Kochi , also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India bordering the Arabian Sea. It is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala and is often referred to as Ernakulam. Also known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea,'' Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward, and has managed to lure travelers with her mesmerising charm. So enticed were everyone who landed on her coast, be it the British, the Dutch or the Portuguese, they never wanted to go back. The moment you enter Kochi, you will be greeted with a modern cosmopolitan outlook yet have its own distinct cultural and traditional vibe. This charm is the result of an unbelievable blend of Portuguese, Dutch, and Keralan culture. Combine all this with the innumerable places and activities to indulge in and you have the perfect city to spend your time at!
Some of the major attractions in Kochi are Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace Cherai Beach, Munambam Beach, Paradesi Synagogue, Hill Palace Museum Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, etc.