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Fort Kochi

Altitude : Sea Level

Tourist Season : August to March

Clothing : Cotton Clothes

Temperature : Min. 20 c - Max. 35 c

Location: Latitude/longitude: 0958′ 00″ N7613′ 59″ E

Nearest Airport: Nedumbassery International Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam

Fort Kochi is part of the Cochin city which has a separate heritage and culture. This waterbound region and the beach is a major tourist attraction in Cochin.

The other attractions in Fort Kochi are the Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St.Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow etc. Fort Cochin is the home to some of the oldest European architecture in India and has been a significant settlement ever since Cochin Harbour was discovered.

The Santa Cruz Basilica was built by the Portuguese originally. Later the British demolished it and rebuilt. The St. Francis Chruch in Fort Kochi has significance importance. Vasco Da Gama, who died in 1524, was buried here before his remains were sent to Portugal. Every corner of Fort Kochi has a story to tell.

The major attractions in Fort Kochi are the Beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Vasco House, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace are some of them.

Being one of the tourists spots, several hotels have been set up in Fort Cochin. Some of the major hotels are Rossitta Wood Castle, Grande Residencia, Poovath Heritage Hotel, Tea Bungalow, Four Seasons Hotel, Tissa's Inn, The Malabar House, Raintree Lodge, Bright Heritage, Victory Dawn etc.

Fort Kochi is a favourite place of the domestic and the international tourists for its sea food. Fort Kochi has several hotels serving delicious seafood.

The nearest railway station to Fort Kochi is Erakulam and the nearest airport is Nedumbassery Airport which is nearly 13 Km away. One can reach Fort Kochi by road. Ferry services are also available here.

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