Cochin Car Rental
Queen of the Arabian Sea Cochin is also known as Kochi, Cochin is a coastal city and a part of Ernakulam District, located in the state of Kerala. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries and is also a commercial capital. Kochi earned a significant position on the world trading routes after the world famous port at Kodugallur was destroyed due to flood. Kochi came under numerous empires. Growth in trade and commercialization has led to the rise of Kochi in Kerala. It is one of the major cities on the west coast of India. Major business sectors include construction, manufacturing, shipbuilding, transportation/shipping, seafood and spices exports, chemical industries, information technology (IT), tourism, health services and banking.
HMT, Cyber City, Kinfra Hi-Tech Park, FACT, TCC, IREL, Petronet LNG, HOCL and Kochi Refineries, TELK are the major industrial companies placed in the City. Naval physical and oceanographic laboratory (NPOL), Indian Maritime University, Sree sankara Sanskrit University and the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala's National Law School, The National University of Advanced Legal Studies are the education instuitions of Kochin.
Cochin is well connected to neighboring cities by Road. Chittoor Road, Banerji Road, Shanmugham Road, Kochi Bypass, Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road, Park Avenue, Seaport-Airport Road and S.A Road are the major roads connect the city. National highways and State Highways are coonected to kochi with all other major places. KURTC and private buses operate to neighbouring towns of Kakkanad, Fort Kochi, Nedumbassery, Perumbavoor, Aluva, Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam and Cherthala. Call taxis is available for hire in the city. Ernakulam Town, Ernakulam Jetty and the private bus terminal situated at Kaloor.
Ernakulam Junction Railway Station and Ernakulam Town Railway Station are the two major railway stations in the City, operated by the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways. Ernakulam Junction or Ernakulam South (Code is ERS) is situated South Railway Station Road, Ernakulam South, Kochi, in the State of Kerala. It has six platforms and two terminals. Ernakulam Town or Ernakulam North (code: ERN) is one of the three main railway stations situated in Ernakulum North, in the city of Kochi. The station has only 2 platforms. Parasuram Express, Sabari Express, Jayanthi Janatha Express, Island Express, Trivandrum Mail, Yeswantpur Express, Chennai Trivandrum Superfast Express, Malabar Express, Mangalore Express, Amritha Express, Korba Express, Kochuveli Garib Rath, Yeswantpur Express, Dehradun Express, Himsagar Express, Bikaner Express, Trivandrum Chennai Weekly Superfast Express, Trivandrum Guwahati Superfast Express, Trivandrum Kannur Jan Shatabdi Express, Nagercoil Howrah Express, Veraval Veraval Express, Nagercoil Gandhidham Express, Venad Express, Alleppey Express, Ernakulam Kannur Intercity Express, Ernakulam Karaikal Tea Garden Express, Vivek Express, Kannur Jan Shatabdi Express, Kollam Visakhapatnam Express, Nilambur Rajya Rani Express, Ernakulam Poorna Express, Executive Express, Raptisagar Express Trains passing through Ernakulam Town.
Cochin International Airport (IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCI) is the busiest and largest Airport, situated at Nedumbassery and 30 kms distance from northeast of Kochi, in the State of Kerala. It is first international airport to be built without Central Government funds in India. It has three Terminals; Domestic, Internationl Passengers Terminals and Cargo Terminals. The Centre for Dry Cargo (CDC), The Centre for Perishable Cargo (CPC) and The Transshipment Cargo Complex are the three complexes in the cargo village. This Internationl Passengers Terminals is well connected major destination places such as Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Doha, Muscat, Sharjah, Kuwait, Qatar, Doha, Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh, Singapore, Bahrain, Dammam, Riyadh. Domestic, Internationl Passengers Terminals serves to domestic destinations places to Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh , Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Trivandrum, Ahmedabad.