Kochi-Cochin"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Fort Kochi Beach - Fort Kochi Beach is situated around 12 km away from the Kochi city. This beach is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. Cochin Carnival, which is celebrated at the time a week before New Year is the highlight of the beach.Fort Kochi is a small village close to the suburbs of the main city. With panoramic beaches all along the coastline, you can see the famed Chinese fishing nets and sailing ships. The beautiful village and countryside is lined with old Victorian era styled bungalows, a reminiscent of the European settlements. This location was the first settlement of the Europeans in Kochi. Besides the fort, this beach is also famous for water sports like scuba diving, wind surfing, parasailing and snorkelling. Fort Kochi Beach is also ideal for water sports like catamaran sailing, kayaking and canoeing.

     

    Cherai beach - The panoramic Cherai beach is at the end of Vypeen Island, one of the many tiny islands off the shoreline. This panoramic island can be easily reached by boat and land. This isolated yet enchanting beach is far away from commercial activities, cocooned by palm and coconut trees, azure waters and golden sand. There are a variety of water sports and beach activities to enjoy.

     

    Marine Drive - Marine Drive is a 1.75 km long beautiful promenade, which has been built facing the backwaters of Kochi. One of the most popular hangout areas for the locals as well as tourists in the city, Marine Drive is a walkway. Featuring numerous shopping malls and fast food joints, this place is an important hub of economic activities in Kochi. Tourists visit this place during evenings, to catch a glimpse of rising sun over the sea mouth. The Marine Drive walkway begins from the High Court Junction and stretches until the Rajendra Maidan. Towards the northern part of this walkway is a Public Ground, which is the venue for hosting major exhibitions. This park is also the important political meetings point in the city. The important landmark of Marine Drive is the Marine Walkway, which stretches from Subhash Chandra Bose Park in the south, to KSINC Boat Jetty in the north. The Rainbow Bridge, the China Net Bridge and GCDA Shopping Complex are other major highlights of this walkway.

     

    Chinese Fishing Nets - Chinese Fishing Nets, also known as Cheenavala, serve as the official icon of Kochi. Basically, these nets are fixed land installations that have been introduced by Chinese explorer, Zheng He. Found at most of the places in Kerala, these are the shore operated lift nets, which are used for an unusual form of fishing. These 20 metre high nets are set up on teak and bamboo poles. Comprising of a cantilever with a net that are suspended over the sea, these structures have stones tied to ropes as counterweights. When operated by a group of six men, each net spreads to 20 metre or more over the water body. Every net has different operating depth and therefore, repeated use of same net in tidal waters is not possible. For fishing, these nets are descended into the sea for few minutes before they are lifted with the caught fishes. Located near the Fort Cochin on Vasco da Gama Square, these Chinese Fishing Nets are popular tourist attractions. Situated about 14 km away from the main town Kochi, these can be reached by hired car, taxi, bus or auto-rickshaws.

     

    Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace) - Mattancherry Palace, which is fondly known as the Dutch Palace, is a landmark monument in Kochi. Simple and plain from exterior, this palace features rooms with intrinsically carved ceilings and murals. Originally, the church was built by Portuguese in 1557, however was passed to the Dutch, when they captured Kochi during the pre-British period. The major highlights of this Mattancherry Palace are the murals on the walls of the rooms of palace. These murals depict the scenes from Hindu mythological epics like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas. This palace also features a gallery, which holds exhibit of royal memorabilia like attires, turbans and weapons that belong to Rajas of Kochi. Portuguese, the original founders of the palace, gifted the palace to the Raja Veera Kerala Varma. This gift was basically a compensation for a temple, which was destroyed by the Portuguese. Architecturally, the palace has remained unchanged since its construction. The palace is a two-storied quadrangular building, which is made up of stark white walls, sloping roofs and trees around it.

     

    St Francis Church - St. Francis CSI Church is the landmark building, which was foundby the Portuguese. This edifice is built on the site, where the body of late explorer Vasco da Gama was originally buried. Originally built in 1503, this church is the oldest European church in India. The church was initially a simple wooden structure, which was dedicated to St Bartholomew. Reconstruction of the church in stone was initiated by the Portuguese Viceroy, Dom Francisco Almedia, on the command of the Raja.  The new reconstructed church was completed in 1516 and was dedicated to St Antony. In 1663, the church was taken over by Dutch and was converted into their government church. Until 1795, Dutch administrated the church, which was then passed to the British. In 1923, under the Protected Monuments Act of 1904, the church was declared as the protected monument. The church can be reached by hiring a cab or boarding an auto-rickshaw or bus for Fort Kochi.

     

    Jew Town - It has been known that Jewish settled in Kochi as early as 700 BC for trade and commerce. The population rose and the reigning Hindu king gave them a whole area for their own town. Today Jew Town is a unique feature of Kochi. Even though a multitude of Jews immigrated to Israel or converted, the region is still a Jewish township and you can see the traditions, customs and the old world charm here. The Jewish Synagogue is a must see.

     

    Bolghatty Palace - One of the oldest existing Palace built by the Dutch in India, Bolghatty Palace is located in the scenic island popularly known as Bolgatty island in Kochi, Kerala. In 1744 AD, Dutch traders built this villa and it was later extended, with lush green gardens landscaped around it. The building was then the Governor's palace for the Dutch and later in 1909, was leased to the British. It served as the home of the British Governors, the seat of the British Resident of Cochin during the British regime. In 1947, when India got her independence, the palace became the property of the state and was later converted into a heritage hotel resort and is now run by the KTDC (Kerala Tourism Development Corporation). Set amidst lush, tropical greenery, this prestigious heritage hotel with spectacular scenery of the back waters all around is a place of quiet, laidback enchantment. The palace is a two-storied building with, well-decorated bedchambers and a huge lounge wherein historical portraits are displayed. The resort offers palace and executive suites, deluxe rooms, and honey moon and lake front cottages along the edge of the backwaters for stay. The guests can enjoy a beautiful calm and quiet environment with facilitates like a mini golf course, swimming pool, Ayurvedic center and daily Kathakali performances.

     

    Chottanikkara Temple - Chottanikkara temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagawati, one of the most popular deities of Kerala. Besides, this temple is also enshrined with the deity of Lord Vishnu. The principal deity in this temple is Goddess Rajeshwari, which is worshipped in three different forms. Devotees worship the deity as goddess Saraswati in the morning, goddess Badrakali in the afternoon, while goddess Durga in the evening. Interestingly, the idol of the goddess mounted on sand instead of being fixed on the ground. The main festival of Maasi Makam is celebrated in this temple during the month of Kumbha, from February through March.

     

    Paradesi Synagogue - Paradesi Synagogue was built in 1568 and is rated as the oldest active synagogue in all the 53 member-countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. Renowned as Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue, this synagogue was constructed by people of Cochin Jewish community (Malabari Yehuden). In Hindi, Paradesi refers to the people from foreign land and this synagogue was named Paradesi as it was once used by the White Jews. These White Jews were the mixture of Jews from Cranganore, from the Middle East and the European exiles. Located in Jew Town of the Kochi city, Paradesi Synagogue is the only active one of the seven synagogues in the area. Meshuchrarim was the lowest class of members, as they were a group of freed slaves. These people had no communal rights and sat on the floor or on the steps outside the synagogue. Objects of antiquity of this synagogue were the Scrolls of the Law, several gold crowns received as gifts and Belgian glass chandeliers.

     

    Kashi Art Caf - The cafe was started in 1997 in Fort Kochi by two art lovers Anoop Skaria and Dorrie Younger. In 2003, they expanded and got another space with the same objective in Mattancherry. The idea behind this is sure to touch the souls of all artists and art lovers. Kashi Art cafe provides a platform for all talented artists who have no support structure to bring their talent out in the spotlight. Established artists also display their work here. The profits from the cafe totally support art and cultural activities. This gallery has today become a milestone in the contemporary art scene in India. An art gallery and a cafe, this place is one of a kind - wherein you can admire art and also have a bite to eat. They serve excellent chocolate cakes, breakfast and lunch, coupled with nice music and a soothing ambience.

     

    Museum of Kerala History - Museum of Kerala History is located 10 km north of Ernakulam city on NH 47. This live museum recites the history of the state through informative light and sound shows. The museum depicts the stories on the lives of 87 personalities, who played a significant role in shaping Kerala's future. During the light and sound show, the social, cultural and literary aspects of Kerala are given considerable significance.  Over 36 visuals depict the 2000 year old history of Kerala and covers aspects like Early People, Nannan of Ezhimala, Senguttavan and Ilango Venmani. Other sections of Kerala history that are represented in light and sound show are Ay Andiran of Pothiyilmala, The Aryan Immigration, St. Thomas, Shankaracharya, Kulasekhara Alwar and Cheraman Perumal Nayanar. Collection of the gallery also holds works of 'Matured' Bengal School, the Progressive Artists Group and Indian Abstract Act. Major highlight of the museum is a Dolls Museum, which comprises a collection of 150 dolls. These handcrafted dolls hail from different Indian states and can be identified by their attires, hairdos and jewellery.

     

    Wellingdon Island - Willingdon Island is an artificial man-made island, which comprises the modern port serving Kochi. The island has been named after Lord Willingdon, who was the former Madras governor. The Willingdon Island is home for the Port of Kochi, as well as the Kochi Naval Base of the Indian Navy and Central Institute of Fisheries. This island is also home to Office of the Cochin Port Trust, the Customs Office and various export-import offices. Hotels and business centres are also dotted across the island. This island is connected to Kochi's mainland by road and the railway Venduruthy Bridge.

     

    Shiva Temple - There are two legendary stories connected to this temple. The first is thus: A sage was observing strict penance on the Himalayas. He had a disciple called Devalan. Because of his bad behaviour, he was cursed to become a serpent. To be freed from the curse, he had to fetch a Shiva Linga kept by another serpent in the Behula forest. He drew up a plan and got the Linga. When he was returning from there, he stopped on the way to have a bath. After bath and offering prayers, he couldn t remove the Shiva Linga, it was firmly fixed to the ground. The Shiva temple which is there now is believed to have cropped up at that time. The place was called Hrishingakulam (Hrishinga was the changed name of Devalan). It has now been shortened to Ernakulam. In front of the Shiva temple in Ernakulam lies the backwaters of Cochin. The deity faces westwards and enjoys the view of the sea. At the time of constructing this temple, the main language that was in use was Tamil; therefore the people addressed the deity as Erayanar which also means Lord Shiva.

     

    Subhash Park - Subhash Park is a public park, which is located in the heart of Ernakulam city. Towards the western side, this park overlooks the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake and Cochin Harbour. Close to the park, there is an ancient Shiva temple, which is enshrined with the deity of Lord Shiva, which is also known as ‘Ernakulathappan’.

     

    Hill Palace Museum - Hill Palace Museum, located near Tripunithura in Kochi, was opened for public in 1986. Formerly, this museum served as an administrative office of Maharaja of Kochi, who built this palace in 1865. In 1980, Department of Archaeology took over the palace and transformed it into a museum. Spread over an area of about 22, 00, 00 sq. metre, this museum is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. The palace complex houses an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and children’s park. This museum houses the Centre for Heritage Studies (CHS), which is an autonomous research and training institute. The CHS has been designated as the 'Manuscript Conservation Centre' (MCC) and ‘Manuscript Resource Centre’ (MRC) by the National Mission for Manuscripts.  The main highlight of this museum is a gold crown, which is embedded with precious stones. Several valuable coins, ornaments, majestic beds and samples of epigraphy are also displayed in the museum.

     

    Santa Cruz Cathedral - Santa Cruz Basilica is amongst the oldest churches in Kochi and is also one of the eight Basilicas in the country. Built by the first Portuguese viceroy, Francesco de Almeida in 1505, this church is the oldest church in India. The foundation stone of this church was laid on 3 May, 1505, during the feast of the ‘Invention of the Holy Cross’. Upon the completion, this church was given the name as Santa Cruz Cathedral. Along with the rest of churches in Kochi, this church was ruined in 1663, when the Dutch conquered the city. During that period, this cathedral was used as an armoury. In the destruction of the cathedral, only an elaborate granite pillar remained, which is still kept on the south-eastern corner of the present Basilica. This cathedral was rebuilt in 1887 by Bishop Dom Joao Gomes Ferreira. The renovation of this cathedral was completed during the reign of Dom Mateus Oliveira Xavier.

     

    Princess Street - If you want to see the remnants of the European architecture, visit Princess Street. The street was famous all through the European occupation and the huge bungalows lined on this quaint street portray the architecture of their respective owners ranging from Portuguese, Dutch, British and French. If you want to see what they looked from inside, most of these homes allow you a visit.

     

    St. George Ferona Church - St. George Ferona Church is a Roman Catholic Church, which was built in the 594 AD. Counted among the oldest churches of Kerala, this church is constructed on a land donated by the Raja of Edappally. Originally, this church was built in the name of Virgin Mary. This church was rechristened as the St.George's Church, when St. George was officially recognised as the Patron Saint of England. This church features a statue of St. George, which shows the Saint on horseback with his spear piercing the ugly head of serpent lying under the hooves of his horse. According to the Italian legend, it is believed that the Saint was rescuing a noble damsel, who was offered to the monster as his food. The deity of this church is said to have the power of getting rid of snakes.

     

    Indian Naval Maritime Museum - Indian Naval Maritime Museum, located at INS Dronacharya in Kochi, showcases the devotion, bravery and selfless services rendered men of Indian navy. This museum throws light on the genesis, evolution and history of the Indian Navy. Kerala's trade links with Arabs, which influenced the India's naval power in South East Asia, is also showcased in the museum. Interestingly, the museum also presents the aspects of shipbuilding in India. The exhibits at the museum depict of how the Indian expertise in shipbuilding took the Indian culture to the islands of Java, Sumatra and Bali. The details of the operations like Junagadh operation, the Goa liberation and Indo-Pak conflicts of 1965 and 1971are also seen. Moments of Operation Cactus, Operation Pawan and the strategic drills during the Kargil war are also showcased in the museum.

     

    St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica - St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica was built in the early 20th century under the direction of Mar Louis Pazheparambil. Originally found in 1112 AD, this cathedral is dedicated to "Our Lady of Ports". This cathedral was elevated to the status of a Basilica by Pope Paul VI on 20 March 1974. Serving as the headquarters of the Major Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, this church is the prominent Marian Pilgrim Centre in India.

     

    Mangalavanam - Mangalavanam is a bird sanctuary, which is situated behind the Kerala High Court building. Regarded as the green lung of Kochi, this ecologically sensitive area is home to large variety of migratory birds. Besides, it is a mangrove area, which consists of a shallow lake bordered by thick mangrove vegetation. The true mangrove and mangrove associate species like avicennia officinalis, rhizophora mucronata, and acrostichum aureum, are found in the area. Acanthus ilicifolius, which is the endangered species, is also found in the area. Total of 6 species of mammals, including Indian Flying-fox, painted bat, Three-Striped Palm Squirrel, house rat, Bandicota, and Eurasian otter, also inhabit the area. Amphibian species like limnonectes limnocharis and duttaphrynus melanostictus can also be spotted. Seven species of fishes that are found in this area include anabas testudineus, striped panchax, etroplus suratensis, and sarotherodon mossambicus.

     

    David Hall - David Hall is a 315 year old Dutch bungalow, which originally served as the official residence of the Dutch Army commanders. Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Draakestein, the author of Horticus Malabaricus, used to reside in this bungalow. Presently, this complex belongs to Netherlands Government agency, CNO. This bungalow is being converted into an open art gallery, which with also house a traditional Dutch performing arts centre and studio for young painters. This bungalow is a quintessential of colonial Dutch architecture.

     

    Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village - Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village is an island, which has been converted into a model fishing village and tourism spot. Located 15 km away from the Kochi city, this tourism village is first of its kind in India. At this island village, exploring the rural work styles, age-old culture and heritage of Kerala can be interesting. Spread over an area of 16 sq. km, this is home to fishermen, farmers, labourers, toddy tappers and coir spinners.  Surrounded by backwaters, this village has a ring of Chinese fishing nets and specialised local paddy cultivation. One can enjoy canoeing in a country boat, fishing or partying in rural style with locals.

     

    Pierce Leslie Bungalow - Pierce Leslie Bungalow is a colonial mansion, which was found in 1862. Constructed in Portuguese, Dutch and the native building style, this mansion was the office of the coffee merchants, the Pierce Leslie and Company. The mansion is characterised by arched doorways, wood panels on the roof of the ground floor and carved doors. Another major attraction of this mansion is the water front veranda and the cascade balcony. Located near Fort Kochi, around 13 km from Ernakulam, this mansion can be reached by hiring taxis from the Kochi city.

     

    Pallipuram Fort - Pallipuram Fort is an island fort, which was built by the Portuguese in 1503. It is counted amongst the oldest existing European forts in India. In 1661, the fort was captured by the Dutch; however it was sold to the State of Travancore in 1789. Popularly known as ayikkotta or Alikotta, this hexagonal shaped fort is situated in the northern extremity of the Vypeen Island. Raised to the height of around 5 ft, the ground floor of the fort comprises a cellar, which was used for storing gun powder. Fort also features gates, door posts and the lintels that are adorned with beautiful carvings. Inside the fort is a square well of dimension 3’3”, which was the source of fresh water during the early period. Towards the north side of the fort, an opening leads to the cellar.

     

    Indo-Portuguese Museum - Indo-Portuguese Museum was established by Late Dr. Joseph Kureethra, who was the Bishop of Kochi. He found the museum with a motive of protecting and showcasing the cultural heritage and Portuguese influence. The museum features an Altar Display Hall, which showcases the Portuguese influences on Fort Kochi and the surrounding areas. The museum basically has five main sections, namely Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life and Cathedral. Major attraction of the museum is a piece of the altar made in teak, which dates back to 16th century and belongs to the Church of Our Lady of Hope. Vypeen, which is a chasuble from Bishop's House and processional cross from Santa Cruz Cathedral are among other highlights of the museum. The collection at the Indo-Portuguese Museum also includes artwork donated by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

     

    Mastyafed Milky-way Aqua-Tourist Village - Mastyafed Milky-way Aqua-Tourist Village is an aqua farm, which has been built by the state government to promote aqua tourism. Located at Malippuram in Vypeen, this village is just 12 km away from the Kochi city. Developed as a major fish-producing centre for the region, this tourism village has abundance of mangroves, fauna and flora and lagoons. This village is a perfect getaway for one day picnic, where activities like fishing and boating can be enjoyed. Tourists can also taste seafood delicacies at the restaurants in this village. Visiting mangroves through backwaters, prawn, fish & crab farm and Chappa Beach can also be exciting.

     

    Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha - Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha is located in Perumanoor, which is just 3 km away from Kochi city centre. It is the one and only gurudwara in Kochi as well as entire Kerala. Originally, this gurudwara was situated in the locality of the Cochin Shipyard. It was shifted to the present location on Chakkalakkal Road, when the site was acquired for construction of the shipyard. This gurudwara was founded on November 29, 1955 and present gurudwara was inaugurated on November 18, 1975. The architecture of the gurudwara is a blend of Hindu and Mughal style, which are characterised domes and entrances. Four sided doors of this gurudwara symbolise open mindedness in Sikhism. In the heart of this gurudwara, there is a Durbar Hall, which is known as the prayer hall. Within this hall, the Sri Guru Grant Sahib, the holy text of Sikh has been placed. On the ground floor of the gurudwara, there is a community kitchen, known as Guru Ka Langar.

     

    Parishath Thampuran Museum - Pareekshith Thampuran Museum is an archaeological museum, which holds a collection of 19th century paintings. Along with the paintings, this museum also holds exhibit of paintings of ancient monuments, coins and scriptures made in stone and Plaster of Paris. Most of the memorabilia displayed at the museum belongs to the Cochin royal family. Formerly, this museum was a venue, which hosted the guests of the Kochi royalty. Official ceremonies and meetings were also held in the building. Former guest room, or the durbar hall, of the Kochi Rajas is the major highlight of this museum. Reflecting Kerala style of architecture, this museum is was named after Rama Varma Pareekshith Thampuran, last ruler of the royal family.

     

    Santhanagopala- Krishnaswamy Temple - One of the most famous temples is Kochi is the Santhanagopala - Krishnaswamy Temple. The temple has been dated to 947 AD according to the inscriptions found on the site. With well detailed carvings and sculptures adorn the walls of this age old temple. The chance to be in the same temple as bygone royalty has a charm of its own. Thousands of tourists visit this ancient and historic temple every year.

     

    Vamanamoorthy temple - Another holy shrine that deserves to be seen is the Vamanamoorthy temple also referred to as the Thrikkakara Temple as it is located in the village of Thrikkakara, close to Kochi. This temple holds importance as the lithe records are of major historical significance. On Onam, the temple holds a huge feast and the festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show.

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    Renai Blue Waters Cherai, Kochi-Cochin

    Beach Road

    Renai Blue Waters Cherai, Kochi-Cochin The cosy coastal resort is located in Cherai which is the longest beach in Kochi. This beach is 10km long and offers sightings of dolphins. It has many interesting tourist spots lik

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    The International Hotel, Kochi-Cochin

    M.G. Road,

    The International Hotel, Kochi-Cochin The International Hotel, located on the bustling M.G. Road in Kochi, offers standard services and facilities to guests. At leisure, guests can pamper themselves at the on-site Ayurv

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    Excellency Hotel, Kochi-Cochin

     Nettipadam Road

    Excellency Hotel, Kochi-Cochin Hotel Excellency is located at 650 m from Ernakulam Junction. It offers a business centre, multi-cuisine restaurant and Wi-Fi internet. Located on the Nettipadam Road, Hotel Excellency is a

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    Cherai Beach Resorts, Kochi-Cochin

    Munambam Road

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    Vivanta by TajMalabar, Kochi-Cochin

    Willingdon Island 

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    Sealord Hotel, Kochi-Cochin

    Shanmugam Road

    Sealord Hotel, Kochi-Cochin Located on the Shanmugam Road, Sealord Hotel boasts of closeness to Ernakulam Railway station. Immanuel CSI Church (Approx. 0.5km) and Shiva Temple (Approx. 1km) are the nearby places of visi

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    Baywatch Beach Homes, Kochi-Cochin

    Beach Road

    Baywatch Beach Homes, Kochi-Cochin Bay Watch Beach Home is situated at Beach Road, Cherai Ernakulam. Its location is near an exotic beach with warm sand and emerald water - a tropical paradise. Guests can also visit the

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    Bolgatty Palace Hotel, Kochi-Cochin

    Mulavukadu 

    Bolgatty Palace Hotel, Kochi-Cochin Bolgatty Palace Island Resort & Marine House is situated at Mulavukadu in Bolgatty islands. Ayyappan Kavu Temple (Approx. 1km) and Dhathathraya Temple (Approx. 5km) are the two ancient

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    Abad Plaza Hotel , Kochi-Cochin

    M.G. Road

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    Le Meridien Cochin Resort, Kochi-Cochin

    Maradu Koch

    Le Meridien Cochin Resort, Kochi-Cochin Just 10 minutes drive from Kumbalam Railway Station; Le Meridien Kochi offers Wi-Fi, spa, fitness centre, and 14 multi-purpose venues. Set amidst 25 acres of lush green landscaped

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    Tri Star Residency, Kochi-Cochin

    Kundannoor

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    Flora Airport Hotel, Kochi-Cochin

    Opp. International Terminal

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    Presidency Hotel, Kochi-Cochin

     Paramara Road

    Presidency Hotel, Kochi-Cochin 3 km from M.G. Road, 3.1 km from Railway Station, 8.9 km from Santa Cruz Basilica, In-house Japanese restaurant Presidency Hotel is one of the best 4 star hotels in Cochin. It is situated

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    Grand Hotel, Kochi-Cochin

    M.G. Road

    Grand Hotel, Kochi-Cochin Grand Hotel is located in Ernakulam City, 5 minutes drive away from the railway and bus stations. It features a 24-hour business centre, 24-hour room service, and free private parking. Fitted wi

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    Gokulam Park Inn, Kochi-Cochin

    Opp. P.V.S. Hospital

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    Travancore Court, Kochi-Cochin

     Warriam Road

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    Holiday Inn, Kochi-Cochin

    National Highway Bypas

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    Trident Hotel Cochin, Kochi-Cochin

    Willingdon Island

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    Aiswarya Hotel, Kochi-Cochin

    Warriam Road

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    Woodlands Hotel, Kochi-Cochin

    Woodlands Junction

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    Fort Kochi Beach - Fort Kochi Beach is situated around 12 km away from the Kochi city. This beach is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. Cochin Carnival, which is celebrated at the time a week before New Year is the highlight of the beach.Fort Kochi is a small village close to the suburbs of the main city. With panoramic beaches all along the coastline, you can see the famed Chinese fishing nets and sailing ships. The beautiful village and countryside is lined with old Victorian era styled bungalows, a reminiscent of the European settlements. This location was the first settlement of the Europeans in Kochi. Besides the fort, this beach is also famous for water sports like scuba diving, wind surfing, parasailing and snorkelling. Fort Kochi Beach is also ideal for water sports like catamaran sailing, kayaking and canoeing.

     

    Cherai beach - The panoramic Cherai beach is at the end of Vypeen Island, one of the many tiny islands off the shoreline. This panoramic island can be easily reached by boat and land. This isolated yet enchanting beach is far away from commercial activities, cocooned by palm and coconut trees, azure waters and golden sand. There are a variety of water sports and beach activities to enjoy.

     

    Marine Drive - Marine Drive is a 1.75 km long beautiful promenade, which has been built facing the backwaters of Kochi. One of the most popular hangout areas for the locals as well as tourists in the city, Marine Drive is a walkway. Featuring numerous shopping malls and fast food joints, this place is an important hub of economic activities in Kochi. Tourists visit this place during evenings, to catch a glimpse of rising sun over the sea mouth. The Marine Drive walkway begins from the High Court Junction and stretches until the Rajendra Maidan. Towards the northern part of this walkway is a Public Ground, which is the venue for hosting major exhibitions. This park is also the important political meetings point in the city. The important landmark of Marine Drive is the Marine Walkway, which stretches from Subhash Chandra Bose Park in the south, to KSINC Boat Jetty in the north. The Rainbow Bridge, the China Net Bridge and GCDA Shopping Complex are other major highlights of this walkway.

     

    Chinese Fishing Nets - Chinese Fishing Nets, also known as Cheenavala, serve as the official icon of Kochi. Basically, these nets are fixed land installations that have been introduced by Chinese explorer, Zheng He. Found at most of the places in Kerala, these are the shore operated lift nets, which are used for an unusual form of fishing. These 20 metre high nets are set up on teak and bamboo poles. Comprising of a cantilever with a net that are suspended over the sea, these structures have stones tied to ropes as counterweights. When operated by a group of six men, each net spreads to 20 metre or more over the water body. Every net has different operating depth and therefore, repeated use of same net in tidal waters is not possible. For fishing, these nets are descended into the sea for few minutes before they are lifted with the caught fishes. Located near the Fort Cochin on Vasco da Gama Square, these Chinese Fishing Nets are popular tourist attractions. Situated about 14 km away from the main town Kochi, these can be reached by hired car, taxi, bus or auto-rickshaws.

     

    Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace) - Mattancherry Palace, which is fondly known as the Dutch Palace, is a landmark monument in Kochi. Simple and plain from exterior, this palace features rooms with intrinsically carved ceilings and murals. Originally, the church was built by Portuguese in 1557, however was passed to the Dutch, when they captured Kochi during the pre-British period. The major highlights of this Mattancherry Palace are the murals on the walls of the rooms of palace. These murals depict the scenes from Hindu mythological epics like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas. This palace also features a gallery, which holds exhibit of royal memorabilia like attires, turbans and weapons that belong to Rajas of Kochi. Portuguese, the original founders of the palace, gifted the palace to the Raja Veera Kerala Varma. This gift was basically a compensation for a temple, which was destroyed by the Portuguese. Architecturally, the palace has remained unchanged since its construction. The palace is a two-storied quadrangular building, which is made up of stark white walls, sloping roofs and trees around it.

     

    St Francis Church - St. Francis CSI Church is the landmark building, which was foundby the Portuguese. This edifice is built on the site, where the body of late explorer Vasco da Gama was originally buried. Originally built in 1503, this church is the oldest European church in India. The church was initially a simple wooden structure, which was dedicated to St Bartholomew. Reconstruction of the church in stone was initiated by the Portuguese Viceroy, Dom Francisco Almedia, on the command of the Raja.  The new reconstructed church was completed in 1516 and was dedicated to St Antony. In 1663, the church was taken over by Dutch and was converted into their government church. Until 1795, Dutch administrated the church, which was then passed to the British. In 1923, under the Protected Monuments Act of 1904, the church was declared as the protected monument. The church can be reached by hiring a cab or boarding an auto-rickshaw or bus for Fort Kochi.

     

    Jew Town - It has been known that Jewish settled in Kochi as early as 700 BC for trade and commerce. The population rose and the reigning Hindu king gave them a whole area for their own town. Today Jew Town is a unique feature of Kochi. Even though a multitude of Jews immigrated to Israel or converted, the region is still a Jewish township and you can see the traditions, customs and the old world charm here. The Jewish Synagogue is a must see.

     

    Bolghatty Palace - One of the oldest existing Palace built by the Dutch in India, Bolghatty Palace is located in the scenic island popularly known as Bolgatty island in Kochi, Kerala. In 1744 AD, Dutch traders built this villa and it was later extended, with lush green gardens landscaped around it. The building was then the Governor's palace for the Dutch and later in 1909, was leased to the British. It served as the home of the British Governors, the seat of the British Resident of Cochin during the British regime. In 1947, when India got her independence, the palace became the property of the state and was later converted into a heritage hotel resort and is now run by the KTDC (Kerala Tourism Development Corporation). Set amidst lush, tropical greenery, this prestigious heritage hotel with spectacular scenery of the back waters all around is a place of quiet, laidback enchantment. The palace is a two-storied building with, well-decorated bedchambers and a huge lounge wherein historical portraits are displayed. The resort offers palace and executive suites, deluxe rooms, and honey moon and lake front cottages along the edge of the backwaters for stay. The guests can enjoy a beautiful calm and quiet environment with facilitates like a mini golf course, swimming pool, Ayurvedic center and daily Kathakali performances.

     

    Chottanikkara Temple - Chottanikkara temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagawati, one of the most popular deities of Kerala. Besides, this temple is also enshrined with the deity of Lord Vishnu. The principal deity in this temple is Goddess Rajeshwari, which is worshipped in three different forms. Devotees worship the deity as goddess Saraswati in the morning, goddess Badrakali in the afternoon, while goddess Durga in the evening. Interestingly, the idol of the goddess mounted on sand instead of being fixed on the ground. The main festival of Maasi Makam is celebrated in this temple during the month of Kumbha, from February through March.

     

    Paradesi Synagogue - Paradesi Synagogue was built in 1568 and is rated as the oldest active synagogue in all the 53 member-countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. Renowned as Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue, this synagogue was constructed by people of Cochin Jewish community (Malabari Yehuden). In Hindi, Paradesi refers to the people from foreign land and this synagogue was named Paradesi as it was once used by the White Jews. These White Jews were the mixture of Jews from Cranganore, from the Middle East and the European exiles. Located in Jew Town of the Kochi city, Paradesi Synagogue is the only active one of the seven synagogues in the area. Meshuchrarim was the lowest class of members, as they were a group of freed slaves. These people had no communal rights and sat on the floor or on the steps outside the synagogue. Objects of antiquity of this synagogue were the Scrolls of the Law, several gold crowns received as gifts and Belgian glass chandeliers.

     

    Kashi Art Caf - The cafe was started in 1997 in Fort Kochi by two art lovers Anoop Skaria and Dorrie Younger. In 2003, they expanded and got another space with the same objective in Mattancherry. The idea behind this is sure to touch the souls of all artists and art lovers. Kashi Art cafe provides a platform for all talented artists who have no support structure to bring their talent out in the spotlight. Established artists also display their work here. The profits from the cafe totally support art and cultural activities. This gallery has today become a milestone in the contemporary art scene in India. An art gallery and a cafe, this place is one of a kind - wherein you can admire art and also have a bite to eat. They serve excellent chocolate cakes, breakfast and lunch, coupled with nice music and a soothing ambience.

     

    Museum of Kerala History - Museum of Kerala History is located 10 km north of Ernakulam city on NH 47. This live museum recites the history of the state through informative light and sound shows. The museum depicts the stories on the lives of 87 personalities, who played a significant role in shaping Kerala's future. During the light and sound show, the social, cultural and literary aspects of Kerala are given considerable significance.  Over 36 visuals depict the 2000 year old history of Kerala and covers aspects like Early People, Nannan of Ezhimala, Senguttavan and Ilango Venmani. Other sections of Kerala history that are represented in light and sound show are Ay Andiran of Pothiyilmala, The Aryan Immigration, St. Thomas, Shankaracharya, Kulasekhara Alwar and Cheraman Perumal Nayanar. Collection of the gallery also holds works of 'Matured' Bengal School, the Progressive Artists Group and Indian Abstract Act. Major highlight of the museum is a Dolls Museum, which comprises a collection of 150 dolls. These handcrafted dolls hail from different Indian states and can be identified by their attires, hairdos and jewellery.

     

    Wellingdon Island - Willingdon Island is an artificial man-made island, which comprises the modern port serving Kochi. The island has been named after Lord Willingdon, who was the former Madras governor. The Willingdon Island is home for the Port of Kochi, as well as the Kochi Naval Base of the Indian Navy and Central Institute of Fisheries. This island is also home to Office of the Cochin Port Trust, the Customs Office and various export-import offices. Hotels and business centres are also dotted across the island. This island is connected to Kochi's mainland by road and the railway Venduruthy Bridge.

     

    Shiva Temple - There are two legendary stories connected to this temple. The first is thus: A sage was observing strict penance on the Himalayas. He had a disciple called Devalan. Because of his bad behaviour, he was cursed to become a serpent. To be freed from the curse, he had to fetch a Shiva Linga kept by another serpent in the Behula forest. He drew up a plan and got the Linga. When he was returning from there, he stopped on the way to have a bath. After bath and offering prayers, he couldn t remove the Shiva Linga, it was firmly fixed to the ground. The Shiva temple which is there now is believed to have cropped up at that time. The place was called Hrishingakulam (Hrishinga was the changed name of Devalan). It has now been shortened to Ernakulam. In front of the Shiva temple in Ernakulam lies the backwaters of Cochin. The deity faces westwards and enjoys the view of the sea. At the time of constructing this temple, the main language that was in use was Tamil; therefore the people addressed the deity as Erayanar which also means Lord Shiva.

     

    Subhash Park - Subhash Park is a public park, which is located in the heart of Ernakulam city. Towards the western side, this park overlooks the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake and Cochin Harbour. Close to the park, there is an ancient Shiva temple, which is enshrined with the deity of Lord Shiva, which is also known as ‘Ernakulathappan’.

     

    Hill Palace Museum - Hill Palace Museum, located near Tripunithura in Kochi, was opened for public in 1986. Formerly, this museum served as an administrative office of Maharaja of Kochi, who built this palace in 1865. In 1980, Department of Archaeology took over the palace and transformed it into a museum. Spread over an area of about 22, 00, 00 sq. metre, this museum is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. The palace complex houses an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and children’s park. This museum houses the Centre for Heritage Studies (CHS), which is an autonomous research and training institute. The CHS has been designated as the 'Manuscript Conservation Centre' (MCC) and ‘Manuscript Resource Centre’ (MRC) by the National Mission for Manuscripts.  The main highlight of this museum is a gold crown, which is embedded with precious stones. Several valuable coins, ornaments, majestic beds and samples of epigraphy are also displayed in the museum.

     

    Santa Cruz Cathedral - Santa Cruz Basilica is amongst the oldest churches in Kochi and is also one of the eight Basilicas in the country. Built by the first Portuguese viceroy, Francesco de Almeida in 1505, this church is the oldest church in India. The foundation stone of this church was laid on 3 May, 1505, during the feast of the ‘Invention of the Holy Cross’. Upon the completion, this church was given the name as Santa Cruz Cathedral. Along with the rest of churches in Kochi, this church was ruined in 1663, when the Dutch conquered the city. During that period, this cathedral was used as an armoury. In the destruction of the cathedral, only an elaborate granite pillar remained, which is still kept on the south-eastern corner of the present Basilica. This cathedral was rebuilt in 1887 by Bishop Dom Joao Gomes Ferreira. The renovation of this cathedral was completed during the reign of Dom Mateus Oliveira Xavier.

     

    Princess Street - If you want to see the remnants of the European architecture, visit Princess Street. The street was famous all through the European occupation and the huge bungalows lined on this quaint street portray the architecture of their respective owners ranging from Portuguese, Dutch, British and French. If you want to see what they looked from inside, most of these homes allow you a visit.

     

    St. George Ferona Church - St. George Ferona Church is a Roman Catholic Church, which was built in the 594 AD. Counted among the oldest churches of Kerala, this church is constructed on a land donated by the Raja of Edappally. Originally, this church was built in the name of Virgin Mary. This church was rechristened as the St.George's Church, when St. George was officially recognised as the Patron Saint of England. This church features a statue of St. George, which shows the Saint on horseback with his spear piercing the ugly head of serpent lying under the hooves of his horse. According to the Italian legend, it is believed that the Saint was rescuing a noble damsel, who was offered to the monster as his food. The deity of this church is said to have the power of getting rid of snakes.

     

    Indian Naval Maritime Museum - Indian Naval Maritime Museum, located at INS Dronacharya in Kochi, showcases the devotion, bravery and selfless services rendered men of Indian navy. This museum throws light on the genesis, evolution and history of the Indian Navy. Kerala's trade links with Arabs, which influenced the India's naval power in South East Asia, is also showcased in the museum. Interestingly, the museum also presents the aspects of shipbuilding in India. The exhibits at the museum depict of how the Indian expertise in shipbuilding took the Indian culture to the islands of Java, Sumatra and Bali. The details of the operations like Junagadh operation, the Goa liberation and Indo-Pak conflicts of 1965 and 1971are also seen. Moments of Operation Cactus, Operation Pawan and the strategic drills during the Kargil war are also showcased in the museum.

     

    St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica - St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica was built in the early 20th century under the direction of Mar Louis Pazheparambil. Originally found in 1112 AD, this cathedral is dedicated to "Our Lady of Ports". This cathedral was elevated to the status of a Basilica by Pope Paul VI on 20 March 1974. Serving as the headquarters of the Major Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, this church is the prominent Marian Pilgrim Centre in India.

     

    Mangalavanam - Mangalavanam is a bird sanctuary, which is situated behind the Kerala High Court building. Regarded as the green lung of Kochi, this ecologically sensitive area is home to large variety of migratory birds. Besides, it is a mangrove area, which consists of a shallow lake bordered by thick mangrove vegetation. The true mangrove and mangrove associate species like avicennia officinalis, rhizophora mucronata, and acrostichum aureum, are found in the area. Acanthus ilicifolius, which is the endangered species, is also found in the area. Total of 6 species of mammals, including Indian Flying-fox, painted bat, Three-Striped Palm Squirrel, house rat, Bandicota, and Eurasian otter, also inhabit the area. Amphibian species like limnonectes limnocharis and duttaphrynus melanostictus can also be spotted. Seven species of fishes that are found in this area include anabas testudineus, striped panchax, etroplus suratensis, and sarotherodon mossambicus.

     

    David Hall - David Hall is a 315 year old Dutch bungalow, which originally served as the official residence of the Dutch Army commanders. Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Draakestein, the author of Horticus Malabaricus, used to reside in this bungalow. Presently, this complex belongs to Netherlands Government agency, CNO. This bungalow is being converted into an open art gallery, which with also house a traditional Dutch performing arts centre and studio for young painters. This bungalow is a quintessential of colonial Dutch architecture.

     

    Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village - Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village is an island, which has been converted into a model fishing village and tourism spot. Located 15 km away from the Kochi city, this tourism village is first of its kind in India. At this island village, exploring the rural work styles, age-old culture and heritage of Kerala can be interesting. Spread over an area of 16 sq. km, this is home to fishermen, farmers, labourers, toddy tappers and coir spinners.  Surrounded by backwaters, this village has a ring of Chinese fishing nets and specialised local paddy cultivation. One can enjoy canoeing in a country boat, fishing or partying in rural style with locals.

     

    Pierce Leslie Bungalow - Pierce Leslie Bungalow is a colonial mansion, which was found in 1862. Constructed in Portuguese, Dutch and the native building style, this mansion was the office of the coffee merchants, the Pierce Leslie and Company. The mansion is characterised by arched doorways, wood panels on the roof of the ground floor and carved doors. Another major attraction of this mansion is the water front veranda and the cascade balcony. Located near Fort Kochi, around 13 km from Ernakulam, this mansion can be reached by hiring taxis from the Kochi city.

     

    Pallipuram Fort - Pallipuram Fort is an island fort, which was built by the Portuguese in 1503. It is counted amongst the oldest existing European forts in India. In 1661, the fort was captured by the Dutch; however it was sold to the State of Travancore in 1789. Popularly known as ayikkotta or Alikotta, this hexagonal shaped fort is situated in the northern extremity of the Vypeen Island. Raised to the height of around 5 ft, the ground floor of the fort comprises a cellar, which was used for storing gun powder. Fort also features gates, door posts and the lintels that are adorned with beautiful carvings. Inside the fort is a square well of dimension 3’3”, which was the source of fresh water during the early period. Towards the north side of the fort, an opening leads to the cellar.

     

    Indo-Portuguese Museum - Indo-Portuguese Museum was established by Late Dr. Joseph Kureethra, who was the Bishop of Kochi. He found the museum with a motive of protecting and showcasing the cultural heritage and Portuguese influence. The museum features an Altar Display Hall, which showcases the Portuguese influences on Fort Kochi and the surrounding areas. The museum basically has five main sections, namely Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life and Cathedral. Major attraction of the museum is a piece of the altar made in teak, which dates back to 16th century and belongs to the Church of Our Lady of Hope. Vypeen, which is a chasuble from Bishop's House and processional cross from Santa Cruz Cathedral are among other highlights of the museum. The collection at the Indo-Portuguese Museum also includes artwork donated by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

     

    Mastyafed Milky-way Aqua-Tourist Village - Mastyafed Milky-way Aqua-Tourist Village is an aqua farm, which has been built by the state government to promote aqua tourism. Located at Malippuram in Vypeen, this village is just 12 km away from the Kochi city. Developed as a major fish-producing centre for the region, this tourism village has abundance of mangroves, fauna and flora and lagoons. This village is a perfect getaway for one day picnic, where activities like fishing and boating can be enjoyed. Tourists can also taste seafood delicacies at the restaurants in this village. Visiting mangroves through backwaters, prawn, fish & crab farm and Chappa Beach can also be exciting.

     

    Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha - Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha is located in Perumanoor, which is just 3 km away from Kochi city centre. It is the one and only gurudwara in Kochi as well as entire Kerala. Originally, this gurudwara was situated in the locality of the Cochin Shipyard. It was shifted to the present location on Chakkalakkal Road, when the site was acquired for construction of the shipyard. This gurudwara was founded on November 29, 1955 and present gurudwara was inaugurated on November 18, 1975. The architecture of the gurudwara is a blend of Hindu and Mughal style, which are characterised domes and entrances. Four sided doors of this gurudwara symbolise open mindedness in Sikhism. In the heart of this gurudwara, there is a Durbar Hall, which is known as the prayer hall. Within this hall, the Sri Guru Grant Sahib, the holy text of Sikh has been placed. On the ground floor of the gurudwara, there is a community kitchen, known as Guru Ka Langar.

     

    Parishath Thampuran Museum - Pareekshith Thampuran Museum is an archaeological museum, which holds a collection of 19th century paintings. Along with the paintings, this museum also holds exhibit of paintings of ancient monuments, coins and scriptures made in stone and Plaster of Paris. Most of the memorabilia displayed at the museum belongs to the Cochin royal family. Formerly, this museum was a venue, which hosted the guests of the Kochi royalty. Official ceremonies and meetings were also held in the building. Former guest room, or the durbar hall, of the Kochi Rajas is the major highlight of this museum. Reflecting Kerala style of architecture, this museum is was named after Rama Varma Pareekshith Thampuran, last ruler of the royal family.

     

    Santhanagopala- Krishnaswamy Temple - One of the most famous temples is Kochi is the Santhanagopala - Krishnaswamy Temple. The temple has been dated to 947 AD according to the inscriptions found on the site. With well detailed carvings and sculptures adorn the walls of this age old temple. The chance to be in the same temple as bygone royalty has a charm of its own. Thousands of tourists visit this ancient and historic temple every year.

     

    Vamanamoorthy temple - Another holy shrine that deserves to be seen is the Vamanamoorthy temple also referred to as the Thrikkakara Temple as it is located in the village of Thrikkakara, close to Kochi. This temple holds importance as the lithe records are of major historical significance. On Onam, the temple holds a huge feast and the festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show.

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