Kochi (Cochin) is a major port city on the south-west coast of India in the state of Kerala. Kochi is known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea as this was a center for spice trading on the west cost of Indian from the 14th century. Kochi has been ranked the sixth best tourist destination in India as it is a home for all the beautiful gifts of nature and historical monuments. Apart from the natures wonders, the major tourist attractions in Kochi are Marine Drive, Durbar Hall Ground, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Bolghatty, LuLu International Shopping Mall, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Maharajas College ground with Synthetic Athletic track, Jawahar Lal Nehru International Stadium, Kaloor, Rajeev Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavathara, Ernakulam Shiva Temple Ernakulathapan temple (Shiva), Hanuman Temple, in Ernakulam Shiva Temple compound, Muruga Temple. in Ernakulam Shiva Temple compound, Chembitta Pally, Kochangadi, Kochi, Ernakulam, Kanjiramattom Juma Masjid, Kanjramattam, Ernakulam, Ponnurunni Juma Masjid, Pallipadi, Thammanam, Ernakulam, Vallarpadam Church Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Morakkala (Since A.D. 905), St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Edappally St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, St. Antony's Shrine, Kaloor Kerala High Court, Subhash Park, Children's Park, B.R. Ambedkar Stadium
Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha is district of Kerala state of South India. Alleppey is rated as the cleanest town in India by Center for Science and Environment (2016) and also ranked third among the highest literacy rate in Kerala. Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned city in this region. Laccadive Sea, Backwater, Light House, backwaters, beaches, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, St. Andrew's Basilica, Arthunkal, Mannarasala Temple, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple, Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Mullakkal Temple, Edathua Church, Alappuzha CSI Christ Church (oldest Anglican church in Central Kerala) and Champakulam Valia Palli. Krishnapuram Palace Kalavam kodam temple where Sree Narayana Guru installed Mirror lagoons and historical light house are few among the major attractions. It was described as the “Venice of the Eat” by Lord Curzon and hence, it is known as the “Venetian Capital” of Kerala. Alappuzha is the access point for the most famous annual boat race, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake.