It was time to catch the sunset at Fort Kochi and get the customary shot of the sun hiding behind the fishing nets. We rushed, whizzing past colonial buildings, a street thronged by foreigners relishing sea food and quaint bungalows to reach the Fort Kochi beach.The touristy fervour of the beach was evident with hawkers lined up selling any and everything. The beach was extremely underwhelming and I earnestly wished it could be cleaner.Fishermen with the Chinese fishing nets, boats perched on the shore and scores of ships cruising far away in the distance.
You cannot miss visiting Fort Kochi Beach; it's a beautiful beach that offers a scenic view and a perfect ambiance. Apparently this place is the perfect gateway to avoid the hustle bustle of the main town. While strolling around you can find plenty of unique options to hop on and have a sip of coconut water - which you surely shouldn't miss while you are in and around Kerala. It tastes real good, fresh and sweet.Being at this place was the best part of my day. It was so relaxing and fascinating at the same time to sit at a corner and watching the waves hurling towards the shore.
I visited Fort Kochi with a hope to actually see a Fort, but interestingly the word guess game fails. There isn't a single fort in sight. During the Portuguese rule there was a fort named Fort Emmanuel which was later destroyed by the Dutch. So evidently, Fort Kochi was named after Fort Emmanuel. However, apart from its intriguing ancient history, the present town has a lot to offer. The place is exceptional. You can spend a whole day at Fort Kochi without the much hustle bustle of the main town. The best part of visiting here is that all the major attractions are close to each other, so one can easily explore the whole city on foot.