Planning to travel to Kochi, a gorgeous and a serene fantasy located on the western coast of India and famously known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’? It’s true that the charm of Fort Kochi offers rustic appeal to its admirers.
With its tranquil ambience and pristine water, it is extremely admired by local people and tourists as well. If you are planning a flight from USA to India, then don’t miss out this beach in Kerala that offers a smooth and charming atmosphere to chill out and relax. One of the main attractions of this beach is the ‘Historic Fort’ which is the perfect example of the architecture engraved by the European and the annual Kochi festival that is held every year on the white sands of the beach. If you are thinking about the holiday here, definitely it is the beautiful blend of the cultural and historical moments.
Strolling along the Fort and with slippery sands, you’ll view the ‘Chinese Fishing Nets’. The exuberant waves washing off your foot-prints. Don’t forget to enjoy the Kochi Carnival as mentioned above. If you are bored with your daily routine life and hustling down every minute, the gateways of Kochi is a big YES. Foodies can find several food joints and restaurants that offer finger-licking cuisines. Thus, Fort Kochi beach has become one of the beautiful retreats for visitors globally.
Things to do on Fort Kochi Beach
Beach Things: You can indulge yourself in beach activities like beach walk, sand castles building, boat cruise, sunbath, swimming, splashing water on each other, dolphin sighting and fishing.
Kathakali Performance: Keep the enjoyment alive with the Kathakali Performance that is organized every year. Don’t miss!
Boat Ride: Enjoy the extravaganza of backwaters that separates Ernakulam from the Fort Kochi. Time to experience the memorable boat ride through backwaters.
Festivals: To make your trip interesting and memorable, you can enjoy the festivities of Kochi, which are celebrated annually like Holi, Easter, Onam, Kochi Carnival, Christmas, Milad-e-sheriff, Eid-ul-Fitr, etc. Try to visit during the festival season and enjoy every bit of it. Well, you get to see both the ways – Beauty and their Festival celebrations.
Food and Dining Facility: Being foodie is therapy and dining at Fort is a wonderful gateway as the vegetarian cuisines and seafood are worth mastering and very delicious. So, what are your favorite picks? Anything specific?
Places to Visit in the Fort Kochi Beach (and around too)
Cuddled amongst coconut trees, green bushes, and tenderly seawaters, the Fort Kochi beach happens to be one of the favorite destinations of everyone. Apart from the locals, the tourists found here are basking up the serene atmosphere at the sea-shore. There are several tourist attractions in and around the Kochi beach that draws the endless number of tourists from globally.
St.Francis Church, Fort Kochi: This beauty is one of the oldest churches built by the talented Europeans in India. On the visit to Kerala for the third time, Vasco da Gama arrived India from Europe by the mode of the sea, but unfortunately, he fell sick and died in Kochi. Therefore, he was buried in this church and since then, this spot was marked as a famous attraction.
Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry: Built in 1568, this paradise is the oldest Judaism temple. Over here, you can get scrolls of the Old Testament which is beautifully embellished by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers.
Dutch Palace, Mattancherry: It is also known as the Mattancherry Palace, featuring the Murals of Kerala and also highlighting the art of Hindu Temple, exhibits, of the Raja’s and their portraits. Precisely, it displays the culture of the palace.
Cherai Beach: An ideal yet beautiful beach that is towards the North end of Vypeen Island. It encloses paddy fields and coconut groves.
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary: A protected sanctuary located in the beauty of Kochi City is home and heart to numerous resident and migratory birds of different varieties.
Indo-Portuguese and Maritime Navy Museums: Situated in the premise of INS Dronacharya, this museum was built before World War II took place. It elicits curiosity and admiration as well. It also displays the influences of the Portuguese and its nearby areas.
The Travel Therapy: Well, did you start with packing? Guys, its high time to embrace the beauty of Kochi and indulge every minute of it. Come on, don’t wait! Just in case, if you are looking for the best month, then somewhere in-between march-October can be the best pick. Else, if you are craving over Kochi and cannot wait to explore, then any time will be good to go. Travel waits for no one, right?
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