The city of Kochi is the most densely populated part of the state. It is the largest urban agglomeration in Kerala. Kochi has been an important spice trading port site since the 14th century. Kochi was occupied by the Portuguese in 1543 and it was the first of the European colonies.

Kochi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Numerous travellers from within and outside the country visit the city every year. Some of the local attractions of Kochi include Chinese fishing nets, Waterfront Marine Drive and Parikshith Thampuran Museum.

The geographical limits of Kochi extend over to Fort Kochi, Ernakulam Town, a few islands on the Vembanad Lake, Edapally, Kakkanad and Kalamassery. Kochi is often called the commercial capital of Kerala.

Apart from tourism and hospitality, the major contributor to the city’s economy is the construction and manufacturing sector. Kochi is also the fastest growing tier-II city in the country. Some of the important tourist destinations in Kochi are the Paradesi Synagogue and the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary.

The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery, which is situated at a distance of 28 km from the city. The nearest railway stations are the Ernakulam Town and the Ernakulam Junction. These are locally known as the North and South stations. Kochi is well connected by State and National Highways to nearby cities and states and there is a regular bus service on these routes.

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Marine Drive Kochi, located in the heart of the city, is a captivating waterfront promenade overlooking the scenic Vembanad Lake. Lined with palm trees and bustling with activity, it offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and urban charm. The picturesque sunset views, pleasant sea breeze, and walking tracks make it an ideal spot for leisurely strolls or relaxation. The vibrant atmosphere, dotted with cafes and shops, attracts locals and tourists alike, making Marine Drive Kochi a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a rejuvenating experience in Kerala's coastal city.

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The Paradesi Synagogue, located in Mattancherry, Kerala, India, is an iconic and historic Jewish place of worship. Constructed in 1568, it stands as the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. Adorned with beautiful Belgian chandeliers, intricate Chinese tiles, and an ancient Torah scroll, it reflects the vibrant cultural heritage of the Jewish community in Kerala. The Paradesi Synagogue is a cherished site, attracting visitors from around the world to witness its architectural splendor and learn about the fascinating history of Jewish settlers in India.

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Experience the grandeur of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India. Admire its stunning Gothic-style architecture, intricate carvings, and elegant spires. Immerse yourself in its serene ambiance, offering spiritual solace and a rich historical experience. A must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and seekers of tranquility.

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Fort Kochi, nestled on India's southwestern coast, is a captivating destination steeped in history and culture. Its colonial heritage is evident through charming Portuguese, Dutch, and British architecture, while vibrant spice markets and serene Chinese fishing nets add to its allure. This quaint neighborhood exudes an artistic vibe, showcasing local art galleries, cafes, and theaters. Fort Kochi's multicultural ambiance, fusion cuisine, and warm hospitality make it a must-visit spot for travelers seeking a unique and immersive experience in Kerala's coastal beauty.

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Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, is a historical gem located in Mattancherry, Kerala, India. Built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later renovated by the Dutch, the palace showcases a unique blend of Kerala and European architecture. Adorned with exquisite murals depicting Hindu mythological tales and portraits of erstwhile kings, the palace offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage. It stands as a testament to the captivating history and artistic prowess of Kerala's past rulers.

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Kerala is bestowed with several precious destinations nestled amidst mother nature. One such adored treasure being, the Cherai beach, which is spread across 10 KM and is one of the most admired beach by visitors in Kerala. Situated in the suburbs of Kochi, Cherai is gifted with the splendour of nature in contrasting hues. Cherai beach attracts a lot of local and foreign tourists because of its tranquil surroundings. The less-crowded beach is the place to go to for solitude and a few cherished moments of harmony with nature. The beach is lined with lagoons, backwaters, coconut groves and few luxury resorts.

This pristine and immaculate beach has low tides making it accessible by tourist of every age throughout the day for various activities and water sports. This is the only beach where the Sea and backwaters are seen to merge in a single frame enhancing its panoramic beauty. Cherai beach is considered to be one of the cleanest beach in the country, added to its gentle waves making it an ideal beach for swimming in clean water. The beach has an alluring walkway dotted with greens and sufficient seating arrangements for weary legs.

The beach is stippled with seating areas made out of dried hay and wood for visitors to revel in the beauty of the ocean. Evenings have a divine effect on the beach, the light blue sky turns crimson making it a place where nature translates it’s beauty into something serene and soothing where the only hymn heard is the rhythmic sound of waves constantly lashing against the land. Cherai beach offers a magnificent view of the sunset across the horizon, resembling a ball of hot fire melting away amidst the mighty ocean to return yet again the next day.

Cherai beach takes pride in its traditional Seafood cuisine, the beachfront has several eateries and restaurants treating their guests to fresh catch of the day with elan. Try out Karimeen, fresh crab and oysters cooked the classic way and squids, tiger prawns and Kingfish dished out with perfection. The beach has a lot of activities to keep the visitors on toes, ranging from parasailing, speed boat, banana boat, bumpy boats and much more which is conducted with great safety and care of international standards. If activities with an adrenaline rush aren’t your kind of entertainment to keep you engaged, indulge in Yoga and meditation on the beach. Breathing fresh air from the ocean refreshes the entire being from tip to toe with a feeling difficult to express in words.

The most scintillating beach of Kerala has every possible attribute that a visitor looks for, making it a place to visit by the tourist of every genre. Adventure seeker, memorable moments with family and friends, the traveller in search of solace, couples, a bunch of teenagers and people in their twilight years, everybody has a thing or two to cherish at the Cherai Beach.

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Newly Added Kochi Experience
25 May 2015
Excellent
My money spent on this trip was totally worth it and i strongly recommend this as a holiday point for you.Especially i liked that ride on the houseboat, which is a typical and very famous tourist attraction in Kerala and you gonna love that too.
Dhanpati Khatri Go Karting Kochi
Excellent
I took my kids there and they were happy with the expereince, Nice-place, nice-kart, nice-staff, everything nice.
Som Mehrotra Kochi Sunset Cruise
Excellent
The tour was simply awesome and we had a beautiful sunset view from the cruise, this really worth the visit.
Excellent
Drive in a Luxury car was such a great feeling, Smooth pick-up and quick documentation part, Staff were very nice
Kashyapi Agarwal Luxury Car Rental In Kochi
Excellent
This is not expensive at all if you take this package with friends plus it was a great experience driving in a luxurious-car and roam every nooks and corner of the city. Easy pick-up and return with a simple process
Gauranga Nambeesan Kerala Tour Package for 5 days
Excellent
The trip to Kerala was one of the best trips ever. We had so much fun there. With so much greenery everywhere it was so beautiful and captivating. We enjoyed at waterfalls, beaches. Houseboat stay was a new experience, the trip was well organized, the hotel room was comfortable and cozy, the food provided during the trip was nice, the car given to us was well maintained with an amazing driver. I would love to go again.
Sanya Abbott Kochi Sunset Cruise
Excellent
Sunset from the cruise what a brilliant idea, the sunset really worth the wait as it is so beautiful with magnificent orange color, we had a great clicked of the sunset and as well with the whole family and friends to make the moments memorable. Beautiful cruise with lively crew on board, the tour was simply amazing will be back.
Kanaka Kapoor Go Karting Kochi
Excellent
We really enjoyed this go-karting as the track there was good and thrill, we took with the 8 laps, everything was well equipped and the kart looks nice and clean, the service was always the best, this activity attracts both kids and adults... especially kids had great fun there, the place won't bore you instead you will want more fun
Gajadhar Gandhi Kochi Backwater Tour
Excellent
Valuable experience, the blackwater gave us good views and photos, everything we visited was just big WOW, very well-planned team
Puneet Menon Kayaking In Kochi
Excellent
Booked this experience with Thrillophilia was cheaper and easy, the place has good views, we really enjoyed the double kayak

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