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  • The Kerela Backwaters is a popular destination for India tours.
  • Fishing nets on Vypeen Island
  • Kerala Houseboats moored near Cochin backwaters
  • Houseboats in Kerela Backwaters
  • Kathakali tradional dance actor

Cochin (also known as Kochi) is situated on the southwest coast of the Indian peninsula, and is the largest city in Kerala. Considered Kerala’s financial, commercial, and industrial capital, Cochin has been an important trading port since ancient times. It isa city to be en joyed on India tours

Popularly referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin was a major harbor from the times of the British and Portuguese, therefore offering a blend of Indian and Western culture.

On a trip to India, Cochin features a rich heritage of forts, churches, and temples. The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Fort Kochi, though now in ruins, contains many remains of Indo-European architecture. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called Jew Town, is a fascinating mixture of shops, warehouses, and spice auction rooms. St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, stands as the pride of Fort Cochin. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have been brought to Cochin by Chinese traders.

An experience on a houseboat through the backwaters of Kerala is highly recommended when visiting Cochin. Day trips or overnight stays offer a scenic boat ride through the natural and manmade lakes, which run parallel to the Arabian Sea.

A cosmopolitan city, blended with colonial history and natural surroundings, Cochin is one of India’s most beautiful destinations on India tours.



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Cochin, India

  • Classic Kerala: Cochin & Alleppey Backwaters

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: After a tour of historic Cochin, board a private deluxe houseboat and explore the canals, rivers and lakes that make up this area. See typical rural life as you sail through the countryside.
    4 Days
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Signature Kerala: Cochin, Thekaddy, Kovalam Beach & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start in historic Cochin, then head to the backwaters in lush Southern India and experience the local life on a small private houseboat sailing through a network of lakes, rives and canals in the State of Kerala. Finish your journey with a relaxing luxury beach stay in Kovalam!
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,160
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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