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Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left indelible marks on the history and development of Cochin. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Its proximity to the equator, the sea and the mountains provide a rich experience of a moderate equatorial climate. Strictly speaking, Cochin is a small town.Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Ge

Eating Out  
 

All this diversity is reflected not only in the local culture and customs but also in the food that come from the kitchens of Kochi. Here is my guide to the must eat local food in Kochi.
Kerala Fried Prawns:-Both the Kerala fried prawns and the braised Seer fish are out of this world.
Chuttuli Meen:-This is a must eat local food in Kochi.Chuttulli Meen is a popular Jewish inspired dish that is basically grilled fish cooked in spices.
Biryani:-Come early or be prepared to stand in a long queue.
Malabar prawn curry:-These serve authentic home-cooked Keralan dishes.
Kochi also has some of their own fast food chains like the Potpurri, KR Hot Chicken, The Oven, 61 Pai Dosas, Krispy Chicken, Arabian Treat, Papa Milano's, Luciya's Food Court and Breadworld Broasted Chicken, where you can try out the local delicacies and others. They are quite popular among the locals here.
 

 

 

 

 
Shoping  
 

Bazaar Road :-This is a narrow section of road filled with tiny open-fronted shops advertising wholesale, retail or commission sales. Green cardamom, Pepper, Cinnamon, brown cardamom, cloves, bay leaf and other unique things to buy in Kochi are all on offer in he shops here .Try and pick well-sealed packets rather than open spices as the vacuum packed spices will keep fresh longer.
Broadway :-Quite ironical to its name! One can buy varieties of clothes and spices here which are famous in kochi.lectronic goods, umberllas (from Colombo Umberlla House), spices, clothes, jewellery, leather goods, stationary, watches the list is too big and broadway adjoins Ernakulam Market where you can get wholesale prices as well.
M G Road:-Here, you can buy stuff ranging from clothes to cosmetics to knick-knacks. The road is lined with small and big shops and many shops selling spices which are among the best places to shop in kochi. The most popular items that are bought by tourists ar

 
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 Luxury
 

Vivanta By Taj Malabar,

The Taj Gateway Hotel Marine,

Trident, Cochin,

P J Princess Regency,

Dream Cochin,

Flora Airport Hotel,

Abad Atrium,

The Avenue Regent,

Beaumonde The Fern,

 

 
 
   
Deluxe
 
   

The Olive Cochin,

Time Square Hotel,

Hotel Millennium Continental,

Golf View Hotels and Suites,

Hotel Elite Palazzo,

Hill Palace Hotel & Spa,

Quality Airport Hotel,

Hotel Cochin Legacy.

 

 
 
   
Economy
 
   

Homested Cochin,

Eco Hotel,

Hotel Blue Chip,

Hotel Greenest,

Royal Residency,

Excellency Tourist Home,

Hotel Luciya,

Ceylon Bake House - M.G Road,

 

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