Fort Kochi is unique with its cultural heritage and architectural beauty. The colonial era has contributed much of the buildings that we heed to in Fort Kochi. At every joint, you will see a mansion of some great historical significance. In these buildings, the most important decisions which defined the fate of a group of settlers in the princely state of Kochi were taken.
Fort Kochi is a place best explored. This place is full of history, architecture, colonial remnants and a lot many cultures. Enjoying the sea breeze and walking through Fort Kochi is a satisfying experience.
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On the Vasco Da Gama square in Fort Kochi, you will be attracted automatically to the 10M high installations in the sea. These are the Chinese fishing nets and have now been used for more than 500 years! These nets are iconic and exclusive to Kochi. Try to linger around when you see fishermen around the nets. Who knows, you might get to see them in action!
The 282-year-old Dutch Cemetery in Fort Kochi is the oldest European cemetery in India. Old cemetery for the Dutch settlers and colonists from the 17th to 18th century. Interesting and quiet site for exploring the Fort Cochin history. Consecrated in 1724, the cemetery has 104 tombs of Europeans, mostly Dutch, who colonised Kerala. Now belongs to CSI Church.
Cochin Jews are the oldest group of Jews in India, with possible roots claimed to date to the time of King Solomon. Although the population of the Jewish community is fairly low now, they have still preserved whatever remains of their heritage here.
All major attractions being close together is a huge perk; you can explore the entire city on foot. Fort Kochi is one such place. Start with a small backpack and traverse your way through the streets of the city, exploring all major attractions on the way. Visit the cosy cafes lined up along the streets as you appreciate the blend of several histories.
Popularly known as the first European church in India, St Francis Church has undergone several transformations throughout its lifetime, each transformation consistent with the visiting nation to the city. First, it changed to a Roman Catholic Church under the Portuguese rule and then to a Dutch Reformist Church under the Dutch. Finally, it worked as an Anglican Church under the English.
Among the several Kerala beaches, Fort Kochi beach deserves a special mention for its golden sands and tranquil waters. It is something you cannot afford to miss while on your visit to Fort Kochi. The best time to plan your visit to Fort Kochi beach is around New Year's Eve.
The St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church at Mattancherry town of Cochin better known as the Koonan Kurishu Pally entered the annals of history following the oath taken by St Thomas Christians of Kerala protesting against the the attempt to impose the hegemony of the Roman Church by the Portuguese.
Loafer’s Corner, popularly known as Princess Street, is an ideal place in Kochi, where an amalgamation of old and new times can be seen. One of the oldest streets in Fort Kochi, it is dotted with European-style houses, lending it an old-world feel. This
vibrant street is the hangout place for social party-loving locals of the area.
Fort Kochi Beach
Sun rise, Sea bath, Chinese net and many more