The stunning seaport city of Cochin (Kochi), set in the Spice coast of Malabar amidst tranquil backwaters, golden beaches and dramatic landscapes, is truly a Tourists Paradise. Cochin is the best way to start exploring the state of Kerala- acclaimed by National Geographic Traveler as “one of the 50 must see destinations of a lifetime”. This delightful city brewed by the hands of history, offers everything from thrilling cultural voyages to wonders of nature. Cochin, which boasts of one of the finest natural harbors in the world, is acclaimed as “The Queen of Arabian Sea”. The eventful past of Cochin begins with the great floods of 1341 AD in the river Periyar, carving the present day natural harbor of Cochin. The ancient port of Cranganore at a distance of 38 km, where the Apostle St. Thomas Didymus arrived in AD 52, lost its position to the new Cochin port. Cochin played host to an array of seafaring traders including the Chinese, Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British. Cochin port, despite being a place of commerce, also attracts the largest number of luxury cruise liners in India. The Cochini Jews, Syrian Christians, Malabari Mappila Moslems all add to the ethnic blend of people in Cochin. Cochin is also a major IT hub in India. the city of Cochin. The airport offers daily flight service to various international as well,The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is located at a distance of 22Km from as domestic destinations.
Cochin is well connected to all important cities in India through a wide network of Highways and roads. NH 17 and NH 47 passes through the city. KSRTC and private buses ply to different parts of the state and to other major cities in South India.
Cochin has three main railroad stations: Ernakulam Town Station, Ernakulam Junction Station and the Cochin Harbor terminus. Regular train services are available to almost all Indian Cities.
Cabs could be availed to travel to distant locations. Within the city auto rickshaws are the best bet. In the Fort Cochin & Mattanchery heritage areas the best way to move around is by renting bikes. There is a number of rent-a-bike shops located in the area. The buildings in the heritage zone are located closely making it convenient to enjoy the place on a bike.ntations
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