Kochi is probably Kerala's most famous city. Cochin tourism is important in the Kerala's tourist sector. A blending of several small villages on the southwestern coast created the current incarnation of Kochi (or Cochin), where sunset strolls, sampling fresh fish from seaside vendors and boat rides through the islands just offshore top visitors' to-do lists. Art centers showcase the traditional dance, Kathakali.
Cochin is the major city in Kerala. Known as the 'Queen of Arabian Sea', Cochin city is the industrial hub of Kerala. Cochin is popular for beaches, historic places, backwaters, historic and religion destinations.
The city has also emerged as a tourist hub of South India and is commonly referred to as the ‘Gateway to Kerala’. Attracting tourists from around the world, Fort Kochi, Vembanad Lake and the backwaters are major highlights of the city. The best time to visit Kochi is from October through March. Kochi tourism offers exciting time with backwaters and historical monuments.
Major tourist places in Cochin are Fort Kochi, Willingdon Island, Bolghatty Island, Mattencherry, Vallarpadam Island, Vypeen Island etc. Cherai Beach is one of the finest beaches in Cochin which is visited by several tourists every day. The Bolgatty Palace, the Hill Palace, Jewish Synagogue are important historical monuments in Cochin.