Thursday, September 26, 2019

KOCHI AT A GLANCE



Kochi is one of the biggest cosmopolitan cities in the God's own country, Kerala. The city is inhabited by around 21.2 lakhs of people. Over the years Kochi or Cochin, the financial capital of Kerala also accredited as the gateway to Kerala has become a bustling tourist hotspot with an array of things to see, do and eat.
Kochi has a natural harbour and since time immemorial Kochi has been a commercial hub in terms of trade of spices and condiments. Kochi’s significance has earned it the appellation, "Queen of the Arabian sea". The Arabs, Chinese and various European colonies like the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left ineffaceable marks on Kochi’s past and advancement.
The city hosts several attractions and evokes a sense of mysticism with its cultural elements and is, therefore, a bustling tourist hub. Some of the favourite tourist attractions are its backwaters, palaces, Chinese fishing nets, beaches, historical monuments etc.

BEST TIME AND CLIMATE

Since Kochi is close to the Arabian sea, it has a moderate temperature. It experiences heavy showers during June, July and August due to the south-west monsoon winds. It receives light drizzle due to the retreating monsoon during September to November. Therefore the ideal time for visiting this place is from December to February when the weather becomes cool and delightful. Temperature in summer is usually around 35 degrees and is around 25 degrees in the winter.

HOW TO REACH?

BY AIR✈: all major domestic airlines have their services to Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery.
Distance from the airport to the city of Kochi is 28 km.

BY RAIL🚆: The city has two major railway stations: Ernakulam junction locally known as Ernakulam South, the biggest and the busiest railway station in Kochi and the second is, Ernakulam town often called as North railway station. Passengers can get buses or autorickshaws from here to reach the heart of the city.

BY ROAD🚙: Kochi is connected to all the cities across the subcontinent via NH-44 and NH-17. Interstate buses also ply to Kochi.


1 comment:

  1. This have helped me to list out the main places to visit while coming to kochi.Thank you for making my trip to kochi much easier.

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