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Also known as "Cochin", Kochi sits in the southwest in India's coastal Kerala state and was the center of the Indian spice trade for centuries.
A port city since 1341 that became a bustling harbor for Arab, Chinese and European merchants, Kochi has had an eclectic mix of explorers, traders and travelers dropping in for well over 600 years. This hodge podge of remnants of medieval Portugal, disintegrating ruins of the British Raj, tiled colonial bungalows, ancient mosques and gigantic cantilevered fishing nets of China create a tapestry of colorful chaos. You will find amazing heritage accommodation, a wealth of restaurants and funky exotic cafes to frequent. Linked by ferries and bridges are the fascinating islands of Willingdon and Vypeen that beg to be explored. Coworking venues have now opened in what was once called the "Queen of the Arabian Sea" and which was the first European colony in colonial India.
Kochi is the largest and most populous metropolitan area in Kerala with an estimated population of 677,381 within the city and a total urban population of more than 2.1 million. The city is 1 of the 28 Indian cities named amongst the 440 global cities that will contribute 50% of the world GDP by 2025 and is ranked as a future megacity. It is the financial, commercial and industrial hub of Kerala, plus home to numerous Indian navy, coast guard and air force divisions.
India has a robust ecosystem happening and it is quite a unique market in that it is huge, fragmented and not as efficient as it could be. Leaning more towards global copycat companies, it is hoped that eventually this will change to the locals solving their own country's problems with unique technologies. Coworking venues are creating the perfect platform for collaboration between India's intrepid souls where they can hang out, learn from each other and get creative.