Visit Cochin (Kochi)
In the ramshackle port of Fort Kochi, thriving merchants trade spices and teas among the crumbling stone walls and shop fronts of the atmospheric old medieval quarter, while Chinese fishing nets float in one of the world's finest natural harbours. Cochin was once a major centre of sea trade with the British, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese and Dutch and is today the most modern city in Kerala, with the best shopping, markets and bazaars.
Top itineraries in Cochin (Kochi)
India's southern coast, bordered by the sparking waters of the Arabian Sea and the evergreen mountains of the Western Ghats, is blessed by a perfect climate, verdant foliage and a slower pace of life.
Top places to stay in Cochin (Kochi)
Marari Beach Resort is set on a 55-acre coconut grove along Kerala's shoreline. It is sandwiched between the beaches of Malabar Coast and the famous backwaters, where luxurious houseboats cruise by. Up the coast to the north is the city of Kochi (Cochin), a thriving metropolis and fishing port.
Located in the old Fort Kochi, Brunton Boatyard is a sea-facing hotel built in a traditional Keralan style. It has been refurbished from the remains of a Victorian shipbuilding yard and has taken inspiration from English, Portugese and Dutch influences. Sunset cruises and yoga are all available.
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Kochi harbour, the Vivanta by Taj Malabar combines old-world elegance with modern day convenience. In its heritage wing, built in 1935, graceful Victorian interiors aptly reflect the inherent beauty of Kochi. Its tower wing houses newly renov…
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