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Famous Attractions to Visit in Kochi in One Day

Posted by: Ginger Hotels
01 Aug
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Kochi is an architecturally rich city located in Kerala and is a place worth visiting. There are many places of attraction in this Port city. If you're running out of time or have limited time to explore this city then read on to find out a list of 21 top places in Kochi from which you can choose to visit the while you're staying at TCS Ginger Guest House which is one of the best hotels for safety and hygiene in Kochi. 
 
After you're done with your breakfast at TCS Ginger which is one the safest dining options in Kochi, you can start exploring these places which are listed in sequence so you can quickly get to the next place and visit each of them:

Distance from TCS Ginger to first destination: 7 km

 

Thrikkakara Temple:
This will be your first place once you step out of your hotel. Dedicated to Lord Vamana, the Thrikkakara Temple is near Kochi in a village. This historical temple has great significance and celebrates the popular festival Onam with grandeur. You can also find popular hymns being sung at the temple which date back to 5000 years. 
 
Opening Time: 4:00 AM, 4:00 PM
Closing Time: 11:00 AM, 8:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: Sat, Sun
Distance to next destination: 11 km

 

Marine Drive: 
This place is very popular and is usually filled by the local people as well as they also visit this place. With spectacular views of the backwaters, you can find solace in this place. The walkway is a no-vehicle zone and also has several fast-food restaurants here which offer mouth-watering delicacies. Visit this popular destination when you're in Kochi.
 
Opening Time: 12:00 am
Closing Time: 12:00 pm
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 1.8 km
 
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary: 
The Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is centrally located in Kochi and has a large variety of bird which consists of both rare and migratory birds. This Sanctuary also contributes to controlling the pollution and thus is an important sanctuary. This beautiful sanctuary is spread at an area of about 2.74 hectares and also consists of a beautiful lake making it worth visiting.
 
 Opening Time: 9:00 AM
Closing Time: 6:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 15 km

 

Princess Street: 
This popular street in Kochi is influenced by the European style and makes it worth visiting as it still has its charm retained. This is one of the oldest streets in Kochi and has several places to hang out making it a place giving you a much-needed break. If you want to get the best view of this street, head to the Loafer's corner and see some jolly people spending their time here.

Opening Time: 10:00 AM
Closing Time: 7:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 170 m
 
Chinese Fishing Nets: 
The Chinese fishing nets are commonly found in Kochi and Kollam, making it a place of tourist attraction. These fishing nets have fixed land installations, where each of these fishing installations is operated by a group of six fishermen. While the fishermen catch fishes operating these nets, it is a great sight to see as it looks very picturesque. The best thing is you can even buy one of these catches and the cooks are also close to the street. So if you love fishes and fishing as well, head to this unique place in Kochi.

Opening Time: Open 24 hours
Closing Time: Open 24 hours
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 50 m
 
Vasco Da Gama Square: 
 An ideal place to watch fishermen use Chinese fishing nets, the Vasco da Gama square is where you will see huge nets on teak and bamboo poles. The square, which has several stalls is great place to spend a relaxing evening while enjoying some delicious seafood, tender coconut and more.

Opening Time: Open 24 hours
Closing Time: Open 24 hours
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 180 m

 

St. Francis CSI Church: 
One of the oldest European churches in India, the St. Francis CSI Church was constructed in 1503. This Church holds great historical significance as it was there from the time of the European colony. Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese explorer had died in India during his third visit and since then for fourteen long years, he remained buried in the church before being moved to Lisbon.

Opening Time: 7:00 AM (Mon-Sat) 8:30 AM (Sun)
Closing Time: 6:30 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 0.5 km
 
Kerala Kathakali Centre: 
If you want to watch Kathakali while you are in Kochi, this is the place to go. You get to witness live music along with characters that perform several plays. But in case you want to see the Kathakali show, in particular, then these shows take place between 6 to 7:30 pm.

Opening Time: 4:00 PM (Martial Arts Show) 6:00 PM (Kathakali Show) 8:00 PM (Indian Classical Music Show) 
Closing Time: 5:00 PM (Martial Arts Show) 7:30 PM (Kathakali Show) 9:00 PM (Indian Classical Music Show)
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 0.8 km

 

Bishop House: 
The Bishop House was a residence that belonged to the Portuguese Governor and is situated close to Parade Ground in Kochi. It comprises of a garden path along with large Gothic roofs. This historical house is worth visiting and also has a museum beside it which has a collection of artefacts from several churches in Kochi.

Opening Time: 9:00 AM
Closing Time: 6:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: Monday
Distance to next destination: 1.5 km
 
Greenix Village: 
This cultural centre showcases several forms of arts present in Kerala under a single roof. You will be able to see Kathakali and also the martial form of this art known as Kalaripayattu. Other than this, Yoga classes are held here every morning and daily cultural activities are held here as well. So this culturally rich place is worth visiting and also houses a restaurant based on the art gallery theme and a book shop as well. 

Opening Time: 6:00 AM
Closing Time: 10:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 2.1 km

 

Paradesi Synagogue: 
The Paradesi Synagogue which was built in 1568 is one of the oldest synagogues in Kochi. The hall showcases several antiques that are one of the major attractions and draws several visitors to this place. It also has scrolls of old testaments which are in gold and silver.

Opening Time: 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM
Closing Time: 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: Friday, Saturday
Distance to next destination: 0.5 km

 

Mattancherry Palace:
Get a taste of the Portuguese grandeur in this palace which is also referred to as the Dutch Palace. This palace holds great historical significance as around 1556, it was gifted to the King of Kochi then by the Portuguese who were the ones who built the palace. Renovations were done in this palace by the Dutch later due to which it is also known as Dutch Palace.

Opening Time: 9:45 AM, 2:00 PM
Closing Time: 1:00 PM, 4:45 PM
Weekly Off Days: Friday, Saturday
Distance to next destination: 4 km
 
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica: 
This Gothic-styled church is an important place as a lot of people come to pray and show their devotion. Among the eight Basilicas located in Kerala, this is one of them and is a popular tourist attraction which remains busy throughout the year. Visit this architecturally beautiful church when you are in Kochi.

Opening Time: 7:00 AM (Mon-Sat) 8:00 AM (Sun)
Closing Time: 6:30 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 10 km

 

Kerala Folklore Museum:
If you want to see the rich artworks influenced by the culture of Kerala, this museum has it all. From sculptures that display the rich art forms of Kerala to other wooden and stone structures that date back to the bygone era, this museum which was started in 2009 has a rich collection. It also houses several antiques that belonged to the different cultures across the country. You can find many antique jewellery and statues from the ancient times here, all of which are well-preserved. 
 
Opening Time: 9:00 AM
Closing Time: 6:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 5.8 km
 
Willingdon Island:
Willingdon Island connects Fort Kochi and Mattancherry and was built by Robert Bristow. This place is charming and even though it's artificially made, for a while you might think it's a natural island. The Gulmohar trees add to the beauty of this place while it is an important seaport that connects to many others around the world. Visit this picturesque island that has spectacular views of the docked ships and the Vembanad Lake and much more. 
 
Opening Time: 5:00 AM
Closing Time: 10 PM
Weekly Off Days: Open all days
Distance to next destination: 17 km

 

Hill Palace Museum: 
Spread across 54 acres the Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum located in Tripunithura, Kochi. This museum houses a beautiful deer park and children's park as well. Inside the museum, you will find sculptures and other jewellery and crowns that belonged to the Royal family in Cochin. There are 49 buildings altogether and this palace used to belong to the King of Cochin. So step back in time as you visit this historical museum.

Opening Time: 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Closing Time: 12:30 PM, 4:30 PM
Weekly Off Days: Monday
Distance to next destination: 29 km

 

Veeranpuzha Lake: 
This beautiful lake is in Cochin, Kerala and consists of large paddy fields. However, this place is very sparsely populated as it lacks fresh water. The backwaters add to the beauty of this lake making it a popular place to visit among the tourists. 

Opening Time: 10:00 AM
Closing Time: 5:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: Open all days
Distance to next destination: 22 km
 
 

Cherai Beach: 
This beautiful beach is a must-visit when you are in Kochi. The vast stretch of the sand and the relaxing waves of the sea will make you feel relaxed. Enjoy some time in serenity in this popular place of attraction which draws several tourists from other states as well.

Opening Time: All day
Closing Time: Open all day
Weekly Off Days: Open all days
Distance to next destination: 5.2 km

 

Pallippuram Fort: 
Pallippuram Fort is a hexagonal shaped fort located in the Ernakulum district of Kerala in South India. This fort is one of the oldest European forts in India and was captured by the Dutch in the year 1661. Visit this historically rich fort that was built by the Portuguese.

Opening Time: Open 24 hours
Closing Time: Open 24 hours
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open
Distance to next destination: 34 km
 
Kalady: 
Located on the banks of Periyar River, Kalady is a popular town as it holds great religious significance among the Hindus. It is close to the airport and Adi Sankara, the Advaita order founder was born here making it a popular place to visit by several pilgrims. 
 
Opening Time: All day
Closing Time: 8:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: Open all days
Distance to next destination: 91 km

 

Alleppey Sunset Cruise:
End your day with this boat cruise that takes place during the sunset in the Kochi Harbour area. See breath-taking views of the Kochi harbour and Chinese fishing nets as you go on this fun ride. You will also get to see the beautiful Marine Drive and Willington Island as well.
 
Opening Time: 5:30 PM
Closing Time: 7:00 PM
Weekly Off Days: All Days Open

These places can be conveniently explored from TCS Ginger Kochi which is one of the best hotels for safety and hygiene in Kochi.
 

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