Kochi formerly known as Cochin is a city in Kerala which has a thriving commercial port. The serene atmosphere and picturesque milieu have been a point of attraction for the explorer, travellers, and traders. Kochi is a cultural amalgamation of all the settlers who have settled in this Malabar coastal town. It is one of the most sought-after places due to the variety of beautiful homestays as well as amazing heritage stays. Kochi International Airport is the largest airport in Kerala and is 29 km from the city center. The airport provides domestic as well as international connectivity. Kochi is also well connected from all parts of India by train. Ernakulam Town station and Ernakulam Junction Station both take care of long distance and short distance trains. Kochi is well connected from all southern states of India as well as other parts of the state by the state run Kerala Road Transport Corporation bus services. When looking for accommodation, there are a number of 2-star hotels in Kochi for the tourists searching for more than basic services. Two-star hotels in Kochi are usually smaller in size, two to four stories and situated near the most popular localities. The furnishing and amenities are clean but basic. Most two star hotels do not have in-house restaurants but will have affordable and well-rated restaurants at walkable distance. The atmosphere and the attitude of the staff are friendly with a provide a personal touch with their services. When visiting Kochi, you have to see the Chinese fishing nets in Fort Kochi Beach, Hill Palace Museum, Santacruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Jew Street and Paradesi synagogue. For shopping, you can head to Lulu Cochin Mall, Centre Square Mall, Oberon Mall. To grab a quick bite food joints like Kashi Art Cafe, Cafe 17, Paragon, The Burger Junction, Tonico Cafe, The Grill Lab will spoil you for choice.