Cochin, Cochin India, Cochin Tour


Information about Cochin

Cochin or Kochi is the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. 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. The Vemband lake opens out into the Arabian Sea in Cochin and forms the finest natural harbours in the world. Cochin is also known as the queen of the Arabian Sea. 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.

Tourist Attractions in Cochin
St. Francis Church, Cochin

The main tourist attractions in Cochin are Willingdon Island, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Bolghatty Palace, Chinese fishing nets, Hill Palace Museum 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 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 get here

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.

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