Cochin also known as 'Gateway to Kerala' or 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' is a major port town situated on the south-west of the Indian coast. Also the capital city of Kerala, it is the starting point which connects many major tourists places in Kerala like Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Wayanad etc. Initially Cochin was a small town but as time passed adjoining places like Ernakulam, Fort Cochin, Mattenchery, and many other small towns and villages have come under the city. This city is surrounded by the towering Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. This region has an equatorial climate and it is located close to the equator. Cochin has played a very important during the 14th and the 15th century as one of the important spice trading center's on the western coast of India and also the official seat of the Portuguese India until the late 1530's after which Goa became their capital. Two interesting and surprising facts about this city is that it has been ranked sixth best tourist destination in India by a survey conducted by Outlook Traveller Magazine and it is one of the 28 cities of India which were among the 440 emerging cities of the world which will contribute to half of the world's GDP by 2025. In terms of tourist attractions, some of the most famous places to visit in Cochin are Marine Dive, Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi , Princess Street etc. Select any of the itineraries and customise it the way you want it. Start your Kerala tour with a Cochin tour package, exploring the best of both Fort Kochi and the new age Cochin.