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  • Vishni Temple, Cochin, Kerala, India
  • Kathakali traditional dance, Cochin, Kerala, India
  • Chinese fishing nets, Fort Cochin, Kerala

India - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Cochin

The city of Cochin (Kochi) is a multi-cultural delight, boasting influences from the Portuguese, Dutch and British who spent over 400 years battling for control of the region which resulted in each culture leaving behind its own heritage. Fort Cochin is a particularly serene part of the city, with its streets lined with spice traders, heritage buildings and stunning boutique hotels. Cochin’s most interesting sites include the Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, The Dutch Cemetery and Jew Town.

Aside from the many historic and cultural landmarks, the city is also famed for its seafood, with a superb range of restaurants dotted around. It is also the place to take in a traditional Kathakali performance - a classical Keralan art form combining music, painting, dance and literature with performers dressed in elaborate costumes and spectacular face-paint. Cochin makes the ideal starting/finishing point for those looking to explore the beautiful state of Kerala and surrounding Western Ghats and is certainly worth spending at least a couple of days in the city itself.

Cochin Hotels

$$$ Brunton Boatyard Cochin

Character Boutique

Ideally located in the heart of Cochin’s old town Brunton Boatyard is a beautiful boutique style hotel boasting spectacular harbour views. Originally a Victorian shipbuilding yard, the property has...

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$$$ Malabar House Cochin

Character Boutique

The property features just 17 rooms which are divided into deluxe rooms, roof garden suites and the outstanding Malabar Suite. Each room/suite has been individually decorated in bright, contemporary...

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$$$$ Vivanta by Taj Malabar Hotel Cochin

Situated on Willingdon Island, the Vivanta by Taj is a charming luxury hotel well located in the heart of the city and featuring magnificent views of Cochin harbour. The rooms at The Vivanta by Taj...

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