Kochi is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Kochi is also known as Cochin, which is its colonial name; its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Kochi is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala; it is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years, it is called the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala, and it is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India after Mumbai/Bombay.
... Kochi is marked by influences of Portuguese, Chinese, Arabs, Dutch, Phoenicians, and the British city, as well as that of the Indian rule of the Chera Dynasty, followed by the rule of the Feudal Lords. A gaggle of islands inter-connected by ferries, this cosmopolitan town has upmarket stores, art galleries and some of the finest heritage accommodations. There are a lot of places for sightseeing in Kochi like pubs, restaurants, shopping hubs, and futuristic stores crowd Ernakulam, Jew Town and Fort Kochi while palaces, beaches, temples and heritage sites marking their presence too.
Q. What Kochi is famous for?
Ans. Kochi is famous for one of the finest natural harbors of the world.
Q. What are the nearby places to visit from Kochi?
Ans. Mattancherry Palace, Fort Kochi, Jewish synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets, Willingdon Island, Veeranpuzha lake and Backwaters, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Bolgatty Palace, Vasco da Gama Square, Cherai Beach, Parikshith Thampuran Museum, St. Francis Church, and Pallipuram Fort.
Q. How to Reach Kochi?