Location : Kochi is also known as Cochin located in the south Indian State of Kerala, on the high ranges of the western ghats.
Tourist Attractions of Cochin: Bolghatty Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi beach, Hill Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Museum of Kerala History, Palliport (Pallipuram) Fort, Parikshith Thampuram Museum, St. Francis Church.
Best Buys : Metalware, camel-bone carvings, wood carvings, articles made of coconut shels, baboo cane, embroidered screwpine mats; grass mats; and several other types of handicrafts
Best Hangouts : Chinese Fishing Nets, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Fort Kochi beach.
Best Activity : Backwater cruise and yes, don't forget to taste the sea food.
Nearby Tourist Destinations : Periyar, Kozhikode, Kannur , Munnar, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Coimbatore.
When to Visit : September to May
Kochi or Cochin is a port city with rich and interesting past and an active present. Cochin has been the business and commercial hub of south India since very ancient days. The Chinese, Jews, Arabs and Europeans sailed into this city to trade and their influence is still found in the buildings and lifestyle of the city.
This important trading port city of the ancient times is popularly referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea for its unique beauty and charm. Today, the land of spices that attracted the European traders is a quaint blend of the old and the new, the Indian and the Western. Even today, Cochin is the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. The climate of Cochin remain very pleasant through out the year, making it an ideal tourist destination through out the year. A visit to Cochin enriches one about the historical and cultural past of Kerala.
Cochin is an attractive city with the serene backwaters, golden sunsets, lagoons overhung with feathery coconut palms, picturesque island, all of which contribute to its beautiful landscape.
Air : Cochin city is directly connected Delhi, Mumbai, Madras, Goa, Bangalore, and Thiruvananthapuram. All major domestic airlines have their services to Cochin.
Rail : Cochin is connected by rail to most of the important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
Road : A well defined road network connects the city with various towns and cities in the country.