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The most interesting places to visit in Kochi

June 04, 2012  by: deepa  Points: 8   Category: Travel & Places  Earning $0.25   Views: 823

Kochi is a popular city in India. It is situated in the state of Kerala. People visit Kochi to visit places like the ancient Jewish synagogue and travel in the backwaters. The major attractions of Kochi are listed below.

         

Kochi is a major city in the state of Kerala, India. It is a commercial hub and holds historical importance also. People love to visit Kerala and Kochi is often chosen as the landing destination. It can be approached by land, water and air. There are many interesting places to visit in Kochi. The most important places include the Jewish synagogue, Mattancherry palace, Kerala kathakali centre, Santa Cruz Basilica, Church of Saint Francis, Vasco da Gama Square, Cherai beach, Hill palace, Wonderla Amusement park and backwater boating.



The tourist who avails guide services is better off as he is able to ward off people who try to take advantage of foreigners. A person who plans ahead will be able to enjoy the trip and avoid tensions of travel and accommodation. The best time to visit Kochi is between the months of December and June. There are hotels suited to all kinds of budgets ranging from the world famous Taj group to the local lodge. Kochi is also known for its dental and ayurvedic tourism. The gold shops are a special attraction. The textile shops are also very good which makes shopping a wonderful experience indeed.

Kochi is midway in Kerala. There are many religious destinations in Kerala and people find it easy to travel from Kochi to go to these places of worship. The major places of worship are the Sabarimala temple, the Malayattoor church, the Chottanikkara temple, the Ernakulam Siva temple, Vaikom temple, Cherai temple, Edavanakavu Bhagavathy temple in Kodanad which also houses the elephant training center, the Thotttuva Dhanwanthary temple- Dhanwanthary temples are few and far between and other numerous places. Each temple has its own history. The hripunithura Poornathrayeesha temple is said to have been build by Arjuna, the Pandava warrior.




Kochi is a very addictive place and the food caters to every body be it Indian or Foreign. There are many women who belong to other countries but have settled in Kochi. They have started their food hubs to provide dishes that belong to their county of origin. A first time tourist will simply love Kochi.



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