The historic fort of Kochi serves as the main tourist attraction of the Fort Kochi Beach which flaunts its majestic Indo-European architecture. The fort also provides a rendezvous with the eventful colonial history of the place and European regimes who ruled it. The beach is in fact also known to be an obscure fishing village which served as the first European township of India in ancient times.
Other Attractions of Fort Kochi Beach
Fort Kochi Beach offers delightful moments to the adventure lovers. Activities like snorkelling, swimming, wind surfing, parasailing, scuba diving, canoeing, catamaran sailing and kayaking can be enjoyed by the tourists at the beach. Volleyballs are played at the beach and it is also ideal for practicing yoga owing to its tranquillity. Numerous people choose Fort Kochi Beach for picnics and weekend trips. An exquisite blend of nature and adventure, the beach invites a number of tourists throughout the year. The beach has a rocky topography which makes it quite unique among the other beaches of Kerala. Lucky visitors can also catch glimpses of dolphins.
Cosy restaurants and little food joints also stand at the beach to serve the visitors with delicious sea food delicacies. It is also popular for remarkable fishing nets, especially the Chinese fishing nets, which line the north-west shore lying under the blue sky. Other attractions of the Fort Kochi Beach include a granite walkway, a light house, St. Francis Church and the Vasco da Gama Square situated adjacent to the beach. Breathtaking views of sunsets can also be obtained on this untamed beautiful beach. The ruins of Fort Immanuel are accessible from the beach where one can catch glimpses of events and culture of the bygone eras. Cargo ships sometimes passing through the sea presents another beautiful view. One of the sections of Fort Kochi Beach is not accessible to the visitors as it is under the control of the Indian Navy.
Fort Kochi Beach is situated 12 kilometres away from Ernakulum. Cochin Airport, located at a distance of 45 kilometres, is the nearest airport to reach Fort Kochi Beach. The nearest railway station is situated 15 kilometres away. The beach is also well connected through roadways with other cities.
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