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Top 10 Attractions in Kochi – Craft your itinerary with these attractions!

Kochi is one of the most visited cities in Kerala, India. You will find a lot of attractions in Kochi which will make you visit this beautiful place again and again. In addition, this city is loved for its history, culture, unique artistry, lifestyle and amazing places to eat. The hot steaming appams and the spice estates will be a lifelong experience to cherish. Also, the Kathakali dance will beautifully portray the history of Kerala. Interesting? Well, let’s discover Kochi! Also, have a quick read and find out the top 10 attractions in Kochi for a lovely experience.

A beautiful click of Kumbalangi in Kochi
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Top 10 Attractions in Kochi

Planning a vacation to Kochi? You definitely need to read this. We here at Pickyourtrail have curated a list of top 10 attractions in Kochi for a lovely vacation. Also, make sure you visit these places on your vacation to Kochi.

  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Folklore Museum
  • Jew Synagogue and Jew Town
  • Kathakali Centre
  • Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
  • MG Road
  • Elephant training centre
  • Ginger House Museum Hotel
  • Fort Ayurveda Spa

1. Mattancherry Palace

A beautiful click of Mattancherry Palace in Kochi
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Mattancherry Palace is one of the top attractions in Kochi. Also, popularly known as the Dutch Palace, it has a style & architecture that resembles a typical traditional Kerala house with four individual wings & a patio. In addition, the fresco paintings will make you speechless for a moment. Beautiful, right? You can visit this place to learn more about the fascinating history of Kerala. Interestingly, you will find a beautiful temple of Bhagavati, the protective deity of Kochi community. Also, you will find a Krishna and Shiva temple inside the palace.

Location: Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002

Timings: 9:45 AM – 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM – 4:45 PM

2. Santa Cruz Basilica

A click of Santa Cruz Basilica which is one of the attractions in Kochi
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Santa Cruza Basilica was built by the Portuguese from 1876 – 1905 and is one of the oldest basilicas in India. The beautiful gothic pattern is a masterpiece. In addition, you will find seven large canvas paintings which will make you awestruck for a moment. Hence, do not miss visiting this magnificent basilica on your vacation to Kochi. Also, make sure you capture some amazing clicks of Santa Cruz Basilica.

Location: Bastian St, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001

Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM from Monday to Saturday and 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM on Sundays.

3. Folklore Museum

Folklore museum in Kochi
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This museum is completely dedicated to folk art, anthropology, tribal art, architecture, history, culture and heritage of South India. The major aim of this folklore museum is to preserve the culture, heritage and folk art education of Kerala. Inspiring, right? In addition, the folklore museum houses over 5000 artefacts. Interestingly, you can sell your own fine arts & antiques here. Pretty cool, huh? Also, do not miss taking a look at the traditional Kathakali masks, musical instruments, sculptures, ornaments and utensils which are from the stone age. This museum is a treasure locked in a room.

Location: No-26, Pandit Karuppan Road, Thevara Ferry Road, Kochi

Timings: The museum is open every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

4. Jew Synagogue and Jew Town

A click inside the Jew Synagogue
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The Jewish Synagogue in Kochi is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. This is one of the must-visit places in Kochi. The synagogue was originally built in 1568 and was later restored by the Dutch. Also, you will find several gold crowns received as gifts, hand-knotted oriented rug and many more precious artefacts. Isn’t that amazing? In addition, visitors are expected to enter barefoot into the premises. Never miss visiting this beautiful place which is one of the top attractions in Kochi.

Location: Synagogue Lane, Jew town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi

Timings: 10: 00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

5. Kathakali Centre

A click of Kathakali centre which is one of the top attractions in Kochi
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Love watching Kathakali? Well, you should definitely visit this place in Kochi. Kathakali is a classical dance form and is famous for its colourful costumes. Also, this dance form presents themes and stories from Mahabharatha, Ramayana and from many other folk stories. Interesting? Also, this Kathakali centre aims to popularise the traditional art form of Kerala, discover new talents and train people. In addition, you can also learn a few basics of this dance form from the experts.

Location: KB Jacob Road, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi.

Timings: 9:30 AM -10:00 PM

6. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
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The Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is spread over a sprawling area of 2.74 hectares & is located in the heart of Kochi. Also, with Mangrove trees spread over 18 acres, this bird sanctuary is home to a variety of migratory birds. Interestingly, the sanctuary is known as the Green Lungs of Ernakulam because of its posh wetland.

Location: High Ct Road, Ayyappankavu, Kochi

Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

7. MG Road

A click of MG Road
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It’s time for shopping in Kochi! Visit MG Road for an unforgettable shopping experience. It is a shopaholic’s paradise with many colourful shops and markets lined up on the road. Interestingly, you will find clothes, handicrafts, spices, and local products. Also, never forget to bargain and buy amazing products at best deals.

Location: MG Road, Kochi

Timings: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

8. Elephant training centre

Elephant training centre in Kochi
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Love elephants? How about watching them take a bath? Looks like a cool idea? If yes, never miss visiting the elephant training centre in Kochi. This place is home to many elephants and baby elephants. Also, you can see baby elephants playing with each other. Trust me, you will love this experience. In addition, you can also wash and train baby elephants. That’s amazing, right? A visit to the elephant training centre is full of fun and is one of the best attractions in Kochi.

Location: Vallom Panamkuzhi Road, Malayattoor PO, Kaprikad, Kerala

Timings: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday

9. Ginger House Museum Hotel

Ginger House Museum Hotel is an interesting tourist spot in Kochi. This hotel is an elegant waterfront restaurant which offers Indian snacks and dishes such as ginger ice cream, ginger prawn and ginger lassi. In addition, you will also find some amazing antiques at this place. Make sure you visit this place with your family and friends to spend a lovely evening.

Location: Jew Town Road, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala

Timings: Open 24 hours

10. Fort Ayurveda

 Fort Ayurveda in Kochi
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A visit to Fort Ayurveda is one of the best things to do in Kochi. Experience the healing power of therapeutic massages and treatments. Kerala’s popular Ayurveda massage will revitalise your senses and make you feel better. Also, take some time to experience the Ayurveda treatments on your vacation to Kochi.

Location: Calvathy Road, Near Coast Guard, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala

Timings: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

How was Kochi? Amazing, right? Also, I hope you enjoyed the top 10 attractions in Kochi. So, now what? It’s time to experience these attractions for real. Already excited? Well, reach out to Pickyourtrail website and find some cool travel packages. Also, first time to Kochi? Not to worry, we have our 24/7 App to guide you throughout your vacation. We are just a ping away from you. Also, follow this page for some interesting travel contents. Start planning with Pickyourtrail and get ready to tell your own travel stories to the world! Happy Travelling!!

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