Good thing about early flight to Cochin at 6 am from Trivandrum was that we had the whole day to go around. The thing about Cochin is even though it is a big place; the life is only at Fort Cochin. A large part of Cochin seems to be industrial area. We booked an 'auto' for the day. It was cheap, convenient and fast for hop in and hop out.
Our first stop: Mattancherry Palace of Fort Cochin