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Kochi (Cochin)

Queen of the Arabian Sea

14.1/5(367 Ratings)

Kochi (Cochin) Tourism

Kochi (Cochin) is famous for

Kochi is a well-established commercial port having a long history. The historical Kochi Attractions include the Fort Kochi which itself is a hub of various Kochi tourist places like palaces and famous churches. The lakes and lagoons in nearby Alleppey are fascinating. One can either enjoy a ride or stay in the beautiful houseboats. Try local seafood delicacies and the traditional Sadya on a plantain leaf.

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"The Cultural & Experiential Hub of Kerala"

Sandeep das

Sandeep das5.0/5

5 reviews

A beautiful city worth visiting as many times !!!

Cochin [or popularly known as Kochi] is such an amazing city in Kerala which I enjoyed my every bit of stay there. Starting from the beautiful lake amidst the city to its Folklore Museum with so rich collection of artifacts. It is quite pleasant to see a disciplined traffic despite the peak hours and it is maintained so neat and cleanly. And on top of everything, such a culturally enriched heritage well preserved be it Jews Synagogue or so may churches spread across the city. The city is thankfully yet to over congested with skyscrapers. Kudos to the local people and city dwellers who are contributing in building such a positive image of the city itself. Cherai is an excellent beach which is within a hour's drive from the Airport or the main city center. Would love to visit once again and would eagerly be looking forward to that .

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  • A beautiful city worth visiting as many times!!!
  • A beautiful city worth visiting as many times!!!
  • A beautiful city worth visiting as many times!!!
  • A beautiful city worth visiting as many times!!!
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Binesh kumar

Binesh kumar5.0/5

3 reviews

Kochi (Cochin)

It was like as if I have reached a Paradise. In Jew street I never felt I was in india. It seemed to be some developed European country. Cleanliness best in India

Kochi (Cochin) Overview

History of Kochi

Kochi is a well-established commercial port having a long history rooted back to the 13th century. It has been attracting traders and travellers from as long as 600 years. Famous for giant fishnets, Portuguese houses and ancient mosques. It came into being after its separation from the Kulashekhara Empire. Between the Arabian sea and the Western Ghats in the Ernakulum District of God's own country Kerala, it has been ruled by a number of rulers including Portuguese and the British.

People and Culture of Kochi

The South Indian culture is totally reflected in the city formerly called Cochin. The port is busy with a number of fishermen and traders. The majority of the people here talk in Malayalam, however, there is a complete mix of Hindus, Christians, Muslims who live here. The art and literature are deeply rooted in this culturally rich city. The famous Mollywood cinema has also its base in this city.

Things to Do in Kochi

There are a number of places to visit in Kochi. The historical Kochi Attractions include the Fort Kochi which itself is a hub of various Kochi tourist places like palaces and famous churches. Also, during the Kochi tour, you will be able to confront a number of Museums showcasing art galleries. The sightseeing in Kochi can be enthralling with a visit to the Backwaters of Kochi and Fort Kochi beach. The lakes and lagoons are fascinating. One can also enjoy the ride and stay in their beautiful houseboats. Also, one of the best places to visit in Kochi is the Marine Drive where one can relax near the Vembanad Lake and witness the picturesque sunset and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge. This place is like a picnic spot in Kochi. The people who like sports like Football and Cricket can also visit the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The list of places to see in Kochi are many, but many people prefer spending idle time watching the serene lakes and lagoons on this beautiful island.

Food and Shopping in Kochi

The delightful aroma of South Indian Dishes served in the traditional manner will definitely mesmerize the tourists after a long day Kochi sightseeing. Every mall has a food court, hence every shopper can definitely hang out there and try some delicacies and desserts which are special in Kochi. There are a number of fashion stores for the people to shop outfits. Besides Kochi being a spice hub, there are special streets which sell these commodities each spice market is marked with a very pleasant aroma of these spices. The spices act like best souvenirs to carry back home. Shopping for spices is one of the best things to do in Kochi.

Accommodation in Kochi

There are a number of hotels, villas and resorts available near Kochi places to visit, which have all the facilities required for the tourist’s convenience. Some of the good ranking hotels include Vivanta by Taj, which delights the customers with an awesome view of the Cochin Harbour. Besides, even there are many budget hotels for lodging purposes. For travellers wondering how to reach Kochi, transport options like bus, train and flight can be chosen.


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