Places to visit Cochin
Famed for its natural harbour, one of the finest in the world, Cochin has earned the sobriquet “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” Cochin is one of India’s most interesting cities. Here you can see the oldest church in India. The ancient temples, churches and synagogues in this district are of special interest to the archaeologists and historians. From tome immemorial, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British and Portuguese sea fares followed the sea route to Cochin and left their impressions on the town. A Jewish community with roots going back to 1000 AD, a 16th Century synagogue, and a palace built by the Portuguese and given to the Raja of Cochin which was later renovated by the Dutch are part of Cochin. Cochin port is one of the largest in India. All the islands i.e. Willington, Bolghatty, Gundu, Fort Cochin and Vyppin are connected by Ferry. Bridges are road connect Ernakulam with Willington Island are the Fort Cochin / Mattencherry. The Portuguese Fort is situated on the northern end of Vyppin Island at Pallipuram. You can see the Chinese fishing nets in Fort Cochin.
Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre Ltd,was first setup as a Public Ltd Company in 1996.The Hospital opened its doors in January 2003 as a Multi-Super Specialty Hospital. In ten years the hospital has gained for itself an International reputation of excellence. Patients visit Lakeshore Hospital from all across India and several International locations.
* Distance From Hotel – 1.5 km
* Time taken for travelling – 2 min
If you simply wish to saunter in a peaceful and relaxed manner, no place in the whole of Cochin will provide you a more ideal location than the Fort Kochi beach. Nestled amidst coconut tress, green bushes and softly lashing seawaters, the Fort Kochi beach happens to be the favorite haunt of one and all. The tourists basking up the tranquil atmosphere at the beach.
* Distance From Hotel – 14.3 km
* Time taken for travelling – 28 min