Fly To Cochin, India
Cochin, or the metropolis of Kochi, is the largest municipal agglomeration in Kerala and was ranked the 6th best tourist destination in India as per a survey conducted by the Nielsen Company on behalf of Outlook Traveller magazine.
Kochi is heralded as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, and apart from being a trading centre and the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala it is famous for its diverse, multicultural, and secular community who all live together in peaceful co-existence.
Kochi is the gateway to the Kerala province and is a favourite amongst tourists for its friendly locals, hospitality, Deer Park, traditional Kerala festivals like Holi and Diwali as well as Christian festivals, and the Cochin Carnival which is celebrated at Fort Kochi every year during the last ten days of December.
About Cochin Flights
- A flight between South Africa and Cochin takes approximately 9h52m and covers a distance of 6586km as the crow flies.
- For the latest info and schedule regarding flights between Cochin and South Africa, please refer to the booking engine on this page.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do require a travel Visa for Cochin and India.
- The South African High Commission to India is in Mumbai. Gandhi Mansion, 20 Altamount Road, Mumbai, 400 026, Tel: + 91 22 2351 3725
See and do
Legend has it that the state of Kerala was reclaimed from sea when Parasurama threw his axe into the Indian Ocean. Favourite attractions are Mattancherry Palace, famous for its displays of royal costumes and palanquins; the Jewish Synagogue which contains the Great Scrolls of the Old Testament; Hill Palace Museum, and the Museum Of Kerala History.
The ecologically sensitive Magalavanam is “The green lung of Kochi city" and a green oasis and nesting ground for a huge variety of migratory birds. This green belt also supports many varieties of mangroves.
Other famous attractions are the tropical rainforests that shelter herds of wild elephants, the elusive panther and more; the golden sunkissed beaches, and the spice, tea, coffee and rubber plantations.
Public transport is largely dependent on private buses, although most people hire taxis and auto rickshaws as driving in the narrow, congested roads is a major problem.
Cochin Airport – COK
Cochin International Airport (code COK) is the first airport in India to be developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model. It offers the best state-of-the-art facilities and was traditionally designed to show off the architecture that is unique to Kerala.
Travellers to Cochin airport are spoilt with a fine dining terrace garden lounge and bar facility, known as Firefly; a five- counter food court called Kochi STReat; 3 Lounges including a VIP Lounge; a Baggage Claim Office and much, much more.
Forex: There is a Currency Exchange Bureau and separate counters for clearing gold and silver and dutiable goods above the permissible limit of free allowance.
Airport Hotels: Accommodation near Cochin Airport includes Millennium Continental, Cochin Palace, Seaport Hotel and Abad Plaza.
Car Hire: Car rental providers include Dollar, Thrifty, Sixt, Europcar, CarTrawler, Ian. Cochin airport also manages a fleet of its own prepaid cabs.
Airport Hub: Cochin International Airport is a hub for Air India.