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Pin-Code - 6820xx
STD Code - 0484
State - Kerala
Famous for - Beaches
Best time to visit - Between the months of October and March.
Places to visit - Greenix village, Kochi beach, Mangalavanam bird sanctuary, Kalamassery and The museum of Kerala
Weather - Winter temperature ranges from 15 to 34°C, Summer temperature ranges from 23 to 36°C
Official Language - Malayalam
Languages spoken - English, Malayalam
Kochi is a beautiful town which is situated in the west coast of India. Its also at times called as a “gate way to Kerala”. There are several historical places, densely grown mangroves, vast expanses of backwaters, various cathedrals, churches and forts to be explored by the travelers embarking on Cochin tourism.One of the biggest attractions during trip to Cochin would be paying a visit to Cochin backwaters. These backwaters are surrounded by rows of coconut trees, reflection of which add to the overall charisma of the sight manifold. This place offers great opportunity for the vacationers to have the delight of riding in backwater cruise and also there is good chance of deriving fun out of boat race. Among other activities to do in Cochin, included are visiting Greenix village, which claims to flaunt all sorts of arts at a single spot. Here you can get the glimpses of Kalarippayattu, a form of martial art, Kathakali, the famous and traditional dance performances, in-house museum and also one can get to enjoy the classical indigenous music. You can also gain the exhilarating experience of sunset cruise which is must-not-miss during Cochin travel. Some a times doing nothing but only strolling around also proves to be much rejuvenating. If, you were mulling over such things, then, there is one of best tourist places to visit in Cochin and that is Fort Kochi beach. This beach with colossal stretch for as long as one’s field of vision covers up, litters with silvery white sand powders, there are numerous bungalows constructed in European style, rows of coconut trees stemming out in bunches, gargantuan Chinese fish catching nets put in action and at places the sights of sailing ships make the place really worth paying a visit. Particularly the splendor of whole milieu doubles up at the time of eventide, when sun gears up to hide in the west and dusk prepares to befall and envelop the whole globe. Flocks of birds hoarding back to their nestles, with crimson rays of drowning sun bathing the universe while the restlessness is perceived among the sea waves are enough to generate the nostalgic feelings among the sightseers.
There are several other tourist places in Cochin which are very significant from visiting point of view such as Mangalavanam bird sanctuary, Kalamassery, the museum of Kerala, and myriad others. Jew Town area and Broadway are some of the best places to shop in Cochin. There are several worth buying articles to be included in the list of Cochin shopping and to exemplify spices, cloths and several other handicrafts. Cochin tourism has been registering influx of vacationers at great magnitude and keeping their comfort in view, number of business entrepreneurs have opened up several hotels in Cochin.
Since olden times itself, this region which earlier would be known as Cochin, had been a prominent trade center and would be frequented by the foreign traders. This region had been originally a part of kingdom reined by Kulshekhara. Later on, Portugueues entered in the region and set up their fort with an aim to safeguard their factory. After a brief period of their rule, the territory was again invaded by Dutch, who driving out Portuguese, had their sway established over the region. During their rule a great leap was seen in the trade activities of this region. Yet, great heights were attained by the region during The British raj.