Cochin, or Kochi, is a major city along the west coast of India, and its important port has been referred to as Queen of the Arabian Sea. Cochin has been named by the McKinsey Global Institute as one of the world's emerging cities, making it an exciting time to visit. There are many destinations throughout Asia which offer direct flights to Cochin, however for a cheap flight from further afield, a connecting flight will be necessary. Fly direct from many Asian destinations such as Dubai and Singapore which are accessible with direct flights from Manchester and London. Use our online flight comparison tool and find a flight to Cochin which suits you. The city was the centre of the spice trade during the Middle Ages, and many remnants of the city's historic past remain today. Get a taste of the local culture with the Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple, and discover some of the Hindu faith. Explore the city at night and soak in the beautiful and colourful skyline from the high structures while enjoying the local cuisine from the highly commended Kashi restaurant.
There are plenty of transport links surrounding the airport, such as a rail station adjacent to the airport which connects Kanyakumari to Delhi, as well as the nearby Cochin sea port offering easy access to the riverfront locations throughout the city. The airport also offers many cheap flights direct to many cities throughout Asia. The city itself has a dense and sprawling transport network, most notably bus services, rail, and ferries, so there will be little trouble in travelling throughout the inner city and wider area. Bus tickets can be pre-purchased online and at a discounted rate for cheaper travel. Tourists to the city will have a wealth of options and activities to choose from, whether they seek the night life, admire historical heritage, or wish to absorb themselves in the local culture. For instance, the Jewish Synagogue in the western part of the city offers a glimpse back into the 1500s when it was built, and has an interior design which combines both the Chinese and Belgian styles of the time. The synagogue contains Old Testament scrolls, and is a short walking distance from many other historical buildings, such as the Dutch Palace. There are many restaurants offering both local and international cuisine throughout Cochin. Enjoy a scenic view from the beach side Oceanos restaurant, which has a wide selection of local dishes for a good prices. For those with more international tastes, the Fort House have a huge variety of dishes with an outdoor seating area, so tourists to the area can enjoy the sun and sights every moment of their visit.