HOLIDAY IN COCHIN, THE "QUEEN OF THE ARABIAN SEA"

A port city since the 6th century B.C., Cochin is sometimes called "Queen of the Arabian Sea" because it's so beautiful. Explore the area's religious sites, such as the Church of St. Francis and the Jewish Synagogue. Mattancheri Palace, originally built by the Portuguese as a gift for the Raja of Cochin, houses a museum. After your sightseeing, savour a meal of chicken tikka makhanwalla or an Indian coffee - mixed with steaming milk.

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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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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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