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Fort Kochi Beach

Besides being one of the most favoured beach destinations in the state, Fort Kochi also perfectly makes for an exotic picnic spot. The atmosphere is truly pristine all around the beach and the destination features a completely laid back attitude. Unlike most of the other beaches in Kerala, Fort Kochi has a rocky terrain. Not only people in group and individual backpackers, but honeymooners too like to have the time of their life during their holiday in Fort Kochi. ‘Walking’ through the city lanes seems to be the best idea to discover the hidden gems of this historical town. Along the Fort Kochi Beach will you notice a string of restaurants and eating joints selling a variety of deliciously cooked sea food and traditional cuisines of Kerala.

Activities to Do
Take a leisurely stroll along the beach and the first thing that catches your sight is the cob-web like structures – the Chinese Fishing nets. Interact with the local fishermen. They will tell you about the technicalities involved in it. You can also request them for a casual boat ride.

If you are with your family and kids, be ready for a scenic backwater tour. Luxurious houseboats are available for accommodation. Ask your travel agent to book you a houseboat tour prior to your arrival in Fort Kochi.

Enjoy a walk through the lanes of the town. The colonial heritage of Fort Kochi is truly worth exploring. Fort Kochi also has the privilege of being the first European township in the country. Dig out the colonial history and add to your knowledge.

Participate in the very exuberant Cochin Carnival. The festival is organized on the occasion of New Year. The carnival takes place right on the beach. So, it is seen as a great opportunity to mingle with locals as well as like minded travelers.

Tourist Attractions
Closely located from Fort Kochi is the island named Bolghatty. The Bolghatty Palace is located on this island. Constructed by the Dutch in 1744 AD, the palace is a major historical attraction for travelers coming to Fort Kochi Beach in Kerala.

Another major tourist attraction here is the Dutch Palace. Also referred to as Mattancherry Palace, it was set up by the Portuguese somewhere in the mid 16th century. Later, the Portuguese presented the palace as a gift to the Maharaja of Cochin.

Would you like to visit the most ancient synagogue in India? Make a visit to the Jewish Synagogue, erected in 1586 AD.

Reach the Beach
Just at a distance of 12 km from Fort Kochi lies the city of Cochin or Kochi. The city has a busy international airport connecting to key destinations of the country and the world. The railway station of Cochin is also regularly linked with all the major travel destinations of India. After your arrival in Cochin, you can take a few minutes road journey to reach Fort Kochi. Take a few minutes walk to get to the beach.