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Cochin (Kochi)

Cochin,the commercial hub of Kerala, is a town of great historical importance. It has a fine natural harbour around which the city has grown. The Fort Cochin area, where the Portuguese settled in the 16th century, has been declared as Heritage Zone.

Climate : Summer Max 35 deg Min 22 deg Winter Max 32 deg Min 20 deg
Rainfall : 254 cm (June to October)
Season : Octomber to March

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

  • Air : Cochin is connected by Indian Airlines to Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Goa, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
  • Rail: Cochin/Ernakulam is connected by rail to all the major cities in India.
  • Road: Cochin is connected with Alleppey 64 km, Bangalore 565 km, Kanniyakumari 309 km, Kodaikanal 444 km, Madras 694 km, Madurai 324 km, Thekkady 190 km and Trivandrum 223 km.
  • Sea :
    (A) The Kerala Inland Water Transport Corporation operates regular back- water boat services to Alleppey (7 hrs) and Quilon (8 hrs).
    (B) SPORTS-Cochin operates tours to Lakshadweep Islands from Mid-Sept. to Mid-May.
  • Bus Service: Cochin is connected by regular bus services with all major cities in South India.

CONDUCTED TOURS
(Operated by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation)

1) Boat Cruise-cum-Sight-Seeing Tour Timings:- 0900-1230 hrs & 1400-1730 hrs (Daily) Fare: Rs.30/-
2) Thekkady Tour Timings:- Dep: 0730 hrs (every Saturday) & Returns 2000 hrs (next day) Fare: Rs.175/-

PLACES OF INTEREST

Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St.Francis Church, Bolghatty, Gunda and Willingdon Islands, Kerala History Museum, Hill Palace Museum, Parishath Taamburan Museum, Chinese Fishing Nets, Santacruz Cathedral (Basilica).

EXCURSIONS

Alwaye 21 km, Kalady 45 km, Alleppey 64 km, Trichur 80 km, Kottayam 76 km, Guruvayur 109 km, Munnar 136 km, Idikki 138 km, Palghat 163 km, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Thekkady) 190 km, Sabarimala 209 km, Calicut (Kozhikode) 218 km.

MISCELLANEOUS

1. S.P.O.R.T.S. (Lakshadweep Office), Harbour Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin, Tel:340387
2. Foreigners Regional Registration Office, Port Registration Office, Willingdon Island, Cochin- 682003
3. The Cochin Cultural Centre xxxv/1521, Sangamon, Mannikath Road, Ernakulam, Tel:368153 which organises a variety of cultural shows.

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

1. Govt. of India Tourist Office, Willingdon Island, Cochin-82009, Tel: 340352
2. Kerala Tourism Development Corporaton, Tourist Reception Centre, Shanmugam Road, Ernakulam- 682001, Tel: 353234
3. Department of Tourism, Park View, Tiruvananthapuram-695 033. Tel:(0471) 61132, 65081. Fax:(0471) 62279.


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