Cochin Area Guide

32 Taste Kerala’s Own Fried Crunch Snacks

Crispy treats in coconut oil

These are good munchies to add fun during a movie or on sightseeing walks.

Attractions in Ernakulam

Browse through some of the top places of interest in Ernakulam...

Bolgatty

Discover Bolgatty Island, picnic haunt full of families with children on holidays. The palace built by the Dutch is today heritage resort with a swimming pool and golf course. Pop in for a cup of chai...

Cherai Beach

Beautiful beach close to Cochin

The closest beach area to Cochin and home to a small selection of hotels. Not ideal for site seeing, but handy for the night before airport.

Eloor

Recovering Eloor from Pollution

Just north of Cochin and something of a stain on Kerala. Uncontrolled industrial development has left this zone toxic. Today, locals and NGOs are fighting to right the situation.

Ernakulam Festivals

Take in the pomp and noise of a temple festival in Ernakulam. They are grand spectacles and not to be missed while in Kochi. Scroll down for the dates...

Goodwill Shop

There are custom jewellery shops and then there is the Goodwill shop. Three floors of knickknacks, cosmetics, bags, hair accessories and more. 

Hill Palace Museum

The old Royal Hill Palace is now a museum well worth visiting from Ernakulam

Kakkanad

The new IT hub for Cochin and visible from the distance with its high rises. 

Kalady Guide

Visit Kalady the birthplace of Shankaracharya the sanyasi who went on to streamline Hinduism...

Kothamangalam

Small town in the foothills with interesting early Christian churches

Kumbalangi

A village made for tourists highlighting the fisherfolk way of life in Kochi...

Maradu

Small town Ernakulam district with a very exciting fireworks festival in January/Feb which is well worth seeing!

Marine Drive

Stroll along Marine Drive in Cochin to take in the sunset munching on roasted peanuts. Strike deals with boat operators for a speedboat trip to see how the waters network the islands

More Villages In Ernakulam

A quick round up of the other minor places in Cochin district.

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