I always wanted to explore God's own country and truly the place lives upto this phrase. The backwaters, the waterfalls, the luxuriant greenery, the quaint cafes all lend an ethereal quality to this southern city, that leaves you wishing you had stayed a little while longer. Travelling around Kochi is not very difficult as people are helpful and understand English. Rickshaws are reasonable. While taking hired cars be sure to negotiate on the rates, as they can be expensive. However, it is advisable to finish your travelling before 9 pm as it may not be very safe after that.
An island which can be reached by ferry in 20 minutes. It boasts of a rich colonial history such as the Dutch Palace, the Jewish synagogue and St. Francis Basilica
This houses one of the richest collections capturing the entire history of royal Varma dynasty that ruled over this region for more thann 400 years.
The massive structure deceptively conceals the rather ordinary interiors. However, the highlight is the tomb of Vasco Da Gama.
Enormous on shore contraptions used for fishing in the shallow seas.
A trip to Kochi is incomplete without this Houseboat cruise into the incredible backwaters of Allepey. The lush green scenery is simply breathtaking.
One of the most awe inspiring sights in Cochin. The path to the waterfalls is ensconced in dense foliage and makes it an extraordinary adventure into the wilderness.