Attractions

Tourist Spots near Cochin:

Alleppey(Alapuzha): Situated 63 kms south of Cochin along the coast, Alleppey is connected to Kochi by rail and road. The Boat Ride in KochiIt is called the Venice of the East due to the extensive canal network here. Every year the famous snake boat race is held here.

Cheruthuruthy: about 110 kms away from Kochi, it is the base of the Kerala Kalamandalam-the world famous art and dance academy where training in various traditional forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam etc are imparted.

Kalady: Stupa Situated 48 kms north-east of Kochi, on the banks of river Periyar (Poorna). The Adi Sankara shrine and the 8-storey painted Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthambam are a must-see for any visitor here.

Kodanad: Elephant Kodanad is 30 kms north-east of Kochi situated on the lower ranges of the Western Ghats on the banks of river Periyar. The wildlife reserve is famous for the elephants and the largest elephant training centre is situated here. The reserve also features a mini zoo.

Munnar: a hill resort ideal for a relaxing holiday away from the tropical lowlands. The tea gardens and cardamom plantations give Munnar a beautiful look. Anai Mudi, the highest peak in South India is in these hills. The Munnar - Kodaikanal (another hill resort) road is believed to be the steepest road in South-East Asia.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady: Buffallos, Thekkady Elephants, bisons, antelopes, samburs,Thekkady Elephants monkeys and bears can be found in their natural habitat in this world famous wild life sanctuary, situated 190kms east of Cochin. A boat ride through the man-made lake in the heart of the sanctuary provides a unique opportunity to observe these animals in their natural surroundings.

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary: located on the northern bank of river Periyar is a tropical evergreen forest in the foothills of the Wester Ghats. Spread over 25 sq kms, this bird sanctuary was once regarded as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India.

Lakshadweep: Lakshadweep (meaning thousand islands), a haven of unspoiled natural beauty, lies 220-440kms off the coast of Kochi. Lakshadweep is an archipelago consisting of 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks. Only 10 islands are inhabited while 17 are uninhabited islands. Miles and miles of sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut groves will leave anyone mesmerised.

Transport Options:

Kochi has the third largest bus station in Andhra Pradesh and has nearly 50 platforms. Kochi East railway station has 10 platforms. The station is currently undergoing moderanisation with the construction of 3 escalators. Kochi has an International Airport.Kochi Renigunta International Airport is the third airport established in the state and the 18th International Airport in the country.

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