Kochi or Cochin is the commercial capital of Kerala and is regarded as one of the busiest cities in South India. Kochi is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea due to its amazing natural beauty and resources. This vibrant city offers a lot of travel activities and tourist destination that are quite unique, enchanting, historic and interesting. Kochi is located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats and is a major sea port since the 13th century.
Cochin comprises of a number of Islands that are connected by sea and backwaters. The sea and the sprawling backwaters of Kochi makes this place on of the most beautiful cities in India. Apart from its natural beauty, the city is also known for its amazing history and culture that can be seen from the remains of ancient monuments, palaces, churches and other historic buildings.
From a traveller’s point of view, this place is one of the best tourist destinations in South India and this city has a lot of travel attractions and places to visit. The city is well connected to the other major places in Kerala either through water, rail or road. The Cochin International Airport is around 25 kilometers away from the city center and has flights coming to and fro from the major destinations in India and abroad.
Some of the major travel attractions and places in Kochi include Hill Palace Museum, the Chinese Fishing nets, Santacruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Bastion Bungalow, Dutch Palace, Jew Street and Paradesi Synagogue, Chendamangalam Palace Fort, Pallipuram Fort, Holy Koonan Cross Church, Durbar Hall e, Lulu Mall, Vytilla Hub etc. If you are in search for some indoor travel attractions, then the museums are the best place to be. The Museum of Kerala History in Edapally, Pareekshith Thampuran Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Indian Naval Maritime Museum in Fort Kochi, Indo-Portuguese Museum in Fort Kochi and the Kerala Folklore Museum in Thevara are some of the best Museums available in Kochi.
The Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village in Kumbalangi and the Mastyafed Milky-way Aqua-Tourist Village in Vypin are two amazing eco-tourism villages in Kochi and visiting these villages will provide you with a unique travel experience.
If you want to spend your evening in a calm and serene environment, then the public parks in Kochi is one of the best options. There are a good number of public parks in Kochi where you can hang around during the evening. Some of the major public parks in Kochi include Subhash Park, Children’s Park, Indira Renewable Energy Park, Beach Children’s Park, Poru and Managalavanam. The parks are equipped with the best facilities and amenities and makes sure that anyone visiting these parks feel a sense of relief and comfort.
The beaches in Kochi are something special for travellers and has a great calm and beauty that are rarely seen with other beaches. The Fort Kochi beach, the Vypin beach and the Cherai beach are some of the best beaches that are nearby to Kochi and missing a trip to these beaches while you are in Kochi will be a huge miss for you. Just find some time in the evening to refresh yourself among the sandy beaches of Cochin.