Known as Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin (Kochi) is believed to be the finest natural harbour in the world. It is a cluster of islands on the vast expanse of the Vembanad Lake. Because of its commercial importance, foreign powers vied for supremacy in the area and therefore the place has a blend of several exotic cultures like the Portuguese, Jewish, English, French, Dutch and Chinese. Ferry rides in Kochi commands a breathtaking view due to its lush green lawns sloping down to the water's edge. Giant Chinese fishing nets that billow from massive teak and bamboo poles dot the entrance to the harbor. Silhouetted against the setting sun, they present a magnificent sight at the waterfront.
Kerala Houseboats are a unique way to experience the beauty of Cochin. The houseboats glide on the backwaters of Kochi, with panoramic view passing by It is this natural advantage that has made Kochi a fascinating blend of the cultures and influences of explorers and traders who visited this wealthy land. The Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British have all left their mark here. The Jewish synagogue, the Dutch palace, the Chinese Fishing nets, and other remnants of European and Asian architecture merge smoothly into the traditional fabric of the seaport city. Half the fun of visiting Kochi is moving around on the local several quaint spots. Houseboats & Other Boat cruises from Kochi harbor to Willingdon Island, Mattancherry Place, the Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi and Bolgatty Island. Sunset cruise. 3 hour backwater village cruises which include visits to coir villages and coconut plantations
The Kerala backwaters provide visual treat for those who are fascinated by nature. If you want to feel the magic and the energy of nature in you, the best place for it would be Cochin backwaters. One can spot many birds lurking in hidden corners amidst the dense growth of trees on the shores. Life goes on at a slow pace and it looks like time actually stops over here to admire the beauty of this magical place. Now that you are desperate to come here, pack your bags and catch the next flight and come here to experience life in its purest form
Cochin is actually a group of beautiful islands located on the crystal green Lake Vembanad, opening out into the vast Arabian Sea. Cochin provides a perfect destination for kerala Tourism,to start your Kerala backwaters tour as many backwater Houseboats cruises begin or end at Cochin.
On your Cochin backwaters tour with Kerala Backwaters, you can enjoy an exciting houseboat cruising on the beautiful islands, lagoons and small rivulets full of swaying coconut palm trees. Half the fun of traveling to Cochin is enjoying a backwater cruise through the serene and picturesque waterways in Houseboats. Visit Cochin and enjoy a Houseboats boat cruising on the beautiful Willington Island surrounded by beautiful backwaters of Kerala. A thrilling water cruise on Bolghatty Island can truly be an unforgettable experience on Cochin backwaters tours. On your Cochin backwaters tour ,you can also visit the famous tourist attractions of Cochin like the Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Fort, Mattancherry Palace and St Francis Church