alleppey is connected to the major cities of Kerala like Cochin, Kottayam, Changanassery and Chengannur. There are ferry services to Alleppey from Kochi where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters. Alleppey Backwater Cruises: You can also reach Alleppey by backwater cruises: Cochin to Alleppey (5 1/2 hrs) through water. For the Tariff information, i will again advice you to contact kiomoi.com because it depends that how many of you are going to travel & what all facilities you require, so it will be better if you will contact them & provide all the details to them according to your requirement. I hope this will solve your query. Enjoy!
bahl
2 luky Kochi - Luky's Q - Kochi - travel to Backwaters (4) Hi! Luky, Homestays are just like hotels staying but built in a traditional way and its is built for tourist to stay. The process for homestays also is just like booking the hotel, nothing to worry about homestays you can land down in kerala and you can arrange for it and more over when you are in kerala. I want to mention you some programs like kathakali which is famous dance of kerala which you can capture it in your camera and there are shows held in most of the places for tourist and compared to hotels the homestays are less but depends on the category of homestays there are even luxury homestays, homestays range from Indian money (Rs. 1000 to Rs. 6000 or more) I think the Kiomoi will help you out in this accommodation part and don't worry you will get a good place to stay but want to know which date are you coming down becaz Dec 15 till Dec 31st its tough time to get hotel bookings but still there are hotels which can provide u accommodation. (Life is a challenge - Face it) regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi! Luky, Homestays are just like hotels staying but built in a traditional way and its is built for tourist to stay. The process for homestays also is just like booking the hotel, nothing to worry about homestays you can land down in kerala and you can arrange for it and more over when you are in kerala. I want to mention you some programs like kathakali which is famous dance of kerala which you can capture it in your camera and there are shows held in most of the places for tourist and compared to hotels the homestays are less but depends on the category of homestays there are even luxury homestays, homestays range from Indian money (Rs. 1000 to Rs. 6000 or more) I think the Kiomoi will help you out in this accommodation part and don't worry you will get a good place to stay but want to know which date are you coming down becaz Dec 15 till Dec 31st its tough time to get hotel bookings but still there are hotels which can provide u accommodation. (Life is a challenge - Face it) regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
3 luky Luky's Q - Kochi - travel to Backwaters (3) Hi Lucky, From Alleppy..Munnar is 190 km by road. It would be better if u can take a cab and go. The rate would come around INR 135O-1400/- approximately. If u prefer travelling by bus, u have to come back to Ernakulam[cochin] KSRTC[kerala state road transportation corporation] bus depot, which is the State Government Transportation. From Ernakulam, Munnar is 140km. I would suggest you to take a cab from Alleppey to Munnar. Any queries and doubts, please let me know...it would be a pleasure to guide you to God's Own Country. If you wanna be free from the hassles of looking into booking cabs and transportation, I would suggest you to go for a package tour which you can book through kiomoi.com. Regards Nadeera
Hi Lucky, From Alleppy..Munnar is 190 km by road. It would be better if u can take a cab and go. The rate would come around INR 135O-1400/- approximately. If u prefer travelling by bus, u have to come back to Ernakulam[cochin] KSRTC[kerala state road transportation corporation] bus depot, which is the State Government Transportation. From Ernakulam, Munnar is 140km. I would suggest you to take a cab from Alleppey to Munnar. Any queries and doubts, please let me know...it would be a pleasure to guide you to God's Own Country. If you wanna be free from the hassles of looking into booking cabs and transportation, I would suggest you to go for a package tour which you can book through kiomoi.com. Regards Nadeera
Nadeera
hi even i am planning to come to kerela backwaters i want to how much it cost to take a one room house boat for a day arun
aks
8 luky travel to Backwaters Hi luky, Okay your first destination should be cochin where you can spend one night going for boating as well as visiting few tourist spots in cochin and the next day you can travel to alleppey where you can check into the houseboat usual check in and checkout time of houseboats are 12pm to 9.30am, you can take houseboat from alleppey to kumarakom or either alleppey back to alleppey and i think there is no need to make one more night in alleppey but if you want you can visit few places around alleppey staying there for another 1 night in alleppey in any hotel and the other best destination for photography is munnar with beautiful hill stations and tea estates and dams i feel you can spend 2 nights over there and even you can travel to thekkady or periyar from there its around 110 kms. From munnar and get back to cochin. Its better to reach during day time in cochin..there is no flights to alleppey the airport is in cochin (Nedumbassery) The distance from cochin to alleppey is apporixatimately 60 kms. and and from alleppey to munnar is around 200 kms.. and from munnar to thekkady is 110kms.. and back if u want to come down from munnar ...cochin to munnar is around 140kms..i feel the best way to reach these places comfortably is to hire a cab but bus will be the cheapest but depends upon the time constraints and the ease in travelling...good day Regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi luky, Okay your first destination should be cochin where you can spend one night going for boating as well as visiting few tourist spots in cochin and the next day you can travel to alleppey where you can check into the houseboat usual check in and checkout time of houseboats are 12pm to 9.30am, you can take houseboat from alleppey to kumarakom or either alleppey back to alleppey and i think there is no need to make one more night in alleppey but if you want you can visit few places around alleppey staying there for another 1 night in alleppey in any hotel and the other best destination for photography is munnar with beautiful hill stations and tea estates and dams i feel you can spend 2 nights over there and even you can travel to thekkady or periyar from there its around 110 kms. From munnar and get back to cochin. Its better to reach during day time in cochin..there is no flights to alleppey the airport is in cochin (Nedumbassery) The distance from cochin to alleppey is apporixatimately 60 kms. and and from alleppey to munnar is around 200 kms.. and from munnar to thekkady is 110kms.. and back if u want to come down from munnar ...cochin to munnar is around 140kms..i feel the best way to reach these places comfortably is to hire a cab but bus will be the cheapest but depends upon the time constraints and the ease in travelling...good day Regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
Hello Peter, Thank you so much for your another detailed instruction and with it, I zoomed in the map to know where you pointed. That helped me a lot to sharp my trip plan. I will go and see where I need to spend more time during the trip from photo perspective. But, my concern is if I could room to stay without reservation in the hot travel season. How do you think? If no problem with the hotel, I will feel easy. Thank you! (Luky)
luky
Hello Peter, By the way, how do you think the impact from "Mumbai" yesteday? Will it be OK to go with my orginal plan? (Luky)
luky
hiii, The best and economic way to enjoy alleppey in 2 days is to plan a trip from delhi to cochin [nearest airport] which will cost an average of INR 8000 - 9000 . I would suggest you to take a morning flight from Delhi and from cochin international airport , u can go to alleppey by a taxi. It will take one and half hour drive. Usually the check in time of houseboats are 1200 noon and its a 22 hrs package which can be extended at any time. The boarding point is "nehru trophy finishing point" Traditional and authentic kerala food will be served on board. After one or two days , u can check out at 10.00 am and from there u can head to cochin town. better to catch an evening flight to delhi so that u get a chance to experience a glimpse of cochin[a visit to "mattanjeri" jew street, if u have a taste for antique artifacts, fort cochin, hill palace at "thirpunithara" if time permits]. For photography "Munnar" would be ideal,which an hill station 140 kms from cochin. A model tourism village "Kumbalngi" is also near by. For booking of different houseboats please check kiomoi.com. Regards Nadeera
Nadeera
Hi! There are facilities other than hotel like homestays in Cochin, Alleppey as well as munnar but due to the season time its little bit difficult especially in December, in Jan its quite okay you can manage to get rooms and from dec 3rd to dec 13th. There is vovlo race happening in cochin so hotels are difficult to get, apart from that there is no problem..and the incident in mumbai is something sad but still there is nothing to worry about it you can go according to ur plan and its safe to be in kerala there is nothing to be worried. go ahead with your plan. Regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
Dear Nadeera, Thank you very much for your detailed introduction! I will follow yours to take morning flight from Delhi and evening flight to Delhi. Your cost info. is also very helpful to allow me for the budget plan. It looks I have to make a plan to go to Munnar but how I can get there, by bus? Is that safe? I?m sorry, I?m not a jewel fan but I will certainly to look at if I have time in Cochin. Thank you very much Nadeera again for your kind information. (Luky)
luky
Dear Peter, It sounds so interesting to stay at Indian?s home. It will be wonderful if I could have this unique chance. What would be the process for that? If you know friends or someone who like to take me, I?d very much appreciate. Please let me know the cost required. I will be follow all local customs and rules and I?m not a troublemaker, please believe me. If it is possible, I?d like to take the homestays in these all 3 places to know Indian?s real life and culture if I could. Where I can contact with? It seems a rush time and have to make a firm time plan but if I miss the schedule, I will have no where to stay? Sounds quite challenging! Thank you again for all these information and help! (Luky)
luky
5 luky Hello, is it the same place called Cochin? I'm a photographer from China and want to visit backwaters and especailly take the houseboat. Is it the right place? How can I get from Delhi? Any direc Hi! Yes, Kochi or cochin is the same place. You can take houseboat even in cochin and kumarakam and alleppey mostly every prefers to take houseboat from Alleppey its 60kms away from Cochin and you can see backwaters in this three places to but Alleppey is the best option for backwater visiting. From Delhi you have direct flights to Cochin there are plenty of safe and clean hotels but due to the the peak season, it will be difficult for accommodation still there are few hotels you can checkout like cochin tower, abad group of hotels..sea lord..woods manor etc.and more..according to your budget. For bookings you can contact kiomoi.com. Regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidays
Hi! Yes, Kochi or cochin is the same place. You can take houseboat even in cochin and kumarakam and alleppey mostly every prefers to take houseboat from Alleppey its 60kms away from Cochin and you can see backwaters in this three places to but Alleppey is the best option for backwater visiting. From Delhi you have direct flights to Cochin there are plenty of safe and clean hotels but due to the the peak season, it will be difficult for accommodation still there are few hotels you can checkout like cochin tower, abad group of hotels..sea lord..woods manor etc.and more..according to your budget. For bookings you can contact kiomoi.com. Regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidays
Pradeep P
Dear Peter, Thank you very much for your detailed introduction. Although I have no ideal on these places you mentioned but I'm sure that are all nice place to go. OK. I will check other issue, such as visa and flights. As soon as I made them, I will contact .com for hotel reservation. Thank you very much again and I hope I could treat you the same if you have question about China. Regards, Luky ([email protected])
luky
Hi! Luky thanks for your wonderful reply well if you need any help out in kerala you can get in touch with me again. goodluck. Have a great time. Regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
Dear Peter, Thank you very much for your quick response! It is indeed helpful for me to make the trip schedule as you know it seems not easy to make one trip from China to India though we are pretty close each other. My other questions are how many days are good enough for a round trip from Alleppey then taking houseboats to enjoy backwaters (where should be the destination and should make another hotel reservation?) and then back to Alleppey? Should I only make one night reservation in Alleppey since the night after will be on the boat? What will be the effective flight (day / night) from Delhi to Alleppey and then back to Delhi? Any other nice places I should visit (for photography) in this trip and will it be enough for 1 or 2 days more? Very much appreciate your kind reply! Luky from China
luky
2 nilesh80 is the festival of MAHA SHIVRATRI (6TH FEB'09) celebrated widely there so as to bother my travel plans? Hi! No you travel plans will not get affected by shivaratri... Regards pradeep peter Plaesure Holidaz Happy diwali
Hi! No you travel plans will not get affected by shivaratri... Regards pradeep peter Plaesure Holidaz Happy diwali
Pradeep P
2 nilesh80 is there any major festival in Kerala which is around 18th to 25th of JAn'09, which can affect my tour that time? Hi! From jan 18th to 25 th no festival will affect your trip. Thanks! Thanks! pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi! From jan 18th to 25 th no festival will affect your trip. Thanks! Thanks! pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
2 nilesh80 I have heard that there r buses to munnar from cochin airport. Is it right? If yes, what r the timings? Hi! Buses are there from airport but first u will be travelling to cochin so u can get the buses from cochin itself. Thanks! pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi! Buses are there from airport but first u will be travelling to cochin so u can get the buses from cochin itself. Thanks! pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
2 nilesh80 but, then hw can i do sight seeing in Cochin,if i reach ther 1100hrs in mrng and stays ther for 1 nght only? my earlier plan was mumbai-cochin-munnar-trivandrum-mumbai; Hi! Nilesh, You can do the cochin sight seeing either by cab or by route bus or even by auto...cochin sight seeing places are:- 1.St. Mary's Cathedral 2.Jewish Synagogue 3.St. Francis Church 4.Dutch Palace 5.Chinese fishing nets All these can be seen in reaching one place called Fort Cochin you can take a route bus to fort cochin yeah as u mentioned it will be a long journey to munnar to trivandrum so its better to move down to alleppey or kumarakam so that it will be only 4 and half hours journey. regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi! Nilesh, You can do the cochin sight seeing either by cab or by route bus or even by auto...cochin sight seeing places are:- 1.St. Mary's Cathedral 2.Jewish Synagogue 3.St. Francis Church 4.Dutch Palace 5.Chinese fishing nets All these can be seen in reaching one place called Fort Cochin you can take a route bus to fort cochin yeah as u mentioned it will be a long journey to munnar to trivandrum so its better to move down to alleppey or kumarakam so that it will be only 4 and half hours journey. regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
2 nilesh80 my plan to visit kerala is as follows: Mumbai - cochin airport - cochin bus stand - munnar (stay for 3 nghts) - cochin (stay for 2 nghts) - Trivandrum(stay for 2 nghts,covering kanyakumari by KTDC t Hi, Its a good and practical plan Mumbai to cochin airport by flight stay in cochin for 1 night that is enough and from cochin - munnar for 3 nights and one night u can stay in thekkady rather than cochin or even alleppey then to trivandrum for 2 night stay from Trivandrum by train to mumbai this is a practical plan. Cochin-munnar-thekkady-alleppey-trivandrum-mumbai regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi, Its a good and practical plan Mumbai to cochin airport by flight stay in cochin for 1 night that is enough and from cochin - munnar for 3 nights and one night u can stay in thekkady rather than cochin or even alleppey then to trivandrum for 2 night stay from Trivandrum by train to mumbai this is a practical plan. Cochin-munnar-thekkady-alleppey-trivandrum-mumbai regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
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2 nilesh80 what is the cheapest option to reach cochin bus stand(for further munnar travel) from airport? and what will be the fare for the same? What type of bus travel is available further to munnar from coc HI! The cheapest travel is by bus from airport as you are new its best that u opt for direct bus rather going from one bus to other and if u are planning to go by auto 35 kms then i prefer you to go by car which is more comfortable and they will charge u around 500 from airport to ernakulam city. Thanks! Pradeep Peter Pleasure Holidaz
HI! The cheapest travel is by bus from airport as you are new its best that u opt for direct bus rather going from one bus to other and if u are planning to go by auto 35 kms then i prefer you to go by car which is more comfortable and they will charge u around 500 from airport to ernakulam city. Thanks! Pradeep Peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
2 nilesh80 what abt Hotel Excellency & Hotel Park Royale? IS KTDC conducted cochin tours are available from these hotels? Hi! Hotel excellency and hotel park royale are business hotels and good standard hotels and there are plenty of tour operators who conduct KTDC tours and the hotel will have travel desk too. You can get in touch with kiomoi.com, they will arrange the tour for you. thanks! Pradeep Peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi! Hotel excellency and hotel park royale are business hotels and good standard hotels and there are plenty of tour operators who conduct KTDC tours and the hotel will have travel desk too. You can get in touch with kiomoi.com, they will arrange the tour for you. thanks! Pradeep Peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
2 maria hi, my budget is 25,000 including all my personal expences n we are two ppl planning for our honeymoon in this amount so can u pls suggest me to which plc to go for around 5to 6days.pls help me out.t Hi! Maria, With this budget you can travel around cochin 1night, 2 nights munnar, 1 night thekkady, 1 night kumarakom or alleppy. Regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi! Maria, With this budget you can travel around cochin 1night, 2 nights munnar, 1 night thekkady, 1 night kumarakom or alleppy. Regards pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
2 zainab hi there, i wanted to know dat how far is cochin by road frm kumarakom/alleppey.thank u Hi Zainab, The distance between cochin to alleppey is around 60 Kms. The distance between cochin to kumarakom is around 60 Kms.approx via cherthala. Thanks! pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi Zainab, The distance between cochin to alleppey is around 60 Kms. The distance between cochin to kumarakom is around 60 Kms.approx via cherthala. Thanks! pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
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2 zainab hi there, i wanted to know dat how far is eranakulam railway station by car frm hotel sealord in cochin.thank u Hi! Zainab, Its around 2 to 3 kms from Railway Station you can take car or Autorikshaw. Auto is cheaper. Thanks! pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Hi! Zainab, Its around 2 to 3 kms from Railway Station you can take car or Autorikshaw. Auto is cheaper. Thanks! pradeep peter Pleasure Holidaz
Pradeep P
3 Nithin what all tourist spots are there in kochi Hi Nithin! These are the Local Sightseeing:- St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace, Synagogue and Jew Town, Fort Kochi, Bolgatty Island etc. You can go for a sunset cruise in the evening. Excursion:- Athirapally Water Falls ? North of Kochi (1.5 Hrs drive). Alleppey (Allapuzha) ? South of Kochi (1.5 Hrs drive). Thanks!
Hi Nithin! These are the Local Sightseeing:- St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace, Synagogue and Jew Town, Fort Kochi, Bolgatty Island etc. You can go for a sunset cruise in the evening. Excursion:- Athirapally Water Falls ? North of Kochi (1.5 Hrs drive). Alleppey (Allapuzha) ? South of Kochi (1.5 Hrs drive). Thanks!
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Hi! TOURIST SPOTS IN COCHIN (Kochi):- is palm-green commercial town of Kerala and the city consist of the mainland Ernakulam, Willingdon Island, Mattancherry, Fort Cochin, Vypeen Island and Bolghatty Island. Ernakulam is the modern city where shopping market, bazaar etc are located. About Places:- MATTANCHERRY PALACE: It is also known as Dutch Palace.Its interiors are decorated with murals from the Ramayana and there are some lively displays of royal costumes and palanquins. Jewish Synagogue: The Great Scrolls of the Old Testment, the copper plates in which the grants of privilege made by the Cochin rulers were recorded and the exquisite Chinese hand-painted tiles are of interest. ST. Francis Church: Fort Kochi The Protestant church was originally built by the Portuguese and is believed to be the oldest church built by the Europeans in India. Sant Cruz Baslica Church: For Kochi The Roman Catholic Church situated close to St. Francis Church and is worth visiting. Some beautiful paintings can be seen here. Chinese Fishing Nets: Fort Kochi The Chinese Fishing net that line the sea-front and exhibit a mechanical method of catching fish by local fishermen in Fort Kochi. Bolghatty Palace: Bolghatty Palace is situated in Boghatty Island a narrow palmfringed Island easily accessible from the. mainland. Willingdon Island: A man-made island created from the material dredged while deeping Kochin Port. Situated between the main land Ernakulam and the old town Mattancherry and separated by the backwaters. Willingdon Island is an important part of Kochin. The Government of India Tourist Office, the Southern Naval Command Headquarters, the Seaport, Naval Airport, Railway terminus, Customs House, Cochin Port Office etc are all located in this island. Cherai Beach :Near Vypeen Island accessible by boat (30 minutes, journey) from Ernakulam The lovely beach bordering the Vypeen island is ideal for swimming. The sea on the western side and the backwaters on the east give this upcoming tourist destination a uniqueness which can be found only in Kerala. Thick coconut groves and chinese fishing nets on the waterfront are added attractions. MUSEUMS & ART GALLERIES:-HILL PALACE MUSEUM Tripunithura Hill Palace Museum is situated 12 km away from Eranakulam on the Eranakulam Chotanikkara route. Different types of sculptures, collection of rare coins, old weapons, manuscripts in ancient lipis and collection from Cochin Royal Family are exhibited here. Horse riding facility is also available. Museum of Kerala History:-Situated at Edappally 10 km on the National Highway from Eranakulam on the Alwaye route. Presents on hour light and sound spectacles of life-size scuptures in concrete, of the makers of Kerala history, together with the background music and commentary with glimpses of the vastness and diversity of Kerala's history over the centuries. M.N.F. GALLERY OF PAINTINGS & SCULPTURES:The centre for Visual Arts and Gallery Paintings & Sculptures is situated at Edappally about 10km from Ernakulam and located next to Museum of Kerala History. There is also a large collection of modern sculptures in marbles, bronze, granite etc. CHITRAM ART GARLLERY: Opposite Air India, M.G.Road, Eranakulam Exhibit regularly collection of paintings. Thanks!
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1 Dheeraj Hai, I want to go to Maldives. My flight from bangalore is at odd time.so i want to come to cochi and take sea way to reach maldives. But i dont know anything about sea travel like whom to contact. w
2 bairy hi. i am coming to Kochi for first time. can u suggest a good budget hotel near kochi and also places to visit. we are nature lover. so any water area / forest area is ard kochi.? Hi, The you can Visit Hotel SeaLord at the cost of Rs 1700 pe day with Breakfast for 2 person for the booking in SeaLord you can call at 0120-4666444
Hi, The you can Visit Hotel SeaLord at the cost of Rs 1700 pe day with Breakfast for 2 person for the booking in SeaLord you can call at 0120-4666444
Summi
2 bairy hi. i am coming to Kochi for first time. can u suggest a good budget hotel near kochi. Hi, The you can Visit Hotel SeaLord at the cost of Rs 1700 pe day with Breakfast for 2 person for the booking in SeaLord you can call at 0120-4666444
Hi, The you can Visit Hotel SeaLord at the cost of Rs 1700 pe day with Breakfast for 2 person for the booking in SeaLord you can call at 0120-4666444
Summi
2 ali Hi Jonson i am planing to come there in fab and want to live there near airport please guide me as i am travling on very low budget i got one hotel detail as-- Hills Park Hotel, Kochi Nr. K S R T C The Cochin airport would be around 35 kms from the part of kochi that you would want to visit - Fort Kochi. The airport is located in a place called Nedumbassery, and there is a 4 lane road connecting it to the city. The Hills Park Hotel is in Angamaly, which is approx. 15 kms from airport towards the city. So you'll be midway between the city and the airport. Now the if you plan to visit kochi over a weekend, then I feel this hotel will be perfectly okay, because you will be making trip to the city at max 2 times.But if you intend to stay longer, and plan to make several visits to the city then I'd definitely suggest you to stay somewhere closer to the city.Wishing you have a pleasent stay in Kochi
The Cochin airport would be around 35 kms from the part of kochi that you would want to visit - Fort Kochi. The airport is located in a place called Nedumbassery, and there is a 4 lane road connecting it to the city. The Hills Park Hotel is in Angamaly, which is approx. 15 kms from airport towards the city. So you'll be midway between the city and the airport. Now the if you plan to visit kochi over a weekend, then I feel this hotel will be perfectly okay, because you will be making trip to the city at max 2 times.But if you intend to stay longer, and plan to make several visits to the city then I'd definitely suggest you to stay somewhere closer to the city.Wishing you have a pleasent stay in Kochi
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