Things we did in Kochi travelling with a toddler

We planned a quick getaway this February to Kochi. Although the weather was much warmer than we expected it was fun and relaxing.

Kochi

View from our cottage

We stayed a hotel by the backwaters  (our first time experience in Kerala) for the first two days… and enjoyed the lovely view at sunset. We had a great deal from Hotels.com for Trident and that’s where we stayed for the remaining days.

Although 4 days is a lot to spend in Kochi, we went with the sole intention of relaxing and not filling up our days with travel and sightseeing. Anyone who travels with a toddler knows the limits! With the limited sightseeing options 2 days can be more than enough to explore this city. For us it was completely an unwinding trip focused on cultural experiences, kerala ayurveda and shopping! I loved the visit to the Greenix Village – a superb cultural experience in Fort Kochi. Fort Kochi was where we saw the popular Chinese Fishing Nets and I even got to shop for some interesting, inexpensive jewellery by the rural artisans.  The next thing on my shopping list was a traditional Kerala saree which I managed to purchase in Mattancherry also popular for  Spices.I brought home a few spice boxes for gifting. Neatly packaged but still had to make sure they were further packed airtight to avoid my clothes from smelling of spices!

Kochi_Greenix Village

Sightseeing at Fort Kochi

We also visited the Elephant training camp about 1 hour drive from our hotel. It was a good experience for our daughter to see these animals up close in their natural habitat,  however I felt given the time taken to travel this place can be given a miss.

Elephant Training Camp

Elephant Training Camp

Our next travel to Kerala will be to Alleppey, Munnar and Thekkady which is usually sold as a package by most tour operators and covers the best of staying in a houseboat and visiting a hill station while experiencing the God’s own country.

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