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Brief of Cochin
Cochin is located in the west coast of India in Kerala.The city is regarded as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. The city is also popularly called Queen of the Arabian Sea.
Cochin, Kerala, South India

History of Cochin
Being a natural harbour, the city was the battleground of European powers for capturing the lucrative trade in the west coast of India. The Portuguese were the first to enter the city .The Dutch were the next to intrude into Cochin and succeeded in throwing out the Portuguese very soon. Cochin flourished as a major trade destination during that period. The city had also received great patronage during the British period. Declared as a major port in 1936, Cochin still handles a big portion of India's cargo.
Cochin, Kerala, South India

How to reach Cochin

Kochi is connected by excellent air network to all major cities in India.
Kochi has three main railway stations, namely, Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town and Harbour Terminus on Willingdon Island.
Kochi is connected by road with several tourist centers in India.

Climate of Cochin
Moderately hot and humid place round the year. Rainy season is from June-September. December to February is comparatively cooler than the rest of the year. The temperature varies from 20o C - 35o C (68o F - 95o F).

Shopping in Cochin
Shopping in cochin will be an amazing experience. During your tour to cochin, you can go out shopping at the several markets in cochin. The various shopping centers in cochin display and sell a range of items like metal ware, camel-bone carvings, wood carvings, articles made of coconut shells, bamboo cane, embroidered screw pine mats, grass mats, and other types of handicrafts.

You will also find several antique articles while shopping in cochin. Jewelry, readymade garments, and ethnic hand - woven textiles are also among the best buys in Kochi on your tour to Kerala.
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