Arcadia alongside her berth at Cochin.
The port gate.
This port was formerly known as Kochi, the large city of Cochin is in the state of Kerala in south western India. This is 170 miles from the southern tip of India. It is often referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and even the Venice of the Orient. Lochi means a 'small place' in Malayalam, a rather misleading name for a city with more than 1.6 million people living here.