Queen of Arabian Sea
Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea is situated in the heart of Ernakulum city in kerala state of India which is about 30 km away from Ernakulum city and it shares border to Vypeen and the Willing ton Island which is also remarked as the “Poor Man’s island”.The Beauty of Cochin is derived from the Arabian Sea and the vigor Scenaric beauty that is prevailed. The astonishing beauty of sky - embark add glory to the Cochin city. Goddess of beauty has been miraculously smeared his graceful hands to add the beauty of Cochin City. Cochin is also crowned as the “Pearl shell of tourist” as it glimpses the natural beauty of Kerala. It is in the Vasco da gamma church of the famous voyager Vasco da gamma has been buried.Kochi is crowned as the "Tourist home of India"
Etymology: - The word Cochin is derived from the Greek word kochii, which means, "Fort of Route”.
History: - It is predominantly believed that king who ruled Cochin pave way to the to the Portugal force to establish their new trade routes to open new commercial business in 1503 which leads to the sculpturing of new fort in Cochin city .Thus Cochin has thereby renamed as Fort kochi which was carved out of Forts and pilgrim which was built by the Portuguese. Through this Portugal invasion and possession, there lead to the emergence of many Palaces and synagogues and which added glory and increased the beauty of Cochin city .Their “Old house models”and "Build up houses" is still persisting as a sculpture for the Cochin city. The wide range of Chinese net prevailed for fishing adds glory to the Cochin Beach.
|Fort Kochi Street|
Most Important days and events :
|Kochi @ New Year Eve|
Cochin carnival :It is Most awaited festival of Cochin kerela state of India.It Conjectured the
Portugal style of welcoming New year. The programme starts at sharp 2.00 P.M in evening in January 1st of every year in the Fort Kochi city. Elephants are Traditionally used to honor the programmes.and thereby follows the rest.It includes all the cultural and traditional form of art. . Tabulouo make us remark of the current affairs held in the society. Dazzling ceremonial elegance and unparalleled splendor marked glory to the fiesta .Various unique games such as Bike race,Fire work display,Beach Volley ball are held as a Part of this event .A committee ifs formed for making this programme fabulous and sponsors are arranged to provide prices for the best performers.The winners are awarded with cash prices and best runner up is honored with Fabulous prices.
|Sunset @ Kochi|
Industries in Kochi:- Cochin refinery ltd, coir board.Cochin shipyard ,Cochin spices Board, Infopark, Cochin port trust, South navy command office, Cochin stock exchange, High court of Kerala, Csez etc...
Departments in Kochi- Some of the Major Government departments are Kerala Public service commission(P.S.C), Agricultural department, Irrigation department,Forest department,Civil supplies department,Customer affairs department,Finance department,Fisheries department,
How to Reach there:- There are many different ways to board on Cochin through Airways, Seaways, Railways and Roadways.
1)Airways:- Cochin airport at Nedumbaserry is considered
as world’s nineteen modern international airport that connects Cochin to even the hooks and corner part of the world with regular intervals of flights. Prepaid taxi es are available at Airport that can lead you to the destinative place with ample facilities.
2)Seaways:- Cruise is available to hoard in the gateway of Kerala(Cochin) which will land you in the Cochin Port the longest port in India and also local boats is available to port you in Cochin city through sea route
3)Railways:- Ernakulum railways that can connect you to Cochin city and there are two main railway unction such as North station and south station and it is approximately 24 km away from the railway stand to reach “Milestone of Ernakulum" that is the Kochi.
4)Roadways:- Different types of transport vehicles such as Local bus, Low floor bus, K.S.R.T.C buses ,Autos and Cabs that can help you to roam round to view the beauty of Cochin city .
Peak time :-
The Best time to visit there is from October to February, ,when the glazing sun diminishes its shine and allow the winter to smear its gracious hand to sculpture the cochin city .
Weather:-There are mainly Four seasons .They are Summer,Winter,South west Monsoon and North east Monsoon. Rainfall is average.
Where to stay?:- There are many Home stays and Hotels available.It include Copper, Silver, Gold and Diamond rate such as Very Cheap,Moderate, Luxurious and Premier Luxuriousness mode. They include accommodation and Food. Home stays provide healthy style with comfort living when compared to hotels. Food will be served On demand. Food includes Continental,Spicy and Seafood or as per the demand. Best food available there is defintely the Sea food and there are hotels where they will cook the fish we buy as per our taste .
Beauty par lours and Spa:There exist a number of Beauty parlours for ladies,Kids,Teens and Gents.Special par lour is available for Spa and hair therapy for better refreshment from stress.Ayurvedic treatment is also provided for Body ailment.
Main Tourist Centers :-
1) Portuguese museum:
2) Dutch palace:
3) Vasco da gamma church:
4) Santa Cruz Mond
5) Basilica church
6) Fort Cochin beach
7) Jew Town
8) Jewish synagogue.
9)Kerala cashi art centre.