obscure fishing village, a leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is
the best way to discover historic fort kochi. The first European township in
India, Kochi has an eventful and colourful history. 12 kms from Ernakulam
city, the town was shaped by the portuguese, the dutch and later the
British. The result of these cultural interfaces are seen in the remains of
the Indo-European architecture here.
The main attraction on this beach site is the historic fort which helps you
to get familiar with its eventful colonial history and European regimes who
ruled it. Cochin Carnival on the New Year eve is a colourful festival not to
be missed at the beach site. Kochi thus became a haven for seafaring
visitors from all over the world
Fort Kochi is also home to one of India's oldest churches - the St.Francis
Church. The raw and unused stretch of beach is a loner's delight, where one
could swim, play cricket or volley ball and even manage to practice yoga. If
you are lucky, you also get sight of a dolphin.