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Discover Kochi’s graceful coastline

Flights to Kochi provide a perfect passage to south-western India and the marvels of the Keralan coastline.

The city is overflowing with treasures from distant lands – you will find fishing nets from China, basilicas from Spain and synagogues from Holland.

kayak in backwaters of monroe island in kerala india

Explore the incredible architecture, see a traditional parade and then get to the heart of local culture by trying fragrant Keralan coconut curries.

This city has a selection of great beaches, so you can spend some time relaxing beneath the tropical sun, or strolling along the sand at sunset.

Hop onto a traditional houseboat to cruise through the backwater jungles, find secluded coves or take in the landscapes of tea country.

Whether you love waterfalls, wildlife or the sea, the lands surrounding Kochi offer many delights. Begin your Indian adventure by booking your Kochi flights with Etihad.

What’s the weather like in Kochi?

What’s the weather like in Kochi?

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

27°C

1cm

FEB

28°C

4cm

MAR

29°C

6cm

APR

29°C

17cm

MAY

28°C

23cm

JUN

26°C

62cm

JUL

25°C

53cm

AUG

25°C

32cm

SEP

26°C

39cm

OCT

26°C

32cm

NOV

27°C

19cm

DEC

27°C

2cm

Kochi is blessed with year-round warm weather. March and April are generally the hottest months, averaging 29°C.

The city typically experiences a wet monsoon season in June and July, so pack a raincoat and umbrella if you’re visiting in those months.

Reasons to visit Kochi

a kathakali artist applying makeup in kochi india

Passionate Keralan culture

Kochi has a laid-back atmosphere which makes it the perfect place to soak up the vibrant local culture. Each Indian state has its own soul – and Kerala is known for its expressive range of performing arts including Kathakali, a dance combining opera, ballet and pantomime that dates back three centuries.

An annual New Year Cochin Carnival brings traditional dance into the streets in late December. There are also opportunities to visit local places of worship, such as the Ettumanoor Mahadeva and Jain temples.

sandy beach and palm trees in kochi kerala india

Blissful beaches

Kerala is the rising star of beach holidays in India. Your plane tickets to Kochi provide pathways to some of the finest shores around – lush, golden stretches of paradise beneath the Indian sunshine.

There are plenty of options in Kochi. Try the quaint cultural views of Fort Kochi Beach or escape from the city on the powder-soft sands of Cherai Beach.

Journey along the Keralan coastline to discover paradise coves – Alappuzha is the home of the state’s famous houseboat cruises and has a beach set beside tranquil lagoons.

inside st francis church kochi india

Intriguing international influences

The city’s coastline is famous for its iconic Chinese fishing nets – a legacy of its historic trading links with China. These traditional rope nets are fixed in place with 30-foot-high bamboo sticks. If you’re lucky, you may glimpse a local perched on these structures as the tides ebb and flow beneath.

Examples of European architecture – such as Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica – also add to the contrast of styles across the city. At the Kerala Folklore Museum you can learn about how these influences shaped indigenous traditions.

Things to know before you fly to Kochi

plane Airport transfers

Cochin International Airport is about 17 miles away from Kochi city centre and has bus services and taxis available. For the quickest and easiest way to complete your journey after your flight, book a transfer with Etihad.

charities Cultural considerations

Kochi is a multicultural city with many religions.

Dress modestly and be respectful when visiting any religious sites or temples.

bus Getting around

Kochi has an easy-to-use transport system that includes an extensive network of buses. Auto rickshaws can be found across the city and you can opt to drive your own for a day too. You can also travel by ferry, with services between Fort Cochin and the Vypeen Islands.

holiday Festivals and events

Cochin Festival is an annual carnival that takes place at the end of December every year, culminating in an elephant-led procession on New Year’s Day. The event is celebrated with food festivals, sports competitions and art shows too.

Flying to Kochi: FAQs

Where should I stay in Kochi?

Fort Kochi is the ideal area to stay in if you’re visiting the city as a tourist. This waterfront area is renowned for its Dutch, British and Portuguese architecture, with plenty of places to dine and shop.

How many days should I spend in Kochi?

If time is tight, you should be able to cover the key attractions in Kochi in 3-4 days. However, Kochi is a great base for those travellers looking for a longer adventure and exploring the wider region of Kerala, where blissful beaches and national parks await.

What food is Kochi known for?

Kochi offers a rich array of food. Mashed kappa with Kerala fish curry, a slice of Dutch-influence breudher, appam pancakes, breakfast puttu, banana fritters and deep fried unnakya are all on the menu in this city.

Why we love Kochi

“Kochi gives you everything you want from an Indian holiday – amazing food, great beaches and a laid back atmosphere. A great day in the city starts at Fort Kochi in the morning before an afternoon lounging on the beach.”

Book the lowest flight deals to Kochi (COK) from EUR 559

Paris (CDG) to Kochi (COK)

Departure Tue 26 May 2020,
Return Thu 18 Jun 2020
from EUR559*
*Round-trip fares recently viewed by others

Weather in Kochi

37 °C
Tuesday31 Mar 2020
35 °C
Wednesday1 Apr 2020
34 °C
Thursday2 Apr 2020
35 °C
Friday3 Apr 2020
34 °C
Saturday4 Apr 2020
35 °C
Sunday5 Apr 2020
34 °C
Monday6 Apr 2020
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