Shades of Kochi: In and around

We were at Fort Kochi for three days and it is sufficient to explore Kochi, though we did not try the backwater trips. I would suggest a weekend trip, even a day is enough to explore Kochi. Alleppey is around two hours drive so exploring Kochi and Alleppey would have been great. Virtual journey of our visit through these pictures we captured.

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View from St. Francis Church (Close to Chinese Fishing Nets)
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Non electrical fan, these are manually operated by pulling ropes (The church was under renovation so not sure if it still works)
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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica (On the way to Chinese Fishing Nets)

Around Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace)

Biriyani at Kayees Rahmathulla Cafe (Sweet but authentic Biriyani)

Fort Kochi Jail (Near CHinese Fishing Nets – a Heritage site, freedom fighters were imprisoned here)
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Pepper House cafe aka Cafe Agape of Malayalam movie Premam
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Pepper House cafe, one of the Premam scenes were shot here at the waterfront
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Paradesi Synagogue

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Paradesi Synagogue

Seafood at Vasco Da Gama Square Fort Kochi (You buy fish, a food joint near will prepare based on your preference)

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Ammachi’s Pazhamkanji with Kappa(Tapioca), Pickle, Chutney for as less as 50 Rupees at Pappadavada, MG Road

Here and there…

And there’s Chinese Fishing Nets https://travelsoiled.wordpress.com/2016/06/06/shades-of-kochi-chinese-fishing-nets/

Shades of Kochi: Chinese Fishing Nets

IMG_8249Fort Kochi, small sleepy town during the monsoons. During our visit to Fort Kochi, mostly off season as June to September is the core monsoon season in Kerala. Well, we love monsoon and the shades of nature during monsoon. Since, it’s the beginning of the season we could still see tourists from around Kerala flocking on the touristy small town of Kochi.

Chinese Fishing Nets is one of the main tourist attractions in Vasco Da Gama square, Fort Kochi. During our three days stay at Fort Kochi, we have been here during the day light, sunset and sunrise. We loved the place most during the sunrise, as the shore is serene with only fishermen and no tourist except the one’s who love serenity and photography. I liked the early morning auction of the fresh catch of the day. The state fish of Kerala, Pearl Spot (Karimeen) was so live even when out of the water.

Few shades of Chinese Fishing Nets during the Daylight, Sunrise and Sunset: