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Stories and Tips Kochi

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Kochi: An Overview

Written by phileasfogg on 16 Jun, 2013

Kochi (or Cochin) has its own special place in history, because this was one of the biggest, busiest and most prosperous cities on the early spice route. It acted as an entrepôt for the spices—cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, long pepper, turmeric, etc—which grew all along the…Read More


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Something Fishy

Written by koshkha on 20 Oct, 2012

The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi in the Kerala city of Kochi (aka Cochin) are one of the tourist attractions that draw visitors in their hundreds, cameras at the ready, to observe what's now a rather lame performance. Whilst they were once a major…Read More


Visiting the bend in river Periyar

Written by Vaidya on 31 Jul, 2005

I was waiting at Broadway for a bus to Palarivittam, where I wanted to see a handicrafts centre. Owing to overconfidence, I took the wrong bus. This was a long-distance bus going to Allawae. It took me some time to realize my mistake, and by…Read More


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Fort Kochi

Written by dackelynn on 13 Jul, 2006

Fort Kochi is the central tourist area in Cochin. Highlights include the Chinese fishing nets, Dutch Cemetery, the Santa Cruz Basilica, and the wide variety of foods available. Prepare to be pestered by sellers from the north of India. …Read More


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Backwater Boating

Written by dackelynn on 13 Jul, 2006

Take a relaxing boating trip on the backwaters. These tours can usually be arranged at your hotel or at a shop in Fort Kochi. There will be van sent to your hotel in the morning and off you go to the backwaters! Depending on…Read More


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