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Kochi (Travel Guide)

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Kochi (Travel Guide)

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Item Code: NAP404
Author: Swati Mitra
Publisher: Good Earth Publications, New Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9789380262673
Pages: 120
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.0 inch X 4.5 inch
weight of the book: 205 gms
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Lying on the western edge of Kerala, Kochi, watered by the Arabian Sea and the vast Vembanad Lake, has long been the commercial centre of 'God's Own Country'. It has seen many seafarers drop anchor at its port drawn by the riches it had to offer in pepper, the precious 'black gold', and other spices.

Kochi Travel Guide explores Kochi's main commercial centre, Ernakulam, the charming heritage towns of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry, and the islands of Willingdon, , Vallarpadom and Bolgatty. The book takes the reader into the region's varied past, from pre-colonial times to its Portuguese, Dutch and British histories, its rich culture and distinctly cosmopolitan character, while at the same time showing off its incredible scenic beauty —the palm-fringed beaches and stretches of lush green paddy fields, intersected by languid backwaters.

For those wishing to explore beyond Kochi, the book offers short excursions to historically-significant Kodungallur, and the revered Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple, among others.

The guide also delves into the rich cultural traditions of Kochi — its many festivals, dance forms including Kathakali, Ayurvedic treatments and its delectable cuisine.

With over 130 stunning photographs, a hand-drawn map and an up-to-date practical information section, this guidebook will be an invaluable companion for both the intrepid tourist and the armchair traveller.

COVER: Chinese fishing nets on the Kochi waterfront ypeen, Vallarpadom and Bolgatty. The book takes the reader into the region's varied past, from pre-colonial times to its Portuguese, Dutch and British histories, its rich culture and distinctly cosmopolitan character, while at the same time showing off its incredible scenic beauty —the palm-fringed beaches and stretches of lush green paddy fields, intersected by languid backwaters.

For those wishing to explore beyond Kochi, the book offers short excursions to historically-significant Kodungallur, and the revered Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple, among others.

The guide also delves into the rich cultural traditions of Kochi — its many festivals, dance forms including Kathakali, Ayurvedic treatments and its delectable cuisine.

With over 130 stunning photographs, a hand-drawn map and an up-to-date practical information section, this guidebook will be an invaluable companion for both the intrepid tourist and the armchair traveller.

Contents

Land & History 4
Kochi Area by Area 17
Fort Kochi 18
Mattancherry 34
Jew town 42
Ernakulam 46
Around Ernakulam 54
Willingdon Island 56
Vypeen Island 59
Vallarpadon Island 64
Bolgatty Island 66
Chennamangalam 68
Excursions 71
Back waters 72
Kumbalangi 76
Kanjiramatton Mosque 77
Kodungallur 77
Kalady 83
Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple 84
Cultural Tradition 85
Cuisine 86
Performing arts 90
Ayurveda 94
Festivals 96
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 98
Practical Information 100

 

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