Capital of Kerala
Cochin, a vibrant city in the southwest coast, documented since Roman times, is also the oldest European settlement in India.
With its enchanting Jewish quarter, picturesque Chinese fishing nets, Portuguese churches, Hindu temples and bustling spice and antiques bazaars, Cochin has a seamless blend of diverse architectural and religious influences. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. This ancient port has now split into two main parts: the old town as Fort Cochin, which is the main part of tourist attractions as it houses all the monuments and places of interest. The modern industrious city of Ernakulam so called the commercial capital of Kerala is on the mainland.