There is no mention of Kochi in 10th or 11th century records. Ptolemy, Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta, who visited India before the 14th century, have not mentioned the place in their travelogues. This indicates that till the 14th century, Kochi was just a small village without much interaction with the outside world. Historians believe that Kochi owes its rise as a prominent port city to the great flood in River Periyar in 1341.
|Emergence as an important port city|
|Emergence of the Kingdom of Cochin|
|Various Invasions – An overview|