Kochi is a port city in India’s coastal state Kerala. New Kochi is called as Ernakulam. While traveling and crossing the BOT Bridge and Wellington Island, the serene view is very amazing to watch. It is very interesting to watch the multicultural flavor of people. Bastions and Mansions built by British, Portuguese and Dutch are very well constructed. Kochi is also known as Cochin. | Exploring Kochi – Old Charm of the World |
Five main attractions of Exploring Kochi – Old Charm of the World
Dutch Palace was built by Portuguese. This palace have heavily decorated walls which attract the tourists to spend some time there. The rectangular palace is fantastic to see and exploring the Hindu sculptures depicting the stories from Ramayana.
Chinese Fishing Nets Settlements
Chinese fishing nets are situated near the Fort Kochi. These nets are fixed land installments. It is operated on a set of bamboo and teak poles on shore. This fishing technique is originated from the court of a Mongolian King which is operated by a group of 4-5 people. Children playing football near the beach is very amazing to see.
Jewish Synagogue is situated in Jew streets, oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of nations. The nearby streets consist of shops selling artworks, handmade works, handmade and designed clothes, small antique statues, and beautiful gift pieces. Blue patterned Chinese floor tiles and Belgian glass chandeliers attract the tourists. Presence of the Jewish community can be felt near the Jewish Cemetery.
Churches – That’s our Home
Must go to church in the evening.
St. Francis Church
St. Francis Church is one of the oldest church built by Europeans is situated near Dutch Cemetery little far from the fort Kochi. Tourists are attracted by the beautiful architecture and ambiance of the church. Stepped pinnacle on both sides of the facade is impressive to see.
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is a Catholic church built by Portuguese. It is the 2nd oldest Diocese of India. Lovely and inimitable paintings on the wall of the church are beautiful to see. The ceiling of the church depict scenes of the crisis of Christ through colorful paintings. Nearby shops attract the travelers to see the local traditional items, shell necklaces, gift pieces and designed and printed dresses.
Must Visit to Lulu Mall
Lulu mall is the largest shopping mall in India situated in Edappally junction, Kochi having more than 215 outlets. It showcases the shade of modern Kerala and becoming one of the leading tourist attractions. It consists of the variety of food courts, restaurants, bowling gallery, ice-skating ring, and multiplexes. Lulu Mall also started a new initiative of e-waste collection point. Lulu also prints its own cultural magazine ‘Lulu Happiness‘
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