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Cochin FAQs

Topography of Cochin

Situated in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, Cochin is in the mouthway of the seven major rivers which drain out into the Arabian sea. Among the cities in Kerala Cochin is the oldest.

Currencies and Cards

Currency of India is Indian Rupee or INR. With your debit card you can withdraw cash from any ATMs there.But credits cards are rarely accepted there so it is better to keep cash with you to avoid any hazards.

Mobile services

Foreigners will get the option to buy prepaid sim cards from any mobile shops in Cochin if they want to be free of the roaming charges. The sim cards and recharges of mobile phones are available in any mobile shops in Cochin.

Wifi Internet

Wifi services is available in many hotels and restaurants...In some the wifi charges are chargable and in some it is complimentary.

Drinking Laws

In Kerala the drinking age starts from 21 years. So, abide by that rule.

Tipping

Tipping makes those happy who will remain dedicatedly at your service. It is a part of etiquette. In India tipping is mostly oftenly done in the restaurants and with cab drivers.

Safety

Cochin has no such records of major crime with the tourists. But it is always advisable to be very cautious about your belongings and not to visit isolated places.