When to Visit Kochi
The best time to visit Kochi is from October to February when the weather is cool and dry, making it perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The monsoon season, from June to September, sees heavy rainfall but offers a unique beauty to the region.
Tips for Your Trip from New York to Kochi
- Kochi is in the India Standard Time Zone, which is 9.5 hours ahead of New York.
- US citizens traveling to Kochi need a valid passport and an Indian visa, which can be obtained online through the e-Visa system.
- Upon arrival at Cochin International Airport (COK), you can use taxis or buses to reach your destination in the city.
Explore Kochi's Culture and Scenic Beauty
Kochi offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Must-see attractions include the historic Fort Kochi, the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets, and the lush Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary. Don't forget to explore the local markets, taste the delicious seafood, and take a scenic backwater cruise.