Top 15 Most Popular Tourist Attractions Of Kochi – Cochin

Kochi or Cochin is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea and is the finest natural harbors in the world. The city of Kochi includes Ernakulam and one of the principal tourist destinations of Kerala state with list of tourist attractions such as Backwaters of Kochi,Bastion Bunglow,Kalady,Bhoothathankettu,Vypeen Island Zone,Marine Drive,Hill Palace,Fort Kochi,Kodanad Elephant Training Center, and Bhagavathy Temple.

Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi is situated on the Mattancherry peninsula and home to many tourist attractions. List of tourist attractions in Fort Kochi include Chinese fishing nets,Kochi Muziris Biennale and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

Mattancherry Palace

Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace is a quadrangular structure built in traditional Kerala style of architecture and one of the must visit place in Kochi or Cochin.

Paradesi Synagogue

Paradesi Synagogue or Jewish Synagogue is located near Dutch Palace and a must visit place in Kochi.The Jewish Synagogue complex has four buildings located in the Jew Town.

Hill Palace Museum


Hill Palace of Tripunithura is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala and known for its different traditional architectural style.

Pallipuram Fort

Pallipuram Fort is the oldest existing European fort in India, situated in the Vypeen island. Vypin islands of Kochi along with Willingdon Island are fast developing suburb of Kochi City.

Bolgatty Palace

Bolgatty Palace is a heritage hotel managed by the KTDC,located on the Bolghatty island in Kochi. The palace has a temple dedicated to Shiva which is first of its kind in Kerala.

St. Francis Church

St. Francis Church is the oldest European church located inside Fort Kochi opposite to Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. Vasco da Gama died in Kochi during his third visit to India and he buried in this church.

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica of Kochi is one of the heritage edifices of Kerala and listed as finest and most impressive churches in India. The basilica serves as the Cathedral church and visited by large number of tourists every year.

Marine Drive

Kochi Marine Drive is an important tourist destination in Cochin along Vembanad Lake and an important centre of shopping activity in the city. The picturesque promenade facing the backwaters of Kochi also a popular hangout place.


Malayattoor village is located 52 km from Kochi atop the 609 m high Malayatoor Hills. This place is meeting point of mountain and river, famous for Malayatoor Church, Thottam and mountains.

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach near Vypeen Island of Ernakulam district attracts large number of tourists from the state. Cherai Beach is located in Kochi Taluk and among top 7 attractions of Vypin Island.

Athirappilly Falls


Athirappilly Falls in Athirappilly of Thrissur district is the largest waterfall in Kerala, located 76km from Kochi. The Athirappilly Falls along with Vazhachal Falls are two most famous waterfalls of Kerala.

Chottanikkara Temple

Chottanikkara Temple is one of the most famous temple of goddess Bhagavathi in Kerala, located at Chottanikkara. The magnificent temple of Bhagavathy located near Ernakulam.

Kodungallur Devi Temple

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is located in Thrissur district, 45 km from Kochi. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali, a form of Kali and one of the most important temple of the region.

Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom

National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom at Vallarpadam, part of Kochi and among the group of islands situated in the Vembanad Lake. The Basilica of Vallarpadam is one of the 8 Roman Catholic Church in Kerala and most famous Basilica in India.

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