8 Best Places to Visit in Cochin for a Fun-Filled Vacation

Cochin, one of the best tourist destinations to visit. It is a top preferred domestic tourist place in South India. Tourism in Kerala does not get complete if you miss out to visit this wonderful place. 

Backwaters, beaches, coffee, tea, spice plantations, forts, restaurants, churches, amusement parks, and malls are famous attractions that make tourists from across the globe visit them. 

This city is well connected with all easy transportation facilities which include road, rail and flights. Here are a few wonderful places to visit in Cochin to enjoy a fun-filled vacation.

1)  Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

2)  Fort Kochi Beach

3)  Lulu Shopping Mall

4)  Folklore Museum 

5)  Pallipuram Fort

6)  Veegaland 

7)  Puthuvype Beach

8)  Greenix Village

1)  Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

This is a famous biosphere located in Central Cochin. A natural habitat for many migratory birds, you will see a good amount of mangrove vegetation here. It is one of the best sightseeing places in Cochin and is surrounded by backwaters that look amazing. 

Located at Ayyappankavu on High Ct Rd in Kochi, it is open from 09.00 am to 06.00 pm. There are very few eateries here and you will have to carry your water bottles and snacks. 

2)  Fort Kochi Beach

One of the best places to visit in Kochi, it does not lose its charm even though it is fully packed with tourists. You will have an amazing experience spending time walking here and watching the sunset with the birds chirping sound. The gentle wind sweeping through the beach makes this a pleasant spot to visit. 

3)  Lulu Shopping Mall

Edappally’s Lulu shopping mall is the largest in India which is a fully air-conditioned. The mall is packed with several stores, restaurants, and food outlets. You can shop amazing local and international brands here. 

Located near the Edappally junction and operated by EMKE Group, this mall is open from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm on all days. You will get an amazing shopping experience and it is a must-visit place if you are looking for shopping places in Kochi. 

4) Folklore Museum

This is Kerala’s Folklore Theater Museum which exhibits the culture and folk-tribal objects of the state. This museum was inaugurated in the year 2009 and is a 3 storeyed building that represents the real legacy of the state. 

You can see the building built in a Malabar architectural style. Open from 09.30 am to 7.00 pm, the entry fee is Rs 100 per head. It has an amazing collection of ornaments, and folk tribal objects and displays musical instruments, costumes, utensils, ornaments, traditional Kathakali masks, and sculptures that belong to the historic stone age.

5) Pallipuram Fort

The Pallipuram Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1503. Its spectacular architecture keeps attracting several visitors from across the globe. A hexagonal fort is made of laterite, wood, and mortar. 

It is located at Vypin in Kochi and will be open from 09.00 am to 06.00 pm and is now protected by the Kerala State Department of Archaeology. You will get surprised by seeing the unique hexagonal architectural style of this fort attractions. You can book cheap flights from LAX to COK via Indian Eagle and save more on your travel expenses. So, why wait? Plan your Kozhikode trip today!

6) Veegaland

Veegaland is one of the best places to visit in Cochin in 1 day. Wonderful water and a theme park in the state of Kerala, it is famous for fun-filled and thrilling rides. You can enjoy the musical fountain, rapid river, dancing cars, boomerang, toy train for kids, wonder splash, bumping cars, balloon tower, flying ammu, water coasters, and castle jets. 

Situated on a hilltop, this is open from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm on all weekdays, and 11.00 am to 7.00 pm on all weekends and holidays. The fast track and regular tickets are issued here which makes you to try a few adventurous rides like the thunder fall, maverick, twin flip monster, vintage tornado, and space gun. 

7) Puthuvype Beach

Puthuvype Beach is located approximately 13 kilometers away from the city center. One of the less explored tourist places near Kochi, sunsets, long walks, and the lighthouse are the popular attractions here. You will get a panoramic view of the beautiful coast here. The entry to the lighthouse is from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

8) Greenix Village

An ideal place for culture and art lovers, you can see the dances of Kathakali and Mohiniattam here. Do not try missing to see the Kalaripayattu and the martial arts. Many people visit Greenix Village to witness the cultural performances that are exhibited here.

You can buy a variety of delicious chocolates from the petite chocolate factory and the ticket fares change according to the shows that you watch. An incredible cultural place for performances and dances, it is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. 

If you are planning to visit these places and are looking for SFO to Kochi flights, then visit Indian Eagle to book the cheapest air tickets.

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