Kerala is also known as God’s own country. This state has many a beautiful cities which are the major tourist destinations. One of the prominent tourist destinations known for the natural beauty, forts, temples and churches is the city of Kochi. One of the most magnificent attractions of this city is the Dutch Palace. The beauty of this palace is reflected by the mural paintings. This palace also houses the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna and Goddess Maa Pazhayannur Bhagwati. Other forts of historical importance are the Pallipuram fort and the Chendamangalam fort. Then there are the many beautiful temples of this city, like the Aranmula temple, dedicated to Lord Parthasarthy.
The festival of Onam is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and joy in here. The St. Francis Church which houses the tombstone of Vasco-de-Gama is also in here. The islands of this city are known for picturesque beauty. The prominent ones are the Gundu Island and the Bolgatty Island. The Pareekshith Thampuran Museum is the famous archeological museum known for the collection of sculpts coins, oil paintings and coins. The Maritime museum is the amazing museum which houses the most wonderful collection which showcases the valor and strength of the Indian Navy. Kochi has good connectivity to many other cities. The international airport in here provides tickets to many international destinations. There is feasibility of Kochi to Maldives flights as well. The booking for the international flights to this destinations should however be done in advance.
One of the most beautiful, charming and panoramic island located in the Indian Ocean is the Maldives. The deep blue seas and serene beaches are the highlight of this place. Also there are water activities like snorkeling and diving available in here, which further adds to the charm of this place. There is feasibility of other water sports as well, like wind surfing, kayaking, riding on pedals etc. There are many diving centers in here which enables the tourists to explore the marine world through their excursions. These excursions are a treat to the marine lovers, which involves spotting many beautiful fishes from the shore.
For the new learners, there is the Manta Point. Here the Manta Ray fishes are fed and cleaned. Then there are the reefs, which involve exploring the coral reef formation. They also enable the tourists to witness the colored fishes which adorn the underwater. Then there is the Alimatha Island situated on the eastern side of the Maldives, which is a stunning place. The beaches in here are infringed with lush greenery. But this is not all to this city, there also many significant establishments in here. There is the National Museum a must visit. The place of immense historical significance is the residence of the fierce and brave hero of Maldives, Mohamed Thankurufaan, called Utheemu Ganduvaru. There is also the Old Friday Mosque in here, known for its architecture. The sculpture on the coral stone walls is immensely fascinating. This island is also known for the relishing sea food.