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Kochi (Cochin) Weather And Best Time To Visit Kochi (Cochin)
Kochi, a busy port town on the coast of Kerala by the Arabian Sea, always has pleasant weather. Tourists, both local and international, are always flocking to this cultural hub dotted with ancient Portugese and Dutch architectural heritage. As with every destination, there is of course an ideal time to visit Kochi. Read on to know more about Kochi weather through the year.
Summers (March to June)
Kochi always has a balanced weather but the onset of March marks a slight increase in temperature. The temperatures vary between 20 degree Celsius and 37 degree Celsius during this period, with days usually getting hot and humid as the season passes by. This is also the least crowded time to visit the town so you will land some pretty amazing deals during the off season.
Monsoons (July to October)
Surrounded by the Western Ghats, Kochi and the forests around become lush green with the advent of the rainy season in the months of June all the way up to October. The average temperatures around this time range between 20 degree Celsius and 30 degree Celsius with a lot of downpour and humidity. You will need to carry your umbrella everywhere if you plan on leaving your hotel room during the time. Hotels offer really good deals due to the comparatively less crowded months of monsoon.
Winters (September to February)
With the receding of the monsoon starts the best time to visit Kochi. Winters bring with them the flocking tourist population that spread all across town occupying every room in every hotel and homestay in the city. The winters are pleasant and moderate with the average temperatures ranging between 17 degree Celsius and 30 degree Celsius. This time of year is popular with couples and family tourists alike, so it is advisable to make your bookings much in advance.
The city of Kochi can mesmerize any traveller at any time of the year, be it summer, monsoon or winter. The onset of each season adds a new colour to the city of Kochi and thus calls for every traveller to visit multiple times. However, to experience the maximum Kochi has to offer, visiting during the winter months is a good idea. The Kochi Fort stands tall in the fog of the winter mists with ships sailing the oceans and docking at the harbour. The boat rides from Kochi to Ernakulum and other numerous tourist attractions run in full swing during the peak tourist season from September to February.