COCHIN AS A CRUISE DESTINATION
Cochin Port considers cruise as a major business prospect. We are committed to make Cochin Port a leading cruise destination on the Indian coast offering services of international standards.
We have a dedicated Cruise-cell available round the clock to service the exact requirements of the cruise vessels. We offer a single window solution to the needs of cruise operators and travellers alike.
The proposal for setting up an International Cruise Terminal cum Passenger Plaza in the port is on anvil. The port premises reflects the true ambience of Kerala.
Cochin Port endeavors to become the first Indian Port geared up to the comprehensive requirements of the cruise vessels and travellers - the largest and leading cruise vessels have made repeated calls at our Port. Cochin Port offers a host of amenities to cater to cruise vessels like walk-in-berthing, sufficient draft, bunkering and fresh water services, Proximity to the heritage sites and scenic splendors of Kerala, Cochin city offers shopping malls for handicrafts, Oriental clothing, spices, antiques etc, Leading star hotels nearby, Modern Marina for Exclusive Yacht Parking Zone, a single window service for Customs, Immigration and Port Health clearance.
We aim at being the major cruise destination on the East-West Sea Trade Route from Europe to Australia offering services of comparable international standards.
While at Cochin, besides relishing the pristine, natural opulence of the ‘God’s own country’ and savoring the traditional Kerala cuisine, the travellers can also carry home a variety of oriental exotica as momentos from the shopping arcade in and around Cochin. Come see, feel, taste and carry home the riches of the ‘God’s own country’ – We at Cochin Port will make it happen.
|Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destination in Asia. It has an equal good climate with long shore lined with silvery beaches, tranquil stretches and enchanting backwaters, lofty hill stations and forests teaming with exotic wildlife.|
|Kerala offers you an opportunity to enjoy ayurvedic health holidays. The enchanting art forms, festivals and monuments make for a unique experience.|
Kettuvallams are huge race boats. Step aboard and you step back in history. Kettuvallam rides are a delight for exploring the backwaters at a leisurely pace with the tune and rhythms of the gentle rivers. They are well furnished and have all modern amenities.
Local rituals, cult practices, socio-religious and martial dances are common to Kerala. In these dance forms the entire body is sued to portray emotions.
|Mohiniyattom, (the dance of the celestial temptress) is a sensous and seductive dance and speaks a universal language – emotions.|
|Munnar is a nature lover’s paradise. Set in the lofty greenery and serenity of Kannan Devan hills at an altitude of averalge 1700 ft and 136 kms from Cochin.|
|Exotic make-up, colourful costumes and a thousand emotuions rendered through facial expressions. The folk arts of Kerala are unique. All glorifying the goddess of art.|
TEMPLES OF KERALA
|Many of the temples of Kerala are dedicated to goddess Bhagavathi. Most temples have a special area or sacred grove for sanke worship. The temples are built according to Tatchushastra – an ancient science of architecture.|
THEKKADY - PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
|The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Thekkady, one of India’s leading sanctuaries. At Periyar, you can witness wildlife. You can spot Bison, Sambar bear, Elephant, Spotted deer etc.|
They are great boat pageants and races in celebration of Onam. The famous boat races are held in the backwaters of Alleppey.
WATERFALLS - VAZHACHAL & ATHIRAPALLY
|This scintillating waterfall in the Chalakudy river is set in thick green forests. There is also an Amusement park on the way to Athirappally.|