Cochin or Kochi (Popularly known as the Queen of Arabian Sea) 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'. Kochi it is an emerging cosmopolitan city with deep roots in history and its streets exude an old-world charm; a place with beautiful monuments and a variety of linguistic and ethnic communities. For centuries, Kochi had been a main port city, not only of Kerala.
It has been an important spice trade centre for countries like Syria, Arab, China, and several other Asian countries. The traders and travellered from across the globe were welcomed with open arms and minds. Kochi's growth owes a lot to its strategic position on the northern end of the peninsula that has proximity to the Arabian Sea on the west, and the estuaries and the Western Ghats on the east. As for its geography, it is an indiscriminate mix of hilly areas, estuaries and backwaters, small islands, coastal cities like Fort Kochi and Mattancherry and plain terrain like that of the city of Ernakulam. With its interesting monuments, geographic peculiarities, and emerging cosmopolitan nature, Kochi can keep a tourist engrossed for days.