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  • Location : Kerala

  • Best Time :  November - January

  • Railway Station :  Ernakulam

  • Airport : Cochin

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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

Travel Tips

  • 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.

Top Attractions in Cochin

St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi

St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi

St. Francis CSI church a.k.a Vasco da Gama Church in Kochi is the oldest European church in India wi...

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Detailed Information

Fort Kochi
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.

Dutch Palace
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
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.

Cherai Beach
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!