Cochin is an essential spice trading zone of south western India since the fourteenth century. Today, it is an inevitable part of Kerala, and is also known as Ernakulam. Having been touted as the 6th best destination to visit in India by the Outlook Traveler, there are bottomless angles and purposes behind a traveller’s excursion here.
One can either go for the Cochin tour packages that have the best of the city compiled in one bundle specifically, or simply accumulate their sacks, and go to the accompanying spots to visit in Cochin for an unprecedented affair. Rest guaranteed, this south Indian city has till date, never let anyone go back without having sweet memories.
Vasco House – Believed to be a standout amongst the most ancient Portuguese houses in India, the Vasco House was once home to the great explorer Vasco Da Gama. The house has impeccable European glass paned windows and verandahs and can without a doubt be a treat for the mates of craftsmanship and history.
Santa Cruz Basilica – The first church in Kochi, Santa Cruz was constructed by the Portuguese in 1505 and was named as a basilica in 1558. The British explorers squashed this spot of God in 1795. The present structure was made in 1905 and raised to the status of a basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984.
Kochi Beach – Take a stroll around this stretch adorned with huge Chinese fishing nets that can be recognized all through the boundless stretch of the shoreline as a perfect view. During sunset, visit this spot for a breathtaking perspective of the ships harbored in the sea, European styled homes, and a delectable whiff of the freshly caught fish treats at the encompassing food stalls.
Veega Land – For a touch of fun and diversion, head of the Veega Land, the best beguilement spot in South India. A much better experience if you have kids along, Veega Land is one paradise for them since this spot has a colossal mix of an array of water and adventure rides which even the adults can’t resist trying.
Marine Drive – Forget Mumbai’s Marine Drive, and take a refreshing walk around the long tree-lined coastline that lines the backwaters in Cochin, particularly during dawn or dusk. The clamoring backwaters, spotted with speedboats, and other water vehicles, can be seen from this walkway that lines the coast. The sight is really pretty to look at. Take that special someone along!
Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry – The synagogue was constructed in 1568 and was finely upgraded by Chinese tiles and Belgian light fixtures. Bits of the Old Testament can be found here and it is orchestrated close to the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry.
It is recommended to buy a travel manual or be all around acquainted with the spots in Cochin before starting your outing. So plan everything in advance, book your train or air tickets, track your train status or PNR number and make a headstart for this amazing city of God’s own Country. Till then, Nandi!