Set on an array of islands and a peninsula, Cochin is an amalgam of
medieval Portuguese, European architecture, Holland and an English country
village. Here you can see St Francis the oldest church in India, snaky
streets with 500-year old Portuguese houses, unbeaten fishing nets, an
approved Jewish community, a 16th century church and a palace built by
Portuguese and given to Raja of Cochin. If you wish to know what are the
elements that make up a paradise, visit Cochin Backwaters! To relax and
spend some quality time with nature, head out for the soothing backwaters of
Cochin! The mind- boggling swaying coconut trees add to Cochin's attraction.
It is place to be seen for those who want to experience newness with a hint
of ancestral diorama.
Quick Facts Location : Kerala, South West India State : Kerala Trip Highlights : Back waters and serene environment Ideal time to visit : September - December Languages : Malayalam, Hindi and English STD Code : 0484 Climate : temperature varies between 23ºC and 35ºC
Cochin Air/Rail/Road Links
Cochin Airport has a direct link with all major major
airports in India. There re regular flights to all major cities like
Delhi, Mumbai, Goa and Bangalore.
Railway Station :
Cochin is connected to rail by all major cities like
Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
Bus Station :
Cochin has a wide network of roads that connect all
major as well all remote areas. NH 47 runs through South west coast of
Attractions in Cochin Fort Cochin
small town in itself, fort Cochin is a natural harbour and one of the most
important centres in South India. Europeans have left a very strong impact
on the cultural and traditional heritage of Cochin. That is stated by
witnessing this beautiful site.
Located off the coast of Cochin, it is a massive monument which has
presently been converted into heritage hotel. It is located among lush green
environment and a fantabulous scenic beauty of backwaters. You can reach
there in an adventurous manner by hiring ferry services.
Centres in Cochin
There is an innumerable collection of handicrafts and antique emporia in
Kochi. The works of contemporary artists can be seen and bought from
different art galleries. You can have a joyful shopping from-:
Marine Drive road
The Coir Board showroom on Mullasherry Canal Road is very popular for
coir mats & curios.
There are many places to see around kochi. You can move to these places as
a part of excursions from kochi. These places are a good way of learning
Kerala from a broader angle. Given below are the places around Cochin that
are often visited by tourists.
Guruvayoor - 108 km Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary - 192 km Munnar - 130 km Lakshadweep Islands - 300 km