Kochi also known as Cochin is called as the “Queen of Arabian Sea”. It is located in the state Kerala. It was the centre of world spice trading. The meaning of Kochi is small lagoon. The name of this place is derived from the Malayalam word ‘Kochazhi’. Cochin is famous for its breath-hacking natural beauties like green forest, palm trees, mountains, backwaters, blue lagoons etc. Cochin is located in Ernakulam district of Kerala. The literacy of Ernakulam is hundred percent.
Cochin is a small town, but it has outgrown lot. It is one of the ports of India. The port had stated in the year of 1341. Cochin is ranked in number one, in the total number of international and domestic tourist arrival in Kerala. Cochin is known as the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Cochin houses many oil refinery companies like Petronet LNG, IREL, TCC, HOCL etc. Cochin is rated in the top three tourist destination by World Travel and Tourism council. Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy is located here.
There are many amazing places like monuments, hills, museum, hills, backwaters, wildlife, waterfalls in Cochin to explore. Backwaters of Cochin is a famous chain of brackish lagoons. The panoramic view of the Cochin marine drive is really mesmerizing. Fort Cochin, Hill palace museum, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, David Hall, Princess Street are some of the most attracted places of Cochin. Roaming around the city is really amazing.
The city is well connected by all modes of transport. Recently Metro facility has been started in Cochin. So, it makes easier to roam around the city. The climate of Cochin is tropical. The city experiences heavy rainfall during May to September. From September to early February the weather of Cochin is at its best. So this time is perfect to explore the amazing beauty of Cochin.
The place remains hot and humid all-round the year. The best time to visit the place is from October to March when the weather is a little cool and pleasant.
By Air: Kochi has its own airport, named the Cochin International Airport, situated 20 km away from Nedumbassery. The international and domestic flights available here connect you to different parts of the globe.
By Train: The main railway station is Kochi railway junction, while the other station is at Kochi Harbor Terminus. By rail, Kochi is linked with important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
By Road: An excellent network of roads connects Kochi to all major towns and cities in South India as well as across the country.