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Kochi (Cochin)

Area: 440 km²

District: Ernakulam

Judicial Capital: High Court of Kerala

Population: 681,264 (Approx.)

Weather: 90°F (32°C), Wind NW at 9 mph (14 km/h), 56% Humidity.

Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries.

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (COK), Ernakulam. approx 20 kms.

Nearest Railway Station: The nearest railway station is Ernakulam South which is about 12 kms.

Places of Tourist Attractions: Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Cherai Beach, Paradesi Synagogue, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, St. Francis Church, Hill Palace, Vypin or Vypeen, Willingdon Island, Chottanikkara Devi Temple, Marine Drive, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam Shiva Temple, The National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Mahatma Gandhi Beach, Bastion Bunglow, Subhash Bose Park, Kuzhupilly Beach, St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, Aspinwall House, Chinese Fishing Net.