Kochi or Cochin is a major port city of Kerala. It is one of the most visited cities by tourists, both domestic and international. Kochi has been ranked among the 440 top emerging global cities. Kochi has various places to visit, such as forts, churches, stadiums, palaces, museums, mosques, etc. Some of the major economic contributors are petrochemicals, chemicals, rubber processing chemicals, rare earth elements, pesticides, refineries, IT, electronics, tourism, etc.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Cochin International Airport is located 30 km from the city center. It is the largest and busiest airport of Kerala. During 2012-13, a total of 2,919,707 passengers ferried through this airport.
The international terminal of the airport is capable of handling 1,800 passengers at a time. Facilities provided include premium check-in counters, high-tech inline baggage-screening systems, five jetways, ten gates, four baggage carousels, multi-cuisine restaurants, cafeteria, and others. The domestic terminal can accommodate 400 passengers. Facilities available are advanced check-in counters, food court, premier lounge, baggage carousels, remote gate, duty-free shops, etc.
The domestic and international flights operating from here are Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo, GoAir, Air India Regional, SpiceJet, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, etc. Some of most popular destinations from the Kochi airport are Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Kuala Lampur, Sharjah, Tiruchilapalli, Agatti, Kuwait, Muscat, Singapore, and others. Buses, air-taxi services, and rental cars are available from the airport 24x7.
More Information on Kochi
This metropolis is spread over 94.88 sq km and has a total population of 612,343. Malayalam and English are the most popular languages. Some of the must-visit places in Kochi are:
- Hill Palace
- Fort Kochi
- Jewish (Paradesi) Synagogue
- Bolgatty Palace
- Santa Cruz Basilica
- Willingdon Island
- Pallipuram Fort
- Bastion Bunglow
- Parikshit Thampuran Museum
- Indo-Portuguese Museum
- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
October to March is the best time to visit Kochi.