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About Fort Kochi

Also known as old Kochi, Fort Kochi lies to the southwest of the main city. It is a region that is bound by lakes and estuaries. You can spot fishers at work here or enjoy an evening stroll around the waters. The area is also popular with people as a place to take time off from their busy schedules to enjoy some quiet time. Many food hawkers and trinket vendors come here to sell their wares every day because of the large crowds that visit the place. It is said that this place was covered with Mangroves in BC but turned into a coastal region as the sea level rose. There are temples and museums in this area that can be explored. It is also close to Mattancherry. Fort Kochi is spotted with interesting but dilapidated old structures that are welcoming and must be explored. This place is also historically relevant because it was the first European township in India. Until today, you will find quiet streets that maintain the feel of European history. The fort was constructed by British traders along with Dutch cottages and spilled farm houses. This castle was built in the year 1503 and armored in 1538. There is also a Dutch cemetery sanctified in 1724 that is today maintained by the Church of South India. The tombstones in this fort wordlessly remind visitors of Europeans who left their motherland to increase their colonial realms.

Historical Context: This fort was established in 1516.This fort is surrounded by old bulildings and main centre of tourist attraction

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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