Friday, May 24, 2019
Kerala

Tourism

Kochi

Kochi, known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, tucked in the beauty of coconut palms and endless blue waters is one of the important towns in south India, with a natural harbour. It is the commercial hub of Kerala. Kochi is a dynamic city with soaring land prices and rapidly industrialising suburbs.

A trading port since Roman times, it lies on the main trade route between Europe and China.  The town has three main parts-  Fort Kochi, Willingdon Island and Ernakulam. Fort Kochi (Fort Cochin) occupies the South promontory on the sea ward side of the Bay. In 1920, Willingdon Island was created by dredging the bay to increase the depth of the entrance to the harbour. Across the causeway from Willingdon Island is Ernakulam. The Bolghatty Island, a long narrow peninsula, is situated at the opposite side of Ernakulam jetty. The Vypeen island is another peninsula situated beyond the Bolghatty island. Being situated very close to the sea, Kochi has a moderate climate. Best time to visit Kochi is December to May.

image    Localities
» Broadway » Fort Kochi » Kadavanthara
» Panampilly Nagar » Vytilla
 
image    Tourist Attractions
» Bastion Bungalow » Bishops House » Brindavan of Aryamba
» Chinese Fishing Net » Cochin Club » Crocodile Ghat
» Dutch Cemetery » Fort Kochi » Jewish Synagogue
» Koder House » Marine Drive » Pierce Leslie Bungalow
» Sri Sadvidya Sanjivini Rig Veda Patashala » Thakur House » Vasco House
 
image   Backwater Cruises
» Country Boat Rides » House Boat Rides » Motor Boat Rides
 
image   Churches
» Basilica of Our Lady of Vallarpadam » Malayattoor » Santa Cruz Cathedral
» St. Francis Church » St. George Forane Church
 
image   Dams, Lakes, Beaches and Waterfalls
» Bhoothathankettu » Cherai Beach » Fort Kochi Beach
» Idamalayar Dam » Illithode » Kuzhupilly Beach
» Munambam Beach
 
image   Fairs, Festivals and Events
» Athachamayam » Chittoor Ekadashi » Cochin Carnival
» Ernakulam Shiva Temple Festival » Gothuruth Boat Race » Indira Gandhi Boat Race
» Kakkoor Kalavayal » Vrischikotsavam
 
image   Forts, Palaces, Monuments and Museums
» Dutch Palace » Fort Immanuel » Hill Palace Museum
» Indo Portuguese Museum » International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum » Museum of Kerala History
» Pallipuram Fort » Parishath Thamburan Museum
 
image   Getaways
» Aluva » Chendamangalam » Kaladi
» Munikkal Guhalayam » Pazhur » Thrikkakkara
 
image   Islands
» Bolghatty Island » Gundu Island » Vypeen Island
» Willingdon Island
 
image   Parks, Gardens and Zoos
» Children's Park » Kodanad » Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary
» Veega Land Amusement Park
 
image   Shopping
» Kochi Shopping Areas » Broadway » Jew Town
» Kadavanthara » M.G.Road » Shanmugham Road
» Vytilla
 
image   Temples
» Adi Sankaras Shrine » Adishankara Janmabhoomi Temple » Aluva Shiva temple
» Chittoor Sree Krishnaswamy Temple » Dakshina Mookambika Temple » Dharmanath Jain Temple
» Ernakulam Jain Temple » Ernakulam Shiva Temple » Iringole Temple
» Kallil Bhagavathy Temple » Sree Poornathreyesa Temple » Sri Krishna Temple
» Sri Raja Rajeshwari Temple » Thirunettoor Mahadeva Temple » Vamanamurthy Temple
 
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