Monday, 5 August 2013

Backwaters of Cochin

Cochin backwaters are located in the city of Cochin which is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea.
Thought the backwaters of Kerala are renowned all over the world, it is the backwaters of Cochin which are visited on a regular basis. The backwaters of this city is well equipped by the diversities of nature that it is rated among the top ten beautiful places to visit in a lifetime by the National Geographic channel.

Cochin is an exquisite place where you will find the right mixture of traditional and modern culture. The Giant Chinese fishing nets which is used by almost all of the fishermen in Cochin and the antique attractive masks at the stalls of the city will certainly catch your interest. You will be filled with the solitude silence of Jewish Synagogue. While a tour to Willingdon Island and St.Francis Church where the mortal remains of Vasco da Gama were buried, will give you a brief idea about the history of this place. As you travel along the various streets and places of Cochin, you will get an evident proof of the influence of the British, Chinese, Portuguese and Arab in this place.
It will certainly be a unique experience for you when you will cruise through the backwaters on ahouseboat (kettuvallom) while enjoying the beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna, traditional village life of Kerala, along with customary local dishes.
On your Cochin backwaters tours, you will have an wonderful experience of houseboat cruising through the attractive landscapes, lagoons and small streams surrounded by swaying coconut palm trees. Fifty percent of the amusement in Cochin is enjoying a houseboat cruise through the unruffled and pictorial backwaters. Boat cruising on the beautiful Willington Island surrounded by beautiful backwaters of Kerala will certainly thrill you. A breathtaking water cruise on Bolghatty Island can turn out to be a memorable experience. While touring along the backwaters of Cochin, you can also visit some of the renowned tourist destinations like the Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Fort and St Francis Church etc. Among the houseboat tours of Cochin, the most preferred ones by the tourists’ are- Cochin to Alleppey and Cochin to Kollam.
Cochin is quite easily accessible to the major parts of the country.
The nearest airport is Cochin International airport which is about 30km from city, makes the city available for international tourists also.
As for railway stations, Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town, locally known as the South and North railway stations respectively, both are just 3km from city centre
As for road transportation, Ernakulam Bus station is just 2 Km from city centre. This bus station offers frequent bus services from Calicut, Kottayam, Kollam and few other major places of Kerala.
Some of the Other Major Attractions of Cochin
Fort Kochi beach: It is one of the clean and calm beaches in Kerala. It is one of the favorite tourist destinations.

Hill Palace: Once a palace now has been converted into a museum. It is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, near Tripunithura. It is also Kerala’s first Heritage museum noted for royal collections.


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  2. Backwater is the major attraction of kerala. People from all around the world come to visit kerala backwater.
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  3. Nice Sharing Blog....The backwaters in kerala are a world of tranquility and amazement.

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