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Kochi Kallada Travels , formerly known as Cochin, is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. The city is one of the principal seaports of the country and is located in the district of Ernakulam, about 220 kilometres (137 mi) north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. It has an estimated population of 600,000, with an extended metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the largest urban agglomeration and the second largest city in Kerala after the state capital. Kochi is also the largest city in South India without a Hindu majority.

In 1102 CE, Kochi Kallada Travels became the seat of the Kingdom of Cochin, a princely state which traces its lineage to the Kulasekhara Empire. Heralded as the Queen of Arabian Sea, Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the Arabian Sea coast since the 14th century. Ancient travellers and tradesmen referred to Kochi in their writings, variously alluding to it as Cocym, Cochym, Cochin, and Cochi. Occupied by the Portuguese in 1503, Kochi was the site of the first European colonial settlement in India. It remained the capital of Portuguese India until 1530, when they opted for Goa as their capital. The city was later occupied by the Dutch, the Mysore and the British.

Kochi Kallada Travels entered a period of economic growth after 2000, leading to a spurt in the city's development. A growing centre of shipping industries, international trade, tourism and information technology, Kochi is one of the fastest growing second-tier metros in India. Like other large cities in the developing world, Kochi continues to struggle with urbanisation problems such as traffic congestion and environmental degradation.

Kochi Kallada Travels, or more familiarly, Cochin is a city of many parts. Around for a long, long time, Kochi played a pivotal role in the development of shipping and trade in the region. Kochi''s prime location on the west coast, its fine bay and protected harbour made it popular with seafarers and merchant ships

who made frequent stops to stock up on spices, coffee and wooden route to the rich markets of Europe and West Asia. And so down the ages, Kochi prospered as a busy port city and commercial centre. Its seafront is still extremely relevant to Cochin and to India it houses a Naval Base and one of India’s busiest ports. It’s twin city, Ernakulam, is an important railhead and industrial centre. Kochi''s location between the blue, blue waters of the Arabian Sea and Kerala’s emerald backwaters, its rich medley of Indian and foreign architecture, its truly unusual sights like the Chinese fishing nets and its quaint quiet localities like the Jewish Quarters demand the attention of all who travel to Kerala. Explore the city thoroughly it’s bound to have you hooked!

Cochin''s Kallada Travels history is a bright tapestry - many coloured threads woven through centuries together present the fabric of the present. Its involvement with the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British are evident in the architecture of city buildings, the old durbar hall is the spice in the dish! Modern day Kochi may be a busy port and shipping centre but it has many attractions for ordinary tourists.

Places to seen in Cochin.

1) Bolghatty Palace in cochin - Once a mansion of the British Resident and now a hotel, is in palm fringed Bolghatty Island

2) Mattancherry Palace in cochin - The palace (Dutch Palace) was built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to the Cochin Raja, Veera Kerala Varma. The Dutch renovated it after 1663, and hence the palace has another name, 'Dutch Palace'.

3) The cochin is the most important feature of Mattanchery Palace is the murals in the bedchambers and other rooms, which depict scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranic legends connected with Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, Kumara and Durga. These murals are some of the most beautiful and extensive, and are one of the wonders of India.

4) The Shiva temple in Ettumanur ( near Kottayam) has similar murals.

5) Jewish Synagogue in cochin - Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. A stone slab from Kochangadi synagogue (built in 1344, and has then disappeared), inscribed in Hebrew, can be found on the inner surface of the wall.The synagogue has hand-painted, willow pattern floor tiles brought from China.

6) St. Francis Church in cochin - Built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars, this is India's oldest European-built church. The original structure was wood, but was rebuilt in stone in mid-16th century. Vasco da Gama, the first European to reach India, died in Cochin in 1524 and was buried here for 14 years before his remains were transferred to Portugal. The tombstone still stands in Cochin.

7) Cochins' Famous Chinese Fishing Nets in cochin - Lined along the sea-front, these fishing nets exhibit a mechanical method of catching fish, introduced by Chinese traders from the court of Kublai Khan. These nets are also seen along the backwaters between Cochin (Kochi) and Kottayam, and between Alleppey (Alappuzha) and Quilon (Kollam). They are mainly used at high tide.

8) Parishath Thampuran Museum in cochin - Housed in what was previously Durbar Hall, constructed in traditional Kerala style, the museum contains collections of 19th century oil paintings, old coins, sculptures and Mughul paintings and exhibits from the Cochin Royal family.

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About Chitradurga:    
Kallada Travels takes you to the Chitradurga is famous for its Fort. The Fort build on the north eastern base of a cluster of rocky hills commenced during 10th Century A.D. Under the rule of Palegars, the fort came under the rule of Hyder Ali in 19th century later inherited by Tipu Sultan.

Chitradurga as Jogimatti 10 kms south of Chitradurga is this hill resort, situated at a height of 3803 ft. Himavatkedra, a waterfall that flows through the rocks, has created a natural cave, that has a Shiva Linga and idols of Veerabhadra and Basavanna.

Chitradurga has its name embedded in the Indian Epic, Mahabaratha. As per the epic, a man-eating giant named Hidimbasura lived in the Chitradurga hills. When Pandavas were on a exile, Bhima and the giant had a war and he killed Hidimbasura. The boulders there were used as part of the arsenal. The city rests on boulders which are the oldest rock formation in the country has it own story, so need to visit this place by Kallada Travels

Chitradurga has its own story which derives its name from Chitrakaldurga. History dates Chitradurga District to the period of the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Located at the base of a chain of lofty peaks, Chitradurga is characterized by boulder-strewn landscape. The whole district lies in the valley of the Vedavati River, with the Tungabhadra river flowing in the Northwest. Kallada Travels makes to find search of Chitradurga.

Kallada Travels takes to the Chitradurga Fort is renowned for its name Kallina Kote / Ukinna kote / Elu Suttina kote in Kannada, which was built in parts by the Palegar Nayakas, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. It comprises a series of seven enclosure walls. Eighteen ancient temples can be found inside the fort. This seemingly impregnable fort has 19 gateways, 38 posterior entrances, a palace, a mosque, granaries, oil pits, four secret entrances and water tanks. The rulers of this fort built 2000 watch towers to guard and have a better look at enemies movement all the time.

Kallada Travels takes you to the Tourists like Chitradurga and can visit Harihar and the Harihareshwara temple, which is 90 km away and is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Trips to Hospet and Hampi, which is a world heritage sight, can also be planned from here and known as th 'Kallina Kote' (stone fortress), this town, just about 200kms north of Bangalore, features bold rock hills and picturesque valleys, huge towering boulders, Food, sight-seeing and shopping. Hotel Naveen Regency on NH4 is neat & well-maintained, with separate kitchen and restaurants for veggies and Non-veggies. Good South and North Indian foods are Activities & things to do a trek on the fort - can easily take 2-4 hours - to be started by 6 am to avoid the scorching sun later. Carry Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc. Chitradurga is less than 4 hrs by car on a good 4-lane NH4 throughout. Also well-connected by buses. For Vanivilas sagar take deviation of about.

Kallada Travels Chitradurga Tourism Located at the base of a chain of lofty peaks, on the highway linking Bangalore with Hospet, Chitradurga is known for its boulder-strewn landscape, which is geologically supposed to be a part of the oldest rock formations in the country. It is named after Chitrakaldurga, an umbrella-shaped lofty hill found here. Historically, Chitradurga was a part of the Vijaynagar kingdom. The area is also rich in many mineral deposits and has many gold and copper mines. Sightseeing Highlights.

Kallada Travels connects to the Chitradurga is famous for its massive Kallina Kote or the stone fort, which is a great example of military architecture and has massive walls and fortifications. One can also visit the ancient monastery of Ankali Math, which has many caves, located underneath and is an ancient Buddhist vihara. A tour of Chitradurga also includes the valley of Chandravalli. It is an ancient archeological site and coins, inscriptions, ruins, and stone images belonging to the Hoysala-Kadamba and Satavahana period have been discovered here.

Other Activities Tourists can visit Harihar and the Harihareshwara temple, which is 90 km away and is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Trips to Hospet and Hampi, which is a world heritage sight, can also be planned from here.

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