Kerala, gods own country, is hub of tourist attraction and Fort Kochi occupies significant place in Keralas tourism. Kochi is considered as one of the most cosmopolitan capital of Keralas cities as well as commercial capital of the state. It reflects perfect amalgamation of Churches, historical monuments and natural sightseeing. That is why; the heritage site is one of the most visited destinations in Kerala. Some important tourist destination Fort Kochi are described below-
Beach- it is the perfect location for viewing sunset, with fishing Chinese net and sailing ships in the background. The mesmerizing moment is so beautiful that everyone wants to catch this in his camera. While exploring European style bungalows at the shore of sea side with your soul mate is really an unforgettable moment. The beach side also offers local tasty cuisines such as seafood and raw fishes.
Chinese fishing Nets- Known as Cheenvala in local language, Chinese fishing nets are the prime feature of Kochi. It is believed that these nets were introduced by the traders of Kublai khan in Kochi. You can see how the local fishermen use these nets to catch fish.
Vasco house- it is considered as one of the oldest Portuguese mausoleums on India. Constructed in 16th century, it is located on rose street, Kochi. It is said that Vasco De Gama, the first European and great sailor who came to India, is buried here. The house reflects European glass paned window and balcony.
St Francis Church- it is one of the oldest churches in India, built in 1503 by Europeans and finest example of European style of Architecture.
Santa Cruz Basilica- one of the most sought-after destinations in Kochi, the church is believed to be built in 1505 by Portuguese, later destroyed by British during their reign. The present structure was built in 1905.
Jewish Synagogue- Situated in Mattancherry, Jewish Synagogue is constructed in 1568, a perfect example of different architectural styles such as Chinese tiles and Belgian Chandeliers. It is one of those laces in India where you can find giant scrolls of the Old Testament.
Dutch palace- located in Mattancherry, this palace is originally constructed by the Portuguese but later rebuilt by the Dutch, after that it was given to Kochi royals. It also contains amazing paintings of various scenes from great Hindu epic the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.