"Queen of the Arabian Sea"

A City in Kerala, India

Interest Measure for Kochi

Ideal time to stay:  2 - 4 days

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How is the weather at Kochi


Height(Altitude) of Kochi from sea level:  17 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  9.9700000°N, 76.2800000°E
Ecosystem:  Coast  

Food, Culture and Language at Kochi

Food Availability:  South Indian 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Kochi?

Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea.
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5 Places to visit and Things to do in Kochi

Wonderla Amusement Park, Kochi at Kochi

Wonderla Amusement Park, Kochi

#Theme park
Wonderla, Kochi, the first ISO 14001 (for environmental protection) and OHSAS 18001 (for safety) certified amusement park in India, is a picture-perfect spot with exhilarating rides and games. Nestled in picturesque greenery at Pallikkara 14 kms from Kochi City. Park offers world class entertainment with adventure. Apart from these there are many other specialties including “XD Max”, a 3-D virtual reality attraction and India’s first ultra modern 500 seats digital indoor Musical Fountain with laser show. It is a perfect getaway for unwinding oneself.
Expenses - ₹950
Time needed - 5 hours
Cherai Beach at Kochi

Cherai Beach

This lovely beach ideal for swimming is located on the north end of Vypeen island, one of the many small islands just off the mainland. The beach is lined by gorgeous coconut groves and paddy fields. Vypeen can be reached by land or by boat.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Marine Drive at Kochi

Marine Drive

#Main street
A stroll along the long tree-lined coastal pathway that lines the backwater is well worth the time spent, especially late afternoon or dusk. The bustling backwaters, dotted with fishing boats, speedboats, ships, tankers and passenger boats, can be observed from this walkway that lines the coast.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Chinese Fishing Nets at Kochi

Chinese Fishing Nets

#Sight Seeing
The chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
St. Francis Church at Kochi

St. Francis Church

It is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. On his 3rd visit to Kerala, Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill and died in Kochi. He was buried in the St. Francis Church. Later his remains were taken back to Portugal. In spite of that, his burial spot inside the church has been clearly marked out.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 0.5 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016