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Cochin or Kochi is beautiful port city that has much to do with the phenomenal rise of India's southern province of Kerala as a red hot tourism hub world over. The location of Cochin, between the azure waters of the Arabian Sea and the emerald backwaters of the region, has its own beguiling facet and has won it many suitors. Those unshaken by the glory of nature will be put to another test - architecture in Cochin, which is a remarkable mix of Indian and foreign. Mattancherry Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Willingdon Island, Pareekshith Thampuran Museum and Jewish Synagogue are some of the city's explicit crowd pullers.
Cochin International Airport (COK) is the major international airport that handles air traffic to the city of Cochin and Ernakulam and other neighbouring areas. Billed as one of the most modernised airports in India, Cochin International Airport is also renowned as the first airport setup in the public-private partnership in the country. Fliers boarding flights to the city will be able to enjoy passenger friendly services and facilities like shopping zones and eating joints. The airport is well-connected to the rest of the city and other areas by numerous forms of transportation with taxis and buses being the key ones.
Cochin airport is well-connected to other all major airports of India and the world. Being the most popular gateway to perhaps the country's biggest holiday destination, Kerala, Cochin is well served by a number of global carriers, in particular those based in the Middle East. From the United Kingdom, airlines such as Jet Airways, Air India, Gulf Air, Emirates, British Airways and Etihad offer flight tickets to Cochin. While all of them operate flights from London Heathrow, few of them also use other airports in the UK, popularly Manchester and Birmingham. Fliers may choose from a wide array of indirect and connecting flights with popular stopovers in the Middle East destinations.
Being one of the country's most red hot holiday spots Cochin boasts multitude of accommodation options including luxury, mid-range and budget hotels. Most of the popular hotels in Cochin can be found around the M.G. Road and the Kochi Fort area since these two are the most visited spots by tourists. Those who wish a luxurious stay in the city can opt from Trident Cochin, The Taj Gateway Hotel and Crowne Plaza Kochi. Even the most mid-range properties here are able to offer very best in terms of guest amenities and facilities. A host of budget properties can also be found in the tourist centric areas of the city.
Being a coastal city makes the climatic conditions in Cochin more or less constant with no dramatic seasonal changes. It is hot and humid for most parts of the year but with cool breeze in the evenings. However, the overall atmosphere is much more refreshing during and after the rainy season that is somewhere around June-July. The best time to book tickets to Cochin is perhaps the winter months between November and February when the city is at its lively best particularly during the festive revelries. But being the peak travel season, cheap flights to Cochin as well as economical accommodations here may be hard to come by during the period; and the key to land affordable options lies in making advance bookings.
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