Experience the beauty of the Indian coast when you book flights to Kochi with flydubai. The charming port destination is the perfect place for a romantic break or family vacation, and we can take you there there in comfort.
Book a Business Class seat and travel to India in luxury. At the airport, you’ll jump the queue at check-in and can relax ahead of your flight to Kochi in a premium lounge. Up in the air, recline in an Italian leather seat and enjoy the entertainment packed into your HD touchscreen.
For a comfortable ride to the Indian coast, buy an Economy Class fare. From your ergonomically-designed seat, you can surf the internet, shop for duty free goodies or immerse yourself in a Hollywood blockbuster. Pre-order a hot dish and we’ll serve up a delicious meal during your flight. If you’d prefer something lighter, snacks and beverages are available to buy as you fly.
Take a seat in the Kerala Kathakali Centre and enjoy a traditional performance from local dancers in a whirl of colour and song. Originating in Kerala, Kathakali is one of the nine classical dances of India and a must-see while you’re in the city.
Stroll around the oldest European-built church in India during your visit. Built in the early 16th century and passed from ruler to ruler, the building is a great example of local colonial architecture.
Explore the city’s bustling marketplaces where bags of spices fill the air with a blend of aromas, including turmeric, cloves and cardamom. You can also buy colourful local handicrafts, with masks, rugs, lamps and ornaments to choose from.
Set across a series of peninsulas and islands, Kochi fuses Chinese, Portuguese and British Raj influences to create a unique city. Known locally as Cochin, the coastal destination is divided into three distinct neighbourhoods – Ernakulam, Mattancherry and Fort Cochin. Discover the best things to do in Kochi with our guide to the Indian port.
Soak up old-world charm at Fort Cochin, where the city’s history is at its finest. Wander the streets and spot a blend of beautiful architecture. Make a visit to the Portuguese-Dutch style Mattancherry Palace and experience the stunning Hindu murals decorating the walls depicting religious legends. More history can be found at Hill Palace Museum, a former royal residence. Wander through the exhibits and spot centuries-old oil paintings, opulent jewellery and fascinating sculptures. Finish off with a tour round Kerala Folklore Museum, where more than 4,000 artefacts covering an eclectic range of architectural styles can be found.
Get up close with fascinating local wildlife at the Elephant Training Centre. Help trainers wash the elephants and watch them play in the water. Next up, voyage through Kochi’s backwaters on a boat cruise. Sit back and enjoy the ride - and don’t forget to take photographs of water birds and wild flowers along the way. Take a day trip to Vypeen Island and explore even more coastal beauty. Dip your toes into the idyllic waters at Cherai Beach and soak up the rays.
Kerala is renowned for its culinary delights and there’s no better place to try them than in Kochi. Stroll along the north-eastern shores of Fort Cochin and enjoy a sunset view of the iconic giant Chinese fishing nets, thought to have been introduced in the 14th century. Let local fishermen show you how to use them and have your catch cooked at one of the nearby shacks. Coconut curry laced with spices is another treasure to try in the many fantastic restaurants dotted throughout the city.
Before you fly to Kochi, check with your embassy to see whether or not you’ll need a visa to visit India.
While in Kochi you’ll use the Indian Rupee (INR). Frequently used notes include 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 2,000.
Malayalam is the state language of Kerala and most common spoken in Kochi. English is also widely spoken in the city.
While the weather is usually warm all year round in Kochi, temperatures peak from October – April. Monsoon season hits from July to September.
To explore on your own four wheels, hire a car with flydubai. Buses, rickshaws, taxis and ferries can also take you around the city.
Cochin International Airport (COK) is where you’ll fly in and out of while staying in the city.