Cochin or Kochi is the finest natural harbour in the world which is in the state of Kerala, the southern part of India. The backwaters, the coconut trees and the majestic boathouse with authentic south Indian culture make Cochin one of the most tourist attracted place in India. It is the fastest growing city in india with a cultural mix of Portuguese, Jewish, Dutch, French, Chinese and English. The name of the city derives from the Malyalam word Kochazi meaning Small Lagoon and it was the centre of spice trade centre for many years. No matter whether one visits Cochin to enjoy weekend or to enjoy charm of the city of the sea food, Cochin will always be a good choice. The beach of Cochin for idle long walks is always to enjoy the sunset is always amazing.
Being one of the most important tourist sight one can visit Cochin at anytime of the year but the peak time for tourist is during the month from October to April with hot and humid climate throughout the year. Drizzling due to the northwest, month of October to December it makes the place more interesting. As cochin is a n important centre for tourism and trade, it is well connected to kerela and kerela is well connected nationally and internationally by air, there are also three Station in Kerela which connects to small and big cities of rest of India. Road service is also well connected. Cochin hotels provides the best facility form the cheapest to most luxury hotels.
Places to visit in Cochin
Backwater of Kochin, Marine Drive, Fort Kochin, Hill Palace, Mattancherry Palace, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Bolgatty Palace, Kochin International Marina, Willingdon Island, mesuem of Kerela History, St. Francis church, Pallipuram Fort, Parikshit Thampuran museum, Kanjiramattom Mosque and Bastion Bunglow are the most tourist attracted place in Cochin.
For shopping there are well known small small shops in the city of cochinand since Kochin is famous for handicrafts you will find wonderful fingering, shell and bamboo items and ivory and sandalwood items moreover the concept of shopping centre with branded clothes are new so there are only few outlets in the city. M.G Road and Marine Drive, Penta Menaka complex and Broadway are name of shopping places in Cochin.