Kochi an E-Tourism Destination
is the cosmopolitan and the computer capital of Kerala, "
The Land of Coconuts", so called because of her natural
spendour. ( Cosmopolitan means a citizen of the Cosmos ). The Landing
point for all visitors visiting this tiny state, this strategic
center was a major center of trade & commerce with the Arabs,
Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and the British in the past.
Housing one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Kochi
is strategically located on the East - West sea trade route from
Europe to Australia. The 15th Century saw the advent of the Europeans
and Kochi's trade links with the Chinese and Arabs were said to
be 2000 years old. Trade links with the Portuguese developed and
Kochi soon became a Portuguese colony. Overthrowing the Portuguese,
the Dutch arrived towards the end of the 15th century.
the main Stock Exchange of Kerala and she has undergone
periods of colonization. She has been exposed to diverse cultures
and different types of businesses. The city has Ayurveda,
Heritage tourist centers and numerous water sports. Different
varieties of merchandise are available to the shopper. Kochi
is a major auction center for spices like cinnamon, pepper
and cardamom, ginger, and tea.
More than 200000 tourists visit this city annually
and her tourism industry has developed remarkably.
There is still scope for further development in the tourism industry
in Kochi because of her strategic location and the state-of-the-art
facilities offered here. A reasonably warm weather characterises
this Arabian Queen.
Optic Fibre Cable Project:
Kochi is the only
Internet Gateway in South Asia because of the South Africa Far
East (S A F E) Submarine Cable Project (length 28800 kms) for high
Speed Net Access and Communications, giving state-of-the-art communication
facilities. Like Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of Asia, Kochi has
prospects for being the next IT Center in South Asia due to the
SAFE Project and the abundant scientific & tech manpower available.
The SAFE project has enhanced the bandwidth for the mushrooming
telecom, Net and Mutimedia traffic. Also improved are the security
and availability of telecom links between Asia and Europe. With
a major landing point in India at Kochi, SAFE Cable Project's other
landing points are Cape Town ( South Africa ), Bay Jacote ( Mauritius
), Penang ( Malaysia ) and St Paul ( Reunion Island ).
The initial equipped capacity of the SAFE Project 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. The Cable System
has a capacity of 7.3 Million simultaneous telephone calls. Kochi
is adorned by a state-of-the-art Software Export Zone &
a most modern Port. A major Container Port will be in operation
after 3 years ( The Vallarpadam Container Terminal ). Compared to
the infrastructure in other South Indian cities, the Infrastructure
in existence here is modern & state-of-the-art.
Airport at Nedumbassery is connected to all parts of the
world. Air India, Oman Air and Kuwait Airways, along with
the domestic Indian Airlines operate here. The opportunities
for investing in the ICT sector and Tourism Industry are
considerable as Kochi is the only Gateway in South Asia equipped
with a sophisticated, speed telecom SAFE Cable Project, excellent
infrastructure and a fairly well-developed Tourism Industry.
By implementing and commissioning
its E-Tourism projects, we are committed to making Kochi "The
Queen of the E-Tourism Industry". We seek active participation
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