Fort Kochi Beach

Cochin Beach

Fort Kochi Beach

  • Location                   : 12 Kms From Emakulam , Kerala
  • Famous As               : Popular Beach In Kerala
  • Prime Attraction     : Bolghatty Palace
  • Main Attraction       : Fort Kochi Carnival

One excellent way to discover and learn about historic Fort Kochi Beach is taking a tour walking through its busy lanes. Kochi is a picturesque fishing village, about 12 ms from Ernakulam, and was once the first European township in India. It has a rich and vibrant past as is evident in various influences such as the Portuguese, Dutch and British, which shaped this town and can be seen in the Indo-European architecture remnants located everywhere.

One of the main attractions in Fort Kochi Beach is the historic fort, which enables you to get familiar with its colonial past and the many European countries who ruled over it. Kochi was the stop over for seafarers who arrived here from distant locations, across the world. The most interesting event here is the Cochin beach Carnival, which is a colorful event that takes place on New Year. This fun-filled event is one that’s not to be missed.

Fort Kochi Beach is also the location of St.Francis Church, India’s oldest churches. This beach area is lovely, unspoiled, and is the perfect place for a those who want to enjoy beach waters in quiet solitude. The beautiful stretch of beach area is just right for games such as cricket and volleyball. This area is also right for practicing yoga, while the waters here are ideal for a swim and sighting dolphins.

Being an obscure fishing village, a leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is the best way to discover historic Cochin Beach. As it was the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful and colorful history. Lying at a distance of 2 kms from Ernakulam city, this town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British. The results of these cultural interfaces are seen in the many buildings here which exhibit Indo-European architecture.

A stroll on the unspoiled Sands of Kochi When you take a walk on the lovely sands of Kochi, you will be amazed at its natural splendor. Its long line of huge fishing boats, islands of greenery, flocks of raven and drongos are a beautiful sight. As you walk here, you can get close to the famous Chinese fishing nets that line the north-west shore lying under the cobalt blue sky.

There are lots of interesting elements here such as meeting a fortune teller who will predict your future or a snake charmer or acrobat who will entertain you for a couple of rupees. Your children can play in the beautiful beach sands while you sit, relax and enjoy the vivid colors of the sunset before returning home. It’s best to plan your trip on New Year eve so that you can attend the fun filled Cochin Carnival at the Cochin Beach.

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