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Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea a significant spice trading hub of ancient days is located in the mainland of Ernakulam district of Kerala State. Cochin is the core of conglomeration of different cultures, traditions and religions. The remnants of the colonial period make Kochi unique in the history of India, as it was the first European Colony in Colonial India.
Kochi has ranked first for the international and domestic tourists arrivals in Kerala and it has been ranked Sixth best tourist destination in India.
Kochi, the land of Old World charm relishes your dream of apt picnic days. The main attractions of Kochi include Fort Kochi, Mattancherry, Willington Island, Kumbalangy and Vypeen.
- Fort Kochi
It bears all the assortment of the colonial period and it is famous as land of Chinese Nets. Apart from these huge installations, the other attractions that wait at Fort Kochi are Fort Kochi Beach, St. Francis Church, Dutch Cemetery, Maritime Museum, and Fort Emmanuel etc.
Spice Market of Kochi or even Kerala, Mattancherry is the first trade hub, today it is one of the tourist destination of Kochi with the presence of Mattancherry palace, Jewish synagogue, aromatic spice streets, and Jain Temple.
- Willingdon Island
The largest artificial manmade Island in India, which abodes Cochin Port Office, Southern Naval Command Headquarters, Customs House, Cochin Chamber of Commerce and industries. It is also a hub of bustle with logistics offices, national and international banks, souvenir shop warehouses etc. The Dufferin Point here is a must see spot.
It is a model fishing village and a tourism spot facing the Kochi backwaters in the western region of the city and it is India’s first designated ecotourism village and the first rural tourism village of Kerala.
Vypin, the group of Islands that are connected to mainland via Goshree Bridges is a fast growing suburb of Kochi. The land encompasses beautiful beaches and light house and fishing centres of Kerala.