Popular connecting flights to Cochin depart from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Flight duration from Johannesburg to Cochin is approximately 14 hours and 15 minutes.
The ecologically sensitive Magalavanam, known as “The green lung of Kochi city", is a green oasis and nesting ground for many species of migratory birds.
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South African passport holders require a visa for Cochin, and the rest of India, for stays of up to 180 days (6 months).
Infused with Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and European influences, Cochin is a melting pot of traditional flavours and traditions.
You will be spoilt for choice at sampling the finest dishes and teas in this cosmopolitan city.
You will often see honeymooners, beach bums and adventure-seekers out and about during these months.
If you can handle the heat, the blazing months between March and June, sees crowds disperse and hotel rates drop.
South African tourists are issued India Travel Visas free of charge.
Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months and has 3 blank pages for entry stamps. Address: 852 Francis Baard Street, Arcadia, 0083 Phone: ( 27) /93/94/95 Cochin is one of India’s safest cities, with its prosperous economic industry resulting in less poverty-related crime compared to other major cities in the country.
The sun-kissed beaches of Cherai and Fort Kochi are great spots for sun-tanning while watching the age-old techniques of the Chinese fishing nets.