Kochi (also known as Cochin) is also referred as “Queen of the Arabian Sea” and as Gateway to Kerala, a state hailed as ‘God’s Own Country‘.
Kochi (Cochin) was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward, and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants from the pre-Islamic era. Occupied by the Portuguese in 1503, Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India. The city was later occupied by the Dutch and the British.
From ancient time, the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left ineradicable marks on the history and development of Kochi (Cochin). Over the years, Kochi (Cochin) has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai).
Kochi is a small town but has outgrown its original bounds and is now the general name given to much of the region adjoining the original town, which now includes Cochin, Fort Kochi, Mattanchery, Ernakulam and many other nearby towns and villages.
Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the profound variety and exquisiteness of Kerala. Each one of the mesmerizing places to visit in Cochin has some kind of historical and colonial significance to it.
Kochi’s proximity to the equator along with its coastal location results in little seasonal temperature variation, with moderate to high levels of humidity. Annual temperatures range between 23 and 31 °C.
Winters are by far the best time to visit Kochi as the weather is pleasant.
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