Kochi, India Cruise Port, 2018 and 2019 Cruises to Kochi, India | The Cruise Web
 

Kochi, India Cruise Port

If you want to visit the "Queen of the Arabian Sea," cruising to Kochi (or Cochin), India is the place to go. Located in the coastal state of Kerala, it's been an important area of trade, especially of spices, since at least 1341; this is when a flood expanded the harbor, thus making it more accessible to European and Asian merchants. A favorite area for travelers both past and present, the city has been referenced in ancient writings, using multiple spellings of Kochi, such as Cocym, Cochym, and Cochin. Although trade dropped off at the beginning of the 20th century, India's later independence from British colonial rule eventually allowed Kochi to revitalize; it's now one of Kerala’s most commercial hubs – it’s also considered one of the safest harbors in the Indian Ocean. Listed below are a handful of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Kochi, India:
 
  • Exploring Fort Kochi is a good way to see one of the more water-bound regions of the city. Here you'll find multiple tourist attractions and monuments, along with natural sights like Vembanad Lake. You can walk the area, take a taxi, or a tuk-tuk tour to get an eyeful of everything, and then stop for a bite at one of the many fine restaurants.
     
  • For lovers of both history and architecture, the Kerala Folklore Museum is a must-see. Created in the style of ancient temples and houses, here you'll find more than 4,000 artefacts and exhibiting three architectural styles spread among several floors.
     
  • The Sri Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhagawati, one of the Kochi’s popular deities. Whether you're interested in world religions or in getting a cure for what ails you, the temple is legendary for helping its devotees.
     
  • Beach-goers can get out of the city for a bit and relax at Cherai Beach. Considered one of the cleaner and less busy beaches, it still gets its share of tourists both foreign and from other parts of India. It's a pleasant place to watch the fishermen come in and out of the harbor or pick up souvenirs.
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