Fort Cochin or Fort Kochi is a major urban region constituting the present day Kochi city in Kerala, India. Mattancherry and Ernakulam are the other two regions which together comprises the Kochi city. The port city of Kochi was initially a municipal town which was later recreated with these three principal municipalities and few adjoining areas to form the new corporation of Kochi in the year 1967.
Fort Kochi :
Fort Kochi is a sought after tourist destination of Kerala being positioned in the port city of Cochin. Fort Cochin is distinct from other cities and towns of Kerala for the magnificent architectural style of the buildings and the town layout. The region still bears the influence of European architecture since Fort Cochin was under the possession of the Dutch, the Portuguese and the British at different points of time.
Bolgatty Palace :
The marvelous Bolghatty Palace is situated on the Bolghatty Islands in the Cochin city of Kerala. It is among the oldest existing palaces built by the Dutch in India, during the pre-British times. This appealing palace has both historical and architectural significance among the tourists.
Chinese Fishing Nets :
The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi make up a very popular tourist attraction of Kerala. These are fixed land installations used for a very unique and unusual method of fishing. It offers a marvelous scenic view along the backwaters of Kerala.
Cochin Backwaters :
Kerala is prominent in the Indian tourism for its enchanting backwaters. These backwaters on the center of Kochi city are the major reason why hundreds of tourists flock to this beautiful port city the whole year round. The Kerala Houseboats in the backwaters offers a splendid experience to feel the beauty of Kerala.
Mattancherry Palace :
The Mattancherry Palace of Cochin has a unique architectural significance of its own kind in South India. The quaint charm and historical implication of the palace made it a prominent tourist destination. The tribute for building this landmark monument partially goes to the Dutch who restrained the Cochin city of Kerala during the pre-British period.
Marine Drive :
The beautiful promenade Marine Drive is located along the backwaters Kochi (Cochin), Kerala state of India. The walk way of Marine Drive is built facing the enchanting backwaters of Kochi. It is one of the popular hangouts for the local populace as well as the tourists.
Jewish Synagogue :
The Jewish Synagogue located in the port city of Kochi is the oldest synagogue in all the Commonwealth of Nations. It is included in the topmost slot in the itinerary of the tourists visiting Cochin.
Pareekshith Thampuran Museum :
Pareekshith Thampuran Museum is an excellent archeological museum located near the Shiva temple, on the Durbar Hall Road at Ernakulam district, Kerala. The museum boasts of an impressive collection of 19th century paintings, scriptures made in stone and Plaster of Paris and murals belonging to the royal family of Cochin.
St Francis Church :
The St Francis Xavier's Church located at Fort Kochi was built in the year 1503 by the Portuguese traders. The church is prominent both as historical and pilgrimage destination of Kerala.
Willingdon Island :
The Willington Island contains the modern port serving Cochin city of Kerala. The island is prominent for its artificial man-made creation from the sand dug out while deepening Kochi port.