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The world-renowned port city of Cochin is an important business centre and holiday destination. Known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea", Cochin offers several tourist spots that are worth visiting during your holidays. The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, Fort Cochin and the Santa Cruz Basilica are major attractions.

The beautiful city of Cochin can be divided in two main sections - the old Cochin in the west comprising of Willingdon Island, Fort Cochin, Mattancherry etc. and the modern Ernakulam in the east which is much larger and includes Ernakulam city, Kumbalangi and outlying islands, both linked by a complex system of ferries. The city is famously known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'. Here tourists can find various budget and cheap Cochin hotels.

Tourist Attractions in Cochin

Fort Cochin
This fort is also known as the 'Old Fort'. This fort was the first one to be built by the Europeans in India. The Fort houses a huge Portuguese-style Mansion, the St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica.

Chinese Fishing Nets
These are the huge fishing nets erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by the traders. These nets are set up on teak wood and bamboo poles. The best place to enjoy the nets being lowered into the sea and its catch is the Vasco de Gama square.

Mattancherry Palace
This palace was built by the Portuguese in 1557. It has got beautiful murals that depict the scenes from the epics Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Puranic Hindu legends. It is also known as the 'Dutch Palace'.

Jewish Synagogue
This is an old synagogue built in 1568. It houses the 18th century hand painted floor tiles, a dock tower and Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs.

St. Francis Church
This church was built by the Europeans. Vasco De Gama, the famous Portuguese trader and sailor, was buried here in 1524. Later his remains were moved to Lisbon, Portugal in the year 1538.

Bolghatty Island
This is a narrow long island famous for housing the Bolghatty Palace, built by the Dutch in 1744. You might also found the only golf course of Cochin located here.

Cochin Museum
This famous museum of Kerala houses a collection of paintings, coins and sculptures. The museum displays the 19th century oil paintings, mural paintings, wooden sculptures, sculptures in stone and plaster of Paris and old coins.

Cochin Hotels

Cochin being the center of business and tourism, offers a range of luxury Cochin hotels and cheap Cochin hotels. Luxury seekers can check out the Five Star Hotels in Cochin, the Four Star Hotels in Cochin or the Three Star Hotels in Cochin. There are charming backwater resorts in Cochin waiting to treat you with the best possible. The Guesthouses and Home stays in Cochin are also a good choice for the leisure travelers. All the Cochin hotels have got well appointed rooms, an assorted range of dining options and a host of recreational facilities. Some of the best known five star Cochin hotels are Le Meridien, Malabar House Residency, Taj Malabar, and Taj Residency.

Like other hotels in India, Tourists can find ample budget hotels in Cochin with discount deals on travel. Cheap Cochin hotels reservations can be made in advance to book cheap Cochin hotels rooms in order to make your trip more economical. Hotels in Cochin cater to your needs in order to make your experience unforgettable.

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