Earlier known as Cochin, this is now the gateway to Kerala and the most popular city in the state. The Western Ghats lie to its East and the Arabian to the West. Kochi happens to be one of the top three most famous and visited tourist destinations in the world. This place was ruled by the Chinese, the Arabs, British and Dutch and as well as the Portuguese. The place is filled with bungalows and streets that remind one of a bygone era. The oldest Jewish Synagogue is situated here and so is the Santa Cruz Basilica. The Chinese fishing nets is a great attraction here and so is Fort Kochi and the famous Princess street. One can reach this place via air through the Cochin International Airport. The best time to visit this city is through October to the month of the March.