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Kochi  

Ernakulam - Kochi (Cochin)
 

About Kochi
Kochi is a cluster of islands on the Vembanad backwaters. The commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi has one of the finest natural harbours in the world and has long been referred to as the queen of the Arabian Sea.
 

Kochi Facts and Figures
Area : 2203sq. km
Altitude : Sea Level
Population : 18,20,000 ( 1991 census )
 

How to Reach Kochi
Air : Nearest airport: Kochi (5 km from the town).
Rail : Ernakulam is a main railhead of the Southern Railway .
Road : City bus service, connecting various parts of the city and its adjacent areas. Private buses ply within the district. KSRTC bus station operates services to district headquarters in the state and all major cities in South India.
Backwaters : There are two ferry stations in Ernakulam. The main Boat Jetty is one km from the Junction railway station and the other is near the High Court. The main boat jetty is situated half a kilometre away from the Ernakulam Junction Railway Station.
 

In and Around Kochi
Bolghatty Palace
This Dutch palace is situated on the Bolghatty island. At present it is being used as hotel. The island has a fine golf course and the panoramic view makes it an attractive picnic spot. Frequent boat service is available from the mainland.
 
Fort Kochi beach

A stroll along the beach, particularly at sunset with the chinese fishing nets and sailing ships in the background, is a fine experience. Many European style bungalows can be seen along the shoreline.

 
Hill Palace
Built in the 19th century by Raja of Kochi, the Kochi province was ruled from here. The palace has been converted into a museum displaying a fine collection of articles used by the Rajas of Kochi apart from many archaeological findings.
 
Dutch Palace
The Dutch Palace was originally built by the Portugese. Later, in 17th century, the Dutch modified it and presented to the Raja of Kochi. Coronation of many Rajas of Kochi were held here. The place has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting the scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharatha and Ramayana.
 

Backwaters Tour packages
Tour 01 - 06 nights / 07 Days Tour 03 - 06 nights / 07 Days
Tour 02 - 08 nights / 09 Days Tour 04 - 05 nights / 06 Days
 

Hotel Taj Malabar Hotel Abad Atrium
Hotel Abad Airport Hotel Best Western Avenue
Hotel Casino Hotel Gokulam Park Inn
Hotel Le Meridien Hotel Presidency
Hotel Renaissance Hotel Hilton
Hotel Abad Plaza Hotel Abad Fort
Hotel Abad Metro Hotel Mermaid Days Inn
Hotel White Fort Hotel Brunton Boatyard
Hotel Malabar House Residency  
 


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