With a coastline of 48km along the Arabian Sea, this city is situated in the south-western India. The city is almost at sea level with no elevation. Kochi has sprawling backwaters and several islands. The soil types found here are alluvium, brown sands, etc.
Kochi experiences a tropical monsoon climate. Summer months of March and April are very hot. The rest of the summers and winters are moderate. Rain showers from both south-west and north-east monsoon fall heavily in the city.