Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi, a picture-perfect seaside town with a rich Jewish legacy. Colonial mansions, Art cafes, quirky boutiques, Colorful Graffiti, Antique shops, Vigorous churches, and fragrant spice market; the place has everything to offer for an enliven stroll into the past. Here is a list to do 10 Things to Do in Fort Kochi

When you are in Fort Kochi, relax as much as you can. Here is a list of Must-do activities that will redefine your trip to Kochi.Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi

1.Visit the Dutch Palace in Fort Kochi

The Dutch Palace in Fort Kochi is something you shouldn’t miss. If you have an obsessive zeal for all those historical facts, undoubtedly this place will impress you. It showcased all pictorial information about Kings of Kochi and Dutch rulers.                                                                                                    More than anything I was highly fascinated by Mural Paintings and those artistic windows. The romance for Mural paintings in Kerala has been started since the 9th century. Photography is prohibited inside the premises of Dutch Palace.  Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi

2.Jew Town synagogue                                                                                          Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi 

Jewish synagogue, built in Jew Town in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudans or Cochin Jewish community, is a place of worship for Jewish people. The narrow lane located next to Synagogue is full of antique shops. You should be really good at bargaining before you decide to buy. The old colonial buildings are also capable to take your attention while you stroll around Jew Town. I loved all those graffiti artwork which has become a Street culture in Fort Kochi. An impressive way to showcase unbridled expression of ideas and statements. Don’t you think so? Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi

3. St. Francis Church

St. Francis Church, one of the important landmark in Fort-Kochi.It is the Oldest European Church in India.  The most magnificent pageant took place within the church was the burial of Vasco da Gama, who on his third visit to India, died in Fort Cochin in 1524. Today, the church is under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India. The old rope operated fans in the church are still preserved.

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4. Evening Coffee at Burgher Street

Fort Kochi is a place for Art lovers. One can gleefully stroll around the city the whole day without any complaint. And there are a lot of Art Cafes where you can relish some delicacies with a good view. Burgher Street is full of such Cafes that will welcome with their beautiful artwork to rejuvenate your soul.

‘Bread World’ is a few months old in that lane which is next to ‘The Old Courtyard’ Hotel. They have an open space surrounded by art-works which made me busy while I was sipping hot cappuccino.

Kashi Art Café, Kochi is another popular name among the Art Cafes.A place that delights Art lovers with it’s appearance and Food.  Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi

Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi
Kashi Cafe


5. Sunset Colors through the Fishing Net   

Chinese Fishing Nets, colloquially known as Cheena Vala, is a common sight in the backwaters around Fort Kochi. The golden backdrop during Sunset creates one of the breathtaking beauty. Make sure You visit this place during Sunset.Chinese Fishing Net Fort Kochi

6. Princess Street

Princess Street, nestled within the historic enclave of Fort Kochi, India, exudes an enchanting allure. Lined with quaint colonial architecture, art galleries, cozy cafes, and eclectic boutiques, it’s a sensory journey through time and culture. This charming promenade offers a window into the region’s storied past while embracing the vibrancy of contemporary artistic expressions and local lifestyles, making it a must-explore destination for history enthusiasts and wanderers alike.

Best Things to Do in Fort Kochi
Princess Street

7. Jetty Ride

The ferry ride is amazing and it’s really cheap around Rs.6 per person. I asked him twice at the ticket counter! The ride gave delightful insights into the backwaters and a lovely view of the landscape.

Also, you can hire a private jetty by hour, at Mattancherry Jetty. You can visit Willingdon Island by ferry from Mattancherry Jetty, and roam around the old Customs house and other buildings. Watching colorful fishing boats at a time is an interesting sight.

8.Spice Shopping

Kerala is famous for its spices and Kochi is also a hub for that. Black pepper is the “king of Spices” which is cultivated mostly in Kerala. You can go to ‘Kaycee Corporation’ on Bazar Road where you can get all varieties of fresh Spices, dry fruits and Kerala herbs

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