Cochin is a beautiful and lively city in the state of Kerala. It is referred to as the �Queen of the Arabian Sea� and is bounded by the Western Ghats in the East and the Arabian Sea in the West. The city is situated in the Ernakulam district and is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The city has a large number of places for the tourist to visit and is famous for backwater tourism, which is a unique feature of the state. Thousands of tourists come here to enjoy its beauty. We at Touristplacesinindia.com offers you complete guidance on all that you want to know about Cochin (Kochi).
||95 square km
Tamil, and English
|Best time to visit
||August to November
The city has a large number of tourist destinations. Important tourist spot in the city include the Chinese fishing nets, Fort Kochi beach, St. Francis Church, Vasco House, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town at Mattancherry, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, Bolghatty Palace, Hill Palace, Palliport Fort, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Cherai Beach, Marine Drive, Willingdon Island and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to name a few. There are also other places in and around Goa where one can visit. They include Alleppey, Cheruthuruthy, Munnar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Lakshadweep.
Average temperature: 20�C to 35�C
Rainfall: 350 cm annually
Summers: March to May (hot and humid)
Winter: October to February (cool and dry)
Monsoon: June to September (heavy rainfall)
There are a large number of hotels and beach resorts to provide accommodation to the tourists in the city. These hotels also cater to the dining needs of the tourists and are an ideal place to have a hassle free stay in the city.
The city is well connected by roads, rails and air. Cochin International Airport, the nearest airport in the city is about 30 km from the city centre and is connected with major cities in India by regular flights. Besides, this airport links other International destinations like Europe and the Middle East by major International Flights. There are three railway stations at Cochin. They are Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town terminus and Cochin Harbor Terminus. The city has a very good transportation network with National Highway No. 17, 47 and 49 passing through the city.
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