Monday, February 13, 2017

Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi is that part of the city towards the south-west of the mainland Kochi. This part of the region has lot of history associated with it. 



The Rajah of Kochi had granted this region to Portuguese in 1503 after they helped him to defeat his enemies in the war. There after it remained with Portuguese for nearly 160 years. Later it was in the procession of Dutch for around 112 years until 1795 and later it moved into hands of British till independence of India.



The architectural style of the buildings and the town layout transports one to past. This part of the city is very different from other areas modern city. 




It has been a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. 





The places of interest here are:
  • Southern Naval Command Maritime Museum
  • Cochin Thirumala Devaswom
  • Indo Portuguese Museum
  • Chinese Fishing nets
  • Fort Kochi beach
  • Dutch Cemetery
  • St. Francis Church
  • Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Bishop's House
  • Fort Emmanuel
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Jain Temple
  • Dutch Palace

26 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Nice pics. Informative post.

Maggie said...

Thanks for the tour Rajesh, looks like an interesting part of town.

Jeevan said...

This part of Kochi looks pretty and the neat lanes are inviting. I truly want to explore Kochi sometime and the history only increases the feel to check the architectures of this part. Beautiful shots

Maria Gagliano said...

Such fantastic photos

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The architecture looks very similar to what I saw on a recent trip to Mexico!

Alexa T said...

Such a lovely place with interesting historical aspects and so many places of interest to visit, as well. Many thanks for sharing them and Have a great week ahead!

Jim said...

Good shots.
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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

So interesting.

dhiru guri said...

Wonderful pictures. Kochi doesn't look all that busy though.

Lady Fi said...

What lovely shots.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Lovely photos

R Niranjan Das said...

It is such a lovely place.

Leslie: said...

It has a fantastic history!

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Photo Cache said...

I enjoy street photography.

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Melody Steenkamp said...

Looks very appealing indeed

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K V V S MURTHY said...

History is about to see.

Roger Owen Green said...

That 21st pic is very colorful!
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Gillena Cox said...

Lovely shots, Have a good Tuesday

much love...

Al said...

It looks like an attractive town.

D.Nambiar said...

So much history there.

magiceye said...

Interesting post with lovely pictures!

Klara S said...

As always interesting post and history. I love picture with two fishermen.

Light and Voices said...

Nice series of photographs. Liked the history tagged to images. Have a happy day!

Neesie said...

It's fascinating to see places that you've never visited. Great photo's.
Thanks for sharing :D

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I would enjoy visiting this old-style city area .

Pat B said...

What interesting photos and I especially enjoyed reading the history.