No doubt, Kerala is a beautiful darling of nature. This South Indian state on the Arabian Sea owes its beauty to the few places including Alleppey, Munnar and Kochi. Kochi is one of the most popular tourist places in Kerala. It is said that the old meets the new in Kochi City. An hour’s drive from Alleppey, Kochi houses India’s largest manmade island dating back to the 16th century. Here is why Kochi is a must visit.
Bolghatty Island is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Kochi. Also known as Mulavukad Island, it is a serene place with scenic vistas for a refreshing holiday. Located in the Arabian Sea, the island houses the oldest Dutch Palace and basks in the green beauty of nature. Home to the British governors during the colonial era, the mid18th century Dutch Palace on Bolghatty Island has been converted into a heritage hotel. Our Kerala tour packages for Kochi include this place. Connected with the mainland through frequent boating service, Bolghatty Island is an ideal place for bird watching and photography.
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Kerala Kathakali Centre occupies a significant place in the culture of Kochi. One of the must-visit places in Kochi, Kerala Kathakali Centre was established in 1990. It organizes and hosts classical performances which enact edifying scenes from the Indian epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, and the mythological stories of India. It also imparts training in different niches of performance arts like Carnatic music and martial arts like Kalaripayttu. If you not just visit a place but also explore its cultural heritage, then we will add Kerala Kathakali Centre to our Kerala tourism packages for you.
Food and travel are like two sides of a coin. If you are looking to taste the authentic food of Kerala during your holiday in Kochi, visit Solar Cafe. It is one of the best restaurants in Kochi serving traditional dishes from the cuisine of Kerala. Located nearby Kochi Biennale, Solar Cafe serves food cooked with fresh, organic ingredients like thyme, basil, coriander, lettuce, coconut, etc. Kerala Chapati with coconut tomato curry is a must have here. Besides serving delicious food, Solar Cafe has a good collection of books on environmental sustainability. You can also catch up with Mr. Farooq, the owner of the restaurant, to get insights into Kerala’s history and culture. We can customize our Kerala holiday packages to include dining at Solar Cafe for you.
No Kerala vacation packages are complete without Fort Kochi. It is a water bound region some 13 km from Ernakulam in the city of Kochi. Fort Kochi is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. It is blessed with serene ambience and scenic landscape. Chinese fishing nets, picturesque beaches and architectural buildings of European style are the best things to see in Fort Kochi. Those buildings are reminiscent of the colonial era, which distinguishes this small town from other places in Kerala. Holidaying in Fort Kochi means to live in the lap of nature.
If you think that Mumbai is the only city to have marine drive, you are under the wrong impression. There is a marine drive in Kochi too. It is a most popular hangout facing the Vembanad Lake in Kochi. The concrete walkway makes strolling an ideal activity in mornings and evenings. The walkway is accessible through two bridges over the lake: the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge and the Rainbow Bridge. The sunset view of the lake is a must-have experience here.
Our Kerala vacation packages for Kochi tourism include most of the things to see in Kochi. The packages are customizable and reasonable.