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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

How can one travel within Kochi?

Vineet Sharma DEC 10 2012
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Feasible travelling options are available in Kochi. You can find all sorts of public transport in every nook and corner of the city including buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Also boats and ships are available to travel on water in Kochi. Let’s discuss about these options in details:

  • Bus

    Local buses ply all around Kochi. It is cheapest mode of transportation in the city, hence, the most preferred one. There are also private luxury buses, with comfy seats and air conditioning that you can board to travel to the nearby places. You can book your tickets for these buses with the tour operators who run them. The fare for the local buses is standardized at INR 5 for the first five kilometres and INR 0.75 for every additional kilometre. Charges for Volvo buses are INR 10 for first five kilometres and additional INR 2 for every additional kilometre.  

  • Auto Rickshaws

    Autos are convenient option for travelling within Kochi. They are quick and you can get them anywhere in the city. Usually the fare is charged according to the meter otherwise you can negotiate a reasonable price with the auto driver before boarding for the ride.

  • Taxi/Cabs

    Travelling by cabs and taxis is also another option in Kochi. They are slightly more expensive than autos and other means of transportation; however, they are preferable for longer rides. Charges for taxi in Kochi are INR 50 for the first three kilometres and INR 8 for every additional kilometre. There are night charges that are applicable after 9pm with taxis and they charge 20% extra.

  • Boats and Ships

    The coastline of Kochi stretches 48 km along the city and its famed backwaters is just breath-taking. Not just as a means of transport, but one must indulge in the serene boat and ship rides once in Kochi just for the fun of it. The magnificent views of the surrounding lush greenery sloping down to the water edge are quite a sight to catch. So, if you are up to enjoying the sightseeing in the best way in Kochi, boats or ships seems to be the best option.  

So, set out and discover this little gem of a city called Kochi. From serene beaches to the ancient churches and cathedrals, the city has much to offer and it awaits your exploration.  

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