Kochi Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Chinese Fishing Nets

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Fort Cochin’s Chinese Fishing Nets have been a beach installation for centuries, well before the coming of the Portuguese colonizers. It’s thought that the nets were introduced to this coastal area ...  Read more

Fort Cochin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The historic district of Fort Cochin (also known as Fort Kochi) is a relaxing blend of Portuguese architecture, rural English ambiance and Dutch heritage in a tropical coastal location. Visitors ...  Read more

Kerala Backwaters

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The languid Kerala Backwaters typify the relaxing pace of this laid-back part of the world. The backwaters meandering throughout Kerala link a network of canals, lagoons, lakes and rivers, watering ...  Read more

St. Francis Church

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

If you’re looking for India’s oldest church, you’ve found it. Fort Cochin’s St Francis Church has survived wars, raids and the ravages of time. Built in 1516 by the Portuguese, the whitewashed ...  Read more

Santa Cruz Basilica

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Fort Cochin’s glittering basilica is one of Kerala’s finest churches, studded with gilded detail in Romanesque Gothic style. The original Santa Cruz Basilica was built by the Portuguese, initially ...  Read more

Paradesi Synagogue & Jew Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the world’s oldest active synagogues, and the oldest in the Commonwealth, can be found in the center of the port’s spice district, Jew Town. The district is a particularly historic reminder of ...  Read more

Mattancherry Palace

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Mattancherry Palace was built as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese in 1555, and presented to the Raja of Kochi to ensure ongoing trading privileges. Later alterations were made by the Dutch in ...  Read more

Dutch Cemetery

The Dutch Cemetery in Kochi is believed to be the oldest in the country, dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. It houses the tombs of Dutch soldiers and traders who left their homeland ...  Read more

Hill Palace Museum of Tripunithura

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The Hill Palace Museum of Tripunithura, a 49-building complex where the Maharaja of Kochi once lived, is today the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. The palace was built in 1865 on 52 acres ...  Read more

Indo-Portuguese Museum

The Indo-Portuguese Museum was set up by the late Bishop of Kochi to preserve and showcase the significant influence of the Portuguese Catholic community in Fort Kochi and its surrounding areas. It ...  Read more

Kerala Folklore Museum

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The Kerala Folklore Museum opened to the public in 2009 as a space to showcase the cultural and artistic heritage of the southern Indian state. The 4,000-item collection spans three floors, each ...  Read more

Kochi Harbour

One of India’s major seaports, Kochi’s harbour is up there with the world’s most scenic waterways, providing one of the few all-weather safe harbours on India’s west coast. In the center of the ...  Read more


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Surrounded by the backwaters of the Arabian Sea, Mattancherry is an old port area of Kochi, not far from Ernakulam Town. The area was once the main trade port for spices such as pepper and turmeric, ...  Read more

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