Portuguese navigator, Pedro Álvares Cabral founded the first European settlement in India at Kochi in 1500. Today, Kochi is the commercial hub of Kerala and one of the fastest growing second-tier metropolises in India.Famous for Chinese fishnets, Portuguese houses, Jews Town and ancient mosques. It has been ruled by a number of rulers, including the Dutch and the British.
Kochi has a diverse, multicultural and secular community consisting people from all religions and regions in India. The regional language is Malayalam, however, there is a complete mix of languages due to the regular visit of Indian and International tourists. The art and literature are deeply rooted in this cultural fashion city. There are active organizations who are committed to preserving the culture.
The city itself has been developed at a good pace, much international fashion and food brands have their presence in Kochi.Lulu mall is one of the largest in the country and houses many brands and can be a decent shopping option.
Kochi is a very beautiful city. A trip to Kerala will be amazing, out of this world, breathtaking and memorable. If you are in Kochi going to the St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets, the Beach, Dutch Cemetery, the Naval Maritime Museum, then heads to the Santa Cruz Basilica, Indo Dutch Museum, the Bishops house. Take a Boat ferry from Kochi to Ernakulam, it will be an awesome experience you can witness Kochi port and some other good places. Relax in Marine Drive a walkway
And if you come towards the sea, you will find relax environment, spent some time on Marine Drive a walkway. Also, you should surely make a visit to places like the Willingdon Island, Fort Kochi, the Bolgatty Palace (now a hotel) at Bolgatty Island.