The striking port city of Kochi or Cochin is a tourist's paradise. Lush mangroves, coconut tress reflected in the translucent waters of backwaters, ancient churches, cathedrals and fort - tourists on sightseeing tours of Cochin would find all these and more. Flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the majestic looking Arabian Sea in the west, Kochi occupies a very strategic location and has been a significant trading zone and attractive tourist destination since time immemorial. The tradition and reputation of this enchantingly quaint port city has maintained till date. Here's a list of popular sightseeing places to be seen on a tour of India.
Even a casual stroll through Fort Kochi located in the port city of
Kochi in Kerala is enough to make you feel transported to another world
and time. The architectural style of the buildings and the town layout
easily make Fort Cochin distinct from other cities and towns of Kerala.
Since Fort Cochin was under the possession of the Portuguese, the Dutch
and the British at different points of time, the region still bear the
influence of European architecture.
The splendid Bolghatty Palace is located on the Bolghatty Islands, in
the Cochin city of Kerala. The appeal of the palace lies in the fact
that it is among the oldest existing palaces built by the Dutch in
India, during the pre-British times. More.
The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi, located in the Kochi city of
Kerala, make up a very popular tourist attraction. They are fixed land
installations, which are used for a very unique and unusual method of
With coconut trees lining the pellucid lake waters for kilometers at a
the backwaters of Cochin proffer one of the most
enchanting sights to tourists. Apart from the numerous ancient
monuments, like the Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi and the Mattancherry
Palace, built during the pre-British times, the backwaters in Kochi city
of Kerala is just another reason why hundreds of tourists flock to this
beautiful port city the whole year round. More.
Even though it is austere in its appearance, the Mattancherry Palace of
Cochin has a quaint charm of its own. The credit for building this
landmark monument partly goes to the Dutch, who captured Cochin city of
Kerala during the pre-British period. More.
Marine Drive is a beautiful promenade in Kochi (Cochin), Kerala state
of India. The Marine Drive is built facing the backwaters of Kochi. It
is a popular hangout for the local populace as well as the tourists.
The Jewish Synagogue in the port city of Kochi is the oldest synagogue
in all the Commonwealth of Nations. Thus, it comprises the topmost slot
in the itinerary of the tourists visiting the city. More.
Pareekshith Thampuran Museum is a very good archeological museum
located near the Shiva temple, on the Durbar Hall Road at Ernakulam.
This museum boasts of an impressive collection of 19th century
paintings, ancient monuments and coins, scriptures made in stone and
Plaster of Paris, murals as well as memorabilia belonging to the Cochin
royal family. More.
St Francis Xavier's Church at Fort Kochi was built in the year 1503, by
the Portuguese traders. They came here with Admiral Pedro Alvarez de
Cabral, via the same route taken by the legendary Portuguese explorer
Vasco da Gama, who landed at Calicut in 1498.
The Willington Island contains the modern port serving Cochin city of
Kerala. The island is an artificial man-made island created from the
sand dug out while deepening Kochi port. More.
of Kerala History
Do not take the Museum of Kerala History in the Cochin city of Kerala
as any ordinary museum. The significance of this 'live' museum lies in
the fact that it recounts the history of the land through magnificent
and informative light and sound shows. More.
This article provides information on the places to see on Cochin sightseeing tours. Check out tour to Kochi city of Kerala.