Kerala, being the Gods own country got its name because of enticing sights and attractive nature beauty. With this peculiar attribute, adding the rich heritage an d culture, Kochi tops the one of the most visited tourist attractions in Kerala.
Kochi’s means of life revolves around the Arabian Sea known to be Queen of Arabian Sea. Her culture is blended with Portuguese, Jewish, English, French, Dutch and Chinese influence. Since the best homestays in Kerala is here, accommodation in Kochi is quite easy, where even homestays near lakeshore hospital is available.
The best places to visit in Kochi comprises of :
- Fort Kochi
- Mattancherry Palace
- Jew town
- Jewish synagogue
- Bolghatty Islands
- Marine Drive
- Hill Palace Museum
- Cherai beach
One can reach Kochi city by flight in Nedumbassery Airport which is 20 Km away and can arrive by train in Ernakulam railway station. Several homestays provide facility for accommodation in Kochi with reasonable prices. Kochi is famous for the best homestays in Kerala.
Being the unavoidable beach destination gives you the calm and peaceful atmosphere along with windy nature. One can enjoy a beautiful walk on the coast of Fort Kochi. Another peculiarity is the scenic view of separation of Fort Kochi, Ernakulam and Mattanchery islands. The distance from Ernakulam to FortKochi takes around approximately 20 Kms.
Also known as Dutch palace, built in 1555 AD by Portuguese is popular in its architecture style. It had been built by traditional Kerala hindu temple structure as a gift to the King Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi. It is 10 Km away from the Ernakulam city and entry timings are 10.00 AM–1.00 PM, 2.00 PM–4:30 PM keeping Friday a holiday.
As the name mentions, it is named after giving protection to jews from Kodungallore by King of Kochi in 1524. This is one of the best spot for antique products lovers, where the narrow street is packed with shops and a walk through the lane can take you to an exploration of the culture and heritage of European, Arab, Indian etc. Best time to visit this area is evening, stretching to night giving a delightful ambience of lights.
Situated very near to Jew town, carries a historical importance being the very oldest in existing synagogues. This monument is rich in its antique and architecture features appealing to tourists. Entrance time restricted from morning – 10 to 12 and afternoon – 3 to 5 except Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
Bolghatty & Vypeen Islands
A small island with lush green and tranquil atmosphere is worth visiting. The Bolgatty Palace famous for its royal and rich building structure. The scenic view of Bolgatty Palace on the island surrounded with backwaters fills the heart. Now this palace is under the authority of KTDC running as a resort.
Marine drive is the popular destination for a leisure evenings. A walk through this spot, overlooking the backwaters, sailing ships and boats
gives you an immense pleasure. Rainbow Bridge, Chinese Fishing Net Bridge add beauty to this place making unique in its creation. It is just about 3 Km from Ernakulam.
Hill Palace Museum
Kerala’s largest archaeological museum, is situated in Thrippunithura, named as Hill palace museum. This palace covers the area of about 55 acres. Museum has huge collection of antique and royal belongings of Cochin maharaja, was built in 1850 AD. It takes 12 km distance from southeast of Ernakulam to reach and is open to public all days except Mondays.
It is one of the most visited beach delivering charming beauty of sunset and sunrise. Adjoin of backwater and sea is a captivating view, where coastline extends about 15 Km. It is situated 35 Km away from Ernakulam. This beach is ideal for relaxation, especially to spend time with family, friends.
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