India: see CochinCochin
, former princely state, 1,493 sq mi (3,867 sq km), SW India, on the Arabian Sea. Now part of Kerala state, the region of Cochin has one of the highest population densities in India. Agriculture is the chief economic activity.
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Take a private boat trip to Alleppey Cochin, Bolghatty Palace and Mattancheri Palaceor take the 'toy train' to Ooty (2,369 metres), Mysore and the Maharajah's Palace.
The proud Mattancheri Palace was built by the Portuguese; Bolghatty Palace, raised as a testament to the Dutch and Willingdon Island, was created by the British.
5/600, Bazar Road, Mattancheri Cochin 682 002, Kerala