To explore the historic town of Fort Kochi, there is no better choice than setting out on foot. Relax, breathe deep and come out in cotton, soft shoes and yes – a straw hat. At each and every nook of this island steeped in history, there is something amusing awaiting you. It is a world of its own, retaining the specimens of a bygone era and still proud of those days. If you can smell the past, nothing can stop you from walking through these streets.
Walking straight through the K. J. Herschel Road and turning left, you can have a glimpse of Fort Immanuel. This bastion once belonged to the Portuguese and is a symbol of the strategic alliance which existed between the Maharaja of Cochin and the Monarch of Portugal.The next spot to watch is the ancient Thakur House, which stands erect as a concrete specimen of the colonial era.Walk on and there is another colonial structure awaiting you – David Hall. It was built around 1695 by the Dutch East India Company.The Church Road is a nice place to walk, with the cool breeze from the Arabian Sea caressing your body. The Vasco-da Gama square is nearby. A narrow promenade, this is an ideal place to relax a little.Turn further right and you reach the Princess Street. Mind having some fresh flowers from the shops here.
There are a lot of another places to visit at fortkochi.at last,Yes, now it is time to wind up the walk. With the feel of the bygone days still lingering in your minds, mesmerizing sights staying back in your eyes and your taste buds yearning again for the delicacies and it is not at all a sin, if you feel like another walk!
Ernakulam, about 1½ km from the main boat jetty.
Cochin International Airport, about 30 km from Ernakulam.