'The Queen of the Arabian Sea', Kochi is a bustling commercial port with a trading history dates back to at least 600 years, and is till today the financial capital of Kerala. The tourism in Kochi is admired for its scenic beauty, traditional architecture and cultural diversity. This city is home to the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth as well as numerous old churches and temples. Attracting tourists from all around the world, Fort Kochi, Bolghatty Palace and the backwaters are major highlights of the city. Marine Drive, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, St. George Ferona Church - Edappally, Cochin Jewish Synagogue, Matancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and Fort Kochi Beach are the other attractions in Kochi.A gaggle of islands inter-connected by ferries, this cosmopolitan town has upmarket stores, art galleries and some of the finest heritage accommodations. Kochi is easily accessible by air, rail and road. The city has an international airport located in Nedumbassery about 38 km from Kochi. It connects Kochi to all major cities in India as well as international destinations.