Kerala Backwaters - Cochin

This article gives the details of,Tourist Attractions in Kerala the Kerala Backwaters in Cochin also called Kochi for tourists Holiday trip.

Kerala Backwater :
Kerala state is Nature's gift, it has interconnected waterways for about 900 Km of, Kerala backwaters are in the form of rivers, lakes and inlets. This beautiful state lies on the midst of landscape. These Kerala backwater spots are famous Tourist destinations which attracts Tourists throughout the world.

Kerala Backwater Attractions - Cochin :
Cochin also called Kochi the "Queen of the Arabian Sea" is one of the famous Kerala Backwater destinations. Tourists like the scenic beauty of this place and enjoy the Kerala backwater tourism during their Holiday trip.
Here are some of the Tourist Attractions in Cochin,

Chinese Fishing Nets in Cochin Harbor:
The origin of Chinese fishing nets is from China and the setup of beautifully lined nets with bamboo or teak poles in the Cochin beaches is an attraction. Local people of Cochin called this as Cheenavala.
At the time of sunset, water covered in this Chinese fishing net create an excellent soothing beauty to the tourists. You can see from Vypeen to Fort Kochi, the whole stretch is covered with Chinese fishing nets.

St Francis Church, Cochin:
St Francis Church is the first European church which was built in India in the year 1524. The history says that the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, used this St Francis Church for his travel relaxation, each tourist must see this historically famous St Francis Church, Cochin, during their holiday trip.

Matancherry Palace, Cochin:
This popular palace is also called the Dutch Palace, located at Palace Road, Mattancherry, just 10km from Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala. This was constructed by the Portuguese and which was renamed as Dutch Palace in the year 1663. The Palace has two floors a central courtyard built by unique Kerala style of architecture called 'nalukettus'

Jewish Synagogue, Cochin:
It is situated in Mattancheri near Kochi,Kerala. This was built in the year 1568, by Jewish community. The clock tower was built by using China tiles, till now the synagogue is preserved for tourist's view. The Synagogue itself is finely decorated with crystal chandeliers and carved wood with blue and white ceramic tiles.

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