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Kochi Tours and Travels

About Kochi

The city of Kochi perfectly reflects the eclecticism of the state of Kerala - mosques stand beside 16th century Jewish synagogues with 500-year-old Portuguese and Dutch cottages lining the winding streets. Off the coast giant Chinese fishing nets hover over the waters, a legacy of Kochi's importance as a port and centre of Indian spice trade for a number of centuries that attracted Arab, Chinese and European traders. The Portuguese founded the first European colony in Kochi, formerly known as Cochin in the 16th century and the Dutch quickly followed as did the British later on.

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Kochi Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Kochi

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Kochi Hotels

If you are planning a Kochi holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Cherai Beach Resorts Kochi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Cherai Beach Resorts is exquisitely landscaped with lagoons and canals meandering in and around a number of cottages (heritage & modern) built around picturesque greenery overlooking the clean long beach at the front and serene backwaters behind. There are traditional heritage Fishermen villas facing backwaters and the Modern villas fully air-conditioned and with all modern facilities.

Malabar House Kochi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

Step into history at Malabar House, a property that dates back to 1755 and since 1996 has seamlessly combined tradition and contemporary design as Fort Cochin's first boutique heritage hotel. A carefully curated collection of art that displays Kerala's rich culture decorates the public areas of the hotel as well as the individually designed guestrooms. Modern in-room amenities include air-conditioning, cable TV and WiFi. The property also features a swimming pool, bicycle hire and Ayurvedic treatments. The Malabar House is ideally located in the heart of historical Fort Cochin, minutes from the coast and the giant fishing next that line the waters.

The Killians Boutique Hotel Kochi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

The Killians Boutique Hotel is a symbol of boutique elegance and comfort set along the shores of the Arabian Sea. Inspired by Portuguese, Dutch and Indian architectural styles both old and new, the hotel offers three types of themed rooms, each offering something different but all offering modern conveniences including internet access, mini bars and flat screen TV. A delicious spread of dishes is provided in the hotel's restaurant with yoga sessions offered alongside holistic treatments at the Ayurvedic Spa.

Kochi Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Kochi.

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Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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