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Kochi (Cochin)

Ernakulam , Kerala

Kochi is one of the most important port cities in Kerala. Actually it has always been one of the most important port cities not only in Kerala but the whole of India. This place is fondly called the Queen of Arabian Sea and Kochi is a place that completely justifies the title. It has a huge port that opens up to the sea like no other. For many generations traders have anchored here and this place became the hub of business from foreign land. A place that produced and traded spices and expensive goods, Kochi has always been a prosperous city thriving because of its proximity to the great sea. Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries, and was known to the Greeks and Romans as well as Jews, Arabs, and Chinese since ancient times. A place that has a very colourful history, there was a huge settlement of Jews in the land. The seal of the synagogue is still present in this place. Ruled by many and inhabited by a number of different cultures, Kochi is one of the most diverse cities that you will ever come across. When you are in Kochi you will never run out of places to visit. This is a city which has such multi ethnicity that there is a number of absolutely beautiful churches coupled with some wonderful Hindi and Jain temples that will surely catch your eye. The structures around make you realise the city has existed for many years with one of the most diverse history possible. Today it is a city which is increasingly becoming cosmopolitan in nature. Visit Kochi to experience a part of South India that is unique.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 30.0°C /86.0°F 234 mm 21feet 5951.0 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

Places of Interest

  • Archaeological Museum, Chottanikkara

  • Bolgatty Palace

  • Fort Koch

  • Jewish Synagogue

  • Kaladi

  • Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace)

  • Parishath Thampuran Museum

    "The Parishath Thampuran Museum is located in the actual building that once served as the Durbar Hall where the Rajas of Cochin once conducted their durbars there. This museum was built in the traditional Kerala architectural style. This particular museum contains collections of 19th century oil paintings, sculptures, old coins, exhibits from the Cochin Royal family ,and Mughul paintings. \nEvery one of these items is worth witnessing in its own right and tourists from all over the country come here to get a glimpse into the rich and cultural history of those eras."

    Parishath Thampuran Museum

  • Cherai Beach

  • Willingdon Island

  • Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple

  • Kaduthuruthy Shiva Temple, Chottanikkara

    "The Kaduthuruthy temple, also known as Thali temple, is one of the three famous Shiva temples in Kerala. The temple is placed at the backdrop of the scenic Vembanad Lake & perched atop a small hill. The Shiva idol is believed to be installed by Kharasura (Khara demon) and is one of the three idols he worshipped. \nThe Sivalinga in this temple is placed facing East. The sanctum and the portico of the temple have many wood carvings depicting the story of Lord Shiva. The mythological story 'Karthaveerarjuneeyam' has been depicted in carvings which stands testimony of the architectural elegance of medieval Kerala. The idols of Ganapathy, Durga and Sastha are also placed in small shrines around the temple."

    Kaduthuruthy Shiva Temple, Chottanikkara

  • St Francis Church


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