Tourist places near Cochin

Cochin is a famous tourist city in Kerala. Apart from the natural beauty it also possesses trade importance. It is blessed with the best harbors in the world. Cochin is also known as Queen of the Arabian Sea. Cochin is very well connected to other part of the country through various flights and trains.

There are many Tourist places near Cochin some of them are as follows:

St. Francis Church

It was built by Portuguese in 1503. It has historic importance that it is the oldest European Church in India. It is the place where remains of Vasco Da Gama were buried which were later taken to Portugal.

Cochin Backwaters

One of the most preferred sites by all the visitors of Cochin. The lake water is lined by hundreds of coconut trees which gives a soothing experience to all its tourists. Apart from many monuments and forts Cochin’s backwaters is also one of the main attractions of Cochin

Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi is an example of amazing architectural style. Only one stroll within this fort will take you to another world. Since Fort Kochi was possessed by Portuguese and hence the architecture is highly influenced by the European culture. You can easily reach to Fort Kochi by bus or by any private cab. Fort Kochi will also offer you to hang out at Chinese Fishing net, which is another very popular tourist place near Cochin. Chinese Fishing nets are fixed installation of fishing nets which are used for unique fishing process. This fishing process is initiated from the shore and the whole installation is lowered so that the net gets submerged in the sea water and after some time it is taken out from the sea thus the fishing nets catch all the fishes available in the sea. There is also a beach near Fort Kochi called as Fort Kochi beach which also observes a number of visitors every day. Coconut trees and fresh sea water of Fort Kochi beach acts as tranquilizers for all its visitors.

Marine Drive

Marine drive is a famous tourist place near Cochin which is a preferred choice of all the age group for walking. It is a famous promenade spot. It is the major shopping destination in Cochin as it possesses innumerable shopping malls. You will see people flocking near marine drive at the time of evening and early morning to witness sunrise and sunset. Apart from tourist it is also a famous hang out place for the local people of Cochin.

Mattancherry Palace

Mattancherry Palace is famous for its murals and ceilings which are carved by skilled artists.  The murals are inspired from Ramayana and Mahabharata. One thing that you should keep in mind is that it is closed on Fridays so don’t plan to visit this place on Fridays. After reaching Cochin you can take taxi or private cars in order to reach Mattancherry Palace.

Jewish Synagogue

It is the oldest synagogue amongst all the commonwealth nations so it has a national significance because of which it is also one of the most visited tourist place near Cochin. It is closed on all Saturdays and on Jewish holidays. You can visit this Synagogue only from 10 am to 12 noon and from 3 pm to 5 pm so always plan you visit accordingly.

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach is in Cherai Village which is 35 kilometers from Cochin. It is a must visit tourist place near Cochin. This beach is ideal to have fun with water as the water is shallow. It has a coastline of 15 kilometers and the cleanliness of this beach will compel you to protract your stay there.

Apart from the abovementioned tourist places near Cochin there are few more places which attract high number of visitors. Amongst them few places are Kodanad which is an Elephant training center and Athirapally waterfalls. So if you visit Cochin then you must take some time and visit the tourist places near Cochin as well. You must plan your trip very wisely so that you don’t miss out of any tourist place. If you have still trouble with the travel plan then fill up the below available form and we will make a custom travel plan just for you.

Content updated in January 2020

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