Cochin is the colonial name and now it's called as Kochi. Kochi hailed as “Queen of the Arabian Sea” as it was an important trade center for spices on the western coast of India from the 14th century. It has a lovely seaside city which connect with other main tourist location like munnar, thekkady, kumarkom, aleppey, and athirappilly. It is distinct from other cities and towns of Kerala for the magnificent architectural style of the buildings and the town layout. Walking through the city will be an unforgettable day in your life.
It is a place with unique historical importance that has evolved from the Portuguese rule. There are numerous place that we can see the contributions from Protugese, Dutch and British those who had ruled this city.
It is best place for tourists those who like to visit historical place and boating by the side of beautiful village with full of coconut trees. There are places where you can do fishing and they will prepare kerala style food for you with the fish that you get.
Fort Kochi is most beautiful and historical place in kerala to which you can experience the contributions from Chinese travelers, Portuguese, dutch and British who had ruled this city before the independence of India. Fort Immanuel, Dutch cemetery, Thakur House, David Hall, Parade Ground, Bastion Bungalow, Vasco-da Gama square, Pierce Leslie Bungalow, Jain Temple are the major historical places and walking through Fortkochi you can see more places. From the road you can view Chinese fishing nets hanging here and there and beach is another place where you can do fishing and get it prepared.
Muziris is an ancient port town near Cochin, Kerala which lost its glory centuries ago but it still holds a kind of beauty that is filled with history and culture. Muziris attracts you to the cape of trade culture left behind by our ancestors from and around the world. The market places are bounded by backwaters and canals start moving backwards towards the architectural beauties of the past. It is known as world's greatest trading centre in the East this seaport traded in everything from spices to precious stones with the Greeks. Muziris disappeared because of a large-scale and violent cyclone and flood in 1341. Muziris Heritage Site is an example of buildings and archaeological sites and landscape in the human history of Kerala. It intends to conserve and to showcase the culture of 3000 years or more for future generations.
Cherai Beach is a clean beautiful beach in Kerala located in cochin at a distance of 25 kms from ernakulam city. It is a long beach with 15kms coastlined beautifully arranged with high mask lamps. Other side of the beach is backwaters spelendid with lush green coconut palms, paddy field and chinese fishing nets. It is an ideal location for swimming and sun bathing. There is riding available on rent in the water-scooter and speedboats. Dolphines are occasionally seen from the beach.
Athirappilli waterfalls, beautifull and biggest waterfall in Kerala. It is part of the Vazhachal forest area and starting calmly from the high ranges and falls from 80 feet height. It is one of the must visit place near Cochin which attracts domestic and international travellers. This calm and elegant place is one of the film shooting location in India.
Eventhough it is located in the Thrissur district there is only 55 kms from the Cochin International Airport. Vazhachal waterfall is a near-by attraction and travelling to Malakkappara through this route is most relaxing. Daily Jungle Safari trips are organized by Thrissur District Tourism Promotion Council with Athirappilly Destination Management Council from Chalakudy to Malakkappara.