Cochin fishing nets

Destination

Cochin Holidays

Gateway to Kerala

The 'Gateway to Kerala', Cochin is a cosmopolitan city composed of an enchanting blend of Arabian, British, Dutch, Chinese and Portuguese heritage.

Hire a bicycle and explore the city's vast landmarks; the Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi beach, Santacruz Basilica (the first European church built in Asia), Dutch Palace plus a myriad of museums and galleries, as well as temples, mosques and churches. 

You can even head to the Kerala Kathakali Centre in Fort Kochi where daily demonstrations of Kalarippayuttu, an Indian martial art form, are run daily. As one of the oldest fighting forms in existence, it trains both body and mind and is a must-see.

Destination Highlights
  • Traditional fishing town
  • Explore the landmarks on a bicycle
  • Fort Kochi
  • Historic European architecture
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5.5 hours
  • Currency INR - Indian Rupee
  • Visa Information British citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.
  • Language Hindi and English are widely spoken.
  • Health Information Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Top Tips from our Experts

George

Destination Specialist

"Explore Cochin on bicycle, it's a great way to get around and ensure you don't miss anything."

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