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Visit the laid back, serene coastline of Kochi with Qatar Airways. Award-winning hospitality and a 5-star experience await you onboard.
Visit Fort Kochi to see the coastline saturated with Chinese Fishing Nets, a vision to behold during the day made spectacular in the soft glow of sunset, enjoy sensational fresh traditional cuisine made on-demand at one of the small stalls dotted along the beach.
Explore St Francis Church, Vasco House, Santa Cruz Basilica, the Jewish Synagogue, The Dutch Palace, Hill Palace brimming with artifacts depicting the wealth of the Rajas of Kochi and Palliport Fort, the oldest surviving European fort in India and unravel the Portuguese, European and Colonial history of Kochi.
For row after row of shops crammed with silks, cottons, traditional and contemporary designed diamond and gold jewellery and crafts visit MG Road. Fort Kochi is lined with various shops displaying scarves and other Kashmiri arts, crafts and souvenirs.
Kochi’s local markets offer delights of handmade metal sculptures, carved wooden items and hand woven fabrics or visit Lulu Mall for over 300 national and international brand names, various dining options, a 9-screen multiplex, ice skating rink, bowling alley and family entertainment zones.
Delight in a boat ride through the scenic backwaters of the coastline to admire the many small and medium sized islands or enjoy a Kathakali performance; a traditional dance form of Kerala with majestic facial impressions, hand gestures and dance moves.
Visit the elephant training ground of Kodanand; 30 km northeast of Kochi. Enjoy the sanctuary and serenity amidst the forest as you watch the elephants bathe and eat or enjoy an elephant safari and study the baby elephants. Swim in the delightful waters at Cherai Beach; one of the small islands off the mainland lined by coconut groves and paddy fields.
Currency: India Rupees (INR)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: C and D
Timezone: GMT + 5 hours 30 minutes
International dialing code: +91 484
Distance from Doha: 7, 795 km
Flight time: 4 hours 30 minutes