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Fort Kochi happens to be a small village near Ernakulam and is one of the most popular tourists destinations in the area. There are several attractions for one to visit here like the Chinese Fishing Nets. There are many things here that remind one of the glorious past. This place happens to be the first European settlement in India. There are several stalls here that serve up delicious local food that use the freshest of seafood. The place is beautiful and is liked by tourists for its calm and clean environment. One should make it a point to include this place on their list of places to visit in Kochi.
Santa Cruz Basilica
Built in 1505 by the Portuguese, this place happens to be the oldest church in India and a heritage site in all of Kerala. The interiors are done in an Indi-Gothic style and the main altar was painted by a famous Italian painter called Antonio Moscheni. The place was given the status of a cathedral by Pope John Paul IV in the year 1558. This church was the brainchild of Dom Francisco De Almeida in 1505 who was the first Portuguese Viceroy. He sought permission from the King of Kochi and thus the church was built. It gets its name from the date 3rd May 1505 when the foundation stone was laid and that this day happened to be celebrated as the invention of the cross.
Being the greatest city in the state and the operational hub of business and modern exercises, Ernakulam offers much potential for a casual or shopping spree guest. The Thrippunithura, which is arranged a couple of kilometers south of the city. Ernakulam is Known as the Arabian's Queen Sea, Kochi's charms are complex. From the Chinese angling nets and legacy structures of Fort Kochi to the old flavor markets of Mattancherry and the cosmopolitan environment of Ernakulam, humming with lodgings, silver screen lobbies shops and eateries, the city joins the finest in convention and innovation. Found 50 km from Ernakulam town, Bhoothathankettu is a picturesque dam site with drifting facilities and is encompassed by an unlimited virgin forest. A vivid fair on New Year's Day is a noteworthy draw. This place has evolved as a major tourist destination and a large number of income comes from the proceedings from the touristers.
Best Time To Visit
September to February