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Cochin Tour

Chinese Fishing Nets in CochinPlaced down south, Cochin that is also called Kochi is one of the best tourist destinations in India. A tour of southern India cannot be complete without Cochin tour. The magnificent beaches and quiet backwaters are something that this place offers you. A quiet and carefree evening when you are stretched on recliner with your loved one is something you can look forward at this place.

Tour Attractions of Cochin/Kochi

Fort Kochi
The Fort Kochi was once a sleepy fishing village on the course of Arabian Sea. With the advent of European companies, Cochin became the first fort that was built by the Europeans in India. In the course of History, the Dutch and then British both constructed numerous architectures in and around this historic fort. It is a must visit destination in your Cochin/Kochi Tour.

Chinese Fishing Nets
This is a truly splendid tour attraction in Cochin/Kochi. The place has these huge cantilevered fishing nets that were brought by the Indian traders from the court of Kublai Khan. The best place to enjoy the lowering of nets and its catch is the Vasco de Gama square.

Mattancherry Palace
The Portuguese built Mattancherry Palace, a not-to-be-missed tourism destination in Cochin, in the year 1557. This was later presented to Raja Veera Varma of Kochi. The palace boasts off some of the best murals available in India.

Santa Cruz Basilica in CochinThe St. Francis Church
The St. Francis church also holds a place of pride among the monuments of Cochin. It is here that Vasco Da Gama was initially buried in the year 1526. This must visit Kochi tourist spot is also the oldest existing European Church in India.

Excursions Around Kochi

Also known by the name of Venice of the East, Alappuzha is famous for its boat races, beaches, backwater houseboat, marine products and the coir industry. This must visit Cochin tour destination is one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.

Kalady is located on the banks of the river Periyar. This historically important Kochi tourism spot is the birthplace of the 8th century Advaita philosopher, Sri Shankaracharya.

Situated 90 km from Cochin, Kumarakom is a distinctive backwater destination situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. This marvelous tourism spot around Cochin is considered the gateway to the backwaters of Kuttanad. Apart from that, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a favorite haunt of migratory birds from different parts of the world.

Cheeyappara Waterfalls
The Cheeyappara waterfalls are one of the famous tourism spot around Cochin. Cheeyappara fall is located between Neriamangalam and Adimali on the Cochin-Madurai highway. It is interesting to note that the Cheeyappara Falls cascades down in seven steps; a rare natural phenomenon in India.

How to Reach Cochin/Kochi

By Air
Cochin is connected by excellent air network to all major cities in India. Cochin also has an international terminal.

By Rail/Train
Cochin is also well connected with all the major places in Kerala and India by Rail network. Cochin has three railway stations.

By Road
Cochin, being an important commercial center of Kerala is very well connected and serviced by a network of National and state highways, connecting it to all major centers in India.

Distance From Major Cities (in Km)
Delhi 2594 Chennai 684
Mumbai 1384 Trivandrum 220
Kolkata 2360 Ahmedabad 1881

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