The art capital is minimalistic and magnified in equal measures. From its numerous art galleries to its architecture to its performances, its the best of Kerala culture gift-wrapped by the deep blue sea.
While going back on our last day we thought of exploring kochi as well. And as kochi is a big and developed city we didn't expect something other than any another city. But it surprised us. From beautiful churches vasco da gama (oldest church) , museums , kochi beach , cute little cafes and pretty lanes. I just loved it. It definitely is heart of kerala.
Backpacking in Kerala, where Ft. Kochi and Varkala are located, also fell under the category of “new views of familiar places” for me. After all, it is the south Indian blood from my dad’s side that gives me this year-round tan! South India is tropical, quiet, and has a completely different vibe from the north. I relished in relaxation on the empty beaches in Varkala and encountered some of the nicest locals while bicycling around Ft. Kochi. I’m lucky that I will always return to beautiful places like Kerala.
Kochi - A city vibrant and colorful in the prosperous state of Kerala is one of the busiest ports in India and has incredible history from the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese trade links with the country. Its beauty underlines the perfect nickname it holds still today as 'The Queen of the Arabian Sea'. The perfect equatorial climate with the scenic Western Ghats on one side and the churning Arabian Sea on the other makes it a must visit tourist place in Kerala. It also serves some utterly delicious foods both sweet and savory which is exclusively famous for being made from banana and coconuts served on the traditional banana leaf.