Expect the unexpected in Cochin

Cochin provides a variety of unexpected experiences: a tiny synagogue, and a Jewish presence some claim dates back to the time of Solomon. St. Francis Church, where Vasco de Gama was once buried.

There's also Mattancherry Palace, with a series of remarkable murals painted on its wooden walls. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, gracefully silhouetted against sky and sea. An opportunity to sail the “backwaters,” a network of rivers, streams, and canals, for a peek at traditional rural lifestyles. And of course the spellbinding Kathakali dance, with its highly stylized performances and elaborate makeup and costumes.

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Church of St. Francis

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Church of St. Francis

Church of St. Francis

The oldest European constructed church in all of India, built in 1503, the Church of St. Francis is were Vasco da Gama was buried in 1524. Fourteen years later his remains were taken back to Portugal, but his tombstone marks the original location.

Chinese Fishing Nets

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Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese Fishing Nets

The Chinese Fishing Nets is a picturesque area. Fixed land installations for fishing, these graceful fishing nets drape into the waters of the Arabian Sea.

Ernakulam

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Ernakulam

Ernakulam

Ernakulam is a busy city located across the water from Fort Cochin and Willingdon Island. It has a bustling business section with an archaeological museum, hotels, and a Kerala State Center for handicrafts.

Kochi, India At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 9°55'52.44"N 76°16'2.29"E
Size: 94.00 KM2 (36.29 MI2)
Population: 2,100,000
Density: 22,340 Pop/KM2 (8,626 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +91

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