Kochi, also known as the 'Queen of Arabian sea 'is the most important commercial place. It is also the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. The Chinese fishing nets, Dutch buildings, Portuguese artistic,British monuments, etc. add the beauty of Cochin.
Bolghatty is the palace built by the Dutch in 1744. It is a beautiful small island. The palace is now a hotel run by KTDC. It is an attractive picnic place with green lush and backwaters. There is also a small golf course and special honeymoon cottages.
It is created by the settling down of the material dredged during the deepening of the Cochin Harbour. It is an important part of Cochin as most of the port offices, customs house, railway terminals are situated in this island.
Situated at Thripunithura 10 km. away from Cochin. This palace belongs to the Maharaja of Kochi. Many articles related to the kingdom are exhibited here.
This mangrove forest on the Dr. Salim Ali Rd. has a small bird sanctuary.
From here one can enjoy the views of nearby islands as well as the merchant ships and thecruise liner halting for fuelling. It is the main business and shopping area. A park avenue is located her with several parks.
Jewish synagogue & Jew Town : This is built in 1568 and is the oldest in the country. It was destroyed in 1662 during the Portuguese raid and rebuilt after 2 years by the Dutch. Jew Town : The area around the synagogue is known as Jew Town. It is the centre of spice trade and curio shop. Dutch Fort : It is Built by the Portuguese and presented to Cochin Maharajah -Raja Veerakerala Varma in 1568.This building is renovated by the Dutch and given the name Dutch Fort.
Located 12 km. from Kothamangalam and about 58 km from Cochin city. The sanctuary covers an area of 25 sq. km. stretching between the branches of river Periyar. This one of the famous Bird-Sanctuaries in Kerala.
It is one of the most densely populated island of the country and the southern part of the island fall within the city limits. The light house located at Ochanthuruth affords a view of the Cochin city and Aluva town. It is accessible by boat services.
Most famous beach of Kochi. This beach boders the Vypin island. And is suitable for swimming. It locates near North Paravur town.