Top 5 places for must-visit in Kochi, Ernakulam.

Kochi – City in India, known as “Queen of the Arabian Sea” From the centuries Kochi has a high demand for trade and travels. Nowhere else in India could you find such giant Chinese fishing nets, old synagogue, ancient mosques, and historical buildings.

During the time of Colonization, troops who visited Kochi including the Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese, and British they never wanted to go back they really have fallen love with the city and the people who were living there.

When you visit Kochi its architecture and culture will take you back to the period when the Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese, and British age of Colonization. Historical towns of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry, though well-touristed, remain well maintained until now the city holding the memories of colonization Era.

Here we indiatowards, listing out top 5 places for must-visit in Kochi ( Cochin, Ernakulam):

Fort Kochi:

A charming seaside area, it’s one of the most prominent tourist attractions of the Kochi, surroundings of the beach symbolizes the Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture & History. Near the beachside, we can find people were fishing with giant fishing nets. It was introduced by Chinese explorer, Zheng He, to the fishermen in Kochi over 500 years ago for others it might be Chinese Fishing Nets but for local residents, they call it as “cheena vala”. St Francis Church and Fort Kochi Beach are the top tourist destinations in Fort Kochi.

Mattancherry

Mattancherry, the western part of Kochi, is an atmospheric and multicultural old neighborhood in Kochi that’s fully packed with colonial history and architecture. The name Mattancherry derived from “Ancherry Mattom”, a ”Namboodiri illam” then foreign traders pronounced as Matt-Ancherry, gradually it became our Mattancherry. The place was built by the Portuguese in traditional Kerala architecture, or we can say they built the city in a combination of Portuguese and Kerala architecture. Jew Town, Mattancherry Palace Museum are the top tourist destinations in Mattanchery.

Vypeen Islands

The Vypin Islands is a group of islands that form part of the city of Kochi and it is a top travel destination in Kochi. The island is around 27 kilometers (17 mi ) and it’s connected to mainland Kochi by a series of bridges and local ferry. Vypin is blessed with a long sandy beach. Travelers need to take the local ferry to reach vypin islands.

Marine Drive

Marine Drive in the heart of Kochi which faces the backwaters. The picturesque area, with a 140 meter walkway that starts from the North Jankar Jetty to the Ernakulam South Jetty. Kochi Marine Drive remains top position in the list of must-visit places in Kochi. Private Boat operators in marine drive offer hourly cruises trips starting from Marine Drive that goes through Cochin Harbour, Bolgatty, and other top places around.

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach on the northern side of Vypin Island, Cherai Beach proclaims as one of the outstanding beaches in the kochi, Cherai beach is just a 30km drive away from the city. based on the north end of the Vypeen Island in Kochi, a picturesque Cherai beach is the best mix of the sea and the backwaters.

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