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Kochi Markets, Kerala

Ben has been spending a lot of time in Kochi for work, and I love to tag along anywhere I can. I’ve been down to check out the Kochi markets three times in the last couple months and have decided the people there are the most photographic of anywhere I’ve traveled! Shame I don’t have one of those fancy cameras (not that I’d know how to use it) because I’m sure these would look even better.

Because they see tourists, but not to the extent of Goa, locals were more open to having their photos taken. In Goa the kids are so over posing for pictures, but kids in Kochi LOVE cheesing it up for a click. Most of these were taken around Fort Kochi, MG road, Marine Drive, and the Kochi Yacht Club. Enjoy!

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

fort kochi cochin kerala locals

If you’re headed toward Kerala, check out this articles on how to Backpack Kerala, the best thing to do in Kochi, tips for the tea fields in Munnar, and adventure in Varkala.

 

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

17 Comments

  1. Andrea Anastasiou July 23, 2014 at 8:10 am - Reply

    What stunning photographs! I love all the beautiful colours…have you had the chance to go to an Indian wedding yet?

    • Rachel Jones July 23, 2014 at 8:56 am - Reply

      No, I am going to one in the winter and will write about it!

  2. Kate July 23, 2014 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Wow, they really were loving the camera weren’t they?! What a nice experience :)

    • Rachel Jones July 23, 2014 at 8:56 am - Reply

      They did love having their photos taken! In Goa, I never get to because the kids tell me no when I ask hahah they are tired of tourists!

  3. Ashley July 23, 2014 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Great photos!!

  4. Justine July 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Awesome photos! From the pictures it seems like everyone is so friendly. How nice! What is that milky concoction that man is stirring in the photo?

    • Sachiien July 24, 2014 at 12:56 am - Reply

      Seems they are frying Banana Chips, and Rachel Wonderful pictorial tour.

    • Rachel Jones July 24, 2014 at 3:40 am - Reply

      Do you mean the big tubs of oil? I think it’s banana or potato chips, I can’t remember!

  5. Hitch-Hikers Handbook July 24, 2014 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Lovely photos, Rachel! We haven’t been to India yet but it looks great!
    If you like photography, we would like to invite you to participate in the next edition of our Journey Photography Competition. Every week we publish 3 winning shots on our website and write a nice bio with a link to the photographers’ websites/FB/G+/Flickr pages etc.
    Find more details here:
    Have a great day!

  6. Empty Rucksack July 24, 2014 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Most of us skip kochi in a rush to reach kottayam, i am sure you would too when you visit, let Ben do the work for you.

    • Rachel Jones July 24, 2014 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Ahhh I’ve spent so much time in Kochi I am kind of over it.. actually the last place I want to go now is Kerala, I am there too much!

  7. Elora July 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Lovely pics! I love candid pictures best–little, illusive moments that just get captured, and give you a taste of what was being felt.

    • Rachel Jones July 28, 2014 at 12:49 am - Reply

      Me too.. I like taking photos of people but get nervous that they’ll yell at me so always ask first but then it spoils the moment because they act different once they know I’ll take a pic

  8. Dani July 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I love these photos!! They truly show Kochi’s personality. Loved that little town :) Now you made me want to return to India!

    • Rachel Jones July 30, 2014 at 7:14 am - Reply

      Thanks Dani! Kochi is such an easy place to photograph :)

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