Kochi an E-Tourism Destination
Kochi (Cochin), The Queen of the Arabian Sea, is the commercial
capital and the most cosmopolitan capital of Kerala. Kochi is the landing
point for all visitors visiting Kerala and was a major center of commerce
and trade with the Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and the British in
the past. Kochi has one of the finest natural harbours in the world and
is strategically located on the East - West sea trade route from Europe
Kochi trade links with the Arabs and Chinese is said to be atleast 2000
years old. The first Europeans arrived here in the 15th Century. Trade
links with the Portuguese flourished Kochi soon became a Portuguese colony.
The Dutch arrived towards the end of the 15th century overthrowing the
The Queen of the Arabian Sea has gone through periods of colonization
and has been exposed to all to all major cultures and types of businesses.
The city has a numerous nature, water sports, Ayurveda and heritage tourist
centers which no visitor to this famed city can avoid. Not to speak of
the variety of merchandise available for the Shopper. It houses the Stock
Exchange Center in Kerala State and is also a major auction center for
tea and spices like ginger, cinnamon, pepper and cardamom.
The tourism industry in Kochi city over the years has developed to an
extent where nearly 2 Lakhs tourists visit her annually. There is much
scope for further development in the tourism industry in Kochi due to
her strategic location and the modern facilities offered here unlike other
cities in South India. The weather is reasonably warm and is plenty in
Sunshine and fresh Water.
SAFE Optic Fibre Cable Project
Kochi prides in being the only international internet gateway in
South Asia for the South Africa Far East (SAFE) Submarine cable project
-total length of 28,800 kms- for high speed internet access and communications,
therefore communication facilities here are very much up to international
standards. This city has prospects for being the next Information Technology
Center in South Asia due to the SAFE project and the abundant intellectual
manpower available here.
The already implemented SAFE cable project has vastly improved the security
and availability of telecom links between Europe and Asia and as an alternate
route from West Asia to East Asia and has enhanced the bandwidth for the
mushrooming Internet, telecom and multimedia traffic from these regions.
With its only landing point in India at Kochi, the SAFE Cable Projects
other landing points include Cape Town (South Africa), bay Jacote (Mauritius),
St.paul (Reunion Island) and Penang (Malaysia). This connectivity has
been further extended up to Portugal.
The SAFE Cable System has a capacity of 7.3 Million simultaneous telephone
calls, (The initial equipped capacity of the system will be 80 GB expandable
to 120-160 GB) 1.5 Million hi-speed data channels (64K equivalent) and
12,000 (8MB) digital video channels.
Kochi has a full-fledged Software Export Zone and a most modern Port.
The Infrastructure in existence here is the best compared to other cities
of South India. There are a number of tourism, Power and Telecommunication
projects in progress with the aid of local and international agencies.
The Cochin International Airport located at Nedumbassery (a village in
Kochi) is well connected to all major cities of India and destinations
in the Middle East. Some of the Airlines operating daily flights from
here are Air India, Indian Airlines, Oman Air and Kuwait Airways.
Being the only gateway in South Asia to the worlds Sophisticated, high
capacity and speed telecommunication SAFE cable project, modern infrastructure,
abundant intellectual manpower and a well-developed tourism industry.
There are numerous opportunities for investing here both in the IT sector
and the tourism industry.
is committed in making Kochi "The Queen of the E-Tourism industry"
by implementing and commissioning its E-tourism projects and seeks an
active participation and interest from you.
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