Places to Visit in Kochi(Cochin)

Kerala has always remained a preferred destination to travel for travel enthusiasts all over the world. Kochi is Kerala’s industrial port city. The beautiful city is also called the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. It is nestled on the bank of the Laccadive Sea. Kochi was invaded by Europeans for many years, relics of which remain scattered around the city. All these remains have formed the tourist attractions in Kochi (Cochin). Kochi is the perfect blend of modernity and bygone era.

There are various places to visit in Kochi city of Kerala. This city is dotted with the ancient churches to enchanting beaches, glistening lakes, exquisite palaces, and historical museums. Check out some of the best tourist places of Kochi city below-

Mattancherry Palace

This palace is among the famous Kochi tourist places. Built by the Portuguese, this palace was a gift to the king of Kochi, Verra Kerala Varma, in 1555. It was later renovated by the Dutch and hence is also known as the Dutch Palace. The building was designed wonderfully and it a perfect amalgamation of European and Keralite architectural style. There are beautiful artifacts depicting Hindu art and paintings. The palace houses the murals depicting the scenes from Hindu epic Ramayana and other legendary tales. 

Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese fishing nets are the most iconic attraction of Kochi. It is one of the most photographed places in Kerala and attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. Stories say, that these nets came to India in the 14th century with the emperor Kubla Khan. Chinese fishing nets are a wonderful thing that is found only on the beaches of Kochi. You can try a hand at fishing with these nets. This spectacular process will leave you to spellbind.

Paradesi Synagogue

The name itself showcases a wonderful blend of Indian and Jewish. ‘Paradesi’ means foreigner, in Hindi and the synagogue was built by the Jewish settlement of Kochi. You can get a wonderful peek into the Jewish tradition in this synagogue. It houses precious artifacts representing Jewish culture and tradition. 

St. Francis Church

This is the first European church in the country. It was built by the Portuguese in 1503. Later it was taken over by the Dutch rulers. World-famous explorer Vasco Da Gama was buried in this church, although later his remains were transferred to Lisbon. Thousands of visitors come to see this church that has become a symbol of the European invasion in India. 

Marine Drive

This is a 2 km walkway along the lake in the city. Marine drive is loved by locals and tourists alike due to the relaxing atmosphere it offers. You can have coffee while watching the sunset here. Also, enjoy a ferry ride in Marine drive with your loved one if you want.

Indo-Portuguese museum

This museum showcases the history of the Portuguese invasion in Kochi. Visit this museum to see the old days of Kochi, especially Fort Kochi. This museum houses the ancient artifacts, architectural relics, and antiques which shows the enchanting beauty of the bygone era.

Vembanad or Kochi Lake

This lake is among the most famous tourist attractions of Kochi (cochin) city. This is the longest lake in India. There are several islands like Vypin, Bolgatty, Vallarpadam, Willingdon in this lake that falls in the Kochi region. Enjoy a beautiful sunset on this lake in a boat ride. 

After this information, we would like to request you to check our Kochi tour packages, which is tastefully crafted to explore the beautiful attraction of Kochi and other cities of Kerala.

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