Mattancherry Palace, located in Palace Road and built by the Portuguese as early as 1557, is considered to be one of the important places to visit in Cochin. Popularly known as Dutch Palace, it has the style and architecture that resembles a typical traditional Kerala house with four individual wings and a patio in between.
The Indo-Portuguese Museum is an amalgamation of Indian and Portuguese culture and architecture. Located in Fort Kochi area, it was built by former Bishop of the city, Joseph Urethra. The museum is divided into 5 wings exhibiting Altar of Furniture, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life and Cathedral.
Built in 1568, Paradesi synagogue or the Jewish synagogue is the oldest one amongst all commonwealth countries. Jewish synagogue is located in Jew Town area of Cochin and was built by Cochin Jewish group or Malabar Yehudan people.
Hill Palace is a heritage museum and houses many archaeological relics and imperial belongings of the Maharaja of Kochi. The palace was constructed in 1865 and comprises 49 buildings. The beautiful gardens and refreshing outer facade of the museum are added bonus.
Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum is one of the popular tourist places in Cochin. It displays cultural exhibits and folk-tribal objects of the state. The museum is a 3 storeyed building, inaugurated in 2009 and representing the real legacy of Kerala.
Popularly known as Wonder La Amusement Park, Veegaland is the country's first theme park and one of the most happening places to visit in Cochin. Located on hill top, Veegaland is famous for thrilling and fun filled rides, thus making it a perfect for a family outing.
This biosphere reserve located at Central Cochin is a natural habitat to many endangered and regular species of local and migratory birds, as well as mangrove vegetation. The sanctuary encircles a tidal lake which is connected to the backwaters and one of the imperative places for sightseeing in Cochin especially for nature lovers.
One of the most ancient churches in India and one among the 8 Basilicas, Santa Cruz Basilica is truly one of the oldest and the most beautiful places to see in Cochin. It reflects historical glory and pride. This is the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Cochin and is considered as one of the heritage sites of the state.
A tranquil and pristine beach, Cherai is dotted with lush green swaying coconut plantations. There are golden sandy beaches, happening beach shacks and plenty of sea shells. A perfect spot to enjoy either your own company or a lover's hug, away from all the city noises. The serene piece of beauty, Cherai Beach is located at Vypin Island.
The Kerala Kathakali Centre was founded in 1990 and was established with the objective of encouraging and popularising the classical arts forms of this region. Several traditional arts and rituals are performed at the Centre, making it an important place to visit in Cochin. The dance forms taught and performed here include Kathakali, Bharatnatyam...
The Chinese Fishing Nets have now emerged as a symbolic representation of the coast of Cochin. These incredible fishing nets have become one of the favoured places to see in Kochi. They are different from other fishing nets due to their elegant design and construction. Furthermore, they are very popular among photographers who try to capture the sunset at here amidst these beautiful nets.
Kodanad is a beautiful riverside village near Kochi. It is situated on the southern bank of the River Periyar, at a distance of 42 km from Kochi. sThe village is a major place to visit in Cochin because of the Kodanad Elephant Training Centre. In the 1950s and 1960s, Kodanad was one of the largest elephant training centres for captured elephants. These rescued animals were trained by specially skilled mahouts called 'paapaan' in Malayalam.