Kochi is popularly recognized as the financial/ economic capital of the state Kerala which is also known as traveller's paradise. Kochi features a tropical monsoon climate because of its geographical features. Kochi's proximity to the equator along with its coastal location effects in little seasonal temperature variation, with moderate to high levels of humidity. The availability of good transport infrastructure also adds significant importance to the city’s economy.
When you travel a trip to Kerala the names Kochi and Cochin itself can create little confusion. If you are having the same doubt don't worry because both Kochi and Cochin are same. The only difference is that the name Cochin was widely used by Britishers and Kochi is used by Keralites since it is being declared as the official name after 90's. However, most of the travellers and many people who live there use Cochin.Here are some fun facts about Kochi or Cochin that you may find interesting.
There is another city in Japan with the same name – KOCHI. There is a partnership between Kochi in India and Kochi in Japan for cultural exchange.
Cochin International Airport is 28 Kms North East of Cochin and is located outside the main city.Located in the southern state of Kerala, Cochin is now the first airport in the world to run completely on solar power.Fort Kochi is the heritage area in Kochi and Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. The territory that would be later known as Fort Kochi was granted to the Portuguese in 1503 by the Rajah of Kochi.
has a very fast and efficient bus transport system mainly dominated by private operators, known as Red-Buses. For transport within the city, buses and taxis are available throughout the day. The most common on-street hire option is auto rickshaws autos, which are economical.
Most of the on-street taxi's are White in colour with yellow plates without any taxi sign on top.
Tourist Taxi Services in Cochin
Kochi has the fame as a bargain-hunters’ Eden, though in price terms many items in Kochi can be affordable and can be purchased with more products if you know how to bargain and where to bargain. Shopping in Kochi is truly an enjoyable experience.
Kochi is among the best cities in Kerala to start a holiday in Kerala and all the major tourist destinations like Alleppey, Thekkady,
Athirappilly etc are in and around Kochi.
Enjoy your trip to Kochi !!