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Kochi Travel Guide : Luxury Hotel in Kochi

One of the most popular destinations in South India, Kochi or Cochin is mostly visited for its unruffled backwaters, longstanding Portuguese houses, famous churches and its old traditional Chinese fishing nets. Enjoy the flavors of South India and get some unique experiences while traveling in Kochi.

St. Francis Church, Kochi

Constructed in 1503 by the Portuguese traders, this church holds prime importance because the late legendary explorer Vasco da Gama was originally buried here.

Vasco House, Fort Kochi

It is believed to be the residence of legendary explorer, Vasco da Gama. One of the oldest Portuguese houses in India, Vasco House is a must visit spot.

Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi

One of the oldest churches in India, Santa Cruz Basilica which was formerly named as Cathedral in 1558 is visited by thousands of visitors from all over the world throughout the year. It is known for its excellent grandeur and remarkable architecture.

Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry

Built in 1568 by Malabar Yehudan, Jewish Synagogue is a marvelous piece of architecture decorated with Chinese tiles

Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace), Mattancherry

Constructed by Portuguese, Mattancherry Palace which is also called 'Dutch Palace' showcases fine collection of paintings, murals and portraits of Rajas of Kochi.

Bolghatty Palace, Bolghatty Island

Situated on the beautiful Bolghatty Island with panoramic view of the surroundings and an excellent golf course Bolghatty Palace, the most revered tourist destination.

Hill Palace, Tripunithura

One of the largest archeological museums in Kerala, Hill Palace near Tripunithura showcases fine collection of articles displaying the wealth and grandeur of the Raja of Kochi. The complex also comprises of a deer park and a heritage museum.

Cherai Beach

Situated at a distance of about 30 kms from Kochi, Cherai Beach is an ideal place for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. Tourists get to view the swaying coconut trees and lush green paddy fields.

Marine Drive

One of the most famous tourist destinations in Kochi is Marine Drive. With great view of the fishing boats, speedboats, ships and tankers, Marine Drive is the famous hangout place in Kochi.

Explore Kerala from Cochin

1. Boat Rides
2. Kathakali Performance

Tourists spots near Cochin :
Alleppey

Popularly known as 'Venice of the East', Alleppey which is located at a distance of 63 kms from Cochin invites you to the serene backwaters, shallow lagoons, and pictorial lakesides. Do not miss out on the famous snake boat race that is held every year.

Cheruthuruthy

Located at a distance of about 110 kms from Cochin, Cheruthuruthy is home Kerala Kalamandalam, the world renowned centre for art and culture.

Kalady

Located to the east of Periyar River, Kalady a small village near Cochin is the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Home to Shankara Temple, Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram and many more temples the place brings in a positive and peaceful environment to the surroundings.

Kodanad

It is specially known for its elephant rescue, training and care centre. This place which is located just 30 kms away from north-east Kochi is a must visit tourist destination.

Kodungallur (Cranganore)

Situated just 29 kms to the northwest city of Kochi, Kodungallur is noted for its world famous port- Muziris, an ancient sea-port in Southwestern India on the Periyar River3.2 kms from its mouth-which was damaged by flood and led to the formation of the famous Kochi harbour. Tourists can visit the notable landmarks which include Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodungallur Bhagvathy Temple, Cranganore Fort and many more popular sites.

Munnar

Munnar is the famous hill retreat in the South India. Rich flavors of cardamom plantations and rolling hills of tea plantations make for a refreshing and rejuvenating holiday.