traveler remarked: If China is where you make your money,
then Kochi surely is the place to spend. Cochin is one
of the most beautiful and enthralling cities in India.
It is endowed with picturesque beaches, lovely backwaters,
churches and wonderful tourism attractions. It is one
of the most important ports in India since 14th century
better known as 'Queen of Arabian Sea'. While roaming
in the city you can watch many European monuments, churches,
forts and colonial buildings. You can feel the influence
of Portuguese, Chinese, Arab and Jews culture in old
buildings and lifestyle of Cochin. Cochin has a very
rich past and a vibrant present. Some of the hot tourist
destinations are St. Francis Church, Matancherry Palace,
Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets in Cochin Harbor,
Cherai Beach etc.
Apart from these hot spots this city
is also known for its fairs and festivals. Onam, Cochin
Carnival, Indira Gandhi Boat Race, Jewish Festival,
Malayatoor Perunal etc are different colorful festivals
celebrated with great pomp in Cochin. It 's also called
the spice capital of India.
The climate of Cochin is moderate.
In summers generally temperature rises up to 35 ºC
and in winters around 25 ºC.Cochin is well connected
by all types of routes. Its domestic airport is well
connected with other important cities of India. It contains
an extensive network of railways having three railway
junctions to cater to need of passengers. Bus service
is available from all major cities of south India. Sea
route is also viable from some places where tourists
can enjoy scenic sea beauty.As far shopping in Cochin
is concerned , it's a pleasure to shop in cochin due
to beautiful handicrafts items, metal wares, camel-bone
and woodcarvings, coconut shell items, bamboo canes,
embroidered screw pine mats, grass mats etc.