Welcomed by breathtaking backwaters, Kochi is a prime tourist destination in Kerala and hence it is better known as Kerala's most metropolitan city. Spread over a series of islands and crisscrossed by the sea and backwaters, Kochi (long known as Cochin) speaks of the old world charm and leisure. The culturally and historically rich port city is the gateway for several visitors to start their tour of Kerala in south India. Located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Kochi has been one of the most sought-after destinations in India. Kochi has an overabundance of scenic beauty and dramatic landscapes and it is extremely charismatic. Kochi is surrounded by palm groves, green field, inland lakes, and backwaters that have enchanted visitors from across the globe for centuries. Take a glimpse of the privately owned museums, architecture, European-built churches, and small historical towns in Kochi. If you are in Kochi take a step into Kerala Folklore Theatre and catch the glimpses of treasure troves that Kochi exudes through its numerous art and dance forms.