Cochin also known as Kochi, is a major port city in Kerala situated by the Arabian Sea. The city of Cochin is called "Queen of the Arabian Sea" since it was an important spice trading centre in times past. It was among the first few European Colonies of colonial India. Cochin International Airport is about 28 kilometres away from the main city area.
The warm and welcoming city of Cochin does complete justice to the name "Queen of Arabian Sea" offering tourists top-class accommodation facilities and restaurants. The structures and tourist sites of Cochin give you ideal glimpses of Colonial India. The city kick-starts your journey through Kerala.
Cochin is the industrial and commercial capital of Kerala. The sparkling city of Cochin situated by the south-west coast of India has some indelible impressions left by the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese. Flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Cochin has a world-class seaport and an International Airport. Cochin was initially a small town, but eventually it has grown and has now become a general name given to adjacent towns that include Fort Kochi, Mattanchery and Ernakulam.
Cochin can rightly be called the perfect starting point for your journey through the splendid, peaceful and scenic state of Kerala. Some of the many tourist attractions in Cochin are Chinese fishing nets, Vasco House, Jewish Town, Dutch Palace and Museum of Kerala history. Apart from these, there is a large amusement park called Veega land, a bird sanctuary and a few more recreational sites.
The city of Cochin is at mean sea level.
The weather is usually on the warmer side throughout the year but the winters are quite pleasant.
Between the months of October and February.
Cochin has an International Airport well-connected to most of the major cities in the world. The main town area is 28 kilometres away from the airport. You can take buses or taxis to reach your preferred destination.
Cochin has two railway stations- Ernakulam Town station and Ernakulam Junction station. The station is well-connected to the major cities in India. From the station, taxis or autos can be picked to reach your preferred location.
To reach Cochin, air-conditioned deluxe bus services are available from cities such as Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum. All major cities in Kerala and some cities of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are also connected to Cochin by bus services.
Pepper Tuna best eaten with appams – a fluffy fermented rice pancake, Kathi rolls– a rolled flatbread bursting with spicy grilled meat, raw onions and moist chutney, tiger prawns and soft-shelled crabs with tartar sauce are some of the most sought after-dishes in Cochin.