Kerala – God’s Own Country

Kerala, located on the Southwestern tip of India, enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most soughtafter tourist destinations in Asia. Fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the 13 paradises in the world.

An equable climate, serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters; lush hill stations and exotic wildlife are the major attractions of this land.

Classical art forms, colourful festivals, unique cuisine are some of the cultural marvels that await travelers.

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and Panchakarma, the rejuvenation therapy in Ayurveda have also helped Kerala to gain a pan-global reputation as a top of the line destination.

About Kochi (Cochin)

Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, It is a cluster of islands networked by lagoons and backwaters.

Kochi one of the finest natural harbours in the world, was once a major centre of commerce and trade with the Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and the British. All these foreign traders have left their mark on this beautiful island. The commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi is also known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea’.

Scientific Significance

The presence of many marine science institutes and a number of researchers in and around Kochi makes the place prominent for hosting the PORSEC-2012.

  • National Institute of Oceanography - Regional Centre (NIO-RC)
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT)
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI)
  • Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT)
  • Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology (CMLRE)
  • Naval Physical Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL)
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET)
  • Indian Navy – Southern Command

Kochi – Fact File


The Temperature – 22.6°C to 34.2°C (summer), 18 °C to 35 °C (winter)
Area - 94.88 sq. km
Population – 5.7 million
Rainfall -2700 mm
Climate - Tropical rainy


The main language of Kerala is Malayalam. English is also spoken and understood, as are Hindi and Tamil.

Getting There

Kochi has 2 railway stations, well connected with all major cities in India.

As entry point to India, one can fly via Mumbai (Bombay), Chennai (Madras), Bengaluru (Bangalore), Hyderabad or Delhi There are daily flights to the international airport at Kochi from middle east.

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