The Chinese fishing nets which symbolises Kochi can be seen only in Fort Kochi which may be the only place in the world where the Chinese fishing nets are unique outside China.
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Established in the year 1990, the Kerala Kathakali Centre is a prominent institution in Kochi that conducts Kathakali classes. Nearly 300 years old, Kathakali is a classical dance form originating in Kerala which combines certain aspects of ballet, masque, pantomime and opera. A visit to this centre will truly be an enriching and extraordinary experience.
Bolghatty & Vypeen Islands
Bolghatty Island is a short boat ride away from mainland Kochi and has Bolghatty Palace which is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland. Vypeen Island is another island that is really popular among visitors to Kochi & Kerala. Vypeen is also the location of Pallipuram Fort which is the oldest surviving fort in India built by European settlers and was constructed in 1503.
Kodanand Elephant Training Centre
Kodanad Elephant Training Center which is a rural riverside village located near Periyar river is another must visit place if you are travelling to Kerala with children as kids may enjoy bathing elephants in the river . Watching elephants at an arms length is a wonderful experience and all part of coming to a beautiful place like Kerala.
Marine Drive is among the most beautiful and popular destinations in Kochi. It is frequented by locals and visitors alike due to the magnificent view of the backwaters and Kochi Harbour available here. At night, the great Rainbow Bridge comes to life with vibrant lights and viewing it at this time is highly recommended. The entire area is a unique specimen of manmade wonders interspersed with natural gifts right in the midst of a sprawling metropolis.
Hill Palace Museum
Hill Palace was the abode of erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi and was converted by a Museum in 1986. The museum complex exhibits crown and ornaments of erstwhile Cochin royal family, paintings, sculptures in stone and marble, weapons, inscriptions, coins, etc and has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park, and a children's park.
Cherai beach which is among the best beaches in Kerala and which is a beach that is shallow, calm, and is ideal for swimming & sunbathing and is also known as Princess of Arabian Sea.
Jew Town, a narrow street between Mattancherry Palace and the Synagogue, is a favourite haunt of antique hunters. Some of the most pristine and historically relevant artefacts of our times have been unearthed by our visitors here.
Edapally Church Complex
St. George's Syro Malabar Forane Church, locally known as Edapally Church is a Catholic pilgrimage church in Edapally, Kochi, India. Asia's largest shrine to Saint George, about five million people visit it every year.The church is thought to have been founded in 593 AD.
The Paradesi Synagogue, in a corner of Jew Town, is more than a hundred years old and houses many rare antiques. The synagogue, that woos many visitors, adds to the quaint charm of Mattancherry. Paradesi Synagogue, in the southern Indian port city of Kochi, is the oldest synagogue in India as well as the entire British Commonwealth.
St. Francis Church
St. Francis Church which is one of the oldest built by Europeans in India and another landmark in this area is Vasco House where Vasco Da Gama is believed to have lived. Visitors can also enjoy walking along Fort Kochi Beach which may be the only beach in the state which has the presence of the Chinese fishing nets and which is also famous for Cochin carnival that is conducted on New Years eve.
Museum of Kerala History
This is a monument to the history of Kerala and is one of the best tourist places in Kochi. The museum is a quiet ethnic building hidden in the shades of huge trees and has an unassuming gallery that houses immortal creations that will give you glimpses of the glorious history and rich cultural legacy of Kerala.