"Cochin (Kochi) the beating hart of Kerala" Top 5 Page for this destination Kochi by cadzand

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Approximately 300 km, many hair pin bends and a very scenic road through the Nilgiri mountains separates Ooty from Cochin (Kochi). Via Conoor, Mettuppalalyam, Coimbatore, Palakkad and Thrissur, we enter the State of Kerala, known as "Gods' own country", and arrive at Cochin.

Cochin set on a cluster of islands and peninsulas, is a blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English country village.

Popularly referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin is located on the west coast of India in the beautiful state of Kerala.

The city can be regarded as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. With its year-round shipping facilities, it is the busiest port south of Bombay, lying on the direct route to Australia and the Far East from Europe and serving the vast southern hinterland of industrial areas and plantations.

Cochin will be our base for a trip through the Backwaters before leaving for Thekkady with its Periyar Lake and the Mudumala´ Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Last visit to Kochi: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Kid-A's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2008 at 3:30 AM

    Hi Gini, great tips on Kochi. I'm looking into a travel through southern India this December. And Kerala is on my list! Looks beautiful. Thanks! Brian

  • songlines's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2006 at 11:17 AM

    Hallo, really enjoyed your India pages and photos, thanks for sharing. Groetjes

  • suvanki's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2005 at 4:21 PM

    Hi, enjoying your Cochin page, looks like we visited most of the same places! I really enjoyed the Kathakali performance, but unfortunately I was ill for the tour of the Chinese nets/Jew Town etc. so didn't appreciate it as much as I was hoping to! Sue X

  • Mar 11, 2005 at 2:05 PM

    Another beautiful and interesting page about a place in India. OK, I will go to check few more of the others.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2005 at 5:08 PM

    Very good tips. The Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace sounds interesting. Did you do local make-up there? Picture, please :-)


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