places in Cochin (Kochi)

Kochi (more popularly known as Cochin) is called as the Gateway to Kerala and Queen of the Arabian Sea. It is the most mesmerizing and largest city in Kerala, which stands as the most popular destination place to visit in Kerala. This coastal City lends credence to Kerala’s claim of being God’s Own Country. Survey conducted by the Nielsen Company on behalf of the Outlook Traveller magazine shows that Cochin has been positioned 6th best destination place to visit in India.

History

This is an important spice trading centre on the south-west coast of India since the 14th century. From there onwards Cochin has been a trade centre for merchants from various nations like Portuguese, British, Chinese and Arabs.They have all left their legacy there.

Tourism

Some of attractions in Kochi:

  • Jew Town
  • Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Cherai Beach
  • Bolgatty Palace
  • Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Malayattoor
  • Cochin Cultural Center
  • Vypeen Island Zone
  • Veegaland
  • Chottanikkara Temple
  • Kathakali Performance

How to Reach

By Road

Kerala State Run Transport Corporation operate air-conditioned deluxe Volvo bus services from Cochin to Cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Mumbai and Pune.

By Train

The Ernakulam Town Station is located about 10 km far from Kochi and Ernakulam Junction Station is 6.6km away.

By Air

Cochin International Airport connected to all the cities across the India like Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur, etc. by domestically and to other countries internationally. 

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Hill Palace Museum

Hill Palace Museum

Kochi Cochin (Kochi) Kerala

It was constructed in the year 1865, administrative headquarters of Kochi Rajas. This is the Kerala’s first heritage museum as well as archaeological museum in Kerala.