Thursday, 13 September 2012

Cochin Tourist Attractions: The Perfect Destination for Travelers


Trip to South India will be really cool. You can see lots of history, art and culture. South India tour will give you a unforgettable moment in your life. There are lot of attractions are there in India. Within one day you cannot cover all the places in South India. If you are planning a trip to South India then include Kochi or Cochin tourist attractions in your list. The city derives its name from the Malayalam word Kochazhi meaning small lagoon. This beautiful city is located in Ernakulum District Kerala-It is also called as “Gateway to Kerala”. Kerala is a God’s own country. Kochi or Cochin as properly known as Queen of Arabian Sea, finest natural harbors of the world.  Every year lot of peoples from globe is visiting here. The beautiful Cochin is a gift of nature. Every were you can see Lush mangroves, coconut trees reflected in the translucent waters of backwaters, ancient churches, cathedrals and fort - tourists on sightseeing tours of Cochin would find all these and more. Backwaters of Cochin are an ultimate charm and it offers a unique experience for the tourists. Don’t miss to plan a trip to Cochin Tourist Attractions. In your every step you can see the sightseeing attractions in Cochin. We can call Kochi as paradise for tourists.  Below is a list of famous sightseeing places which are a must-see in Cochin.

Mattancherry Palace
Mattancherry palace is the important monument of India. Cochin Tourist Attractions includes all the tourist destinations in Kochi. Today palace is a storehouse of ancient paintings and art forms. Dutch carried out some renovation and extension work in mattancherry and it is known to be as Dutch Palace. The old mattancherry palace was built by the Portuguese in 1555 A.D. The palace is given as a present to the Raja Veera Kerala Varma who was the Maharaja of Kochi. Now the palace is converted into an art gallery showcasing for some best paintings and murals of Hindu mythology. Here puranic legends are also found. This palace is a quadrangular building constructed in Nalukettu style it is a Kerala type of architecture. There is one courtyard in the middle of palace. Inside the courtyard there is one temple named pazhayanur bhagavati, deity belonging to the royal family Cochin. If you a plan a trip to Cochin Tourist Attractions then only you can see the beauty of this destination.

Cherai Beach
Cherai beach is the one of the beautiful beaches in Kerala. You can see the greeneries near to the beach. Peoples are visiting from morning to evening.  The wind condition is very good. Sea foods are available in the restaurant nearby beach.  It is a beautiful destination for swimming also. Sometimes dolphins are spotted here. Tourist also can see the paddy fields, coconut groves. It is a amazing place. So don’t miss to plan a trip to Cochin tourist Attractions.

Willingdon Island
The Willingdon Island is a manmade island. The beautiful island is named after Lord Willingdon, the British viceroy of India. This island is created by using sand dug from Kochi port.  The basic structure of the port was completed by the year 1939, the time of Second World War. The main land is connected o the Rail Bridge and a road bridge for transferring infrastructure for the war. 

Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese fishing nets are a legacy of the visitors of Malabar. The Cochin harbor entrance is dotted by these fishing nets. In Malayalam Chinese fishing net is also called as “Cheena Vala”.  These fishing nets are first erected between AD 1350 and 1450. These are large nets, which hang from bamboo or teak posts with lights suspended above the net. These nets also have counterweights in order to facilitate easy-handling of the nets. The local fishermen still use these nets to catch the fish attracted by the light suspended above the nets. Today this place has become the most popular Cochin Tourist Attractions.

Cochin Backwaters

Kochi is also called as Cochin. It is one of the beautiful backwater destinations in Kerala. Backwaters and beaches attract thousands of tourists around the globe every year. It is also regarded as the industrial and commercial capital of Kerala. A picturesque and lovely islands, lagoons, and swaying coconut palm trees make Kochi a perfect backwaters destination. This beautiful destination is a gift from nature. If you visit this place once, the beauty of the nature makes you visit this place again and again.

Marine Drive
Today Marine Drive is considered as one of the most famous and beautiful parts of the city. This is also known as Shanmugham Road. The marine walk is very beautiful- you can see the backwaters from here. At night you can see the lights from the various ships are giving you a breathtaking experience. You can see some other buildings near to the marine drive. It is built using the modern architecture. Whenever you are planning trip to Kerala. You must visit this beautiful place. Only by reading about these places you cannot experience the beauty of Cochin Tourist Attractions. So visit and Enjoy!



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