Sites to visit on one day Kochi trip

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Kochi, also known as Cochin is a beautiful coastal city in the Kerala state of India. If you have only a day’s time to spend in Kochi, you can visit the following places.

Fort Kochi

St. Francis Church fort kochi

Fort Kochi is a region in Kochi having maximum tourist footfall. You can stroll around the beaches, eat, shop, etc in the area. An important site to visit in Fort Kochi is the St. Francis Church. It is the oldest European church in India and was built in the year 1503.

Address: Opposite Post Office, St Francis Church Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India

Contact: +91 484 221 7505

Time to spend: 45 minutes

Next destination: Mattancherry Palace, 15 minutes drive

Since you have limited time, we suggest skipping the Fort Kochi beach for now and visiting more serene Cherai beach further.

Mattancherry Palace

Mattancherry Palace kochi

It is a Portuguese palace built in the Kerala architectural style. It was built in the year 1555 and was called the Dutch Palace.

Address: Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India

Visiting time: 09:45 AM to 01:00 PM and 02:00 PM to 04:45 PM, Friday, Saturday closed

Contact: +91 484 606 8716

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next destination: Paradesi Synagogue, 5 minutes walk

Paradesi Synagogue

Paradesi Synagogue

It is the oldest active synagogue in India. A Synagogue is a building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction.

Address: Synagogue Line, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India

Contact: +91 1800 425 4747

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next destination: Bolgatty Palace, 40 minutes drive

Bolgatty Palace

Bolgatty Palace kochi

It was formerly a Palace, built during the Dutch reign in India. It is one of the oldest surviving Dutch Palaces in the world outside Holland. The present day, the Palace is converted into a heritage hotel cum resort.

Address: NH966A, Mulavukad, Kochi, Kerala 682504, India

Contact: +91 484 275 0500

Time to spend: 1.5 hours

Next destination: Cherai Beach, 50 minutes drive

Here is more information about this Palace.

Cherai Beach

cherai beach kerala

It is one of the most popular beaches in the region. It actually lies in the Ernakulam district, 20 kilometers from Kochi.

Address: Cherai Beach, Vypin, Kerala

Time to spend: 1.5 hours

You can also hire a cab on day rental in Kochi to enjoy sightseeing and for the onward journey.

Planning the Route

One day in Kochi
Courtesy: Google Maps

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