Kochi or Cochin is a bustling cosmopolitan city in Kerala. This ancient port city has been the battleground for all European powers in India. Titled as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi has been an important port, especially for spice traders. It is referred to as the commercial capital of Kerala. This city has been ranked sixth best tourist destination in India by a travel magazine. McKinsey Global Institute placed Kochi amongst the 440 emerging global cities that will have a 50% share of the world GDP by 2025.
The city has a well-established infrastructure that adds to the economy, with special focus on tourism, sea trade and information technology. Kochi has a vibrant cultural diversity of not just domestic nature but also from influences of Portuguese, Dutch, Arab, Chinese, and Japanese who were prominent trade partners in old days. Tourists can witness this impact at many destinations during their visit here.
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The tourist season in this city is from August to February. Cochin Carnival and Christmas celebrations in December attract maximum numbers
|Climate||:||It experiences warm tropical climate.|
|Main Languages||:||Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and English.|
As of 2012, the population was 6,12,343.
|Temperature||:||Summer - Max : 35 Min : 22.5.
Winter - Max : 28. Min : 20.