Fort Kochi - Mattancherry

8 KM from Hotel Old Kochi or West Kochi is known to be Fortkochi/Mattancherry.
It is one of the famous tourist attraction in the country. A mix of old houses built by the Portuguese, Dutch and British in these colonial periods line the streets of Fort Kochi. St Francis Church was built in 1503 by the Portuguese as a Catholic church. Vasco da Gama was once buried in this church which now falls under the Church of South India and is one of the national monuments. Santa Cruz Basilica, also built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, was later destroyed by the British and rebuilt near the end of 19th century.[citation needed] The landmark that causes more public and visitor interest is a series of pre-colonial Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront, believed to have been introduced by Chinese traders in the early 14th century.

Main attractions are:- 

A mix of old houses built by the Portuguese, Dutch and British in these colonial periods line the streets of Fort Kochi



Museums - Indo portuguese museum & Southern Naval Command Maritime Museum


Chinese fishing nets


Beach & Walk way


Dutch Cemetery


Temples - Cochin Thirumala Devaswom Temple | Sree Gopalakrishna Devaswom Temple (The Only Daivajna Brahmin Temple in Kerala)


Churches -  St. Francis Church | Santa Cruz Basilica | Bishop's House


Jewish Synagogue

Mattancherry Palace


Handicrafts Shops

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