Kochi (Cochin) Tour And Travel Guide
Cochin (Kochi) is historically and culturally rich port city of Kerala (God’s Own Country) in South India. It is nestled between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea as well as one of the most sought destinations in the world. This beautiful city is crisscrossed by backwaters, sea and comprises of many islands. The best time to visit this place is from October to April. It is also a paradise for all the honeymoon goers. Cochin is a testimony of irresistible pull effect, as large number of tourists from different parts of the world visit here every year. In case, you are also planning to visit this beautiful port city, then make use of this Kochi tour and travel guide from Vacation Trip India.
Kochi Photo Gallery
Sightseeing in Kochi
Fort Kochi is a beautiful and historic village in Cochin. It has serene beaches all along the coastline and you can see various sailing ships and famous Chinese fishing nets. One can see Victorian era styled bungalows, churches, tomb stones and much more that reflect the European settlements. It is a must visit attraction of Kochi.
Cherai beach is the longest beach in Kochi and located in the north of one of the tiny islands, Vypin island. This enchanting but isolated beach is cocooned by palm & coconut trees, golden sand and azure waters. It is far away from commercial activities and variety of beach activities and water sports can be enjoyed here. If you are planning for a holiday in Kochi, then it is a must visit attraction.
Mattancherry Palace is also prevalently known as the Dutch palace and located at Mattancherry in Kochi, Kerala. This beautiful palace was initially constructed by Portuguese and given as a gift in the year 1555 to the Raja of Kochi. It depicts the rich art and architecture of the Raja of Kochi, the Dutch and the Portuguese including amazing murals of the Hindu temples and different paintings of the Raja of Kochi.
St. Francis Church
St. Francis Church was constructed in the year 1503 by the Portuguese. This church is the oldest European church in India and was once the burial site of Vasco de Gama, the late explorer.
Bolghatty Palace is one of the oldest palace constructed by the Dutch in the year 1744 AD. It was built by Dutch traders as a villa and was later leased to the British government in the year 1909. This palace has two-storied building and comprises of a big lounge as well as beautifully-decorated bedchambers. You can enjoy a quiet and calm environment along with daily Kathakali performances.