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Cochin, also known as Kochi, is one of the most beautiful places in India. This comes as no surprise, since Cochin is known for its rich history, culture, and attractive nature. Many centuries ago, the city was a hub for international merchants who traded various products for aromatic spices, the finest fabrics and shiny jewellery. Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese and Italian influences run through Cochin's architectural styles. The city is filled with museums, temples, shops, restaurants and so much more to fill an eventful stay.
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Chinese Fishing Nets

One of the most iconic sights of Cochin are the Chinese fishing nets, also called the Cheenavala. Even though they are not from India, they have been associated with this region for centuries. The fishing nets are still being used by local fishermen, which creates a curious view, especially so at sundown.
Adresse: River Road, Fort Kochi Kerala, Cochin
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Kerala Folklore Museum

With over 4000 artefacts from all over the country, the Kerala Folklore Museum is a feast for the eyes. Showcasing everything from traditional ornaments to toys and coins, the museum also features written descriptions of the items on display, making for fascinating discovery.
Adresse: Folklore Junction, Thevara, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 266 5452
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 9am-6pm
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Chottanikkara Temple

Chottanikkara is one of the most famous temples in the country, and given its beautiful ancient decoration and tranquil atmosphere it's not hard to see why. The Chottanikkara Temple is where the goddess Shakthi devi has been worshipped for centuries; it still maintains its beautiful interior decor.
Adresse: Chottanikkara, Ernakulam, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 271 3300
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 4am-8.45pm
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Marine Drive

Marine Drive is an authentic and picturesque promenade where you can relax and enjoy the stunning views. As you stroll along, you can visit shopping malls, cafes, restaurants and individual stores. Feel the gentle breeze and enjoy the sunset at the end of the day to complete your Cochin experience.
Adresse: Marine Drive, Cochin
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Little Flower Church

Beautiful architecture, a peaceful environment, and impressive relics. The Little Flower Church is a Syrian Catholic church, which is both a site of spiritual significance for some and a fascinating local attraction to others.
Adresse: Sahodaran Ayyappan Road, Elamkulam, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 220 3290
Åpningstider: Mon-Tue 5.30am-6.45pm, Wed-Sun 5.30am-7pm
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Carnival Tours & Travels

If you want to experience Cochin with a guided tour, this is definitely something for you. Carnival Tours & Travels arranges all sorts of trips in and around Cochin. From a harbour cruise to a day dedicated to traditional cooking, this company offers it all and more.
Adresse: Princess Street, Fort Kochi, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 392 7042
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm
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Cherai Beach

Located just 30 kilometres away from the city is a beautiful island with a mesmerising beach, a 15-kilometre long coast line sprinkled with sea shells and coconut trees. If you want to get away from the city and relax on a breathtaking island, Cherai Beach is the place to be.
Adresse: Vypin island, Cochin
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Paradesi Synagogue

The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the former British colonies. Its interior is defined by multiple low-hanging Belgian glass chandeliers; the Synagogue also contains artefacts such as the Scrolls of Law, containing the Jewish Pentateuch.
Adresse: Synagogue Lane, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Cochin
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu, Sun 10am-Noon, 3pm-5pm
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Subhash Park

This park was designed with the younger ones in mind: here you can find a children's playground and a small train which takes kids on a ride through the park. Enjoy the beautiful nature and greenery on a family day out.
Adresse: Park Avenue, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Cochin
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Vypin Island

The island is connected with several bridges, also called the Goshree bridges, to the mainland of Cochin. You can enjoy the beautiful beach and sea, take a look in the little shops or sit down for a meal at one of the restaurants or cafes.
Adresse: Vypin Island, Cochin
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The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay

If you are looking for a night of oriental flavours, The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay is the place to go. They have a huge variety of Asian dishes, such as Thai tom ka gai soup, Japanese sushi, and Malaysian laksa - flavours from all across Asia are represented on the menu.
Adresse: Saint Francis Church Road, Cochin
Telefon: +91 934 951 3617
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm / 7pm-11pm
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Ginger House

Authentic Indian dishes full of flavour and spices. That's exactly what you get at Ginger House: ginger prawns, local curries, and even ginger ice cream. What makes the restaurant even more impressive is the fact that the dining area looks much like a museum filled with old Indian treasures.
Adresse: Jew Town, Mattancherry, Cochin
Telefon: +91 949 551 3744
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 8am-11pm
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Oceanos Restaurant

Seafood is in focus at Oceanos Restaurant. They create delicious and traditional dishes with the freshest seafood of Cochin, such as fish wrapped in banana leaves and garlic prawns with appam.
Adresse: Elphinstone Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi
Telefon: +91 999 510 5110
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm / 6.30pm-10.15pm
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Dhe Puttu

Local and traditional dishes, that's Paragon in a nutshell. Loved by the locals because of the huge variety of quality dishes. They especially focus on curries with mutton, seafood, and vegetables.
Adresse: Dhe Puttu NH Byepass Edappally, Ernakulam, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 280 7591
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun Noon-Midnight
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Brindhavan

Vegetarian eaters are well-catered to in town. Brindhaven's main focus lies on traditional vegetarian dishes. Let your taste buds be blown away by their signature dishes such as ghee masala dosa and channa masala.
Adresse: Civil Line Road, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 234 2239
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 7am-10.30pm
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Restaurant 51

Spectacular international dishes and an amazing view of the ocean is everything that you need to unwind after a busy day. Restaurant 51 has been praised for their wide variety of dishes, especially the Xandari beef burger, and the spinach and ricotta ravioli.
Adresse: V/40 Bazaar Road, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 222 3115
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 7am-10.30pm
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Punjab House

Punjabi dishes all around in Punjab House. The restaurant is a local favourite, and it's not difficult to see why. They only use the freshest ingredients they can find, which is just one of the reasons why their dishes, such as the parathas with onions and potatoes, taste delicious.
Adresse: 40/1920 Broadway, Marine Drive, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 236 8605
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 9.30am-3pm / 7pm-10pm
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Mosaic

Indian, Italian, and American dishes are featured on the menu. Mosaic is known for their huge variety of dishes, which is one of the reasons why the restaurant is popular. Patrons seem to especially enjoy the Greek salad and the braised lamb shanks.
Adresse: XI/641A Kundanoor Junction, NH-47 Bypass, Maradu, Ernakulam, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 286 5000
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 6.30am-11pm
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Pepper House

If you are looking for a place to completely unwind and relax with a cup of coffee, search no further. It's a cafe, library, art shop, and design shop combined. Be prepared to spend a long time in this cafe, since there is plenty to see and taste.
Adresse: 11/10A&B Kalvathi Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi
Telefon: +91 484 221 5667
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10am-6pm
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Coffee Cube

Comfortable seats, excellent coffee, and a wide variety of baked goods - that's what Coffee Cube is all about. Even if you're feeling slightly bored, there are enough English magazines, games and novels to keep you occupied.
Adresse: Convent Junction Near Archies, Cochin 11, Eranamkulam, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 400 0414
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-10pm
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Loafer's Corner Cafe

There's no shortage of good food at the Loafer's Corner Cafe. The cafe has a menu full of sandwiches and a huge collection of cakes and salads. The cafe is frequented by locals, who enjoy spending some time in this little place.
Adresse: 1/351 Princess Street, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 221 5351
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 8.30am-6pm
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Cake Hut

Cake Hut is exactly what one would imagine it to be, a cafe overflowing with the variety of cakes they offer their customers. It's one of the most popular confectioneries in the city, with amazing chocolate truffle, caramel toffee and red velvet cakes as just a few examples.
Adresse: Kathrikadavu, Kaloor Kadavanthra Road, Cochin
Telefon: +91 808 600 0081
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 9.30am-10pm
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French Toast

One of the locals' favourite brunch spots. The cafe is known for their brioche, flourless chocolate cake and the strawberry french toast. Get yourself a cup of coffee (or any other beverage) and enjoy your time at French Toast!
Adresse: 8th Crossroad B, Ambikapuram Road, Panampilly Nagar, Cochin
Telefon: +91 812 908 4545
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm
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Happy Camper Cafe

Breakfast all day, every day: that's the philosophy of Happy Camper Cafe, located in the hostel with the same name. Hence the menu being filled with breakfast foods such as scrambled eggs, American pancakes and grilled sandwiches. It might take you some time to take your pick!
Adresse: Njaliparambu Junction Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 221 7144
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Cocoa Tree

Best sandwiches, cakes and smoothies. Cocoa Tree has earned its well-deserved good reputation among locals who are happy to spend time at the little cafe. They also focus on international dishes, such as the British fisherman's pie, American brownies and Italian pasta.
Adresse: 9/2026 Panampilly Nagar, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 411 9529
Åpningstider: Sun-Sat 11am-1am
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Farmer's Cafe

If you feel like having a hearty lunch, visit Farmer's Cafe. The cafe is known for their traditional lassies with a special twist (such as the mango lassi, for example). For those unsure, lassi is a delicious Indian yogurt-based drink.
Adresse: Rids Dale road, Cochin
Telefon: +91 984 604 2881
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 7.30am-10pm
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Ava Lounge

After a long day, sometimes all you want is to relax and have a drink. Ava Lounge is the perfect place to accomplish just that. They serve refreshing traditional cocktails and various other beverages, so make yourself comfortable on one of the soft couches.
Adresse: Sahodaran Ayyappan Road, Elamkulam Junction, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 412 9999
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm
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Mattancherry Bar

Known for its relaxing piano music, traditional yet modern drinks and a vintage decor, the Mattancherry Bar is a favourite of the locals. They even have a special Detox series, aimed at making you feel invigorated.
Adresse: Malabar, Cochin, Willingdon Island, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 664 3000
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm
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Mezzo

Mezzo is a cosy lounge and restobar that guarantees you a fabulous night. The bar offers a huge variety of cocktails and has an international wine list. You can also order tapas, mini steaks and local seafood to satisfy your cravings.
Adresse: The Avenue Regent, Mahatma Gandhi Road Pallimukku, Kochi
Telefon: +9995-2-8888-0
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm
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ConneXions

One of the most famous bars of the city, and for good reason. They serve cocktails, wine, whiskey and anything that you could possibly imagine. If you are feeling fancy, you can even order a cigar from their special collection.
Adresse: XI/641A, Kundanoor Junction, NH 47 Bypass, Ernakulam, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 2865 000
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm
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Swirl

Imagine yourself sitting at a table dimly lit by a tiny fire lamp. Swirl forges that magical atmosphere where you feel right at home with a drink and finger food in front of you. Try one of the many contemporary cocktails such as the Jamaican Blossom.
Adresse: Shanmugham Road, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 667 3300
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm
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LuLu Mall

From restaurants to clothing, jewellery, shoe shops, cafes, a cinema and whatever your shopaholic heart desires. LuLu Mall is even one of the biggest shopping malls of the Asian continent. You can walk around for days without seeing everything that the mall has to offer!
Adresse: 34/1000, N.H 47, Edapally, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 272 7777
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10am-10pm
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Kochi Books

The shop is filled with all sorts of books, ranging from comics to the old classics and much more. A huge variety is represented
Adresse: 1/400 Princess Street, Fort Kochi, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 221 8730
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 8.30am-8.30pm
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Cochin Spice Market

The most exotic smells will lure you towards the Cochin Spice Market. The market is known for the infinite amount of spices on sale. You will find the common cinnamon and ginger, but also discover new spices you had never heard of before.
Adresse: Jew Town Road, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Cochin
Telefon: +91 989 089 6416
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10am-6.30pm
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Bhima Jewels

In the mood for something sparkly? At Bhima, you can find a piece of jewellery for any occasion. The shop has been established almost a century ago, and has always been a favourite go-to place for the locals to buy precious accessories.
Adresse: Jos Junction, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Ernakulam, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 237 8382
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10am-7.30pm
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Oberon Mall

One of the busiest shopping venues of the entire city, Oberon Mall is known for its huge variety of shops, restaurants and even an indoor gaming zone. There is a kids' play area where the children can enjoy their time as well.
Adresse: National Highway Bypass, Edappally, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 280 9444
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10am-10pm
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Fabindia

"Celebrate India" is the place's motto, and that's exactly what they do. They sell the most beautiful traditional and contemporary Indian wear one can find. They use authentic Indian fabrics and designs and even traditional techniques to guarantee an authentic look.
Adresse: 1/279 Napier Street, Fort Kochi, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 645 6682
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10.30am-8.30pm
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Centre Square Mall

You could spend an entire day at the Centre Square mall. Food courts, clothing shops, a cinema...and the list goes on. Due to its smaller size, it's less crowded, which makes for an even better shopping experience.
Adresse: 40/6972, Rajaji Junction, Mahatma Gandhi Road Shenoys, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 404 1888
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-10.30pm
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Anokhi

Unique and authentic fabrics, that's what you'll get when you visit Anokhi. The shop is loved by locals, which makes sense since the quality is superb. The shop only hires the most skilled craftsmen who create the beautiful fabrics by hand.
Adresse: Lilly Street, Fort Kochi, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 312 7426
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10am-7pm
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New Castle Gallery

This shop is a feast for the eyes: beautiful carpets, amazing perfumes, and shiny jewellery. This is just a small summary of the items on sale at the New Castle Gallery. Surround yourself with antiques and curiosities, and let yourself be amazed.
Adresse: 6/704, Bazaar Road, Mattancherry, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 221 0737
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8.30am-7.30pm
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Passport / Visa

The Indian government offers a traditional visa (stamped inside of the passport), or an eVisa, obtained online. All nationals of the European Union and multiple countries across the world are eligible for an eVisa, which should be applied for at least 4 days prior to travel date and is accepted at 24 airports and 3 seaports countrywide. Special conditions apply to Pakistani passport holders or individuals with familial ties to Pakistan. Citizens of Bhutan, Nepal, and the Maldives are exempt from visa requirements (if not entering via mainland China).
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Airport

The Cochin International Airport is located approximately 28 kilometres away from the city centre. The airport is conveniently set at the crossroads of all three national highways, NH 47, NH 17 and NH 49, and it takes approximately 30 minutes to get here from the city centre. Bus There are lots of busses travelling between the city centre and the airport. A bus leaves every 1,5 hours from Fort Kochi. Times might differ depending on the, so be sure to check the bus schedule. It will cost you around €1.50 for a one-way ticket (as of late 2017). The bus company KSRTC offers two classes of bus services from the airport to its destinations: fast passenger, and an even faster express. The last one will arrive at the city centre a bit earlier. Taxi Another option is a taxi, which are quite cheap in India. There is a prepaid taxi counter just before the airport exit, which is available 24/7. It will set you back about €15 to get from the airport to Fort Kochi.
Adresse: Airport Road, Cochin, Kerala
Telefon: +91 484 261 0115
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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Cochin is October through February. The weather is pleasant, temperatures ranging from 20 to 33 degrees Celsius. Oddly, there are hardly any tourists during this period. If you are a fan of high temperatures, travel to Cochin between the months of March and June, when the highs hit 40 degrees Celsius. July through September is the monsoon season. Expect lots of rain, but also beautiful nature since the city turns into a green oasis thanks to all the moisture.
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Public Transport

One of the ways to travel within the city is by bus; these are mostly operated by private companies. The largest company runs the red busses, which are the most important form of transportation in the city. You can buy tickets online or on the bus itself. Almost all of the busses leave from the Fort Kochi Bus Terminal.
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Taxi

Taxio +91 484 444 0444 B-Cabs Ride Easy +91 484 404 6667 Kerala Taxis +91 965 696 2225
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Post

The main post office of Cochin is the Kochi Head Post Office, located at Risdale Road found at Fort Kochi. There are loads of red letterboxes to be found across the city.
Adresse: Ridsdale Road Near Parade Ground, Fort Kochi
Telefon: +91 484 226 1388
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
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Pharmacy

Sree Sudheendra Pharmacy operates 24/7: Chittoor Rd, Kacheripady, Ernakulam One of the largest pharmacies of the city is Cosmed, located at the LuLu mall.
Adresse: 34/1000, N.H 47, Edapally, Cochin
Telefon: +91 484 403 4949
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10am-10.15pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10.30pm
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Telephone

Country code: +91
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Electricity

230 V / 50 Hz Type C "Euro" plugs and types D & M three-pin plugs are used

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