All about Fort Kochin

Fort Kochi in IndiaFor an international tourist there are a lot of things to see in Fort Kochi, in Kerala, India.

Here are a few examples: Fort Kochi Beach: If you visit the beach at the time of a sun set, I am sure you will never forget the memorable experience. You can see the trade mark of Fort Cochin, The Chinese Fishing nets, a lot of European architectural style bungalows etc. You will remember the taste of freshly caught fish also.

Chinese Fishing Nets: People in Fort Kochi believe that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets. A lot of people in Fort Cochin found earnings for their life by fishing with the help of these nets.

Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi: The Portuguese built this church in 1505 and named it as a cathedral in 1558. The cathedral was destroyed in 1795 by the British. The current structure of the church was built in 1905.

Dutch Palace, Mattancherry: This palace was also constructed by the Portuguese, then the Dutch changed it and presented it as a gift to the King of Kochi. The palace has a collection of paintings showing scenes from Hindu epics Mahabharatha and Ramayana.

Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry: It is near the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry and was built in 1568. It is decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers.

Vasco House: It is one of the oldest Portuguese houses in India. It is believed that Vasco da Gama lived here.

In addition to the above places you can see a lot of other interesting places such as the travelling in and around Ccohin. Here is a list of suggested places:

1. St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi

2. Bolghatty Palace, Bolghatty Island

3. Hill Palace, Tripunithura

4. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

5. Museum of Kerala History, Kalamassery

6. Parikshith Thampuran Museum

7. Cherai Beach

8. Bastion Bungalow

9. Princess Street, Fort Kochi

10. Chendamangalam Palace Fort

11. Pierce Leslie Bungalow

Pallipuram Fort Regarding climate: Kochi has a typical tropical climate. Temperatures range between 30°C and 35°C during the daytime and around 24°C during the night. Kochi is one of the first places to experience the heavy Monsoon showers starting by the end of May. Kochi experiences heavy rainfall between mid May to the first week of September. Day time temperatures during the monsoon fall to between 25°C and 30°C during these months. From September to early February, the weather is fine, marked with cool winds and light showers in between. However, by February summer season starts. Though temperatures never touch 40°C, the presence of high humidity can make summers very harsh. This continues till early May. However, frequent summer showers cool down the harshness of summer. A warm welcome to Gods own country and then to Fort Kochi.

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Video of Fort Kochin and The Surrounding Area


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