Kochi speaks to various things to various individuals. To a majority, it is a rising cosmopolitan with clamoring life, the multiplexes, the shopping centers, and the high rises. It is the business capital of the state, with a lifestyle that is not quite the same as the rest of the state - whether in terms of clothing or way of life.
To a few others, Kochi is a spot with a deep rooted history and its boulevards ooze an old-world appeal; a spot with delightful landmarks and an assortment of linguistic and indigenous groups including Jews, Konkanis, Gujarati, and others to include. Whereas, there is yet another group that see Kochi as a flourishing, extending market, giving chances to development and thriving to all who come to her lap seeking a good life. Browse through the lucrative Cochin tour packages - come visit Cochin, and spend a holiday that will stay in your memories for a long stretch of time.
There is indeed so much to do while you are here. Make sure that you take a look at the culture by visiting to one of the conventional Kathakali plays and a show about the classic Keralan martial arts. It is quite interesting to see how the artists' deliver their dialogues without even uttering a word, but just utilizing the hand gestures, facial expressions, and dance, making it a pantomime show with elaborate cosmetics and outfits. Fascinating it is, you can also watch them put the make up before the play.
Also take some time out to explore and appreciate the Chinese fishing nets hanging like cobwebs' between the trees at the seashores. These are settled, cantilevered structures suspended over the sea water at the banks, and operated by groups of up to six men. They are offset stones joined with ropes. The anglers stroll along the shaft bringing about the net to plunge into the water. The net is then pulled up to take out the catch after a couple of minute. The next thing that you can do is cross the street to the shoreline, where there are fishing boats in different colors, dragged up onto the sand, far from the sea waves.
Fort Kochi is one major tourist attraction that finds mention in almost every tour guides wish list. The fort has a curious atmosphere and obviously, the weathered-old structures, telling the stories of hundreds of years old cultural and business communication with the frontier forces of the West. It simply worth visiting and indeed makes a major impression.
The historical backdrop of Fort Kochi is interesting with different European powers coming and ruling it, starting from the Portuguese in 1500, the Dutch in 1663 and the British in the eighteenth century – all attacking, controlling, plundering and in the meantime also developing the place.
Situated close to Fort Kochi, towards the south is the Jewish Quarter, known as Mattancherry. The Paradesi Synagogue, which was built in 1568, and is embellished with stunning willow design Cantonese floor tiles. At the point when King Nebuchadnezzar attacked Jerusalem in the sixth century BC numerous Jews fled to Kerala. Presently there are just 9 Jews left in the city.
The temperature remains temperate almost throughout the year, but winter is considered as the best time for a Cochin tour. Solve your doubts about how to reach Cochin, where to stay, and places to visit, and head to the city for a wonderful vacation.