Top 10 Places to visit in Kochi

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1. St Francis Church

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St Francis Church is said to be the oldest European-built church in India. It is famous for being the burial site of explorer Vasco de Gama, who died in Kochi in 1524. It is one of the most visited site in Kochi with lakhs of people visiting this church. It was built by the Portuguese in 1503 and later was passed to the Indians.

2. Princess Street

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Princess Street is a place for you to just explore the cafes, restaurants, galleries, souvenirs, tea shops, etc. of the Kochi city. The places makes a perfect venue for nice and long evening walks, and you can also do some grocery shopping if you want. It is one of the most happening streets in Kochi.

3. Chinese Fishing Nets

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Chinese Fishing Nets is something that any visitor to Kochi should watch, without fail. The Chinese Fishing Nets is very popular and attracts many tourist to this spot. You can also buy some seafood from one of the fishmongers there, get it cooked at a nearby shack, and enjoy eating it.

4. Mattancherry Palace

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If you want to take a trip to the colonial age and learn some history, the Mattancherry is the place for you. Mattyancherry is filled with colonial buildings and the main attraction being the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, which was gifted to the Raja of Kochi in 1555 by the Portuguese. You will also find a small museum here which has some rare paintings and arts.

5. Bolghatty Palace, Kochi

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Bolghatty Palace is one of the oldest Palace built by the Dutch in India and is located in the scenic island of Bolghatty island in Kochi. The place is set amidst lush, tropical greenery, this prestigious heritage hotel with spectacular scenery of the back waters all around is a place of quiet, laidback enchantment.

6. Jew Town

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Jew Town is a famous place known for being a spice trade center of Kochi. You can just wander through the streets of the Jew Town and explore the antique stores. If photography is your things, then the Jew Town has too much to offer to you.

7. Vypeen Island

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Nice and relaxing are the perfect terms for the Vypeen Island which is famous or boat rides. You can take a ferry from the Kochi Fort to the Vypeen Island where the main attraction is the Cherai beach. You can fill your mouth with some yummy sea food here.

8. Guruvayoor

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Guruvayoor is known to be one of the most sacred religious places in the world. It attracts many devotees and is a popular abode of Lord Krishna.

9. Veega Land Amusement Park

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If you want to indulge in some sports and activities then Veega Land Amusement Park which is a perfect place for all families and also youngsters. The park has many rides including family rides, water rides, kids’ rides, etc.

10. Cochin Cultural Center

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It is a renowned institution in Kochi and it preserves and promotes the culture of Kerala through traditional performing arts. It was formed in the year 1978 by a charitable society.