Travel Blogs from Kochi, India

Sort by Newest Best first

Farewell South India, Kochi, India travel blog

Farewell South India

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

This is a top pick!
6
18

... each word, and they all became jumbled.  Not exactly a relaxing religious experience, but definitely an interesting cultural one! Kochi has a couple cultural centres showcasing local music, art, drama, and martial arts every day.  One night we ...

Kerala - Kochi - Day 21, Kochi, India travel blog

Kerala - Kochi - Day 21

A travel blog entry by christosp

This is a top pick!

... to Kochi. When I arrived in Fort Kochi stayed at the park hotel on princes street which is where the little action in Kochi takes place. Everywhere shuts in the old fort at 11pm. Spend the afternoon and evening wondering around, catching up on e-mails ...

Illegal drinking I knew it went on., Kochi, India travel blog

Illegal drinking I knew it went on.

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

This is a top pick!
2

... "Can you serve me some beer". Now I think we may have touched on it somewhere else but there is definitely a hidden boozing scene in India (this was made more evident by the train guard who we were introduced to by the alchies on the way from Goa who ...

Kochi Nights.., Kochi (Cochin), India travel blog

Kochi Nights..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

This is a top pick!
8

... experience. Many European style bungalows can be seen along the shoreline in various states of disrepair. It is said that India's rich and famous come to Kochi to play, a French Riviera of sorts perhaps. We also made our way down to 'Jew Town' which ...

Fort Cochin, Kochi, India travel blog

Fort Cochin

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

This is a top pick!
3

... , a performance of their highly distinct Kathakali dance and a display of their unique martial arts dance. All were greatly enjoyed. Kochi is also a major seafood centre and we (Michael) could not resist the chance to buy fish from the markets to be ...

Backwater tour, Kochi, India travel blog

Backwater tour

A travel blog entry by mandibee

This is a top pick!
1
91

So amoung many other things Kerala regions is famous for its houseboats and backwater tours. We were going to head further south to a place called Allepey which is the hub of backwater tours but our friendly tour man Stanley who's wife we did our ...

Vacation city, Kochi, India travel blog

Vacation city

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

This is a top pick!

... breeze had that salty-sea air quality. By the way, Kerala is where the St. Thomas and other Christian missionaries came to India in the first century A.D.- Christian churches lined our drive from the airport to the hotel. Once we got to lunch I realized ...

Kochi/Cochin - Kerala Region, Cochin/Kochi, India travel blog

Kochi/Cochin - Kerala Region

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

This is a top pick!
5

... on, and we both slept for about 6 hours or so through the night. Our train eventually pulled into Ernakalum Junction station in Kochi at about 3.40pm the next afternoon...15 hours on a hot sweaty train...we couldnt wait to get off!! As we got our bags ...

Another train journey to Fort Kochin, Kerala, Kochi, India travel blog

Another train journey to Fort Kochin, Kerala

A travel blog entry by mandibee

This is a top pick!

... station it was 32km away and the thought of catching 2 buses in the heat was a nightmare. So it was our 2nd train in india, sleeper class again, costing 5 each for a 15 hour journey.  Train was delayed 2 hours but we got on found our beds no prob, ...

Photos of Kerala, Vypeen Island, India travel blog

Photos of Kerala

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

This is a top pick!
15

Some photos of Communist Kerala and a ...

So long, Kochi, Kochi, India travel blog

So long, Kochi

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

This is a top pick!
20

... was soaked. The rain has a calming effect here, and the people we met are so friendly, unassuming, and easy-going. I'm a big Kochi fan! 1-2: We visited two old Christian churches, built in 1503 by the Portuguese. The first picture shows the tomb of Vasco ...

We Meet Our Indian Mummy, Kochi, India travel blog

We Meet Our Indian Mummy

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

This is a top pick!
23

Hi all, Fort Kochi (formerly known as Cochin) has been, by far, one of our favourite destinations in India. Built by the Portuguese it still has a European feel with small cobble streets lined with coffee shops and small stalls. There is much to do here ...

Traditional Keralan Cooking Class, Kochi, India travel blog

Traditional Keralan Cooking Class

A travel blog entry by mandibee

This is a top pick!
21

There are many advertised cooking classes here so we decided to go check it out – while we were asking about boat tours turns out the guys wife does cooking classes so we went off there – she prepares the food and tells us the recipie for the ...

Did You Not See That Elephant?, Fort Cochin, India travel blog

Did You Not See That Elephant?

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

This is a top pick!
14

... ; Over lunch we ummed and arghed over where to go next.  Our route is still a little uncertain, but eventually we opted for Kochi.  Already 2 o'clock, the 40 miles were going to have to be swift to beat the light.  Maybe that is why Polly ...

Chinese Fishing nets of Kochi, Kochi, India travel blog

Chinese Fishing nets of Kochi

A travel blog entry by aborder

This is a top pick!
5

Kochi, India - Arriving into an extremely busy train station at Ernakulam, it took a little while to find a hostel/guesthouse accepting 'foreign' visitors. Eventually, a cute little place was found and we were soon on our way to Fort Cochin to see the ...

Adventures in Kochi, Kochi, India travel blog

Adventures in Kochi

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

This is a top pick!
20

... . We also witnessed a morning staff meeting that was full of laughter. Unfortunately, this expensive school is open only to Kochi's wealthiest families- it's troubling to know that only a small percentage of the city's children are educated in such ...

Varkala - Kochi, Kochi, India travel blog

Varkala - Kochi

A travel blog entry by kandg

This is a top pick!

... me given that she was doing a yoga class on the roof of the hotel at the time while I was sat indoors watching India scrape an embarrassing win over Holland at cricket. Most of the staff turned from their usual buoyant selves to very introvert ...

Feels like in Europe again.., Kochi, India travel blog

Feels like in Europe again..

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

This is a top pick!
12

Since we were 4 now we decided to splurge and take a rickshaw from Alleppey directly to Fort Cochi (which at $4 person isn't really splurging) and our driver was so great that he took us on the scenic route past fishing villages and ...

More in India, Kochi/Ernakulam, India travel blog

More in India

A travel blog entry by kandg

This is a top pick!

... the cricket! Dinner was back to normal tonight - i.e. it costed less than our tip for dinner last night!! Day 25 - Kochi - Ernakulam A day I've been dreading for the last few days - another day when actual travelling was involved. Our train to ...

India, Kochi, India travel blog

India

A travel blog entry by jamie083

This is a top pick!

... group struggled with four. I've certainly enjoyed my time here but I am not sad to leave. I feel as though I have experienced India and I would definitely come back. I won't miss the constant harassment by touts, the smell, the crazy driving or the ...

Tourist after tourist after tourist, Kochi, India travel blog

Tourist after tourist after tourist

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

This is a top pick!
5

... junction, fought off the rickshaw drivers, persistent little buggers! trekked our little way found the buses and headed for fort Kochi, once a Portuguese colony, also once a dutch colony. found our bed and wandered around. walked along the front by the ...

Full circle, Kochi, India travel blog

Full circle

A travel blog entry by jamie083

This is a top pick!
3

So I'm back in Kochi until my flight leaves India on the 28th. Spent 2 days by the beach in Varkala which was actually quite nice. Found this great cafe which served the first brown bread I have seen in India - delicious. Had to leave at 6:00 this ...

Goodbye hotels :(, Kochi, India travel blog

Goodbye hotels :(

A travel blog entry by jamie083

This is a top pick!

So I've spent the past two days exploring Fort Kochi, which is actually a pretty small place. I've already seen all the sights and I still have to stay here for two more days. I am trying to master the art of doing nothing, with little success... I watch ...

15 hours, 3 trains to Fort Cochin, Kochi, India travel blog

15 hours, 3 trains to Fort Cochin

A travel blog entry by amerikiwi

... when the a flower seller plopped down their divine smelling bags of jasmine. The Oz couple, both teachers now on a 2 month honeymoon to India (how cool, eh?), decided to take the same train as me. This actually was a relief. In the 5 hours of ...

Charming Fort Cochi, Kochi, India travel blog

Charming Fort Cochi

A travel blog entry by fero_vrskovy

13
43

... Vasco da Gama was first buried in 1524 before being moved to Lisbon. St. Francis Church is believed to be India’s oldest European-built church, originally constructed in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars. The synagogue and Dutch Palace were both ...

Should be known for its food!, Kochi, India travel blog

Should be known for its food!

A travel blog entry by caralyn

11

... to wait for him to come back to let us out!   Who ever heard of being locked IN your hotel room? Only in India!  Well Michael finally made it out and headed to the Jewish quarter. We fit quite a lot of shopping in and lunch before heading ...

Jew town, Kochi, India travel blog

Jew town

A travel blog entry by raj_and_komilla

3

... and change it was a bit worrying. We had a couple of excursions out, the first was to Oberon mall, we really enjoy the malls in India especially the food courts! The next day we went up to Fort Kochi and into Jew town (real name of the pl. This has an ...

Fort Cochin - big fish and a dodgy jalfrezi, Kochi, India travel blog

Fort Cochin - big fish and a dodgy jalfrezi

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

10

When we got off the train we had to then get a ferry over to Fort Cochin where we planned to stay for a couple of days. We treated ourselves to a nice hotel as we wanted to make sure we had a comfy bed and hot shower after that journey. We went for a ...

Trains, Pools and a 5* Thunderstorm, Kochi, India travel blog

Trains, Pools and a 5* Thunderstorm

A travel blog entry by egypt1am

2

We started off the day on train from Varkala to Kochin... Faces tripping us, we chatted away on the train and discussed possible meet-ups and visits... Absolutely need to keep in touch with everyone, especially my new favourite Reverend Si Foster... 'The ...

last day in Cochin, Fort Cochin, India travel blog

last day in Cochin

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

11

... and there were a lot more shops, on the way we met up with a couple of guys from Israel, they were also on a long trip round India and it was really nice to be able to talk to them about places they had been and us about places we have been to previously. ...

Sort by Newest Best first