Kaleidoscope of Kochi

Are you headed towards God’s own country? Well, if your answer is resounding yes, then Kochi is an eminent destination. It is one of the most sought after destinations in the world and is popular gateway to relax and have fun.

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Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi is located about 13 km from Ernakulam and is eminent for Chinese fishing nets, picturesque beaches and architectural style of the buildings. The place is famous for European style architecture and it makes this small town stand apart from other parts in Kerala.

 

Jew Synagogue

It was built in the year 1568 and is one of the oldest, yet active synagogues. This is situated in the old part of Mattenchery Town in Kochi town and is known as a Jew Town.

 

The Dutch Palace

The Dutch Palace is also known as Mattenchery Palace. It is located in close proximity to the Jew town. The place was built in the year 1555 A.D by the Portugese and was presented to Veera Kerala Varma, Raja of Kochi. It has a huge collection of Kerala temple, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.

 

Marine Drive

This is a popular meeting jaunt for the localities. This is a scenic beauty that is built facing the Vembanad lake. The walkaway has two recently build bridges; the Rainbow bridge and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge. The sunset view is truly eminent.

 

Cherai Beach

It is located in Vypin Island, Kochi, Cherai Beach and it is one of the endearing beaching facing Arabian Sea. This beach is about 25kms located from Cochin and it is an ideal place to unwind and enjoy pristine sandy beaches.

 

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Hill Palace Museum

Hill Palace Museum is the Kerala’s first heritage museum and is known for the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. This place is located near Tripunithura, Kochi. This place was built in the year 1865 and is also called as the administrative headquarters during Kochi Rajas.

 

Bolgatty Palace

This palace was built during Dutch era in the year 1744 and is one of the oldest Dutch palaces outside Holland. Bolgatty palace is situated in Bolgatty Island, Kochi. Now this place is converted into a heritage resort of the state.

Kodanad

It is a rural village located near Cochin and it is around 42 kms from Ernakulam town. This place is eminent for the training the elephants and it was established in the year 1950. Because Indian government banned elephant capture, Kodanad has emerged to be a rescue training center for stranded baby elephants and wounded elephants.

Willingdon Island

This is a man made island created in the year 1933 under the supervision of Sir Robert Bristow. Up till now Cochin airport, railway terminus and sea port were functioning on this island. Now, the Cochin Port Trust and the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command functions here. Airport continues to function as a naval aviation wing. There are beautiful walkaways and jetty on this island. It is a good place to enjoy leisure

Why Visit Kochi?

Kochi is one among the most historically rich places in India, since the city has been under the rule of multitude of dynasties like the Arabs, the Chinese, and the Portuguese. The city was under European influence for quiet a some time. Over the years, Cochin has come up to be the most developed industrial and commercial capital of Kerala and this place can be nominated as the most important city of Indian west coast. This place is only surpassed by the importance by Mumbai. Today, Kochi has become the world class international port and this place is well connected to rail and road network.

Although Kochi is a small town, yet this area has expanded vastly and today it resemble the largest metropolis and it also included Ernakulam, Fmattancherry and many other nearby villages and towns.

Weather in Kochi

The climate of Kochi remains hot and humid during most part of the year. The best time to visit this place is October to March.

Winters- It is an ideal time to visit the city as the temperature looks cool and dry. Temperature ranges from 17°C to 33°C. It is an ideal place for honeymoon and here you can enjoy the adventure sports on several beaches.

Summers- The summer is warm and dry and the maximum temperature hovers around 37°C. The weather is hot making it too difficult for the outdoor activities.

Monsoon- The monsoon is experienced by heavy rainfalls that interrupts outdoor activities. But the scenic beauty here is worth seeing during the monsoon season.

The months of October to February is ideal for outdoor explorations, household vacations, backwaters explorations and honeymooning. The beach activities can be best enjoyed during this time period. Monsoon months are the best to enjoy the scenic beauty. But this period needs to be avoided by those who want to enjoy outdoors.

Originally posted 2013-05-13 21:14:54.

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