Kochi or Cochin is known as the "Queen of Arabian Sea" is the commercial capital of Kerala. Cochin is one of the main tourist centre as well as trade centre in Asia.
How to reach:
Nearest Airport: Cochin
Nearest Railway station: Eranakulam.
Chinese Fishing Nets mainly seen in Vypeen and Fort Kochi are the main tourist attractions in Cochin.
Fort Kochi is a small village with beautiful beaches, Chinese fishing nets and sailing ships. St. Francis Church built by the Europeans, Santa Cruz Basilica built by the Portuguese in 1505 Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 and Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace built in the 17th Century is the main attractions in Fort Kochi. Old bungalows constructed by the Europeans are also seen here.
Bolghatty Palace is situated on the beautiful Bolghatty island has been transformed to a hotel by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC).
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, a protected bird sanctuary near to High Court is the habitat of many migratory as well as domestic birds.
Hill Palace is situated in Tripunithura, 16km from Cochin was built in the 19th century by the Raja of Kochi has been changed into a museum.
Cherai Beach is located at the end of Vypeen island can be reached by boat and land.
Marine Drive with fishing boats, speedboats, ships, tankers and passenger boats is another attraction.
Museum of Kerala History, Parikshith Thampuran Museum,Veega Land, Willington Island, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium etc are the other attractions.