Kochi, The Queen of Arabian Sea!

Kochi (Cochin or Ernakulam) is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea with Kottayam and Alappuzha districts on the south, Idukki on the east and Thrissur on the north. Kochi is just about the center of Kerala. It is basically a collection of islands and narrow peninsulas. 

Kochi is the commercial centre and forms the main land. The commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi, is  known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. With one of the finest natural harbours in the world, this was once a major centre of commerce and trade with the British, Arabs, Chinese, Portugese, Dutch etc. 

An all time tourist favourite, Kochi the commercial capital of Kerala has to offer palaces, forts, beaches, backwaters, old churches, snake boat races, Kathakali, museums and the convinence of the big city. The two main railway stations and the bus stands are located here. Fort Kochi & Mattanchery, form an ellongated island west of Kochi. Willington island which houses the Naval Airport, Port & the Naval base lies between Emakulam & Fort Kochi.

M.G. Road and Marine Drive in Kochi are considered as the nerve centres of the city. Kochi (Cochin) consists of mainland Kochi (Emakulam), the islands of Willington, Bolgatty, Vallarpadam and Fort Kochi on the southern peninsula, and Vypeen Island north of Fort Kochi, all linked by Road. (Full text at Kochi, The Queen of Arabian Sea! in Yachts India)

Oceanarium Vypeen

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