Exploring Kochi

Upset or rather disappointed over the postponement of a trek to the hills of Idukki, Kerala, I decided to drive around Kochi and explore those areas that I have always yearned to have a glimpse of.

As  I drove past Marine Drive, via the Goshreepalam, a sense of peace and calm had bestowed upon me. It was like a powerful force had unleashed the free-spirit in me.

At first,  I choose to visit my most favourite place in the city – the Puthuvypin Beach. The waves and the silent surroundings were worth the hour-long drive (due to an unpredictable traffic jam at a popular junction).

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Puthuvypin beach, Ernakuluam

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The area adjacent to the Puthuvypin beach, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

While driving back, I noticed many people heading towards the famous Vallarpadam Bascillica. “Maybe I should explore the place, after all. I have never been there before,”I thought to myself. The place was serene and was unique in every sense. Who would have imagined a place as quite as this to be part of the Kerala’s one and only commercial capital!

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The Vallarpadam Basilica, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Indeed there is always more than what meets the eye!

Location: Kochi, Ernakulam District, Kerala India

Distance from the airport: Approximately 1 hour from the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) Nedumbassery.

Distance from the Railway Station: Approximately 45 minutes from the Ernakulam Junction and the Ernakulam Town Railway stations.

Preferred means of transport: Car, Cabs

Other prominent locations en route: Marine Drive, Bolghatty Palace

 

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