Kochi

Kochi

Where life progresses at leisure,
Queen of the Arabian Sea

Often termed “Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi (Cochin) is considered a gateway to Kerala and is the commercial hub of the state. With a rich history influenced by the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese, Kochi strikes a balance in modernity and tradition. A true representation of Kerala at its finest, Kochi offers its visitors an eclectic blend of beaches, cityscapes and greenery.

Nihara Resort & Spa, with its idyllic setting on the banks of Kochi’s serene backwaters, is a perfect place for unwinding. Backwater cruises that pass through pristine islands and lush green banks provide views of extravagant sunsets which will be an experience to cherish for a lifetime. Sightseeing trips to hill stations, tea plantations and monuments and places of historic importance can be arranged by Nihara.

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Kerala is also home to centres for performing arts such as Kathakali, Bharathnatyam and Mohiniyattam which are worth visiting. Nihara can also organize cultural shows and entertainment for its guests to make their stay a memorable one. Bespoke packages can be designed on the basis of guests’ requirements.
Major Attractions
Dutch Palace
Dutch Palace

Built and presented by the Portuguese to the Kochi Maharaja Veera Kerala Varma around the year 1555.

Fort kochi
Fort kochi

Situated in Rampart Road, Fort Kochi was Built by the Portuguese in 1506.

Pardesi Synagogue
Pardesi Synagogue

It was constructed in 1568, but destroyed by cannon fire during a Portuguese raid and was rebuilt 2 years later. Its interiors are captivating. The attractions include 19th century glass oil-burning chandeliers from Belgium.

Marine Drive
Marine Drive

The scenic strip has a spectacular view of the backwaters and the harbour and is a favourite hangout. At night the lights from ships anchored in the harbour make it breathtakingly beautiful.

SNC Maritime Museum
SNC Maritime Museum

Set up in 1989 to display the various maritime activities of the Indian Naval forces. Star attraction is a 300 years old boat belonging to the Raja of Ambalapuzha.

Chinese Fishing Nets
Chinese Fishing Nets

It is a unique method of fishing, with time it has become the biggest tourist attraction. Chinese fishing nets - Cheenavala in Malayalam

Hill Palace
Hill Palace

Hill Palace is an archaeological museum and palace located in the Tripunithura neighbourhood of Kochi city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the largest archeological museum in the state and was the imperial administrative office and official residence of the Cochin Maharaja