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Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.
Strictly speaking, Cochin is a small town. But, Cochin has outgrown its original bounds and is now the general name given to much of the region adjoining the original town, which now includes Cochin, Fort Kochi, Mattanchery, Ernakulam and many other nearby towns and villages. Cochin is situated in Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala. Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveler's '50 greatest places of a lifetime'.

Main attractions in Cochin

Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi
Fort Kochi beach

A stroll along the beach, Many European style bungalows can be seen along the shoreline.

St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi
It is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. On his 3rd visit to Kerala, Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill and died in Kochi.

Vasco House, Fort Kochi
Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi

The original church, situated in Fort Kochi, was built by the Portuguese in 1505 and named as a cathedral in 1558.

Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry
Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace), Mattancherry
Hill Palace, Tripunithura
Marine Drive

Willingdon Island
This man-made island was created in 1933 by sand dredged while deepening the backwaters for the Cochin Port, under the direction of Sir Robert Bristow.

Museum of Kerala History, Kalamassery

Cherai Beach
This lovely beach ideal for swimming is located on the north end of Vypeen island,



Kumarakom, an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests.
Kumarakom is an international tourist destination known to backwater tourism and bird sanctuary.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
. A two-hour rowing canoe trip may cost about INR 200-250, and is best undertaken in the evening or early morning to avoid the afternoon sun.
House boats or speed boats can cover longer distances but cost more to hire.

Aymanam village
Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things is set in Ayemenem or Aymanam village, which adjoins Kumarakom.


Blow a flying kiss at a low-flying cloud. Find your way thrugh the blinding, cool mists. Feast your eyes to the greenest hills and valleys. Fell the manicured tea plants, stretching to as far as eyes can see. Smell the royal spice of cardamom. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days.

Main Attractions in Munnar

Mattupetty (13 km from Munnar)
Situated at a height of 1700 Mts , Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-swiss live stock project.
Top Station

This is highest point on the Munnar – Kodaikkanal Road. Top station offers a panoramic view of the neighbouring state of Tamilnadu.

This is were we have Eravikulam National Park were we could find Nilgiri Tahr which is an endangered species. Tigers, panthers, wild dogs , sloth bear, Nilgiri langur and wild boar are usually sighted in the open grasslands and shoal woods

Pothamedu (6 km from Munnar)
Pothamedu offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar..

Cheeyappara Waterfall
The Cheeyappara waterfall is located between Neriamangalam and Adimali on the Kochi - Madhurai highway .

Devikulam (7 km from Munnar)
This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience..

Kundala (20 km from Munnar)
Kundala is a picturesque town on the way to Top Station. The Golf Course which belongs to Tata Tea Ltd.

Thoovanam Waterfalls
Deep with in the Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary lies the spectacular Thoovanam water falls..

Rajiv Gandhi Children’s Park
Rajiv Gandhi children’s park is located in the heart of Marayoor.



Thekkady in Kerala State , India 's largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India . The 120 years old 'Surki' dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms.

The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture..


Alleppey, AlappuzhaAlappuzha , also known as Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the List of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon.

Main Attractions in Alleppy

Alleppey, AlappuzhaAlappuzha Beach
Alappuzha beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of Alappuzha. .

Ambalapuzha Temple
Constructed in the typical Kerala architectural style, this temple is famous all over India,

Alleppey, AlappuzhaBoatraces
Alappuzha district is proud of being the cradle of boat races. All the important boat races, namely the Nehru Trophy boat Race at Punnamada.-

Krishnapuram Palace
Located at a distance of 47 km from Alappuzha on the way to Kollam, this palace was built in the 18th century during the reign of Marthanda Varma.

Alleppey, AlappuzhaBackwater Cruise
View the landscape beauty , monuments, temples,churches and industries of Alappuzha by cruising through its rivers,canals and backwaters..

Mullakkal Rajeswari Temple
It is dedicated to the Goddess Rajarajeswari.

Alleppey, AlappuzhaKuttanad Region
The region is known as the 'Rice Bowl of Kerala'.

This is a small captivating island in the Vembanad Lake. Situated between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom,

Alleppey, Alappuzha]Arthunkal Church
This christian Pilgrim centre near Sherthalai is 22 km. north of alappuzha. The St. Andrews Church here was built by Portuguese missionaries..


Thiruvananthapuram, located at the South Western tip of the India, the Capital City of Kerala still remains its regal ambience with a number of colonial and traditional buildings.
Main Attractions in Thiruvananthapuram

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman,

The Napier Museum
Built in the 19th century, the Indo - Saracenic structure boasts.
Padmanabha Swamy Temple:- The temple is located inside the East Fort. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu..

The Zoological Park
One of the first zoos in India,.The Kanakakkunnu Palace:- The palace and its sprawling grounds are today the venue for many cultural meets and programs.

Shankhumugham Beach
Just 6km from the city, this is a favorite haunt of sunset watchers

Science and Technology Museum
The exhibits here are related to science, technology and electronics.

Veli Tourist Village
The picnic spot, where the Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea….

Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives it a ravishing look. This marvelous beach is a tourist's dream come true, you can explore the handicrafts, jewelry and cloth shops spread along the waterfront. Not to speak of the delightful sea-food fare including lobsters available at the beachside restaurants.

The Confluence of Three Seas Farthest point of lndia's landmass in the South is Cape Camorin or Kannyakumari, an important tourist spot in the country.

Temple of Godess Bhagvati:
Located at the confluence of the three oceans, the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea,

Vivekananda Temple:
It was 1892, Swami Vivekananda came to this place in search of knowledge and sat on the 55ft high southern rock for meditation after taking a bath in the sea.

Sri Pada Parai:
The foot impressions of Goddess Kanyakumari is preserved in a glass container in the temple..

Statute of Thiruvalluvar
The 133 ft statue of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar which weighs a bit more than 7000 tons is beautifully installed on another rock

The Government Museum
Established in the year 1991, it houses variety of objects such as collection of old coins, whalebones, tribal objects, bronze sculptures etc….


Bakel Fort

A broad and extensive beach in the backdrop of fisherfolk village life, Bakel fort has a scenic beauty and natural charm. This important tourist spot lies 26 kms south ofKasaragod town. Built by the Ikkeri Naikkan’s in the 17th century, this artifice stood past the time and still remains a marvel to the eyes.

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