One of the finest natural harbours on the Arabian coast of India, Kochi (also known as Cochin) was once known as the centre of the Indian spice trade. Nowadays, the town has a distinct European feel, due to the fact that it was once inhabited by the Portuguese, Dutch and English. Their influence on the town's forts, palaces, museums and old churches is still evident today. Which is why Kochi is known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Drive out of Cochin city, pass through one of the India's most beautiful and serene landscapes to the district of Alappuzha. Here you can explore the Kerala backwaters as you take a motor boat ride through the waterways lined with dense tropical vegetation and observe rural Kerala lifestyles that you would never see from the road.
Glide down Kochi's majestic waterways while on The Kerala Backwater Adventure. This scenic boat trip will take you down some of the area's most beautiful bodies of water. Then, when sightseeing has tired you out, head over to one of Kochi's gorgeous beaches to relax and get some sun.
The best streets for shopping in Kochi are Market Road, Marine Drive and Princess Street. The market scene is bustling, and while there, you'll find a wide assortment of great trinkets, handicrafts and antiques. You may just find yourself browsing for hours. But don't forget to bring something home with you!
Kochi has an amazing mix of culinary options to satisfy your taste buds. Keralite, South Indian, Chinese and North Indian cuisine are all well represented here. If you like your food spicy, zesty and peppery, prepare to be amazed, stunned and fulfilled!
The Indian Rupee is the official currency of Kochi. Currency can be changed at banks, airports or authorised bureaux de change.
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