Cochin is pretty much the most important city in Kerala, as it single handedly facilitates more than half of the marine trading in the entire state.
Besides the amazing economy and an interesting culture that came about as a result of the European influences on the state, Kochi also has a range of different things for tourists to see, such as Hill Palace Museum, St, Francis Church, Dutch Palace and many others.
Hill Palace Museum, situated at Hill Palace Road, Thripunithura, is one of the first places to visit while in the city of Kochi. Formerly the palace of the Maharaja of Kochi, Hill Palace Museum offers tourists one of the most authentic views into the lives of the Rajahs of old.
The building itself is now a museum that also features a small but very interesting zoo, showcasing paintings originally owned by the royal families of Cochin, along with lots of different cultural artifacts divided into a total of 16 different galleries.
St. Francis Church is another one of the most historically significant locations in Kochi, as this church is the original burial site of world famous artist, Vasco De Gama. Open from 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening, St. Francis Church is a beautiful example of the European construction found all around Cochin.
The Dutch Palace is one of the most impressive buildings in Cochin, and was built by the Portuguese as a sign of gratitude to the then Rajah of Kerala. With one of the most impressive building designs in the city and an art gallery that is a must-see, you should put Dutch Palace high on your list of things to see.
After the tour group is done sightseeing, they will stay the night at the resort in the city.