Things to do
Kumbalangi Tour and Sunset Cruise - The romance of the backwaters at sunset past a fascinating 'model' village is what makes Kerala so special.A half-hour ride from the heart of Kochi takes you to one of the most remarkable model villages in Kerala. Through narrow tarmac, flanked by coconut trees and houses beside serene backwaters, we reach Kumbalanghi. Hop onto a fascinating local village boat with ably-built 'punters' as you set sail past Chinese fishing nets that line the backwater shores.
Cycling and Canoe - This bicycle trip is a good way to experience the remnants of an urban-village life by the enthralling backwaters of Kochi. Paddy fields and shrimp/fish farms dot the shoreline here as you make your way to the canoes.
Lulu Shopping Mall - What's not to love about carousels and bumpy car rides? Complete with a gaming arcade and rock (wall) climbing, Sparky's at Lulu Mall has enough to keep the whole family entertained. Certainly not limited to children alone, there is also a 5D cinema and bowling alley - all set up with international standards. A perfectly well-maintained ice skating rink adds to the fun as well, ideally placed next to the food court.
Best time to visit September to March
For clearer skies, opt for a slot between the early September to the end of March. The beaches look their best early November through to March.
Mid-October and November does see a fair amount of rain with the North-West monsoons.
Sultry summers set in by April to the end of May with fairly high outdoor temperatures.
Monsoons arrive by the first week of June right through to the end of August. Cool temperatures with overcast skies and green all around make this a visit like none other.
How to reach
Cochin International Airport (CIA) lies in Kochi . Cab facilities are available at Cochin International Airport to reach Kochi. Bus services are also available from Kochi Airport to reach city centre. Cochin International Airport is well connected to domestic as well as international destinations.
The Kochi Railway Station lies 4 km out of main city. You can take rickshaw or cab to reach main city. You will find many trains connecting Kochi from major cities like Trivandrum, Cochin, Mumbai, Delhi and many more.
You can take National Highway 47 which connect Kochi to major destination like Alleppey, Thiruvananthapuram, Kanniyakumari, Coitambore and many more. Kochi has a good road connectivity making it accessible from any major destination.
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