This amazing port city,Kochi or Cochin, is a paradise for tourist. Where tourists can enjoy coconut tress reflected in the translucent waters of backwaters, Lush mangroves, ancient churches, cathedrals and fort – all these tourists can see on sightseeing tours of kochi. Kochi is pass around by the Western Ghats on the east and the sovereign looking Arabian Sea in the west, Kochi occupies a very amazing location and besides capturing the natural beauty, kochi has been an important business zone and fascinating tourist destination. The tradition and reputation of this charming port city has maintained till date. Here we are giving you a list of amazing places of kochi that you must visit and I am sure these place will make your tour to kochi memorable.
Just walking through a Fort Kochi which is located in the port city of Kochi will definitely spell bound you and I am sure you will feel like as if you have reached to another beautifull world and at different time.
Fort Kochi’s architectural style and the town layout easily make Fort kochi completely different from other cities and towns of Kerala. Fort kochi has the impact of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. Since Fort kochi was under the possession of them at different points of time. So the design of the fort is influenced by the European architecture.
Chinese Fishing Nets
The Chinese fishing nets is located in the Kochi city of Kerala at Fort Kochi. Every tourist who visit kochi definitely visits there. It is the most popular tourist destination in Kochi. Chinese fishing nets are fixed land installations and are used for a very unusual and rare method of fishing.
It is most beautifull palace located on the Bolghatty Islands, in the Kochi city of Kerala. Most of the tourists attracts towards this palace with the reason that during the pre-British times this palace built by the Dutch in India and it is among the oldest existing palaces.
The backwaters of kochi offer 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, There you will find coconut trees lining the clear lake waters for kilometers at a stretch the backwaters in Kochi city of Kerala is just another reason Which attarcts thousands of tourists to this beautiful port city at round theseason of an year.
If you love to walk then Marine Drive is definitely for you and you will surely love this place. It is a place in Kochi Kerala state of India where you can go for leisure walk. The Marine Drive is situated at a place where it faces the backwaters of Kochi. It has become the most popular hangout place for the local as well as for the tourists in Kochi.
The architecture of the building is quite simple but still you will feel the Mattancherry Palace of Kochi has a quaint charm of its own. The credit definitely goes to the dutch, who ruled kochi city of Kerala during the pre-British period, for building this memorial structure.
It is the oldest synagogue situated in the port city of Kochi .Thus; it has the very important part in the itinerary of the tourists visiting the city.
Pareekshith Thampuran Museum
Pareekshith Thampuran Museum is located near the Shiva temple, on the Durbar Hall Road at Ernakulam.. It is a very good archeological museum which carries 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 kochi royal family. If you are interested to know about the history of Kochi then you must visit and explore this museum.
St Francis Church
St Francis Xavier’s Church is a very old church which was built by the Portuguese traders in the year 1503 at Fort Kochi. It has a very great history and amazing architecture. With Admiral Pedro Alvarez de Cabral Portuguese came here, via the same route taken by the legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama.
You can see the modern engineering there. Willington Island is created from the sand dug out while deepening Kochi port; it is an artificial man-made Island. The Willington Island contains the modern port serving kochi city of Kerala.
Museum of Kerala History
Museum of Kerala History is not an ordinary museum like others in Kochi city or any other place. The most important factor of this ‘live’ museum lies in the fact that through magnificent and informative light and sound shows it recounts the history of the land.