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Holiday in Cochin

February 14, 2014 By: matthewsimpso Category: About

Holiday in Cochin

Cochin is an important city and tourist destination in Indian state of Kerala, God’s Own Country. Now Cochin is known as Kochi. It is the economical capital of Kerala and ancient port city of India.

Today, Cochin is one of the most sought after holiday destinations in Kerala and India. The city is home to many historical sites, cultural sites, religious sites, monuments, beaches, backwaters, etc. On your holidays in Cochin you will have a brilliant opportunity to enjoy almost all things for which Kerala is noted for. This is why, Kochi is sometime referred to as the Mini Kerala.

The Chinese Fishing Nets are among top attractions of Kochi city tours and travels. A sunset view from the Chinese Fishing Nets is simply awe-inspiring. You will certainly love to visit famous Chinese fishing nets of Kerala. Mattancherry Dutch Palace is one of the most visited tourist places in the city. It was built by Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (King of Cochin). While you will visit this magnificent palace complex you will see exquisite murals and paintings depicting Hindu temple art.
holiday in cochin
Fort Kochi and Kochi Beach are very popular attractions you will not miss on your holidays in Cochin. Fort Kochi beach attracts a number of tourists and vacationers from all over the world. A gentle walk along the spectacular beach, particularly at sunset with the gigantic Chinese fishing nets and marine ships in the background, is an unforgettable experience. Boat cruise on Kochi backwaters will never fail to fascinate you.

Other prominent attractions you will love to visit and explore on your Kochi holidays are St Francis Church, Hill Palace Museum, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Willington Islands, Kerala History Museum, Hill Palace Museum, Bolghatty Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Pallipuram Fort, Parikshit Thampuran Museum, Bastion Bunglow, etc. In fact, holiday in Cochin is a unique cheery lifetime experience. Kochi is well-connected by air, rail and roads.