What To See in Kochi in 24 Hours?

Kochi also known as Cochin is part of the district of Ernakulam and a major port city of Kerala. The city is the entry point for international and domestic tourism in Kerala and ranked one of the best tourist destination in India. We came up with list of top 10 best tourist places to visit in Kochi with in 24 hours.

Fort Kochi : Start your day by visiting Fort Kochi, Kerala’s hottest tourist spot that offers beautiful view of serene beach and natural beauty of the city.

St. Francis Church : Visit the Francis Church located inside the Fort Kochi, St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India, known for its beautiful architecture and ambience.


Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica : Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is located opposite to Francis Church in Kochi Fort, The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is one of the most impressive churches in India and also one of the eight Basilicas churches in Kerala. The basilica is a heritage edifices of Kerala state.

Chinese Fishing Net : Vembanad lake also known as Kochi Lake and backwaters, next to Fort Kochi is the longest lake of Kerala and largest wetland system in India. Chinese fishing nets on vembanad lake are fixed shore operated lift nets, mostly found in the cities of Kochi and become a very popular tourist attraction in Kerala.

Mattancherry Palace : Mattancherry Palace located 2km from Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace exhibits the portraits of Rajas of Kochi. The Palace has the traditional Kerala style of architecture and also contains rare examples of traditional Kerala flooring.

Paradesi Synagogue : Paradesi Synagogue located 1km from Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue also known as Cochin Jewish Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue, located in the Old Cochin known as Jew Town. The Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace temple share a common wall.

Maritime Museum : SNC Maritime Museum was established by the Indian Navy, houses a number of rare replicas of naval ships and contains impressive collection about Indian naval history.

Marine Drive : Travel through the Marine Drive, Marine Drive is a popular hangout place in Kochi Ernakulam, built facing the backwaters of Kochi Lake. The walkway is an important centre for hangout, fast food and shopping activity in Kochi.

Hill Palace : Hill Palace at Thripunithura has a heritage museum and a children’s park. The palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala and home to several rare species of medicinal plants.

Lulu Shopping Mall : LuLu International Shopping Mall is second largest shopping mall in India after DLF Mall of Noida. LuLu Mall is one of the most visited places in Kochi.

Kochi Metro : Kochi Metro is state government’s initiative to provide the people a fast, reliable, convenient and economical mode of public transport. In what can be seen as a thumbs up from the city’s residents, daily ridership on the Kochi Metro has doubled.

Spread over a series of islands and crisscrossed by the sea and backwaters, Kochi (long known as Cochin) speaks of the old world charm and leisure. The culturally and historically rich port city is the gateway for several visitors to start their tour of Kerala in south India. Located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Kochi has been one of the most sought-after destinations in India.

Being a coastal city, Kochi abounds with eateries which specialize in fresh seafood. From Thattukadas (roadside eateries) offering meals for less than Rs 50, to upscale restaurants, the city offers variety to suit every palate and budget alike.

From the ubiquitous north Indian food to Chinese, Spanish and Continental cuisine, you can find almost every kind of food you desire to eat. Though finding pure vegetarian eateries could be difficult, several restaurants and hotels offer sadya, the typical Kerala lunch on a banana leaf. Thattukadas offer value for money but lack of hygiene could be a concern.