Kochi – Top Attractions

A list of Kochi’s Top Attractions in Photos

Mattancherry Palace Museum

Mattancherry Palace
Mattancherry Palace

One of the Kochi top attractions and a fine example of Kerala style architecture – Nalukettu. It was constructed by the Portuguese and later the Dutch undertook the renovation work. The museum’s highlights are the beautiful murals and the Paintings of erstwhile Rajas of Kochi. The palace closes by 5 PM so plan accordingly.

Jew Street

Jew Street Kochi
Jew Street Kochi

Close by is Jew Street. Take a walk through the street to explore the various shops that sell antiques, clothes, crafts and spices.

Pardesi Synagogue

Pardesi Synagogue
Pardesi Synagogue

It is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth Nations and is known for its wonderful Belgian chandelier, gold crowns, brass railed pulpit and imported hand painted Chinese floor tiles.

Chinese Fishing Net

Chinese Fishing Net
Chinese Fishing Net

One of the most popular visuals associated with Kerala is that of Chinese Fishing Net, so catch a glimpse of it.

Marine Drive & Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise at Marine Drive Kochi
Sunset Cruise at Marine Drive Kochi

Take a walk on this beautiful walkaway. Sit on the benches to soak in the beauty around or try some food at the eateries here. The best thing to do, however, is to go for a sunset cruise in one of the many boats that line up here.

Athirapally & Vazachal Waterfalls

Athirapally Waterfalls
Athirapally Waterfalls

Two of the most famous waterfalls of Kerala are amongst Kochi top attractions. There is a lot of greenery around which is extremely heartening.  Athirapally is the largest waterfall of Kerala with a height of 80 feet and is a part of Chalakudy River.  Vazachal is home to a number of endangered species of birds and plants.

Alleppey Backwaters & Beach

Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey

Last but not the least,cruise on the beautiful Backwaters of Kerala. Witness the local lifestyle and enjoy the serenity spread. Alleppey is close to Kochi, hence for those visiting the city, Alleppey Backwater cruise makes for a wonderful option.  There’s also the beautiful Alleppey beach  to be explored.