Full day Itinerary
Begin at the glorious Mattancherry Palace, move on to the fascinating Pardesi Synagogue, and wind down at the historic churches
Kochi is a small clutch of picture-postcard islands off the Malabar Coast of Kerala. The Jewish, Portuguese, Dutch and British have stamped their personality on the city's art and architecture, yet the culture remains quintessentially Keralite.
VIVANTA BY TAJ. A SPIRITED NEW PORT OF PLEASURE. Historians will tell you that Kochi is a modified form of the word 'Cochazhi', which translates to 'small sea'. Others will have you believe that Kochi is derived from the word 'Kaci', which means 'harbour'. There is, however, a new name, to add a fresh vibrancy to this historical location – Vivanta by Taj – Malabar, Cochin.
The Cochin International Airport is well connected to major cities all across India and to some parts of the world. The main city centre is about 29km away from the airport.
Kochi is well connected to all major railway stations in India. Most Kerala-bound trains have a stop at either of the two major railway stations here – Ernakulam Town Station and Ernakulam Junction Station.
Kochi has a wide network of buses run by the Kerala State Run Transport Corporation (KSRTC), connecting it to major cities in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Air-conditioned deluxe Volvo bus services are available to cities such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
An extensive network of national highways and local roads link Kochi to major cities across India. Driving to Kochi is a great way to discover Kerala’s beautiful countryside.