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Cochin

Cochin

Population:
6,01,574
Average Climate:
Summer: 25°C – 35°C
Winter: 22°C - 30°C 
Best time to visit:
October to March
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About Cochin

Cochin also known as 'Kochi' is a major port city on the west coast of India by the Arabian Sea. It is Kerala’s most cosmopolitan city and often reffered as 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'. Cochin was an important spice and seafoods trading centre from the 14th century and occupied  by Portuguese Empire under Vasco da Gama in 1503 . Cochin is in fact a collection of narrow islands and peninsulas. It is built around a saltwater lagoon of the Arabian Sea. Over the years, Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. The sea and the mountains provide a rich experience of a moderate equatorial climate. Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations.

Tourist Attractions

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Dutch Palaces

s Also known as Mattancherry Palace, the Dutch Palace is large two storeyed structure of 16th century building and was originally built by the Portuguese. It was given to the ruler of Cochin as a token of goodwill in exchange for trading rights. Later, in 17th century, it was renovated by the Dutch and so gained to be known as Dutch Palace. The palace is tiday a museum with fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharatha and Ramayana. In the central Durbar Hall, where coronation ceremonies were once held, is the portrait gallery of the Cochin rulers. 

Jewish Synagogues

St. Francis Churchs

Chinese Fishing Netss

Hotel

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Brunton Boatyard

Cochin,India

Situated at the water's edge on the site of a bustling boatyard, this is considered by many to be Fort Cochin's most elegant hotel. A smart whitewashed colonial warehouse-style building with sloping tiled roofs, deep verandas, and terra-cotta floors set around a large open grassy courtyard, Brunton captures the graciou...
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Old Harbour Hotel

Cochin,India

At the heart of ancient Fort Cochin, Kerala, a place that exudes history and culture, is the 'Old Harbour Hotel'. A 300 year-old building that has for long been a heritage monument of this town, now reopened as a boutique hotel. Built in the Dutch style of architecture with hints of Portuguese influences, it was the fi...
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Vivanta by Taj - Malabar

Cochin,India

Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, Vivanta by Taj - Malabar is a unique mix of chic and classic.  The heritage wing, built in 1935, has graceful Victorian interiors that aptly reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. And the tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delic...