~Cochin, India~

Cochin on the Kerala coast is an exotic fable sprung to life. The city has been a major seaport and trading center since before the Roman Empire. Cultures from three continents met here in trade, and their legacy is reflected in the city’s rich heritage.
Cochin boasts a Portuguese church, a Dutch palace, an exquisite Synagogue with Chinese floor tiles and old godowns (warehouses) still bursting with spices and coir.Cochin is a series of small islands and peninsulas linked by bridges. The city is alsoyour Southern gateway to greater India.