Car Hire Cochin International Airport
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Find your perfect hire car at Cochin International AirportSituated on India’s south-west coast, Cochin city (also known as Kochi) is an intriguing cultural melting pot and a great base from which to explore the country from. This is why it’s referred to as the ‘Gateway to Kerala’. Pick up the keys to your Avis car at Cochin International Airport and begin your road trip into this part of India.
Plan your journey from Cochin International AirportFrom Cochin International Airport you’re around a 90-minute drive from the centre of Cochin, where a variety of eclectic attractions await.
Head to the waterfront first to see the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets for which Cochin is famous. Local fisherman may offer to show passers-by how they work in return for a small fee. They also sell fresh fish, which can be cooked at a nearby shack.
Mattancherry Palace is a must-see attraction; originally a gift from the Portuguese to the Raja of Kochi (Cochin) as a gesture of goodwill. Features include some incredible Hindu murals and the 1st floor portrait gallery.
The Pardesi Synagogue is another top sight where highlights include an elaborate gold pulpit and hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles. If you’re interested in religious buildings you may also want to take a look at St. Francis Church in Fort Kochi, which is believed to be the oldest European-built church in the country.
For refreshments head to Princess Street, lined with tea shops, restaurants and cafes. It’s the ideal place to sit back and watch the world go by, and also has a number of book shops, art galleries and souvenir-sellers.
Enjoy the sights of Cochin and Kerala from the comfort of your rental car.
Beyond Cochin International AirportThe state of Kerala, a diverse destination on India’s Malabar Coast, has so much to offer. With almost 600km of coastline, palm-fringed beaches and an array of cultural and historic attractions, it promises to be a trip to remember.
Drive for an hour (via the NH47, Seaport and Airport Road) from Cochin International Airport and visit Hill Palace in Tripunithura. This stunning building was constructed in the 19th century by the Raja of Kochi (Cochin) and is now a museum featuring an expansive archaeological collection, as well as elaborate articles belonging to the Kochi royal family.
Museum of Kerala History
Just a 50-minute drive from Cochin International Airport, via the NH47, is the Museum of Kerala History. Exhibiting over 200 original paintings and sculptures by famous Indian artists, and a display of 150 hand-made dolls, it’s definitely worth a look.
Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary
Travel via Vallom and Kodanad Road from Cochin International Airport (for around 35 minutes) to visit the Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary. This is Kerala’s only elephant training and rescue centre and is a great place to see these magnificent creatures at close quarters in a natural and protected environment.
Hiring a car makes it simple to explore all that Cochin and Kerala has to offer, plus you’ll be able to enjoy India at its finest as you drive.