One of the most visiting tourist destinations in Kerala, Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India, adjoining the Laccadive Sea.
Additionally, part of the Greater Cochin region, the city is listed as a Tier-II city by the Government of India. It also termed the Queen of the Arabian Sea, was an important spice dealing center on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward.
Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India, occupied by the Portuguese in 1503. According to a survey conducted by the Nielsen Company on behalf of the Outlook Traveller magazine, Kochi was ranked the sixth-best tourist destination in India.
Known as the financial, commercial, and industrial capital of Kerala, the city has the highest GDP as well as the highest GDP per capita in the state.
St Francis Church, Cherai Beach, Andhakaranazhi Beach, Santa Cruz Basilica, Marine Drive, Bolgatty Palace, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Willingdon Island, Chinese Fishing Nets, Paradesi Synagogue, Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, and MG Road are some of the most famous tourist destinations to visit in the city of Kochi.