Local attractions


Bolghatty Island

The Bolgatty Island, is a historic town, in the commercial capital of Fort Kochi in Ernakulam. The main attraction here is the palace of the same name. This island is easily accessible from the mainland. India’s one and only international marina, the Kochi International Marina, is another important part of this island.

Bolghatty Palace

In the island of Bolgatty lies Kochi’s famous Bolgatty Palace. It is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces in the world. It was built by the Dutch traders in the year 1744 and later was extended and gardens were landscaped around it. This was at that time the Governor’s palace for the commander of the Dutch Malabar

Cherai Beach

Bordering the Vypeen island off Cochin is the lovely beach of Cherai. It is located about 25 kilometers away from Kochi and about 30 kilometers from Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery. This beach is a popular tourist destination especially among the foreigners. The beach is less busy and cleaner as compared to many other beaches in Ernakulam district.


Home to one of the oldest synagogues in Kerala, Chennamangalam or Chendamangalam is a panchayat in Paravur, Ernakulam, Kerala. Consisting of inlets, plains and hillocks, this place is located at a distance of 23 kilometres from Eranakulam. Other than the synagogue, there is also the Jesuit church and ruins of a Jesuit college.

Chinese Fishing Nets

A landmark tourist attraction of Kochi, Kerala, the Chinese Fishing nets, can be seen on the shores of the backwaters. Not only a fishing accessory, these nets have, now become an integral part of Kochi tourism.These nets are built using the wood of Teak and also with Bamboo poles, where balance is the key point. Each of these nets go up to a height of 10 meters and has a cantilever of about 20 meters attached to it.

Chottanikkara Temple

Located at about 18 kilometers away from the city of Kochi, the Chottanikara Temple is one of the famous temples in Kerala. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Bhagavathy, who is worshipped in three avatars or forms of Saraswathy (Goddess of Knowledge) in the morning, Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) in the noon and Durga (Goddess of Power) in the evening. Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh and Lord Ayyappa are also worshipped in this temple.

Coonan Kurishu Shrine

The Coonan Kurishu Shrine or the Bent Cross church is one of the well known churches of Kochi. This shrine, in the year 1653 was the venue where almost 25,000 Syrian Christians assembled and tied long ropes to the ancient cross at Mattancherry. While pulling the ropes these Christians took a solemn oath of not obeying the Latin Archbishops or be under the Jesuits.

Dutch Cemetery

Forming an evidence of Kochi’s connection with the Dutch is the Dutch cemetery at Fort Kochi. It was sanctified in the year 1724 and till date contains almost 104 epitaphs and tombs, containing authentic details of the Dutch and British people buried there. Seeing all this, visitors who come here are reminded of the foreigners who came to Kochi so as to expand their empires.


A place noted for being the former trade centre, Mattancherry is a well known tourist destination near Kochi, Kerala. It is located at about 9 kilometers from Ernakulam town. Mattancherry is surrounded by backwaters of the Arabian Sea. Previously it was known for being the spice hub in Kochi due to the trade of tea and spices like pepper and turmeric.

Mattancherry Palace

The Mattancherry Palace, also known as Dutch Palace, is one of the finest examples of the Kerala style of architecture interspersed with colonial influences. Located at around 12 km from Ernakulam, it was built around 1545 C.E. by the Portuguese as a present to King Veera Kerala Verma of Kochi dynasty. It came to be known as the Dutch Palace as it underwent major repairs at the hands of the Dutch. It is famous for its long and spacious halls along with its central courtyard. It is also the home of the deity of the royal family, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy

Fort Kochi

Get nostalgic and get back to the olden days at Fort Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala. Fort Immanuel Thakur House David Hall Parade Ground, Bastion Bungalow Vasco Da Gama square Pierce Leslie Bungalow, Bishop's house etc are some of the major attractions of this place.

Hill Palace Museum

Kerala’s first heritage museum and also the largest archaeological museum, the Hill Palace Museum at Tripunithura of Kochi, Kerala, is one of the must visit places at Kochi. Built in the year 1865, this museum houses the royal collections of the erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi.Showcasing the traditional Kerala architecture, this palace complex has about 49 buildings spanning, over an area of 52 acres.

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

An ecologically sensitive area, located at the center of Kochi, Kerala, the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, is given the title of the ‘Green Lung of Kochi’. This sanctuary is connected to the Kochi backwaters through the shallow tidal lake. This sanctuary has a total area span of 2.74 hectares.Mangalavanam, being the nesting ground for many exotic migratory birds is a paradise for all bird watchers.


Earlier known as Veegaland, this popular amusement park at Kochi, Kerala is one of the must visit place if you love taking adventurous rides. The Wonderla Amusement park, is owned and operated by the Wonderla Holidays. This park is the first of the three amusement parks of the group, the others which are in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The one at Kochi was started in the year 2000 and was re-branded in April 2011.

Marine Drive

The most popular and prominent hangout place at Kochi, Marine Drive is a backwater facing walkway stretching for about 3 kilometers. The mesmerizing sight of the sunset and the cool breeze from the Vembanad Lake makes this place a tourist destination. The lights from the boats and ships anchored at the shore, at night, is a spectacle to watch.

Indo-Portuguese Museum

The Portuguese left an indelible mark on our history and culture. The Indo-Portuguese Museum situated in Fort Kochi tries to encapsulate this bond. Their influence on the art and architecture of the region is on full display here. The constant efforts of late Dr. Joseph Kureethra, Bishop of Kochi, played an integral role in its formation so that future generations could understand the Indo-Portuguese Christian Art heritage.

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