Located on the south Indian state of Kerala, the port city Kochi or Cochin is one of the important trading points of South India. Its serves as a major commercial hob of South India from the very ancient time and attracted traders from China, Arabs and European countries who got involved in the spice trade. The event of its association with foreign trade can be seen from various buildings built by Portuguese, Dutch and British. Now it is one of the prosperous commercial centre having one of the busiest port of the country. The city is also a major tourist destinations of the country with many ancient temples, churches and several other historic monument with picturesque beaches.