About Kochi

Captivating Kochi, the commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala is an excellent blend of traditions and modernity and is a perfect reflection of the cosmopolitan society of Kerala. The town also known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” has one of the finest natural harbours in the world and is one of the oldest ports in country.

Kochi, formerly called as Cochin, is a major port city on the west coast of India by the Arabian Sea and is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala.

Kochi is often called by the name Ernakulam, which refers to the mainland part of the city. It is indeed one of the most spectacular cities of the country, brimming with history, legends and natural beauty.

The city's rich historical legacy is well exhibited at Fort Kochi, which still remains the ambience of the colonial past. Here one can see ancient temples, churches and synagogues standing in complete harmony.

The innumerable historical monuments are of special interest to the archaeologists and historians Kochi is also recognized as one of the ten paradises in the world. Kochi is a world renowned destination for tourists.

Besides its rich culture and traditions, Kochi is famous for its Ayurveda, spices, wildlife, hill stations, rivers, house boats and not to forget the Chinese Fishing Nets, a hallmark of kichi, makes this interesting city one of the most attractive destinations in the world.

Kochi is also known for its magnificent dance forms, spices, tea and coffee.

Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Traveller & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveler's '50 greatest places of a lifetime'.