Kerala is a state that adds the perfect tip to South India. It has been rightly known as 'God's own Country' that teachers all its visitors how to relax in the lap of nature without worrying about the modern day requirements. The state has given a charm to Southern India and has significantly given an upward push to the tourism rate in India. The international presence along with frequent domestic visitors can be much felt in the sanctuary of serenity. The legendary boat travels in the tranquil backwaters, the mountain Ghats fully clad in spice and tea plantations and the unmatched village life certainly beckons one to live in Kerala the traditional way.
While Kerala has many tourist places to unwind a vacationer from the droning city-life, Cochin, now known as Kochi is one of the most popular getaway destinations in Kerala that encourages one to break away from the usual humdrums. Cochin earlier was an international trading post where traders from different parts of the world traded spices, silk and gold for profit reasons. The city still invites people from different countries, not the voracious traders anymore, but tourists who come for genuine reasons. What makes the city even more delightful is its weather where the tropical monsoon climate acts as a refreshing change for those who have been enveloped in the irksome summer.
Fort Kochi, Mattancherry and Ernakulam are the places in Cochin that have been hyped for all the right reasons. Ernakulam is one of the most clean, smoke-free tourist destinations in India that boasts of numerous churches and temples. Fort Kochi is a water-bound region that has carefully preserved the wealth of colonial architecture. Being one of the busiest places in Cochin due to seasonal travelers, Fort Kochi has numerous hotels and resorts that make Cochin even more welcoming. One can even find a homestay in Cochin that reflect the old architectural charm of Kerala with chandeliers, wooden ceilings and vintage furniture that well blends the contemporary and conventional aspects.
Apart from homestays, people can easily abode at the available budget hotels in Cochin that offer luxury and comfort just as any lavish hotel would do in the metropolitan cities. With reasonable room rates, travelers coming for leisure reasons can entertain themselves with recreational facilities like Ayurvedic Spa and swimming pool while those who travel for business reasons can satisfy their corporate needs through business facilities that include business center to host conferences or meetings.
Most of the people living in different states of Southern India travel to Kerala to escape from the sweltering weather. People plan weekend getaways from Chennai and other regions to discover the pristine beauty of Kerala where religious rainforests, verdant hills and tranquil lakes bordered by coconut palms expect one to indulge in nothing but sheer relaxation. The state certainly looks to add a jewel to India's crown, while Cochin gives a soft polish to the jewel.