Exploring Kochi

A sea shore in Kerala

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).


Puthuvypin beach, Ernakuluam


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!


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