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Kochi

Population:  2,669,815
Language: Malayalam,English  
Elevation: 0 m 
Climate: Max:33°C(91.4° F); Min: 23° C (73.4° F)
Literacy: 97.36%

Begin your journey to good health at Kochi

Located in God’s own country, Kerala, the coastal city of Kochi is the largest urban agglomeration in the state. Kochi is not just the commercial capital of Kerala, but also a healthcare hub with one of India’s best healthcare ecosystems—making it a preferred international medical travel destination.

 

India’s greenest city, Kochi, carries the title of the Queen of the Arabian Sea. The Kochi International Marina, the only marina in India, makes it an ocean cruise destination.

Kochi experiences a tropical monsoon climate, with rains during June to August and October to November. The monsoon season with long spells of rain and short interludes of sunshine, makes the city beautiful to behold. It is also the best time for Ayurveda treatments, as the climate opens the pores of the body making it receptive to herbal oils and therapy. Flooding during the rainy season is not an issue, thanks to the well-developed natural drainage system.

Summers are hot with humidity levels reaching 83%. Average temperatures in Kochi range between highs of 33°C (91.4°F) and lows of 23°C (73.4°F).

Experience good health at some of the best healthcare facilities

Multi-speciality and super-speciality hospitals, high-end medical infrastructure, and skilled professionals, make Kochi famous for medical treatments in India. Hospitals in Kochi offer treatments for a wide number of specialities including cardiology, gynaecology, oncology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, urology, neurology, and paediatrics.

Renai Medicity, Rajagiri Hospital, Medical Trust Hospital, Silverline Hospital, and VPS Lakeshore Hospital are accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH)—the benchmark for quality healthcare. Rajagiri Hospital and Ahalia Foundation Eye Hospital are Joint Commission International (JCI) certified. JCI certification is an international accreditation of quality and service in healthcare.  

Kochi also has several medical laboratories accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

Medical treatments in Kochi include Ayurveda and alternative medicine like Siddha, Unani, yoga, homoeopathy, and naturopathy. The Government of Kerala certifies authentic Ayurveda treatment centres as Green Leaf and Olive Leaf based on the quality of service.

The Green Leaf certified Sarathy Ayurvedic Hospital and the Punarnava Ayurveda Hospital, and the Olive Leaf certified Ayurdara and AVN Arogya Ayurvedic Hospital provide Ayurvedic treatment in Kochi for spinal, gynaecological, skin, and geriatric disorders. Swasthya Wellness Clinic, Citronelle Spa, and Ayurveda Sanctum offer beauty, wellness, and spa treatments.

Kochi is also home to several rehabilitation and retreat centres. Santhigiri is a world-renowned retreat centre that caters to detoxification, rehabilitation, meditation, and yoga. Kochi is a forerunner in palliative care. Anwar Memorial Pain and Palliative Care Society, Alpha Palliative Care, and Karunya Pain and Palliative Clinic offer palliative care treatment.

Kochi—the ideal choice for medical tourism in India

Kochi is a warm and friendly city—the perfect destination for those on a healthcare and wellness journey. Your stay in Kochi will be comfortable with the many lodging choices available. Choose from luxury hotels, homestays, or serviced apartments.

Food options are plenty in Kochi. From a wide range of cuisines to home-cooked vegan and vegetarian meals, you can get the food of your choice. Organic fruit and vegetables are grown in Kochi. English, Hindi, and Malayalam are widely spoken. Language translators and guides are available, making communication easy.

Kochi is inclusive in nature. Malls, heritage sights, and coaches are disabled-friendly, with specially designed ramps and railings for the disabled and elderly. Hotels like Le Meridien, Kochi, have installed tactile flooring, and disabled-friendly restrooms and switches.

Kochi is located at a proximal distance to cities like Alappuzha and Munnar, which are favoured destinations for wellness and therapy. Kochi serves as a hub providing connectivity to destinations including Alappuzha (53 km), Kumarakom (56 km), Kottayam (67 km), Munnar (130 km), Wayanad (260 km), and Thiruvalla (88 km).

A city with global standards!

The modern infrastructure, connectivity, and advanced healthcare of Kochi come with a cost of living that is considerably lower than international standards. This makes Kochi one of the choices for affordable treatment in India. Kochi is also one of the safest cities in India, making it an ideal choice for women and international travellers.

The city has a cosmopolitan culture and practises religious freedom. You can find several mosques, churches, and temples.

The Cochin International Airport connects to 30 national and international destinations. Kochi is well connected to major cities and towns via a rail and road network. Air-conditioned luxury buses connect Kochi to neighbouring cities including Alappuzha, Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Munnar, and Coimbatore. Travel within Kochi using tuk-tuks, public buses, taxis, and app-based cab services like Uber and Ola.

Mobile connectivity in Kochi is good. Most networks provide 4G standards and you can pick up pre-paid SIM cards at telecom shops found all over the city. Telecom kiosks in the Cochin International Airport also provide SIM cards to international travellers.

Kochi offers several relaxation spots like parks, malls, and theatres, which feature a variety of concerts and shows. The city is famous for several tourist hotspots as well. Stroll through the picturesque Marine Drive or visit the Hill Palace, which also serves as Kerala’s largest archaeological museum. Catch a glimpse of the famed Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi harbour.

There is plenty to do in Kochi as well. Take up painting, dancing, crafting coir products, or even learn a new language. Handmade coir products, spices, and elephant figurines make good souvenirs to take home.

eQui—your medical health companion

Your healthcare journey to Kochi becomes easy with eQui. We help you plan the entire journey—from advising you on the right treatments and hospitals to facilitating travel and stay according to your budgetary requirements. eQui also offers a concierge service that assists you with all your needs. eQui serves as your healthcare companion during your medical treatment in India.