Tripadvisor, a prominent global online travel company has just put Kochi on the very top of the list that enumerates the top tending destinations in the world. It is also noteworthy that no other city makes it into the list’s top 10. The reason behind this achievement is perhaps the fact that Kochi has developed dramatically in the recent years but has somehow managed to hold its old world charm to its heart. It is easy to see why Kochi is trending in the hearts of the travelers from all over the world. On one hand, Kochi is the financial hub of Kerala and is a city that bustles with activity, and on the other hand, you have a hidden part of it that lazes on the banks of the backwaters and languishes with the Chinese nets.
Let’s take a look at the things that make Kochi so irresistible.
Land of royalty
Kochi still holds the aura of royalty in Thrippunithura. Drive through this part of Kochi will have you reminiscing about the days bygone. The hill palace and the Sree Poornathrayeesa temple stands testament to the historical value of Kochi.
Trove of nature
Head to Ezhattumugham and you will experience serenity. Ezhattumugham boasts of refreshing cool breeze, beautiful river and a quaint green spot that you just shouldn’t miss. Ezhattumugham is only one of the many green areas of the city that even houses a bird sanctuary in its very centre.
Kochi is a foodie’s paradise. If you love Malayali food or South Indian food in general, you must give Kochi a chance. You will be able to taste a wide variety of dishes from both road-side eateries and high-end restaurants alike. If you look hard enough, you will also find North Indian cuisine and a spread of international cuisine in Kochi to whet your appetites.
Kochi boasts of one of the most welcoming people in India. With the booming of the IT sector in Kochi, it has become home to people from all over the country. You will find friendly people who have come from all walks of life in this city.
Kochi has a thriving cultural scene with all religions coming together as one to celebrate festivals of all kinds. The population of Kochi is multicultural, diverse and secular with Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Konkanis, Buddhists and Sikhs all living harmoniously. While historical and traditional influences on the culture is heavy, the modern and contemporary culture also finds a place here.
There is so much to explore and so much to do in the city of Kochi. A trip to Kochi will be rewarding and memorable. But why not take your love for Kochi a step ahead? Why not call Kochi home? Builders like Classic homes have made some amazing dwellings that are worthy to be yours. Why not call Kochi home? Why not call the world’s best travel destination your home?