A cluster of islands, Cochin is the commercial city of Kerala and is
one of the finest natural harbors in the world. From Cochin (Kochi), various
products of Kerala, like pepper, seafood, rubber and coir are shipped to
places all over the world. There are bastions and streets built by the
Portuguese over 500 years ago. The enormous fishing nets on the sea front of
Cochin provide an ultimate view.
Believe it or not this bird sanctuary is
situated right in the heart of Kochi city. It is the home of many exotic and
rare varieties of migratory birds. Parikshith Thampuram Museum:The museum is
situated near the famous Siva Temple, Ernakulam. It houses a treasure of
archaeological findings and relics including old coins, sculptures, oil
paintings and murals.
St. Francis Church:
It is the oldest church built
by European in India. On his 3rd visit to Kerala, Vasco da Gama, the
Portugese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill and died in
Kochi. He was buried in the St. Francis Church. Later his remains were taken
back to Portugal. In spite of that the exact place where he was buried has
been marked out inside the church.