Also called Cochin, this amazing place in Kerala contains evergreen tourist attractions that keep drawing visitors year-round. There are several interesting things to do in Kochi, some of which have been recommended below. If you’re doubtful about how to reach Kochi, mark your apps and maps before you even get in your vehicle – multiple routes get you here.
The best time to visit Kochi is during winter, October to March. From that month to June is summertime, and the weather can get a tad steamy. There are plenty of beautiful places to visit in Kochi, so let’s get started on some of the most amazing ones that you can add to your itinerary.
1. Greenix Village
Art meets Dance at this gorgeous locale situated a mere 8 km. from Ernakulam. Kerala’s traditional dance form is called Kathakali – it is practically revered in the state. One of the most memorable things to do in Kochi is visiting Greenix Village, where every evening sees a mixed-arts performance on the schedule. Aside from the dance mentioned above, you may also see Indian classical music being played at the cultural centre, Kalaripayattu (an aesthetic martial arts performance), and an audio-visual history rendition at the in-house museum. Local yoga sessions and training workshops are hosted each morning. There’s also a book shop, curio store, and art gallery for you to enjoy. One of many restaurants in Kochi is also present here. Greenix is a tourist attraction that has long been a worthy addition to the Kochi Tourism roster.
2. Cherai Beach
Club Mahindra resorts in Kochi highly recommend a visit to this singular white-sand beach in Kochi. An immensely popular beach in the state, there are plenty of things to do in Kochi’s own Cherai. Both sea and backwater confluence in the northern region of Vypin Island, which Cherai is part of. The beach enjoys 15 km coastline stretch, one that contains several subtle adventurism opportunities for visitors. The sights and sounds at Cherai Beach are testament to the exemplary tourism value of visiting some of the finest beaches in any given Indian state.
3. Marine Drive
An urban treasure trove of things to do in Kochi can be found at Marine Drive. It is a favourite when it comes to ‘hangout spots’. A 3 km walkway renders its promenade a memorable addition to the area. The boulevard runs from Jankar Jetty (up north) to Ernakulam Boat Jetty (down south). It is closely connected to various other tourist hotspots: GCDA Shopping Complex, Rainbow Bridge, Marine Walkway, and Houseboat Bridge.
4. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
A veritable bird watcher’s dream come true, this sanctuary is certainly a must-see. Nestled in the heart of Kochi City and spread over 2.74 hectares, the place is home to several different species of migratory birds. Inside is a bio-rich spread of mangroves that enjoy 18-acres all to themselves. A shallow tidal lake is present inside the sanctuary. It stands surrounded by mangrove growth and links up to Kochi’s backwaters via a canal.