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Cochin (Kochi)

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Cochin General Information
Area -
83.52 square km
Population - 564038 (1991 census)
Altitude - Sea level
Latitude & Longitude - 9.9 Degree north and 76.2 Degree South
Climate - Tropical
Temperature Range
- 22.5 Degree Celsius to 35 Degree Celsius
- Light cotton
Tourist season - September to May

Information about Cochin
Cochin or Kochi is the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala.

Cochin Map, Map of Cochin

Cochin is located on the western coast of Kerala and covers a total area of 83.52 square kms. Cochin is set on a cluster of islands surrounded by sparkling blue lagoons and backwaters on the vast area of the Vemband lake. Some of the picturesque islands are the mainland Ernakulam, and the island of Willingdon, Bolghatty, Vypeen, Gundu, Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Cochin is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. Various ancient buildings like Colonial bungalows, an old Jewish synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, European church, Portuguese palace reveals that various ancient mariners from Arabia, China, Holland, Britain and Portugal have visited this beautiful island city.

History of Cochin
Cochin is an obscure fishing village that became the first European township in India. Cochin has an eventful and colourful history. Its reputation as a seafaring commercial town was such that Nicolas Conti, an Italian traveller of the Middle Ages remarked "If china is where you make your money, then Cochin is surely the place to spend it". The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British. The result of these cultural influences can be seen in many examples of Indo European architecture that still exist here.
Tourist Attractions in Cochin

The main tourist attractions in Cochin are Willingdon Island, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Bolghatty Palace, Chinese fishing nets and Mattancherry Palace. Willingdon island is named after Lord Willingdon, a British Viceroy to India. This man-made island is surrounded by beautiful backwaters. The Jewish

Chinese Fishing Nets, Cochin
Synagogue is located very close to the Bolghatty Palace. This synagogue was built in 1568 and is the oldest synagogue in the subcontinent. St. Francis Church is located at the Fort Cochin and one of the oldest European church in the subcontinent. More...
How to reach Cochin
Cochin is connected by excellent air, rail and road networks to all major cities in India. Ferry service is available to travel between the island towns.

By Air: 

Cochin is well linked by air to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and other metropolitan cities of India.

By Rail: 

By rail as well, Cochin is connected to various other cities of South India and the rest part of India.

By Road: 

Cochin is also well connected by road to various tourist cities in the south. A leisurely walk through the city is the best way to discover historic Cochin.

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