Kochi in the State of Kerala offers a cocktail of modernity, old-world charm and a global outlook that, at the same time, facilitates continuity and change. With its interesting monuments, geographic peculiarities, and emerging cosmopolitan nature, Kochi can keep a tourist engrossed for days.
To explore the historic town of Fort Kochi, there is no better choice than setting out on foot. Relax, breathe deeply and come out in cotton, soft shoes and yes - a straw hat. At every nook of this island steeped in history, there is something magical awaiting you. It is a world of its own, retaining the specimens of a bygone era and still being proud of those days. If you can smell the past, nothing can stop you from walking through these streets.
Kerala Folklore Museum
Kerala Folklore Museum is the only architectural museum in Kerala with the essence of the life and culture of the common man over the past 1000 years. It is also a cultural hub which contains :- -Face Art Gallery- for Art & Antiques. -Folklore Theatre- Live performances of traditional art forms & cultural activities. -Spice Art Café -, to experience the real culinary taste of traditional Kerala. Souvenir Shop - to buy real ethnic antiques and tribal artifacts.
The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. Today, it is a portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas and notable for some of the best mythological murals in India, which are in the best traditions of Hindu temple art. The palace was built to appease the king after they plundered a temple nearby.
Kochi Muziris Biennale
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an initiative of the Kochi-Biennale Foundation with support from the Government of Kerala . The exhibition is set in spaces across Kochi, Muziris and surrounding islands with shows being held in existing galleries, halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures.
Kodanad - Elephant Training Centre
Elephants are an integral part of Indian mythology and culture. Once a part of every day life in Kerala, elephants are the most ornamental and auspicious animals here. No festival or celebration is complete without an elephant procession. Rows of majestically caparisoned elephants, replete with colourful silken parasols form the most spectacular part of any event in Kerala.The Kodanad Elephant training centre set on the Southern banks of the Periyar River amid the beautiful high ranges near Perumbavoor is one of the largest elephant training centres in Kerala.