KOCHI BACKWATER : A cluster of islands on the vast expanse of the Vembanad lake, Kochi ,one of the finest natural harbors in the world, is more popular as the Queen of the Arabian sea. Half the fun of visiting Kochi is going about in the local ferries. A conducted cruise through the winding waterways will take you to quaint spots including the picturesque islands of Bolgatty, Vypeen, Gundu and Vallarpadam.
MARINE DRIVE: A popular hangout, this scenic stretch offers a spectacular view of the backwaters and the Kochi harbor, Shopping malls, cinema halls, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets line the drive. The Rainbow Bridge and the International Tourism Boat Jetty Complex are other attractions here.
DISCOVER: The Queen of the Arabian Sea: Kochi, also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, is breathtakingly beautiful, Apart from being the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi also flaunts one of the finest natural harbours of the world.
ERNAKULAM: Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea with Kottayam and Alappuzha districts in the south, Idukki in the east and Thrissur in the north, Ernakulam is a booming business metropolis.A fascinating mixture of the old and the new, the district comprises many interesting cities including Kochi(Cochin),the commercial capital of Kerala. One of the finest natural harbours in the world, Kochi, renowned as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’, was once a major centre for commerce and trade. The British, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch etc., have all come to its shores in search of exotic spices and sandalwood. Even today, Ernakulam continues the tradition of welcoming visitors with its customary warmth and hospitality.
Climate of Cochin: Summers are hot, winters mild. The summer temperatures (March to May) vary from a high of 35C to a low of 22.5C, with winter months from December to February having a mean minimum of 20C. Cochin experiences both, the southwest monsoons from June to September and the northeast from October to December. The average annual rainfall is 3099.1 mm, with 132 average annual rainy days.
Seasons in Cochin: The best time to visit is between October and March.
Telephone Accessing Code: +91-484
AIR: International Airport Nedumbassery (32 km from the city)