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Top Things To Do In & Around Kochi

Posted by: Ginger Hotels
15 Sep
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Things To Do In And Around Kochi

India's tropical Malabar Coast state of Kerala has nearly 600 km of Arabian Sea coastline. It is renowned for its backwaters, a system of canals, and beaches lined with palm trees. The Western Ghats are mountains in the interior that are home to wildlife as well as plantations for tea, coffee, and spices. Elephants, langur monkeys, and tigers are found in national parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, as well as Wayanad and other sanctuaries. Kerala, in southwest India, is regarded as one of the nation's most beautiful states and is often referred to as "God's Own Country." The state is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and is known for its vibrant festivals, customs, clothing, and delectable cuisine. Kerala is a great vacation spot for both couples as well as families because of its lush tropical vegetation, immaculate beaches, peaceful backwaters, and variety of flora and fauna.
The state's capital, Kochi also known as Cochin, is situated on Southern India's Malabar coast and with both domestic and international airports, as well as additional road and rail connections, is the perfect base to explore the nearby breath-taking locations in Kerala. The brackish lagoons known as the backwaters, particularly in Alleppey, are many people's favorite part of this state and are best experienced from houseboats. Ayurvedic practices, which are well-known throughout the world for their purifying and healing properties, are also well-known in this region. 
The most significant festival, Onam, is observed by both residents of the state and those from outside of it. A significant example of the vibrant and graceful nature of Keralan traditions is perhaps Kathakali, a fundamental traditional Indian dance form. Kerala is also abundant in wildlife preserves, enormous tea gardens, and charming hill towns. These locations draw tourists all year long and are a big reason why Kerala was named one of the top 50 travel destinations in the world by National Geographic Traveller.
Kochi or Cochin is a commercial port city with a trading history that goes back at least 600 years. The Kochi harbor was carved out by a flood sometime in the 1300s, and since 1341, European, Chinese, and Arab traders have used it as a port. Many historical locations can be found that show how these foreign traders impacted the city. One of the best locations for both a romantic honeymoon and a family vacation in Kochi.  It is located on the southwest coast of India. The city, which is also known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea", serves as Kerala's financial, commercial, and industrial hub. This cosmopolitan town, which is made up of a collection of islands connected by ferries, has upscale shops, art galleries, and some of the best historic lodgings. Along with palaces, beaches, temples, and historical sites, Ernakulum, Jew Town, and Fort Kochi are crowded with eateries and shopping centers in a vintage-meets-future style. The annual Biennale Festival and Kathakali and Kalarippayattu performances can both be found in Kochi.
The coastal city of Kochi is one of the best places in South India and has served as a part of and a gateway to India since the 14th century. Discover the top tourist attractions in Kochi, which have a centuries-long history of being shaped by foreign powers like the Arabs, Portuguese, Chinese, British, and Dutch. 

The coastal city of Kochi is one of the best places in South India and has served as a part of and a gateway to India since the 14th century. Discover the top tourist attractions in Kochi, which have a centuries-long history.  

 

Some of the top things to do within Kochi include:

 

  • Taking a heritage Walk of Fort Kochi
  • Exploring the colonial old neighborhood of Mattancherry 
  • Visiting Jew Town for spices market tour
  • Watching the traditional Kathakali dance performance at the Cochin Cultural Centre, Kerala Kathakali Centre or Greenix Village
  • Setting sail on a cruise around Kochi backwaters from Fort Kochi to Vypeen Island  

 

Some of the day-trips that can be done with Kochi as a base include:

 

  • Taking a house boat cruise in the backwaters and visit the Marari beach in and around Alleppey which is around 63 KM from Cochin  
  • Experience Lake Vembanad & Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom which is around 56KM from Cochin
  • Watching the scenic waterfalls of Athirpally, 73KM from Kochi 
  • Exploring Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, one of the best bird sanctuaries in India, just 62KM from Cochin  

Whether you're looking to make the ideal business pitch or searching for budget hotels or a stay with a lean-luxe hotel with modern rooms, meet long-lost friends, or take a family vacation that won't break the budget, Ginger Hotels have got you covered. Your stay at Ginger Kochi will be hassle-free and surprisingly affordable. Beautiful public spaces and areas created for solitude are combined in the Reimagined Ginger experience, enabling a seamless transition from one to the other. The spaces come to life with vibrant, high-energy local and international music and one-of-a-kind art installations. The rooms provide a superior stay experience with the ideal balance of design and utility. 

The hotel's all-day dining area features a variety of comfort food from around the world and locally, as well as individual workstations. Visiting Kochi is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which can be further made more memorable with a stay in Ginger Kochi which is one of the best budget hotels in Kochi. 

Come, visit the Queen of Arabian Sea and make it your best staycation with Ginger!
 

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