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Travelling to Kochi (India)

Kochi serves as a gateway to major destinations in Kerala like Munnar and Eravikulam national park. It has an international airport and is well-connected with most major cities of India and the world.

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How to reach Kochi

Cochin International Airport (CIAL), situated about 25 km north of Kochi city at Nedumbassery,
handles both domestic and international flights. One can fly to US, Europe, Singapore, Middle
East and Japan and to most major Indian cities. Many international flight services operate daily

Travel Information for the International Participants

  1. Information on visa procedures can be found on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India:
  2. Countries eligible for applying for E-visa can be viewed from the website:
E-Visa Process

Contact for visa related query:

The application process details for applying E-visa can be accessed from the website:

Documents required for the E-Visa*

(* the infomation on this website are intended as orientation. Please refer to the official websites (see above) for official information)

  1. An Electronic or scanned copy of the first and last page of the Passport, with a validity of 6 months
  2. Further details on photo requirements can be obtained from the website:
  3. Passengers must comply with the latest guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, as available at:
  4. Travelers to India, those who have visited a country with a risk of yellow fever before they arrive in India, will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  5. All passengers arriving in India will be required to fill out the Air Suvidha Self Declaration Form available on the website:


Single point contact for accommodation and Airport transfers:

Ms. Deepa

Tel. +91 9446591804

Hotel Name & Address Room Types Rate (Approx.) (2) Distance
The Taj Gateway Hotel  (1)

Shanmugham Rd, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala 682011

Superior city View Room

Superior Sea View Room

Executive Sea View Room

Executive suit room

(All single occupancy; If Double occupancy + US $ 15)

US$ 75-150

Use of Gym and Swimming pool complimentary


Download the factsheet of  The Taj Gateway Marine Drive hotel (Hotel venue) at Kochin

Taj Malabar Resort & Spa

Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682009

Superior room

Superior harbour view room

Deluxe sea view room


(All single occupancy; If Double occupancy + US $ 15)

US$ 195-240 15 min by boat

11 km by road

20 min. drive
Travancore Court Hotel

Warriam Rd, near Lotus Club, Ernakulam South, Kerala 682016

Deluxe/Executive room

Single/Double Occupancy

US$ 45 1.7 km

5 min. drive

20 min. walk
Hotel Abad Plaza

Abad Plaza Building, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Ernakulam, Kerala 682035

Superior room

Single/Double Occupancy


US$ 42-45 2 km

7 min. drive

15 min. walk
Hotel Abad Atrium

Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shenoys, Kochi, Kerala 682035

Superior rooms


US$ 45-50 2 km

7 min. drive

15 min. walk

(1) Special rate inclusive of:

  • Complimentary usage of gym
  • Complimentary breakfast at the coffee shop or the pre-designated banquet venue
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary usage of the swimming pool

(2) Govt. taxes extra on the above rates @12% on the rates up to US$90; @18% on rates above US$90

Airport transfer

The airport is 35 kms from the hotel and will take around 1 hour during low-traffic hours.
One way: Innova – Rs. 2500 + 18% Tax one way.

Single Point Contact for Accommodation, Airport Transfers and Local Tour Plans

Ms. Deepa, +91 9446591804;

Transportation in Kochi (India)

Kochi has two major railway stations – Ernakulam Town and Ernakulam Junction and the city is well connected with all major places in India

Kochi is well-connected to neighboring cities and states. The NH47 (Salem-Kanyakumari) passes through Kochi. The NH17 connects the city to Mumbai, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Bengaluru, Chennai and Goa.