Kochi or Cochin, as it was firmly called, is an important coastal city in the states of Kerala. The city has been serving as an important commercial port since 1341. The city, because of its financial, commercial and industrial contribution to the state many because of its port, is referred to as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. Because of its long history, the city has seen many rulers and traders on its land. The city has an essence of Arabs, Dutch, Phoenicians, Portuguese, Chinese and the Britishers in its land. Although emerging from the vintage era, the city has not remained untouched with the modernization. One can see the perfect amalgamation of culture and heritage with technology and modernization here. To visit here are historical monuments, heritages, parks, museums, zoos, malls and much more. The authentic seafood is not to be missed here. Over the years, Cochin has entered the picture as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai/Bombay). Cochin is proud of its world-class port and international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide. Kochi is the feasibly the ideal starting point for exploring the profound diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveler’s ’50 greatest places of a lifetime’.