BEST FAMILY HOTELS IN KOCHI
Kochi is the largest commercial hub in Kerala apart from currently being its only major port city. With the grand opening of the Kochi metro, the city has emerged as more family-friendly. Traffic congestion has considerably reduced, and the transport facilities offered by the government have been able to function more efficiently. Over the years, Kochi has been a popular destination among tourists for its eclectic blend of culture, nature, landscape, history, modernity, and art. The city of Kochi has something that appeals to every kind of traveler - be it couples, honeymooners, solo backpackers or families. Kochi, often referred to as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, was formed in 1967 by the amalgamation of Fort Kochi, Mattancherry and Ernakulam towns and a number of villages in the vicinity. With the arrival of Treebo, family hotels in Kochi seem to have gotten a makeover. These hotels offer family rooms in Kochi that come packed with a multitude of amenities and services with special heed imputed to families. Some of the facilities provided include restaurants with kid-friendly menus and seating, a leisure/recreational center (that offers indoor and outdoor games for kids), special in-room provisions for toddlers (such as a cot/cradle), and meals on the house for children below a specific age. The high-end family hotels also come with a swimming pool (with a dedicated section for kids), and at times, even arrange kid-oriented attractions (such as hotel personnel dressing up as cartoon characters) and events (like musical chair and charades) keeping the family and little ones in mind. Kochi can offer a very exciting set of things-to-do even with kids in tow. You could wander into the Jewish sector of Fort Kochi, go fishing in the morning, take a ferry ride from Ernakulam to Fort Kochi (that costs as less as INR 4/- per person while kids under 5 rides free), relax at the sufficiently clean and shallow Cherai beach or watch a Kathakali performance. Kochi has a number of malls such as (Gold Souk Grande, Oberon and Lulu to name a few) offering excellent options for shopping, dining and entertainment.