The natural beauty, colonial charm of Cochin has earned it the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'. It is kerala's most famous city and a natural seaport. It is the jewel in the crown of Kerala with true cosmopolitan character. It’s twin city, Ernakulum, is an important railhead and industrial centre. It's cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings and structures representing different regions of the world. It is a city of peninsulas and islands. Holidays at Kochi are a wonderful experience and are unforgettable too. It is one of the top tourist destination in India. The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British. The result of these cultural influences are seen in the many examples of Indo European architecture that still exist here.
|Temperature||Summer : Max 35ºC, Min ºC., Winter : Max 25ºC, Min ºC.|
|Language||Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English|
Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town Station are connected to most important cities.
By ROAD :
Cochin is well connected to several important destinations. Bus services-both government and private-are available to Alleppey, Quilon, Trivandrum, Thekkady, Munnar, Palaghat, Calicut, Bangalore.
Cochin Airport is linked by direct services of Indian airlines and East-West Airlines to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
The items are of immense beauty for the simple reason that Keralities are gifted artisans. Among Kochi's best buy are metalware, camel-bone carvings, wood carvings, articles made of coconut shels, baboo cane, embroidered screwpine mats, grass mats and several other types of handicrafts. The major shopping centres are on M.G.Road which cuts across the heart of the city, and the Marine Drive including Broadway.