Kochi (also known as Cochin) is located on the south-west coast of Indian Peninsula. It was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India. It is a vibrant city in the scenic and the prosperous state of Kerala hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. The strategic importance of this city over the centuries has earned it a title of ‘a Queen of the Arabian Sea’
Kochi was the centre of trade for many centuries with Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese. Over the years Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai). Kochi is proud of its Commercial maritime facilities of the city include the Port of Kochi, an International Container Transhipment Terminal, and the Cochin Shipyard.
This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Its proximity to the equator, the sea and the mountains provide a rich experience of a moderate equatorial climate.