Welcome to Kōchi


The central part of the city is 12km north and inland from the sea and the liveliest part of town is where the tramlines cross near Harimaya-bashi, a tiny red replica of a bridge made famous by song and film in Japan. The main Obiyamachi shopping arcade runs perpendicular to Harimayabashi-dōri. This action is about 1km south of JR Kōchi station.


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$88 Transfers & Ground Transport

Cochin to Munnar City Hotel Private Transfers

A road trip from Cochin to Munnar in the God’s own country is a fascinating experience for travellers of any genre. The splendid beauty of nature traveling along with you all through the way certainly makes the difference you would not have perceived.On your arrival you will be received by one of our Chauffeurs you will be heading to MunnarMunnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres above mean sea level  in the Western Ghats mountain range.Munnar is also called the "Kashmir of South India" and is a favorite destination for honeymooners.Munnar got its name from its strategic location at the confluence of three rivers – Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala Rivers. 'Moonu' means 'three' and 'Aru' means 'river'.This hill station is splattered with the right mix of nature in the form of the hills, the mist, the valleys, the streams, the waterfalls, tea plantations, rare flora and fauna.... It is a beautiful tea town in Idukki district of Kerala easily accessible from Kochi with well-placed resorts, each creating the perfect vibe to simply relax and immerse yourself in the healing embrace of Mother Nature.

$25 Shore Excursions

Celebrity Constellation Shore Excursions from Cochin (Group Tour)

Itinerary A - Heritage Tour of Kochi We will pick you from the Kochi Port / Berth and transfer to Fort Kochi. A Perfect place for history buffs and Europen charm, Fort Kochi houses various edifices of the bygone era. As one makes his way through the different corners of this wonderland, he would be likely to come across historical sites and natural harbors. Prime ancient structures in the vicinity of Fort Cochin are St Francis Church - A perfect specimen of Portugese architecture, St Francis Church in Cochin is believed to be first of its kind among the numerous European churches built in India over the time. , Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace - Dutch Palace is among the most popular and iconic buildings to visit in Kochi, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue - The Jewish Synagogue in the Jew Town of Kochi is a popular attraction in Kerala. More than a hundred years old, the synagogue houses many rare antiques and Chinese Fishing Nets - Introduced by Chinese explorer, Zheng He, Chinese Fishing Nets are one of the unique and unusual methods, used for fishing. These fishing nets are among the most popular tourist attractions in Kochi attracting a lot of visitors to this place. Besides the architectural marvels, the region also offers to have a glimpse of Kochi’s rural life. Later transfer to Kochi port / berth and drop on time. (The Jewish synagogue is closed on Fridays/Saturdays and all Jewish holidays. The Dutch palace is closed on Fridays.)Itinerary B - Houseboat cruise with Lunch You will pick from Kochi port (pier) and transfer to the Houseboat cruise point, it will take around 1 Hour 30 Minutes Drive. On arrivalcheck in the to the Houseboat, Later cruise slowly through the meandering narrow backwater pathways on the Vembanad Lake via canals, paddy fields, coconut palms, villages and markets along the Kerala backwaters. The best view of these Kerala backwaters can be experienced from the Houseboats. Traditionally known as Kettuvallom, these houseboats offer you a unique experience. Traveling in these Kerala Houseboats is not just a matter of majestic window views but it is an enchanting experience in itself. There will be three experienced and trained staff members to make sure your backwater cruise is as relaxed and satisfying as you could wish for. Lunch on board, served on traditional banana leaves. Cuisine that includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish fry, Chicken and everything is freshly prepared on the Houseboat. Later return back to Kochi after Houseboat cruise (Aprox. 1 Hour 30 Minute Drive). If time permits you can cover the Chinese fishing nets at Kochi before dropping at port/berth

$80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Village Backwater Cruise and Heritage Tour of Kochi

• 9.00 a.m.Pickup from cruise terminal.Proceed to Vaikom Backwater village. • 10.00 a.m. Arrival at the Village. On arrival Cruise starts in a non mechanised covered boat/open country boat through Rivers and Narrow Canals.Visit villages to see coir making and plantations. • 12.30 p.m. You will be served exceptional Traditional Kerala Lunch in a Village House on a Banana leaf. After lunch proceed to Kochi. • 2.00 p.m. Heritage tour of kochi covering Dutch Palace ( Mattancherry Palace) built in 1557 by the Portuguese and presented to the King of Kochi , Jewish Synagogue built in 1568,Jew Town and Jew Street at Mattancherry , St.Franics Church ,Vasco Da Gama Square and Chinese Fishing nets at Fort Kochi. • Dutch Palace –Closed on Saturdays • Jewish Syngagogue –Closed on Fridays and Saturdays) • 4.00 p.m. Arrival back at Cruise Terminal.

$600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

KERALA MAGIC - 06 NIGHTS & 07 DAYS

Day 1 : Arrival at KochiOn arrival at Kochi Airport, our representative will greet and transfer you to the Hotel in Fort Kochi for a two- night stay. In the evening, you can enjoy a sunset cruise along the Vembanad Lake and glimpse the historic Chinese fishing nets; the fresh catch from these nets is then sold in the fish market nearby. If you have a particular taste for fresh-off-the-boat seafood, then you can select from the fresh catch, which will be prepared for you in different styles.Day 2 : Kochi SightseeingAfter breakfast, go on guided sightseeing tour of Fort Kochi & Mattencherry. You will be taken to the St. Francis Church constructed by Portuguese and the Mattancherry Palace where the astonishing murals depicting stories from Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Puranic legends are an eye-catching sight. The next stop is at the Paradesi Jewish Synagogue. In the evening, you can watch a Kathakali performance, which is the renowned stage drama of Kerala. Overnight stay in the same hotel.Day 3 : Kochi - Alappuzha – OurlandAfter breakfast, drive to Alappuzha – ‘the Venice of the East’ – and check in at the “Our Land resort”, which is a beautiful Kerala-style resort situated in a very small island surrounded by backwaters. A singular characteristic of ‘Our Land’ is that it is located in a region called ‘Kuttanad’ known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’. This is also one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.Day 4 : Our Land – HouseboatAfter breakfast, you can board a houseboat from the steps of the resort, and spend the rest of the day cruising through the canals of Alappuzha, where you get a chance to observe the lives of people living along the banks of the backwaters. Enjoy an overnight stay is in the houseboat; the accommodation is simple but has modern en-suite facilities for your convenience.Day 5 : Houseboat – Vagamon - Vanilla CountyAfter breakfast on board, disembark at Alappuzha and drive to Vagamon, a tourist spot surrounded by the deep puzzling valleys situated at an elevation of 1,100m above sea level. It is a ‘trekker’s paradise’. Check in for a home stay” accommodation in an enchanting plantation villa, set amidst plantations of vanilla, pepper, coffee and rubber.Day 6 : VagamonSpend the entire day doing different activities: you can take in a spice plantation visit, pay a visit to the nearby ‘Ashram’ or ‘Meditation Centre’, go bird and butterfly watching, among other things. Overnight at the home stay.Day 7: Departure Transfer to Kochi AirportAfter breakfast, check out from Vanilla County and drive to Kochi International Airport for your onward journey.

$15 Day Trips & Excursions

Kochi Old City Walk & Snack

Activity: Walk and snackAn easy paced walk and have some snacks from different community quarters of Mattancherry. Mattancherry is the hub of people life where people from different religion and culture live together. Whichever be the community, everyday, local people love to have evening Sulaimani(Black Tea) with variety of snacks. We walk and snack like local people do.Area we walk through is the heart of Kochi, which cannot be easily located on the tourist radar.Start time: 04:30pm, Meeting point: outside Kashi Art Cafe, Fort KochiEnd time: 07:30pm, Fort KochiDuration: ~ 3 hours Inclusions: Tour guide, bottled water, snacksAge: Suitable for 11+ and is an excellent trip for families. Distance to walk: ~ 4km or 2.5mi

$833.18 Luxury & Special Occasions

A Blissful Week in Kerala Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Cochin Arrival, Check-in at the hotel and Explore the places of interestStop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, KeralaChinese Fishing Nets is an unusual device used for fishing, mainly in Kerala. It is also known as Cheenavala and these massive nets have their origin in China and are still used to catch fish in Cochin. Watch the fishermen as they cast the nets and pull in the fresh catch of the day. The entire process takes less than an hour. Spend that time talking to the fishermen or clicking a few photographs to remind you of this interesting day. The best part is that there are stalls on the side where you can take the freshly caught fish and they fry it up for you to devour. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mattancherry Palace, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, KeralaMattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, is popular for its mural paintings and portrait gallery of the Cochin Kings. The palace reflects the colonial era of Kochi and Kerala. Tourists from all around the globe visit the Mattancherry Palace to experience the grandeur of bygone years. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, KeralaThe Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. The Church was constructed by the Portuguese like many other important structures. It is the church where Christ has been depicted sitting down. The church is built in the European style of architecture with some elements of Indian influences. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Drive to Munnar and visit Athirapally waterfalls on the wayStop At: Javan Park Athirapally, Chalakudy, Thrissur District, Kerala Athirapally waterfalls is often referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India". Owing to its scenic beauty, it is one of the most popular picnic spots in Kerala to relax and unwind. Enjoy the beauty of this place and the waterfalls. Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Explore MunnarStop At: Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaThe Eravikulam National Park is the first National Park in Kerala. It is the ideal habitat of the endemic Nilgiri Tahr. At Eravikulam you will find as many as 26 species of mammals. The most prominent of all is Nilgiri Tahr, Elephants, Langur, Marten, Small-clawes Otter, Tigers and Leopards. Eravikulam national park is also famous for Neelakurinji flower know for blooming once in 12 years.Please note: Eravikulam National Park remains closed from February to March. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kannan Devan Tea Museum, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaKannan Devan Tea Museum is one of the major tourist attractions in Munnar. One can see the very old rudimentary tea roller here, used in olden time and catch a glimpse of a fully automated tea factory, which makes the tea processing way too easy. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mattupetty Dam, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaThe main attraction of Mattupetty is the dam and the lake here. Here, tourists can feel the calmness of nature and enjoy different boating facilities like speed launch, slow speedboat, pedal boat, row boat, and motorboats.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Echo Point, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaEcho point is a lakeside location where you can hear back the echo of your voice. Tourists find this place interesting because of various beautiful picnic spots nearby and for boating, trekking and hiking. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Rose Gardens, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaMunnar Rose Garden is a beautiful garden with hundreds of rare varieties of flowers and herbal plants. With large tea plantations in the background, this place can be visited during a trip to Munnar. This place has an amenity center for tourists and a sales outlet, in addition to hundreds of rare varieties of flowers, cactus, shrubs, creepers, and herbal plants. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Drive to Thekkady and proceed for a boat cruise (on direct payment) at Periyar LakeStop At: Periyar Lake, Thekkady, Idukki District, KeralaWhile in Periyar, proceed for a boat cruise (on direct payment) at Periyar Lake in Thekkady. If you are lucky, you may get a glimpse of various wild animals playing around the lake. From the boat, one can easily view the animals who come to the lake shores to quench their thirst. Elephants, deer, gaur, sambhar, and reptiles can be easily spotted. Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Drive to Alleppey, Enjoy local sights and Relax at Marari BeachStop At: St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, KeralaSt. Andrew's Church, Arthunkal is one of the famous pilgrim centers located at Alappuzha. Pilgrims from distant places throng to the church every day in an ardent display of their faith and devotion.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Marari Beach, Mararikulam, Alappuzha District, KeralaIt is one of the best places to relax and unwind. This beach in Kerala is eternal with coconut palm trees and golden sands. The serenity and tranquility of this beach take beach-lovers backward in time. It is an ideal place for a long beach walk. The fishing boats are colorful and sunsets picturesque.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Alleppey - Houseboat day cruiseStop At: Alleppey Houseboat Club, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, KeralaThe day, you can take the houseboat day cruise. You will be served welcome drink, lunch and evening tea with snacks. Check -out from the houseboat by 5 PM.Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Drive back to Cochin and DeparturePass By: Cochin International AirportThe day, you will be assisted to transfer at Cochin Airport to board your designated flight back to home. No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.