One of the oldest and most popular travel guides Lonely Planet has listed the top 10 cities to visit in 2020 and the only Indian city on the list is the “nicely chilled” Kochi…
Kochi is located on the southwest coast of India. It is part of the district of ‘Ernakulam’ in the state of Kerala and is often referred to as ‘Ernakulam’. Kochi is the most densely populated city in Kerala.
Kochi is well connected to the rest of the world. It has an International airport with frequent flights to and from all major cities in India, as well as International locations.
Indian Railways connect Kochi with all majors cities of India. The bus is also another option, and you’ll find services to and from many destinations.
Climate and Weather
The city of Kochi can mesmerise any traveller at any time of the year, be it summer, monsoon or winter. The month of February is the best time to travel to Kochi as the average temperatures range between 17 degree Celsius and 30 degree Celsius. The days are warm and sunny, however, it is advisable to carry light woollens as the evenings can be chilly.
Transport and Getting Around
Cochin International Airport, Cochin (Airport Code: COK) is an international airport serving the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located at Nedumbassery, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of the city There’s a prepaid taxi counter at Kochi airport and prepaid autorickshaw counter at the railway station. Alternatively, Uber and Ola offer convenient cab services that can be easily booked online using mobile apps.
Uber, Ola, Auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are a few convenient and economical ways to cover short distances around Kochi.
Where to Stay
Whatever your budget, Kochi city has some incredible hotels and home stays. We have special rates from the conference venue Grand Hyatt listed on our website. Radisson, Holiday Inn, Novotel, Marriott etc are some of the prominently rated hotels. You can use TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet websites to look up for an accommodation that suits your budget and taste.