Cochin is so much more than just another city here in ‘God’s Own Country’. Right from the time of the great flood of 1340 AD, when the Periyar River destroyed the great trading port at Kodungallur to create a natural harbor a few kilometers away, there’s been no looking back for Cochin. Chinese fishing nets, heritage homestays and backwater canoe rides have somehow kept pace with development in the mainland, Ernakulam. Spice trading remains a major contributor to Cochin’s economy; a quick walk through Fort Cochin’s spice market with its intoxicating aroma is proof enough. Sultry warm weather, with an average of 132 days of rainfall throughout the year, expects to get drenched at least once during your stay here. An amalgamation of the best of the old and the new, Cochin is truly the heart of Kerala. Cochin has a different charm in different seasons and though it can be visited all around the year, here is a month wise break-up of the weather of the city:
October to February: Winters become the best time to visit Cochin as the weather is very pleasant. Temperatures keep fluctuating between 17 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius. This is a great time of the year for honeymooners, beach bums and adventure seekers.
March to June: March is when the summer begins in Cochin and temperatures begin to rise. The average temperature during this time of the year is between 20 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius. The best time to be said is this time as it is not crowded and you can secure great deals on hotel tariffs. Do make sure you carry light cotton clothes and sunscreen along.
July to September: Visit Cochin and admire the city in its rain-washed splendor as Monsoon is the time when it finally feels great to be here in Cochin. Covered in a carpet of green, Cochin comes alive during the rains. Since this is not peak tourist season, it is possible to get good deals on hotels. Do make sure you carry an umbrella or raincoat along as you enjoy your monsoon holiday in Cochin.