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Cochin, India

Chinese Fishing Nets, Cochin


Cochin, also known as Kochi, is a port town on the west coast of India


Most nationalities require a visa to visit India.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock at Ernakulam Wharf on the northeast side of Willingdon Island.

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Money and Tipping

India's currency is the Rupee (INR). US dollars are widely accepted though you may get a poor exchange rate and no change. Money exchange can be found on Jew Street though US dollars are widely accepted. Tipping 10-15% is customary in India. Taxis do not expect to be tipped though a small amount is appreciated for good service.

In Nov 2016, 500 and 1,000 notes were withdrawn from circulation though the 1,000 note may be re-introduced.

Local Transportation

Tuk-tuk drivers will be waiting by the port gate to take visitors for a tour of the old town. They are reluctant to take you anywhere else other than on this tour. There is a ferry pier north of Ernakulam wharf that can take you to Ernakulam Park or to Fort Kochi.


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Most of the sites in Cochin can be found in the Fort Cochi area.

  • Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Dhobi Gaht (outdoor laundry)
  • Jew Street - This old jewish quarter now is home to shops and markets.


There are markets by the fishing nets and handicraft stores on Jew Street.


Cafes and restaurants may provide free wifi for customers.

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