The port city of Cochin was a former English colony in India. Kochi as it is now known is known, is famous for the many fine hotels in Kochi. Kochi is located on a cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas, and is a busy port and commercial center. It is also home to some of the relics of colonialism. Cochin is a really neat and compact town in the Indian state of Kerala. It has a distinct European feel, thanks to the rule of the Portuguese, Dutch and English. You can see their colonial past while staying at hotels in Kochi.
Stay at Kochi Hotels and explore the heritage buildings such as St Francis Church, the 450-year-old Portuguese palace and a synagogue dating back to the mid-16th century, which are the places of attraction.
Cochin is a good base to take an excursion into the backwaters of Kerala. Most hotels in Kochi will arrange backwaters tours. The rivers around Cochin, Kerala are not as wide as further down south and you get to see much more. There are a number of small travel agents that allow you to book these tours or transport options for further travel.