Ernakulam or Cochin or Kochi is known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’ and ‘The commercial captial of Kerala’. The city is in the state of Kerala along the coastal region. The port in Ernakulam is opened since 1341 (Courtesy : Wikipedia) and have welcomed people from other parts of the world for trade who have left their impressions in the city. The word Ernakulam was drawn from a Tamil word Erayanarkulam means ‘abode of Lord Shiva’s‘.

Highlights:

  • Mattanachery Palace built by Portuguese in 1555
  • Jewish Synagogue or the Paradesi Synagogue
  • Santa Cruz Catholic Basalica built by Portuguese in 1558
  • Backwaters of Kochi
  • Marine Drive
  • Hill palace at Thirupanithura
  • Veegaland amusement park
  • Fort Kochi
  • Bolgatty Palace built by Dutch in india
  • Willingdon Island
  • St Francis Church built in 1503
  • Pallipuram fort
  • Chottanikkara temple
  • Chinese fishing net bridge

This place is a perfect destination if you love coastal region with historic background. I want to visit the city to see the monuments left by different invasions and to enjoy the marine drive. Also this is long pending destination in our list as this is the city my wife grew up 😉

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