Cochin is a culturally and historically rich port city of Kerala in South India. This stunning city is crisscrossed by backwaters, sea and comprises of many islands. It is located between the Arabian Sea and Western Ghats. The best time to visit this place is from October to April. It is also called as paradise for all the couples who want to have a wonderful honeymoon. Kochi has appealing effect, as large number of tourists from different parts of the world visit this place every year. If you are planning to visit this city, then have a look at this Cochin tour and travel guide from Splendid Tours.
Bolghatty Palace It is one of the oldest palace that was constructed in the year 1744 AD by the Dutch. It was constructed by Dutch traders as a villa and was later leased to the British government in the year 1909. This palace has 2 storied building and comprises of beautifully-decorated bedchambers and a big lounge. You can enjoy Kathakali performance along with a calm environment in this palace.
St. Francis Church This Church was built by the Portuguese in the year 1503. It is the oldest European church in India and was once the burial site of the great explorer, Vasco de Gama.
Mattancherry Palace This Palace is also commonly known as the Dutch palace and was initially constructed by Portuguese and later was given as a gift to the Raja of Kochi in the year 1555. It symbolizes the great art and architecture of the Raja of Kochi, the Dutch and the Portuguese including different paintings of the Raja of Kochi and amazing murals of the Hindu temples.
Cherai beach It is the longest beach in Cochin and located in the north of one of the tiny islands, Vypin island. This isolated, yet enchanting beach is cocooned by palm & coconut trees, azure waters and golden sand. Different types of beach activities and water sports can be enjoyed here and It is far away from commercial activities.
Fort Kochi It is a historic and beautiful village in Kochi. It has tranquil beaches all along the coastline and you can also view a variety of sailing ships and well-known Chinese fishing nets. It also has Victorian era styled bungalows, tomb stones, churches and much more that replicate the European settlements