Being an important tourist destination, Cochin lets you explore the real treasures that epitomize the state as ‘God’s own country’ on the world tourism map. The best sightseeing tours in Cochin offers a different amalgamation of history and tradition persisting with modernization. Although the city of Cochin has seen influences of various cultures of of Arabs, Dutch, Phoenicians, Portuguese, Chinese and British but it retains a unique identity. The sense of being Indian that you feel in this city is truly overwhelming despite the city embedded with strong colonial sways. Surrounded by palm groves, surreal backwaters, treasure troves of temples, inland lakes, verdant landscapes, Cochin is the right place to relax and unwind in the most tranquil surroundings. Cochin is renowned globally for its spice markets, Jewish synagogue, European church, Chinese fishing nets, Portuguese palace and 17th century Dutch homes that draws visitors to this enchanting destination. These are among the best sightseeing tours in Cochin. Not only the city itself, but Cochin is also a gateway to wonderful places in Kerala like Kumarakom known for houseboat rides on the backwaters and its bird sanctuary and Alappuzha (formerly called Alleppey), Munnar and Vagamon in Idukki and the wildlife hot-spots of Eravikulam National Park and Periyar National Park.
Some of the best sightseeing tours in Cochin that keep attracting visitors are Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Ernakulam Shiva Temple, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple. Cochin is home to some of the finest heritage stays, shopping hubs, restaurants serving delectable food, art galleries, upmarket stores, palaces, beaches, temples and so much more. Whether it is enjoying the delicious seafood or a picnic on the beautiful beach, sail through the backwaters or indulge in an authentic shopping experience, Kochi has something for everyone.