A city born in storm, nurtured in rivalry and established as battling ground for European empires, Kochi known as the Gateway to Kerala is a financial capital of Kerala. The city is an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast.
Kochi - Places to Visit
This lovely seaside city is also a center for Keralan Arts and one of the astounding places to see Kathakali and Kalarippayattu. It’s a delightful place to spend leisure time and nap in some of India’s finest homestays and heritage accommodation.
Accommodation in Kochi by OYO
Tourists can stay in hotels in Vypin Island, Kochi which has number of tourist attractions like the Mattancherry Palace, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Fort Kochi Museum and Police Museum. Marine Drive, a picturesque promenade in Kochi, is another major tourist hub with several shopping malls, major fast food joints and a beautiful view of sunrise and sun set over the sea. Book a stay in hotels near Marine Drive at best deals provided by OYO to explore the many spots it has to offer. Guests can also stay at Cherai hotels in Kochi Taluk, a suburb of the city of Kochi, famous for its 10km long Cherai beach. Stay at Cherai beach hotels to experience the serene and beach lined with coconut groves and paddy fields where dolphin sightings are a common affair. If you are a frequent traveler, stay at hotels near Ernakulam Railway Station or hotels near Ernakulam North Railway Station.
Events in Kochi
Atachamayam Thrippunithura: August
Athachamayam Festival or Attachamayam Festival marks the beginning of the annual 10 days Onam Festival in Kerala, South India. Athachamayam or Atha Chamayam is conducted on the Atham day (Attam) of the Malayalam month of Chingam (August – September). It’s a very colourful festival with spectacular processions accompanied by decorated elephants and floats, group of musicians, and various traditional Kerala art forms. Some of the beautiful traditional Kerala art forms which are seen during the Athachamayam Festival in Kochi include Chendamelam, Panchavadyam, Theyyam, Karakattam, Mayilattom, Pambamelam, Pulikali, Ammankudam, and Aattakavadi (Aatta Kavadi). Book your OYO now and avail the best of discounts available in the market! With the best of locations we will guarantee a comfortable and fulfilling stay.