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Welcome to Cochin

Kochi (earlier known as Cochin) is a commercial center and a harbour town in Ernakulam District of Kerala. The name Kochi derived from the Malayalam word "koch azhi" means a small lagoon. It has also its roots in the Sanskrit word "Go Shree" that literally means thriving with the auspicious animal. Niccolo dei Conti and Fra Paoline’s travelogues associate the name Kochi with a river.

Being a harbour town, Arabs, Chinese, Dutches, British and Portuguese seafarers followed the sea route to Kochi and left their impressions on the town. Kochi is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea.

Bolgatty Palace
Chinese Fishing Net
St. Francis Church
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An evening in the beach
Pallipuram Fort

Ernakulam District is formed by two princely states viz. Travancore and Cochin and the British Malabar. Ernakulam is the first district in the whole country to have 100% literacy. It is the commercial centre of Kerala. It is famous for its breath-taking natural beauty with its ever green forests, palms trees, mountains, extensive backwaters, swift flowing rivers, blue lagoons.

Kerala is the smallest state in the Indian Union with an area of 38.855 square kilometers. It is known as God's own country. No other state in India is so widely known or has played such an important part in history. This particular aspect has nurtured art and culture in Kerala. Click here to know more about Kochi.


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ARABIAN SEA(an aerial view)

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