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Kerala Tourist Attractions Kochi

Kerala tourist attraction Kochi

Kochi is the largest city in Kerala. Most of the tourists coming from abroad first come to this city. There are many tourist attractions in and around Kochi. This coastal city also has many tourist places of historical importance.  Some of the Kerala Tour Packages take tourists different parts of the city.
Bolgatty Palace: This palace was built by the Dutch in mid 18th century. This place was also an important place of residence for persons holding high positions during British rule. Now this has been transformed into a heritage hotel. It is possible for tourists to reside in the palace. This palace faces the backwaters and the view of the surrounding area is very eye-catching. This place has a swimming pool and Golf coarse.
St. Francis church: This is the oldest European church in India. It was built in the early 16th century.  This was initially built by the Portuguese. This was the place where Vasco da Gama was first buried. Later his remains were taken to Portugal.  Tourists who are interested in historical places come here. This church is situated in Fort Kochi.
Backwaters: Kochi, which is a city located in the coastal area is also located close to backwaters.  At marine drive in Kochi there are many boats that take visitors through the backwaters. By taking a cruise along the backwaters it is possible to see different parts of the city. Here it is also possible to see many ships at a close distance.  
Jewish Synagogue : This is located in Mattanchery in Kochi. This synagogue was built in the latter half of 16th century on land given by the rulers of Kochi to Jewish traders. The surrounding area known as Jew town is a place for shopping for many antique items.  The synagogue remains open to visitors on all week days except Fridays and Saturdays and other holidays.
Fort Kochi Beach : This Beach is located in Fort Kochi. The best time to visit the beach is during the evening where we can see the sunset. Sitting in the beach it is also possible to see many ships moving to and from Kochi port.  Maximum number of tourists visits this place during the new-year celebrations. During this period Cochin Carnival is held here every year attracting big crowds.
Cochin Marina: This place is located very close to Bolgatty palace.  Here we can see many yachts. This is a berthing place for yachts and there are facilities for fuelling boats also.  Hundreds of yachts from foreign countries visit this marina every year.
Tripunithura Hill Palace : is a place of historic importance. It is from this palace that Kochi Rajas carried out their administration. This Hill Palace is an ideal place for history lovers. The Hill Palace museum has many antique items to display. The visiting hours are from 9:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. and from 2:00-4:30pm. The museum remains closed on Mondays. Rest of the days it remains open.

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