Visitors to the Fort Kochi and Mattancherry heritage tourism zones should check them out by embarking on a sight-seeing cruise from the city.You can hire a cruise boat or depend on the government run passenger boats that coasts you peanuts. Serene backwaters, lagoons with coconut palms make Kochi an attractive tourist location. Quaint cantilever Chinese fishing nets, the beautiful Malabar Coast and the setting sun make a perfect background for a cruise in the sea.
There are sunset cruises where you can relax and watch the sunset, see dolphins and porpoises near the ships. Yo can also see the Vallarpadam bridge, the longest railway bridge in India, Wellingdon island, a man made Island and Vallarpadam container terminal, the largest single operator container terminal in India and the first in the country to operate in a special economic zone.You can see fishermen on their way back home after their evening catch. You have the chance to admire the sunset from the boat at the mouth of the backwaters or at the beach where the Kochi Lagoon opens out into the Arabian Sea. The Chinese fishing nets stand out in a pink haze against the backdrop of the sunset, creating a truly memorable sight.