Cochin is one of the most interesting city in Kerala with a glorious past that is steeped in colonial history.
Location : Kerala
Best Time : November - January
Railway Station : Ernakulam
Airport : Cochin
"Queen of the Arabian Sea..!"
Cochin (a.k.a) Kochi is a major metropolis in Kerala. During the colonial era, Cochin was first occupied by the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally the British and thus this city is packed with plenty of historical attractions.
Most of the Cochin city is surrounded by the sea. Fort Kochi and its neighbors, Mattancherry and Willingdon Island, make up the west of the city. They are interconnected with bus routes and the ferry service, which ensures that transportation from these places is easy.
The streets of Cochin are vibrant, with cool cafes and colourful graffiti culture giving us a very energetic experience. Fort Cochin, Mattencherry Palace, Chinese fishing nets, Jewish quarter & synagogue, St. Francis Church, Dutch Cemetery etc are some of the major sight seeing places in Cochin
- See Chinese Fishing Nets
- Spend a day in the Wonderla Amusement Park
- Experience the sunset view from the north end of cherai beach where periyar river meet arabian sea.
- Sunset view at the Cochin Marine Drive.
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Trending In Cochin
Kerala Travel Mart, Kochi
The 11th edition of Kerala Travel Mart is planned to take place on March 24th 2022 at the Grand Hyatt in Kochi, while some events will be held in Willington Island. This meet aims to bring the tour companies, tour operators and travellers together in reviving the tourism sector, both locally and globally. Adventure tourism, Medical tourism, Caravan Tourism and Eco tourism will find prominence in this meet.
Top Attractions in Cochin
Fort Kochi is situated about 13 km from the city and is famous for Chinese fishing nets, colourful streets and architectural style of the buildings. European style is clearly evident and that makes this small town stands apart from other towns in Kerala.
The Dutch Palace (also known as Mattenchery Palace) is another major location near to Fort Kochi. It was built in 1555 A.D by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma, Raja of Kochi.
Marine Drive is a popular meeting point for the local people. This scenic pathway is built facing the Vembanad lake. The walkway has two newly built bridges; the Rainbow bridge and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge.
Located in Vypin Island, about 25 Kms from Kochi, Cherai Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in the Arabian sea shoreline. Cherai beach also offers speedboat, water-scooter, and canoe ride options. The sunset view from the north end of the beach where the Periyar River and Arabian Sea meet is an awesome experience.
Wonderla Amusement Park (Veegaland)
Being a leading amusement park in Kochi, Wonderla Amusement Park is a must visit destination for people travelling with kids. An amazing experience!