Cochin or Kochi is a beautiful town in Southern Kerala state which is located on the Western Coast of India, flanked by the Arabian Sea. Fondly referred to as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea', this cultural and heritage hub of Kerala is also known for its vast network of backwaters. Touted to be the "Comercial Capital of Kerala", it boasts of a natural harbour, which is among the best in the world.
Cochin has historically been an island city for traders from as far as Arabia, Britain and Portugal. Foreign mariners have impacted the culture and way of living here and their impact can still be felt through historical buildings and palaces. Tourists throng to Cochin to relish the amazing concoction of natural delights, historical monuments and European imprints on the culture.
Tourist attractions in Cochin include the charming and historical Bolghatty Palace of 17th century, built by the Dutch. The 16th century Dutch Palace and the oldest existing synagogue in India, Jewish Synagogue, also add to the charm of visitors here. The breathtaking Cheeyappara Waterfalls on the Cochin - Madurai highway mesmerize the guests here.
If the Chottanikkara Temple showcases the religious enthusiasm of Hindus, then the Santa Cruz Basillica Chruch aptly exhibits the essence of the Christians here. Other popular tourist attractions of Cochin include St. Francis Church and Thalassery Fort.
By Air Cochin is well connected by air to almost all major cities of India with regular flight services.
By Rail Itâ€™s well-connected by rail to most of the big Indian cities.
By Road State run buses ply to and for Cochin to connect every big and small city of the state.
Featuring in one of the eight Basilicas in India, the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi, in Kochi, Kerala, is a renowned heritage edifice in the state. A center of rich historical significance, this impressive church is visited by a big number of tourists and devotees alike from all corners of the world. The architectural and artistic grandeur makes it rank among the finest churches in the country.
The Santa Cruz Basilica is rich in co...
Cherai Beach is charming beach situated on the north end of Vypeen Island. This island is one in the middle of the numerous small islands that are sited presently off the coast of the mainland, around 25 km from Kochi. Vypeen island can be reached via both land or by boat. This 15 km long widen of attractive sandy beach is ruled by juicy green coconut groves and paddy fields. The mixture of white sand, blue water, and green vegetation makes this...