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Area : 8700 Sq km
Temperature summer : Max 35ºC, Min ºC.
Winter : Max 25ºC, Min ºC.
Rainfall : 310 cms annual
Languages : Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil, Konkani


Cochin Introduction


Kochi (traditionally known as Cochin) is a gorgeous city located on the Western Coast of India in the beautiful state of Kerala and facing the Arabian Sea. The city is rightfully called the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'. Apart from having a rich network of backwaters, it’s known as the culture and heritage centre of Kerala. Cochin is the Commercial Capital of Kerala. Cochin, the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala, has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. The city still basks in the glory of ancient mariners from Arabia, China, Holland, Britain and Portugal who have all left their mark on this stunning island city. One of the finest natural harbours on the Arabian Sea coast, the city did serve as a destination for foreign trader in early times and still doing the same.

Cochin fair & festivals


Aattachamayam
The festival of Attachamayam is hosted on the Atham day of the Malayalam month of Chingam (August/ September), at the historical town of Tripunithura, near Kochi.

Cochin Carnival
Cochin Carnival, observed during the last week of every year in fort Kochi in Kerala, reminds to the Portuguese New Year revelry held here during the colonial days.

Indira Gandhi Boat Race
Indira Gandhi Boat Race, a grand fest on the rolling back waters of Kochi, has been hosted in the last week of December.

Jewish Festival
The Jewish community in Kerala, settled mostly in and around Mattancherry, Kochi, celebrates this festival.

Malayatoor Perunal
The 'Perunnal' at the renowned Catholic Church at Malayatoor is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, in the months of March/April.

Prime Attractions of Cochin (Kochi)


Bolghatty Palace
A picturesque island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty is well-known for the Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD.

Dutch Palace
Dutch Palace, originally built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th century, is located at Mattancherry and is a site to visit.

Jewish Synagogue
The oldest synagogue in India, this synagogue was built in 1586 AD by the prosperous Jewish community.

Cheeyappara Waterfalls
The Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls are situated right between Neriamangalam and Adimali on the Cochin - Madurai highway.

Chottanikkara Temple
Chottanikkara temple, located near Ernakulam enshrines Bhagawati - the mother Goddess, one of the most popular deities in Kerala.

Kanjiramattom Festival
The festival of 'Kodikuthu' is celebrated on the 14th of January each year, in Kanjiramattom Mosque, 25 kms from Ernakulam.

Santa Cruz Basillica Chruch
Close to the St. Francis church, it is Roman Catholic Church, which was also built by Portuguese.

St. Francis Church
St. Francis Church was built in 1503 by Portuguese Francisan Friars and known as the India's oldest European church.

Thalassery Fort
Thalaserry fort, located at a distance of 22 kms from Kannur constructed in 1708 AD was the military centre of the British.

How to reach Cochin


By Air
Cochin City is directly connected Delhi, Mumbai, Madras, Goa, Bangalore, and Thiruvananthapuram. All major domestic airlines have their services to Cochin.

By Rail
Cochin is connected by rail to most of the important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.

By Road
Cochin is connected by road with several tourist centres in India. It is 565 km from Bangalore, 223 km from Coimbatore, 848 km from Goa, 694 km from Madras, 470 km from Mysore, and 312 km form Ootacamund.


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