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Things to do in Kochi

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Sublocality
“A charming seaside area, Fort Kochi is known for its Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture, and elaborate bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. St. Francis Church was the original burial site of explorer Vasco da Gama. Upscale eateries and chic cafes serve Keralan specialties, and quaint shops sell cotton clothing and handmade souvenirs. Heritage buildings house contemporary art galleries.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The right place to enjoy the Sun-rise and Sun-set! Those who have a flavor for Sea-foods, yes, it is the just caught one made deliciously available to you hot and yummy!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“The beach is around 10 km long and is ideal for swimming as the tide is mostly low and the waves are gentle.. It is one of the few places where the backwaters and the sea can be seen in a single frame.Cherai Beach offers the less busier and cleaner option. Distance From the stay:- 15km (30mins) ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, built in 1555 in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Synagogue
“The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in fort Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Paradesi is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of the term is "foreigners", applied to the synagogue because it was built by Sephardic or Spanish-speaking Jews, some of them from families exiled in Aleppo, Safed and other West Asian localities. It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Premise
“One of the largest shopping mall in India and one of the most visited places in Kerala, containing India's largest hypermarket, hundreds of outlets including 2500 sq ft.food court, resturants, entertainment zones, multiplex, ice-skating ring and a bowling alley.Adjusent to it is five star Marriott hotel.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Historic Mattancherry is known for 16th-century Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese in traditional Keralan style. Jew Town, the atmospheric area around the 1500s Jewish Synagogue, has charming cafes and shops selling antiques, crafts, and spices on Synagogue Lane and Jew Town Road. Former colonial buildings mix with religious ones, including mosques, churches, Hindu shrines, and the ornate Jain Temple.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place of worship
“catholic church which is very old and daily mass in different languages including english mass”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Enjoy and understand the queen of Arabian sea through a relaxing boat or a cruise trip through the Kochi backwaters and beyond that to the deep sea.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Big amusement park near Cochin. You can have much fun the whole day. Go there !”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“A good place to hangout in the heart of Kochi. The Subhash Park is recently renovated. Lots of trees, Good benches, Lots of play area and Walkways are there”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
Scenic Viewpoint
“an ancient net gifted to kochi, its still in use. you can buy fish by the water, and they will show you where you can get it cooked in whatever preparation you feel like”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“popular cafe in fort kochi that has nice art. nice ambience to lounge , have a coffee/tea and a decadent slice of the chocolate cake. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“st. Francis Church, in Fort Kochi (Fort Cochin), Kochi, originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“The Indo-Portuguese Museum situated in Fort Kochi throws light on the strong Portuguese influence in both the art and the architecture of the region.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family restaurant which boasts of their chicken biriyani. A new branch of one of the oldest restaurants in Kerala. Try out their Fish mango curry. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“amazing space with a cool vibe with an extensive art library which boasts the art book collection of artist and Kochi Biennale founder Bose Krishnamachari. They also have a boutique with curated goods”
  • 3 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“An legendary establishment on the Kochi food scene and a must go for food lovers.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant

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