Travel and Tourism

Conference participants will have the chance to experience the culture, history and nature of Kochi and Kerala, enrich their stay in Kochi before and after the Conference. Participants and accompanying persons are invited to join the Pre & Post Conference Tours on payment of subsidized tour fee. Tour Fee will be announced later. 

  • Boat Cruise
    • A cruise into Kochi Backwaters area with spectacular view of Marine Drive, Chinese Fishing Nets, Bolgatty Island, Willington Island and Kochi Port.
    •  Admission to Conference Boat Cruise is restricted to invited speakers/guests.
    • More details will be made available close to the registration days.
  • Explore Kochi  - Pre Conference One Day Trip #
    • Visit Chinese Fishing nets,Fort Cochin, Mattancherry,  St.Francis Church, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue, and Dutch Palace, Hill palace, Marine drive Boating, Bolghatty Palace & Lulu shopping mall.
    • Participation on payment of subsidized tour fee. Tour Fee will be announced later.
    • More details will be made available close to the registration days.
  • Two Day Munnar  Tour Post Conference Trip #
    • Enjoy the exotic hill station of Munnar and visit Valara, Cheeyappara waterfalls, Karadippara view point, Rajamali , Iravikulam National park.
    • Participation on payment of subsidized tour fee. Tour Fee will be announced later.
    • More details will be made available close to the registration days.

# Tour will be cancelled if minimum number of participants is not registered
Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country' (http://www.cochin.org/cochin.htmhttp://www.keralatourism.org). Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Kochi is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. Southwest monsoon is the main rainy season in Kerala. This season begins by the end of May with the outset of the southwest monsoon winds. The next few months are periods of torrential rain.