Cheap flights to Kerala Cochin International Airport (COK), India
Cochin International Airport (COK) is a major airport in the state of Kerala, India which was built under public-private partnership model. It is one of India’s busiest airports serving both local and international flights.
The airport has three passenger terminals (T1, T2, T3) and one cargo terminal. T1 and T2 are used for domestic flights while T3 for international flights. T1 has 56 check-in counters, six reserve lounges, a shopping and dining area, and a solar carport. T2 has a family lounge, a premium lounge for business travellers, and a food court in the waiting area. T3 has four levels and houses the world’s largest solar carport. The facilities here include a shopping complex, duty-free shops, VIP lounges, health check counters, bank counters, and a food court, among others.
Cochin International Airport is located 25 kilometres northeast of Kochi. Taking a bus to get to Kochi’s downtown could be the best option. It is cheap, costing only INR20-50 (RM1-3). You can also arrange a pre-paid taxi from the counters available at the terminal. Check out Skyscanner airport transfers for more options.
Airlines that fly to Kerala Cochin International Airport (COK)
Travelling to Kerala
Best time to visit Kerala
Kerala has three distinct seasons: the dry season (December to February), summer season (March to May), and monsoon season (June to November). The best time to visit Kerala depends on the traveller’s interests. Each season offers unique experiences for all. The monsoon season, for example, is the best time to experience the Ayurveda treatments. Those looking to have a pleasant holiday without weather disturbances should book Kerala flights during the dry or summer season. However, it is the peak season too, so it might be hard to snag good hotel deals and cheap flight tickets to Kerala during this period.
Things to do in Kerala
Blessed with amazing natural wonders and scenic spots, Kerala offers unforgettable opportunities to pamper yourself with nature-based experiences. Start your adventure in Athirappilly Falls, the largest waterfall in Kerala. Then, take a jeep ride to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to tigers, elephants and some other wild animals. Visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, too.
Experience the village life in Kodanad, a rural riverside village of Ernakulam district. And never leave Kerala without witnessing Theyyam, a ritual form of worship in Kerala. You can watch live performances in Muchilot Bhagavathy, Pulimuthappan Kavu, Sree Mavilaakkavu, and Mallom Kollom Temple.
Aside from nature and culture attractions, Kerala is arguably a paradise for south Indian food lovers. Try puttu, a staple food shaped cylindrically and topped with grated coconut. It is usually eaten with kadala curry made of black chickpeas. Another must-try is the signature dish, Kerala prawn curry. And if you want halal food, thalassery biriyani (the fragrant Indian steamed rice) is highly recommended.
Kerala travel budget
Indian Rupee (INR) is the currency of Kerala, India. As of 1 May 2019, INR100 = RM5.90.
Food in Kerala is relatively cheap. On average, food from an ordinary eatery costs only INR70 (RM4). Also, finding good places to stay in Kerala is not that hard. Homestay accommodations start from RM46 while extravagant ones start from RM374.
Kerala, India visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian citizens require an e-Visa to enter Kerala, India. To apply online, simply visit the official Indian e-Visa website, fill out the personal details, submit the form, and make the payment of RM320. Approval takes up to two days, and the visa validity is four months.
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