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Kochi, the Queen of the Arabian Sea

August 12, 2012  by: Ravikumar Ambadi  Points: 12   Category: Travel & Places  Earning $0.40   Views: 810

Kochi, the industrial capital of the southernmost state in India, Kerala is becoming a hot destination of tourists. with its eye catching scenaries and various other places of importance it attracts many visitors

         

Arabian Sea has quite a number of towns and cities on its shore including Mumbai and various other Arabian cities. Still, Kochi, the industrial city of Kerala state in India has got the distinction as the queen of the Arabian Sea. This caption was not created by any advertisement guys of modern day. The title has fall on her centuries back when the Arabians used to visit Kerala for trade. The natural beauty earned her this title on those days. Presently, with modern architecture and beautification of the city it still proves to be eligible for the title.



Kochi, which is situated almost in the centre of the southern most state of India, Kerala is well connected with the other parts of the country by road, rail and air. Kochi International Airport which is also known as Nedumbassery Airport is just 30 minutes drive away from the heart of the city. There are several good hotels and resort which offer world class accommodation for the visitors for a reasonable charge. Thus the infrastructure is well developed to accommodate visitors and it offers a trouble free stay for them.

Though there are many places to visit here such as the Dutch Palace, Cochin Synagogue, Museum of Kerala History. Shakthan Thampuran Museum, Tripubithura Hill Palace etc, the main attraction of Kochi is the beach and the Chinese Nets. These are huge fishing nets fixed on wooden pillars and placed along the beach side. You can see several such nets in inland waters also. It will be dipped in water for hours and lift it to collect the fishes caught in it. The evenings in the beach will be an unforgettable experience with the celebrations of the locals on lifting these nets. Apart from that the cool breeze from the Arabian Sea and the setting rays of sun will certainly create a romantic atmosphere. You will realize the real meaning of love here.

After spending an evening in the beach you can carry on with your trip to other places. The Dutch Palace, which has been built by the Dutch in the 17th century, is an example for the classic Dutch architecture. Though it is comparatively smaller in size it is rich with its architecture. Kochi synagogue is also worth seeing and all these structures are situated near to the beach.

When you proceed towards the eastern side of the city you will come across with the Poorni River, where, it is believed that Lord Sri Ram has taken bath in Threthayug. On the banks of this river is the famous Poornathrayeesa Temple, where the idol has been installed by none other than Arjuna (The warrior prince). Legend goes that Lord Krishna has given Arjuna an Idol of Lord Maha Vishnu and asked him to place it most appropriate place. On his journey to find out a place for this idol he came there and had a bath in River Poorni. There he installed the idol too. The Western side entrance of the temple which is locally called as “Patinjaare Nata” is the oldest structure in the temple and it claims a life span of centuries. If you come out of the temple through this western Gate, the road leads to the century old Iron Bridge built by British and is quite good condition even now.

Tripunithura Hill Palace, the residence of erstwhile King of Kochi is just a few miles away from this temple. It has been converted to an archaeological museum which reflects the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. If you go further towards the east the famous Chottanikkara Devi Temple is there.

Kochi, now a modern city offers all modern facilities to the visitors. Various restaurants and bars cater to the needs of the tourists. They serve Chinese, Continental and other verities of dishes along with the traditional Kerala Dishes. Of all Kerala dishes, the ones prepared using sea fishes are delicious and most famous too. Various snacks such as puttu, appam etc are also delicious and they are ideal for breakfast and along with evening tea.

Shopping centers along the M.G. Road and Marine Drive are ideal places for shopping. You can see quite a good number of wayside vendors at Marine Drive and near Subhash Park. Shopping also will add joy to your trip.




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Author: SandeepSunnyJasrotia        
Posted Date: 08/13/2012    Points:1    

This is one of the beautiful place...I wanna visit there..:)

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