Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple, Kochi, India

Hotels in Kochi, India

Where to stay in Kochi, Hotel and Resort Accommodation

The city of Kochi is located on the west coast of India and is a very important port city.  The city played an important role in the history of the local spice trade and was colonised by the Portuguese, British and the Dutch.  Today, it is home to the local navy and a lovely part of India for tourists to visit.  The city is certainly prepared for visitors and there are plenty of hotels in Kochi to choose from.  You can even find a number of beach resorts in Kochi and their prices, and star ratings, vary so that everyone can afford to stay close to the sea.

Historic and religious sites in Kochi

For Hindu pilgrims, a visit to the Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is an absolute must.  Of course, you do not need to be of the Hindu faith in order to appreciate the design and architecture of this fine structure.

The Ettumanoor Shiva Temple is another popular site to visit.  In the day it is a lovely sight and, at night, it lights up in a spectacular fashion that attracts even more visitors.

Other interesting religious sites in Kochi include the Ernakulatthappan Temple, the 16th century Paradesi Synagogue, the Church of Saint Francis and the Mattancherry Palace which is a 16th century Dutch building that is now home to a Hindu temple.

Fort Kochi and the Hill Palace of Tripunithura are two of the most popular local historic sites when, if fact, a walk through the city is sure to reveal a number of old structures of some or other kind of historic importance.

Other popular things to do in Kochi

The sights in Kochi are not simply limited to those of religious or historic importance.  There are educational sites like Kerala Kathakali Centre and even fun places like the Wonderla Amusement Park which is particularly great for the entire family.

A trip to the local Folklore Museum is definitely a must for anyone looking for a more visually educating experience.  Here, you will find thousands of artefacts in all different sizes.  They date back over various years and, together, they allow visitors to grasp a real understanding of man's history.  Another great museum to visit if you want to learn more about the local culture and history is the Museum of Art and Kerala History.

Places like Marine Drive park and the playgrounds at Paniyeli Poru are perfect for a relaxing picnic and a chance to let the kids play outdoors.  Another great idea for anyone who would like to spend at least most of the day outside is a trip to the beach.  With warm weather during most of the year, you really can enjoy hours of fun outside during your trip!

If you are looking for the best hotel deals in Kochi, an online search is the way to go.  Not only can you take a look at different room rates but you can also check to see where the hotel is located and have a look at photos and reviews from previous guests.  There are usual some great deals available online so, when booking your accommodation in Kochi, remember that there is no need to pay high prices when discounts online make the deals so much sweeter.