Kochi has been selected as one of the ten must-visit cities in 2020 by travel magazine Lonely Planet. As per the latest report, the city is ranked seventh on the ‘Best in Travel 2020’ list of the travel magazine.
The city, known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, is the only Indian city and the highest-ranking city from Asia on the List. Historical Austrian city of Salzburg topped the ranking followed by Washington DC in the US and Egypt’s capital Cairo. Dubai, at ninth spot, is the only other Asian city to make it to the list.
Kochi, the financial hub of Kerala, is also popular among tourists who throng to the scenic state. While its location as a gateway to the state's famed backwaters, hill stations and beaches has attracted a steady number of visitors, the city’s scope is not just limited as a transportation hub.
Rich with a legacy of its own the city has been a base for several foreign cultures who entered India starting with Romans and all the way to Portuguese, Dutch and British.
The city is home to several historical sites and hosts the famed Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art.
First Published: IST