Cochin

Cochin

The city of Cochin may be said to have originated as an important port in 1341 AD when the flooded Periyar River destroyed a world-renowned port, Kodungallur, just north of Cochin and created an all-new harbor in Cochin, which is today one of the finest natural harbors on the West coast of India. Cochin’s trade links with Chinese and the Arabs is reputed to be at least 2000 years old. Christianity in this city dates back to the apostle Thomas, who, as tradition holds and evidence supports, landed in India in AD 54 to spread the Gospel. There is also evidence pointing to the presence of Jews since at least AD 388 
As travelers loiter around the old city, the cosmopolitan character clearly comes to the forefront that are well reflected in the Mansions and structures built in the place. Discovered by the Portuguese, the island city with the lagoons and canals with the fishing hamlets is today one of the busiest port of India. Cochin lies on the direct route to the countries of east Europe and Australia and is proud to possess all the three forms of transport in one particular region
Tourist Attractions in Cochin are, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, jewish synagogue, Chinese fishing net and Bolgatty Island

How to reach:

By Air: Cochin has international airport has daily flights from Middle east, Srilanka, Singapore & Malaysia and has daily flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and other parts of India
By Road: Well connected with all towns of Kerala and South India
By Rail: Cochin has daily trains to Trivandrum, Chennai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa and other parts of India

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