Sunday, July 9, 2017

Kochi (Cochin) : Popular Destinations with Best Hotels of Kochi, Kerala

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Are you planning to visit Kochi city? There are several important informations you can see in this travel guide such as best hotels, popular destinations, transport system, and other informations. Kochi is well known as Cochin. Kochi is a city of  Southern Indian State of Kerala. Kochi is also well known as the Queen of Arabian Sea. This city is one of the greatest natural Harbours and Spice trade centre of the world. The Small Lagoon is the  meaning of Kochi in the Malayalam word Kochazhi. There are several popular destinations  in Kochi such as Fort Kochi, Willingdon Island, Mattancherry, Veegaland Amusement Park, Marine Drive Kochi etc.

Map of Kochi (Cochin)

Average Annual Climate
Summer:- December to April Temperature:- Mini-23c Maxi-31c
Monsoon:- May to September Rainfall:- 2,978.0 mm
Winter:- Slightly cooler during the heavy rains. Temperature:- Mini-20c Maxi-28c
Best Visiting Time:- October to April.

Transport System
By Air:- Kochi (Cochin) International Airport is located in Nedumbassery, 30 km away from the city of Kochi. This Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Kochi (Cochin) International Airport is the 4th busiest ariport in India in terms of International passengers traffic after Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. This International Airport is the 1st  in India developed under a public-private partnership model. This airport has three terminals. Terminal-1 for demestic passengers, Terminal-2 for International passengers and Terminal-3 is a Cargo terminal.

By Railway:- Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town are two main Railway Stations in Kochi (Cochin) city. These both stations are administered by the Southern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway. Ernakulam Junction Railway Station has six platforms with two terminals gates. The reservation counter and a Food Plaza are located on the west side.

By Road:- Kochi city is connected with many states highway like SH-15, SH-16, SH-41, SH-63 and SH-66. The state government of Kochi has constructed an expressway called Seaport-Airport road running parallel to NH-47 bypass road at Maradu Junction to Kalamasserry Junction. Kaloor Bus Stand connectes to all major cities of Indian states.

Best and Popular Destinations:- There are several popular destinations in Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India. But here I listed only famous tourist places.

Marine Drive:- Marine Drive was built facing the backwaters and is a famous hangout for this place. There are several shopping malls for shopping activity in Kochi. There are two parallel bridges one is Rainbow bridge and other is Chinese Fishing Net Bridge. The view of the sun rising and sun setting is very wonderful and amazing. Thousands of people (natives and tourists) walks on banks of Marine Drive during evening.

Veegaland Amusement Park:- Veegaland Amusement park is situated in Pallikara of Ernakulam district, Kochi, Kerala. This amusement park is the first water theme park in India. Veegaland Amusement Park is built on a hill and 77 m above sea level. So wonderful view of the surroundings and you must visit this place with family. There are several entertainment offers by water rides and dry rides includes musical fountain, laser show, dancing cars, bumping cars etc.

Basilica of Santa Cruz:- This catholic church is well known as the Roman Catholic Basilica of Santa Cruz. This church is one of the best and popular destinatiion of Kochi, Kerala. It is situated in Fort Kochi. This beautiful church was built by the Portuguese in 1505 and named as a cathedral in 1558. The architecture of the this church is very amazing and nice. The Opening Time is 9 am to 1 pm & 3 pm to 5 pm.

Hill Palace:- Hill Palace is the biggest achaeological museum. This museum is located at 16 km away from east of Cochin (Kochi) near Tripunithura. In this archeological museum displays into 14 categories include King's crown, ornaments, sculptures, painting, inscriptions, coins, weapons etc. In this museum you can also enjoy a pre-historic park, a deer park, a children's park. The Opening and Closing Time is 9 am to 12:30 pm & 2 pm to 4:30 pm (Closed on Mondays & National/State Holidays)

Mattancherry Palace:- Mattancherry Palace is well known as "Dutch Palace/Fort". This palace is located at 10 km away from Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala. This Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese as presented as a gift to the Raja of Cochin about 1555. Mattancherry Palace is a depository of ancient art forms and paintings. The architecture of this palace is very amazing and beautiful. This palace is built in traditional Kerala naalukettu (quadrangular) model with four separate wings opening into a central courtyard.

Best & Famous Five Star Hotels:-  There are several Best & Famous Five Star Hotels in Kochi (Cochin), Kerala. But here I listed only Five Best & Famous Five Star Hotels. These all hotels provide delicious dishes and nice hospitality.
Beaumonde The Fern, Vivekananda Lane, Near M.G. Road, Emakulam, Kochi, Kerala, India. (3.4 km away from Marine Drive & about 250 m away from Ernakulam Railway Station) Rs.9,000/- per room per night.

The Taj Gateway Hotel, Marine Drive Ernakulam, M.G. Road, Kochi, Kerala, India. (Near Ernakulam Railway Station) Rs.6,060/- to Rs.21,816/- per room per night.

Le Meridien Kochi, Maradu, Cochin (Kochi)-682304, Kerala, India.(10 km away from Hill Palace, Spice Market & Durbar Hall Art Gallery and 2.4 km away from Folklore Museum) Rs.8,925/- to Rs.18,000/- per room per night.

Saj Earth Resort, Airport Hotel, Cochin (Kochi) International Airport, Kochi, Kerala, India. Rs.4,836/- per room per night.

Crown Plaza Kochi, XI/641 A, Kundanoor Junction, NH-47, Bypass, Cochin-682304, Kerala, India.(2.5 km away from Kerala Folklore Museum & 10 km away from Hill Palace and Durbar Hall Art Galery) Rs.5,850/- to Rs.7,500/- per room per night. (Crown Plaza Kochi is one of the Best and Famous Five Star Hotels Kochi city)

Cheapest and Best Hotels 
Quality Airport Hotels, Near Cochin International Airport, Nedumbasser, Kerala, India. (1.1 km away from Cochin International Airport & 130 m away from Vezhaparambu Shiva Temple) Rs.2,800/- per room per night. (Quality Airport Hotel is one of the Cheapest and Best Hotels in Kochi city)

Hotel SM Regency, Ernakulam South Railway Station, Kochi, Kerala, India. (walking distance from Ernakulam Railway Station) Rs.1,626/- to Rs.2,700/- per room per night.

The International Hotel, P.B.No-3563, M.G. Road, Kochi, Kerala, India. Rs.1,899/-

M.S. Residence, Pullupalam Road, Kunnumpuram, Fort Cochin-682001. Kerala, India. (2 km away from Chinese Fishing Nets & Jain Temple) Rs.1,333/- to Rs.2,311/- per room per night. (M.S. Residence is also one of the Cheapest and Best Hotels in Kochi city)

Kapithan Inn, Opposite Santa Cruz Ground, K.L. Bernard Road, Kochi Fort, Kochi-682001, Kerala, India. (walking distance from Santa Cruz Cathedral & St. Francis Church-0.3 km)
Rs.1,013/- to Rs.2,627/- per room per night.

( Rate of all hotels may be changed anytime)

Note:- All these informations have been taken from different media sources such as magazines, blog reviews, tourist reviews, travel sites etc.

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